Surely many of you wonder what peptides are and how important they are within the cosmetics sector, and the truth is that they have received great relevance in recent years where cosmetic laboratories have begun to grant them more research time to develop them in their product ranges. Let’s see, point by point, everything that peptides give us and the relevance they have when creating a cosmetic.
What are peptides?
When two or more amino acids come together, through a peptide bond, a molecule called: Peptide is formed. There are different types of peptides (oligopeptides or polypeptides) depending on the number of amino acids that are put together.
What relationship do they have with cosmetics?
Peptides are protein fragments that, being smaller than these, penetrate the skin better. In this way, they communicate the epidermis with the dermis, fighting against skin aging.
What do they work for?
Collagen is one of the proteins that serves as a defense against aging. When we are young, we produce collagen at an accelerated rate, but as the years go by, the ability to synthesize these fibers begins to decrease, starting in our 20s and ending almost completely around 40, depending on genetics and care. each person’s staff.
The lack of collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin makes the skin look thinner, more fragile and dehydrated and more vulnerable to the appearance of wrinkles.
Therefore, if we want to achieve soft, smooth and elastic skin, we need to nourish it with what it produces naturally. This is where peptides come into play, as they are short chains of amino acids that help rejuvenate the skin.
How to integrate them into cosmetics?
Peptides are involved in biochemical and metabolic processes in our skin. These act directly on the skin tissue, helping skin regeneration, as well as stimulating the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid fibres.
Benefits of peptides in cosmetics
Peptides are so effective that they are used in small doses. The most used in cosmetics are oligopeptides, that is, those that come from the union of less than 10 amino acids (dipeptides, tripeptides, pentapeptides, hexapeptides, tetrapeptides…)
In cosmetics, they are so demanded since they provide the following benefits:
- Combat flaccidity and reduce the formation of wrinkles and expression lines, by relaxing the facial muscles.
- They stimulate the synthesis of extracellular matrix proteins, important for reinforcing the dermal-epidermal junction, such as collagen, elastin, fibronectin and laminin.
- Attenuate wrinkles as their depth is reduced and the face acquires a smoother and younger appearance.
- Increase the firmness and elasticity of the skin
- Encourage cell renewal, tissues are repaired and the biomechanical properties of the skin are restored.
For all these reasons, peptides are the perfect tool to combat flaccidity and wrinkles, in addition to reducing blemishes and imperfections.
Do you need help integrating peptides into your cosmetics?
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