Although some peptides are naturally occurring in skin cells, different versions are starting to be introduced to skincare products now, too. And for good reason. These innovative, skin-repairing strings of aminos are able to reinvigorate older cells and proteins, so you can always look and feel your best.
Let’s meet a few members of the family…
- Polypeptides: So, we know what a peptide is now, but what is a polypeptide? At a molecular level, a peptide is made up of a short string of aminos. A polypeptide on the other hand is made up of lots of aminos, making them longer and more complex, offering multiple functions and benefits.
- Collagen peptides: Collagen is responsible for keeping skin looking youthful, plump and healthy. Basically, it helps slow the ageing process. Collagen is one of the most abundant types of protein in the body, also responsible for looking after ligament strength and bone density.
- Copper peptides work as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, which can speed up recovery of light scratches, redness, blemishes or scarring. This little miracle worker can also stimulate collagen production, so improve skin firmness.