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Peptides. What are they?

 
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Peptides tell our cells what to do and the most organized way to do it. They are beneficial in skin care products because they can change the way your skin functions from the inside out, ultimately helping to improve the signs of aging. 

A peptide is the chemical compound of two or more amino acids - the building blocks of protein in the skin - joined by a peptide bond. When these compounds form a long chain, they become a protein. As a shorter chain, they are able to get deeper into the skin and communicate with our skin, telling it what to do and prompting certain skin replenishing proteins to be formed. 

One important protein in our skin is collagen. Collagen gives skin its thickness and suppleness, and when collagen breaks down, wrinkles form. When applied topically, peptides prompt the formation of new collagen, which results in the more youthful looking skin.

Talk to your aesthetician about which skin care products will work best for you. 
 
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