Peptides: The Essential Ingredients For Healthy Skin (And 10 Cosmetics Where To Find Them)

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Hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, niacinamide, retinol or different types of acids (AHAs, BHAs and PHAs) are by far the best known ingredients in the ‘beauty’ world today. But you’ve probably heard more and more about peptides, the ingredient most prized in cosmetics and usually part of formulations more and more. And for good reason!

But what are they? Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are essential in the production of collagen, elastin and keratin, the key proteins that make our skin’s texture, strength, resistance or softness just right. Peptides are naturally found in the body, although as time passes and we age, the amount of collagen, keratin and elastin the body makes decreases, causing skin aging. Topical application of peptides can counteract the effects of aging. And it’s that the peptides act as ‘neurotransmitters’, sending information to the cells to stimulate collagen production or even relax the muscles and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Do you now understand why you want to look for them in your cosmetics?

Among other things, this ingredient can promote skin elasticity, improve and strengthen the barrier, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, reduce inflammation and even control acne and help clear skin blemishes. In short, it is a “wonderful” ingredient with a lot of potential that you will want to include in your beauty routine as much as possible. Of course you have to take into account that each type of peptide has different functions… The so-called tetrapeptides have a firming power, while the hexapeptides, for example, are more effective against wrinkles.

If you want to give peptides a try, don’t miss this interesting selection of ten ‘top’ products we’ve made that contain them and that you will want to start using as soon as possible. Your skin will glow with them! So give them a try…

Source: Marie Claire