What are peptides?
Peptides are molecules formed by the union of several amino acids. They are known for their ability to interact with skin cells and trigger specific responses that benefit the skin.
They help stimulate the production of collagen, an essential protein that provides firmness and elasticity. With this, they improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and promote firmer, more toned skin. Some peptides have the ability to lock in moisture, which helps keep skin hydrated and smooth. Thus, they strengthen the skin barrier, reduce transepidermal water loss and improve the ability to retain hydration. Others have antioxidant properties, which means they help against the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to premature aging.
⦁ Moisturizing: Peptides help maintain skin hydration by supporting the skin's natural barrier function.
⦁ Antioxidant: Some peptides have antioxidant properties that protect the skin from free radicals and environmental damage.