What are they?
Peptides are virtually pieces or building blocks of the skin, and specifically of the skin proteins. Not to be confused with the skin cells – peptides are even tinier parts.
What are they good for?
Peptides are used in the anti-ageing skin care. They can soothe the skin and make it firmer, acting in two ways. On one hand, peptides can send signals to the skin cells, saying “Produce more protein!”, on the other hand the skin can use peptides as building material.
There are plenty on the market. Most of them have the word “peptide” in the name, and so are easy to recognize. Usually with prefix and number in the end, E.g. tripeptide-1, hexapeptide-9 or Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14. Link to full list
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