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What Is A Peptide?

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One hot word in anti-aging: peptide. Possibly one of the best ingredients to hit the skin care market in the past 10 years – if you aren’t incorporating these powerful ingredients into your skin care regimen, your skin is missing out. What makes them so great? Read on and we’ll explain exactly what these mysterious peptides are and how you can benefit from them!

So what is a peptide? A peptide is a short chain of amino acids. We all know that amino acids are essential and contribute to our overall skin health, so how do these ones specifically benefit our gorgeous skin? Well, as you age your skin is known to lose collagen which is the protein that gives your face its smooth and youthful appearance; the presence of collagen is why you don’t see wrinkles on children; they have an abundance of collagen! With the loss of collagen, skin is known to become thinner and fine lines become more noticeable and your body takes notice and produces natural peptides in an attempt to boost your collagen production. By applying products that contain peptides to your skin you are helping to trick it into thinking that collagen is diminishing. This is helping your skin believe that it needs to produce more collagen which is known to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance! In addition to peptides that are able to help with collagen production, there are peptides that are known to help prevent the breakdown of elastin, which is a protein that helps your skin keep its shape and tone, which is key to anti-aging! There are even peptides that are known to help brighten and achieve a more even skin tone!

Now that you know how marvelous peptides work, let’s talk about what products and treatments can help you gain these fabulous benefits! The Vita Cura® Opti Lift Serum is the perfect product to provide you with a power-packed peptide! This wonderful anti-aging product uses Hexapeptide-8, also known as Argireline® Hexapeptide, which is the first peptide that specifically targets expression lines. This active ingredient is known to help prevent muscle contractions that leads to wrinkling of the skin and is also known to help lessen the depth of already existing wrinkles. By dabbing a bit of this serum around your eyes you will help relax your facial muscles which is known to help decrease the appearance of wrinkles and crows feet!

Another fantastic peptide packed serum is the Biolight™ Brightening Skin Correct Serum. This breakthrough serum contains three unique peptides clinically proven to rapidly help brighten and even skin tone due to the sun, age, acne scars and hormonal changes. One of the peptides, Hexapeptide 2 is known to bond to the receptors that are in charge of melanin synthesis and decreases the process to help stop the darkening of skin. This peptide is known to help regulate your pigment and get you on the path to a more luminous complexion! This is the perfect product if you suffer from sun spots or discoloration.

The power of peptides is pretty obvious! Incorporating a peptide rich product or treatment into your skincare regimen will make a lasting impression on your complexion. Have you tried using peptides? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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