What are Peptides and How Do They Work?

Anti Aging Peptides in Skin Care Products

We recently hosted a fantastic class with the head international trainer for Biodroga and Biodroga MD. While we always glean tons of useful facts from the Biodroga trainers, this year revealed an interesting fact about an important trend in the skincare industry: the use of Peptides in anti-aging products.

The majority of skin care professionals who attended this class were surprised to find out the importance of Peptides in anti-aging treatments.

Science has shown that peptides drastically reduce wrinkles in the skin and reverse the signs of aging. So how do peptides in skin care products make skin look younger?

Peptides in Skin Care?

Your skin is comprised mostly of collagen ~ a protein comprised of a long chain of amino acids. When collagen breaks down, short segments of amino acids are formed. These short segments are the tiny proteins and active molecules known as peptides. Research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that these short segments (i.e. peptides) send a “message” to your skin that it has lost collagen and needs to generate more.

In this way, peptides in skin care can provide significant anti-aging benefits.

Peptides Encourage Collagen Production When Used In Skincare

When collagen is depleted by age and environmental factors, it is not fully replaced. As a result, your young looking skin slowly becomes thinner and wrinkled over time.

As mentioned, as collagen deteriorates, it produces certain peptides. Research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that these peptides send a “message” to your skin that it has lost collagen and needs to generate more.

When skin care peptides are applied topically, your skin “thinks” that it’s a collagen break down product and that your body needs to manufacture new collagen. So you can successfully minimize wrinkles and give your skin a more youthful appearance with the application of skin care peptides that trigger the production of collagen.

In addition to anti-aging, studies show that  the right peptide skin creams play an important role in repairing wounds and improving skin conditions. including eczema and dermatitis. No adverse side effects have been reported in the use of skin care peptides.

Biodroga MD’s Anti-Age Collagen Boost Line (as well as most of Biodroga’s serums and boosters) utilizes the latest peptide knowledge from medicine and pharmacology to boost the skin’s collagen production. PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-5 (in all 3 products) improves collagen synthesis and protects against premature decrease of collagen. This peptide is small enough to deeply penetrate into the dermis and improves skin´s strength and firmness.

Now that you know the answer to “What Are Peptides” – and for the latest in revolutionary anti-aging formulations – shop our scientifically advanced Anti-Aging skin care line today.