Skin School

Skin School: Peptides

by Madeleine Borgersen

Peptides are the building blocks of the protein that forms our skin. Chains of molecules, they can be long forming the skin’s structure, or short and pass through this top layer of the skin and communicate with our cells deeper down, letting them know how to function.

Skin School: Peptides

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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  1. […] a super simple routine in the morning. Blending an anti-ageing and super hydrating serum (boasting Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen), with an SPF and foundation into one super-blendable product the […]

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