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What are Peptides?

Posted on 09 December 2015

Peptides are chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins found in the skin. Amino Acids combine to form chains called Peptides, which then become proteins. When amino acids are in short chains, they are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and signal our cells letting them know how to function.

Collagen is a crucial protein in our skin. Our skins thickness and suppleness can be attributed to Collagen. As we begin to age, collagen begins to break down in the skin resulting in the formation of wrinkles. Peptides applied topically to the skin can signal to existing collagen to prompt the formation of new collagen – which will help you to achieve more youthful looking skin.

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