Peptides are one of the most highly promoted anti-aging ingredients– but do they actually work? The short answer is — wait for it– maybe. The value of peptides to the skin goes back to the 1930’s when doctors discovered that yeast extracts promoted wound healing. Further studies showed it was the peptide proteins in the yeast that were responsible for the beneficial effects including increased collagen production. Researchers now believe that peptides can boost circulation AND trigger new collagen synthesis. Excellent!
Three Types of Anti-Aging Peptides
There are actually three types of peptides that are popular cosmetic ingredients:
1. Signal proteins are able to increase collagen production AND slow collagen destruction. ( FYI collagen fibers are what gives the skin its strength and flexability. Old, weak collagen leads to unwanted lines … Continue Reading…