What Are Peptides?
According to Wikipedia, Peptides are biologically occurring short chains of amino acid monomers linked by peptide (amide) bonds.
Peptides are fragments of proteins. On their own, peptides are made up of amino acids. When amino acids are combined in certain formations they create specific peptides (and there are hundreds of peptides), and when peptides are formed in a certain way, they make specific proteins.
Proteins are the fundamental building blocks of skin. Without peptides, skin doesn’t remain intact and the results is loss of firmness, appearance of wrinkles, texture changes, and skin that doesn’t bounce back as it once did.
What’s so fascinating about peptides is that abundant research has clearly shown they can help revitalize those building blocks and, in turn, help revitalize skin.
Peptides in Skincare
Although there are truly intriguing reasons to consider peptides as a significant part of a skincare formula, the hype around what they can do is often completely blown out of proportion. Peptides are absolutely not the anti-aging magic bullet you’ve been hoping for. There's no single solution for all the signs of aging and other skin problems we endure, and peptides are no exception. You would be cheating your skin to think that any peptide is your skin’s solo rescuer.
What disturbs us the most are the absurd claims about peptides being able to replace the cosmetic procedures doctors perform. This is utter nonsense and simply not possible. However, as we said, what’s exciting about peptides in skincare products is their ability to help revitalize skin’s building blocks so it becomes more resilient.
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