All About Peptides

Peptides Protein & Collagen

As I look in the mirror, I see the same face that I have been looking at for
years. To me, I simply look like myself, but if I look harder I notice many
changes. My skin doesn’t have the same glow that it once did, there are
noticeable wrinkles and signs of aging. Yet, in my mind’s eye, I see the same
girl who stood there at 16 preparing for her first date. The same girl who wore
as little makeup as possible because I was confident in my skin’s naturally
beautiful appearance.

Collagen is the main essential protein contained in our skin. It is the
essence of youthful, vibrant and glowing healthy skin. When the collagen that
is in our skin begins to break down, it becomes short segments of amino acids.
These amino acid segments are actually active molecules and tiny proteins,
known as peptides.

When our skin breaks down collagen, peptides are the chemical compound that
tell our bodies to produce more. Unfortunately, as we grow older, the process
of collagen replacement becomes slower.

How Do Peptides Benefit Skin Care Products?

Since peptides are small, they can penetrate the skin’s defensive barrier so
when they are present in skin care products your skin recognizes them as
an indication that collagen has been broken down and more needs to be produced.
In effect, peptides trick your skin into naturally producing more collagen that
helps your skin look younger, feel better, and reduces the appearance of
wrinkles. The increase in collagen production then gives your skin a healthier,
plumper look and reduces the signs of aging.

When it comes time to choose an anti-aging cream, it is important to make sure
that it contains peptides in order to ensure maximum performance. But it’s
important to note that lots of different types of synthetic peptides are
available and they have many varying roles.

Our best selling anti-aging cream, Lift, Firm & Tighten FACE LIFT
contains not one but two different peptides. Serilesene (a hexapeptide) helps
improve the connectivity of the dermo-epidermal junction, reinforcing the
skin’s elasticity and firmness. Whilst Relistase (a tetrapeptide), is
designed to increase skin resilence by inhibiting the excess activity of the
enzyme, elastase which attacks collagen and breaks it down leading to loose
sagging and wrinkled skin. It also exhibits collagen boosting properties.

These two peptides work side by side to lift, firm and and
tighten the skin for a younger, healthier appearance that reduces the
signs of ageing and wrinkles.

About Vicki Law

Vicki Law is the Founder of SKN Complex, a 100 per cent Australian owned and operated skin care company committed to taking the clinical complexity out of the science of beauty and to provide an exceptional, inspiring range of products to Australian women. You can connect with Vicki via Twitter, LinkedIn or Email View all posts by Vicki Law ➞