Peptides can be great anti-aging ingredients for use in skincare products. But as with all other anti-aging ingredients, they're not the only ones you need to make your skin appear as young and healthy as you'd like.
Take those seemingly fantastic claims on products with peptides with a grain of salt, and remember that using products with a cocktail of great ingredients (plus daily broad spectrum sun protection) is the best thing you can do for the health and appearance of your skin!
We need to start with the science: 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, the 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.
Dairy products are among the richest dietary sources of peptides, with several identified in the milk protein casein alone.
For under-eyes... Try the High Tech Copper Peptide Serum. It contains soy peptides (helps to de-puff eyes) and vitamin K (an essential vitamin that brightens dark circles).
For acne scars... Pick up High Tech Copper Peptide Serum. The 2 ounces bottle boasts a non-greasy formula made up of copper, zinc, magnesium and hyaluronic acid that tones skin, heals scar tissue and builds collagen.
Proven Benefits- Increase collagen I, III, IV production