What are peptides and how to introduce them into daily skin care

Therefore, let’s see how we can and whether it is worth introducing them into daily skin care!

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We often hear about them, but what exactly are peptides? Peptides are synthetic substances, made of two or more amino acids, the so-called short chains of amino acids, and they are the building blocks of proteins. When several peptides come together, they form a specific protein. Therefore, we can say that they are real protein fragments.

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The most common known proteins in the skin are collagen, elastin and keratin, which are responsible for its texture and tone. There are hundreds of different peptides, all made of different combinations of amino acids.

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They are especially valued in cosmetics due to their effective anti-aging effect. This is the reason why we find them in many products for the care of mature skin.

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What are peptides used for?

Peptides are used in skin care that help strengthen those proteins that are naturally found in the skin and therefore rejuvenate and maintain them. Different types of peptides have different effects, from smoothing wrinkles or repairing the barrier to increasing firmness and hydration.

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Several peptides can be combined in one product, and most are found in antiaging skin products that have begun to show a reduction in the production of these essential proteins.

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Look for words ending in “peptide” on skin care product labels – many also begin with “palmitoyl”.

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using them?

Because of their function to help strengthen essential proteins in the skin, peptides are powerful anti-aging allies to include in your daily skin care regimen. Because there are so many different peptides, combining them in one product can allow you to target several different signs of aging at once, as well as boosting the skin’s protective functions.

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However, if peptides are not stored properly, they can be vulnerable to degradation from light and air – for example, if they are stored in packages where the product is directly exposed to the above every time it is opened.

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There are so many different types of peptides that it’s hard to generalize, but some can irritate certain skin types – so do your research before investing, as products that include peptides can be expensive.

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In which products can they be found?

Peptides are commonly found in antiaging skin care products. There are different categories of cosmetic preparations based on peptides, from face creams to those for the eye area, or for lip care. It is up to you to choose the best peptide product for you, which you will include in your daily skin care.

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By applying cosmetic products based on peptides in the morning and in the evening, it is actually possible to see results in terms of firmness, firmness and tone of the skin already after only a few weeks of regular use.

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