What are peptides?
In a nutshell, peptides are small chains of amino acids. Amino Acids are what proteins are made of. As we get older the skin produces less of a protein called collagen. Collagen is a big contributor to young supple skin. Theoretically, once these small chains of amino acids are applied to skin, it prompts cells to make more amino acid chains, in order to make a complete protein, or to complete the collagen sequence.
Are peptides effective?
Some research has proven peptides are effective at increasing collagen production, but not on its own, and at varied doses of application; you need a skin care cocktail to get the best results.
Peptides are not the fountain of youth, but will help retain wrinkle-free skin if you start application early enough. Most experts agree that a good time to start an anti-aging skin regiment is in your 30s, but for smokers, drinkers, or people who tan a lot, I’d recommend as early as 25 to get started. The bottom line is, peptides are a helper, but like most things, nothing takes the place of good health.
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Skin PhD has numerous products that utilize peptides in the perfect skin care cocktail, so they are most affective; tighter skin is a direct result of regular use. click here to learn more.