The Aging Process:
As the body ages, cellular communication becomes disrupted. As our skin matures, the elasticity network begins to degenerate, and we lose both collagen and elastin. Collagen makes up 25-35% of the whole body's protein content. There are 24 different types of collagen that contribute to structural concerns within the body. Over time, the result is dry, thinner skin conditions which result in lines, wrinkles and sagging skin.
Environmental factors that influence skin aging include: Ultraviolet light, free radicals, smoking, alcohol consumption and medications. Exposing your skin to these one or more of these factors will speed up the aging process. Did you know that you also get ultraviolet exposure from computers, indoor lighting and copiers?
What are peptides and how do they play a role in reversing the aging process? Peptides are naturally occurring tiny proteins that are made up of long chains of amino acids that communicate with cells in the body.
Peptides may help stimulate new collagen and help heal skin. They may also help regenerate lost hyaluronic acid levels resulting in firmer more plump skin. Peptides act as messengers, stimulating skin cells to perform specific functions that are critical to healthy growth.
Combining different peptides within a formula can produce more dramatic results.
- Signal Peptides help to restore thicker firmer skin.
- Neuropeptides claim to relax facial muscles and smooth skin, thereby reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. A topical (and more preferable) alternative to Botox injections.
- Enzyme-inhibitor peptides act directly or indirectly to inhibit an enzyme. These enzymes may include tyrosinase, which stimulates skin darkening and matrix metalloproteases (MMPs 1, 2 and 9) that can degrade tissue.
For best results, it is recommended to use a peptides in a serum for 12 weeks or longer.
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