An example of a protein in our skin (and made up of peptides) is collagen. Collagen is responsible for our skin’s suppleness and elasticity. Peptides in skincare are applied topically and enter the skin’s deeper layers, letting the other cells know to amp up (in the case of collagen) the production to combat the natural depletion as we age. The result? More supple, youthful skin.
For each different type of protein found in the skin there is an equivalent peptide. Some of the most commonly found peptides in skincare are collagen, copper (an anti-inflammatory) and neuropeptides that can relax muscles and reduce wrinkles, similar to botox.
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