Scientifically speaking, our skin is mostly comprised of collagen, which is a protein that keeps the skin supple. Proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids, and if you break down those long chains into smaller fragments, the fragments are known as peptides.
Practically speaking, peptides can help reverse signs of aging by supporting collagen production. The result is firmer, smoother skin.
As we age, collagen production slows, causing the skin to wrinkle and become thinner. During the breakdown of collagen, certain peptides are formed, and their presence signals the skin to generate more collagen. By applying peptides topically through skincare products, you’re sending your skin the message that it’s time to make more collagen.
At PureCeuticals, we use several potent peptides to help you retain your youthful glow:
Myoxinol™ – (Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract) – Found in our Advanced Cellular Regenerating Creme, this oligopeptide is obtained from the proteins of the seeds of okra (Hibiscus Esculentus L.). It reinforces skin cells’ natural defense against the damaging effects of free radicals and helps to protect skin from biological aging.
Eyeseryl® – Our Advanced Peptide Eye & Lip Complex uses this powerful tetrapeptide to minimize puffiness and dark circles around your eyes.
Acetyl Hexapeptide 30 (Argireline®) – Used in both our Advanced Firming Anti-Aging Serum and our Advanced Peptide Eye & Lip Complex, this non-toxic amino-peptide blocks nerve signals that causes muscle contractions. It prevents wrinkles and other blemishes that make the skin look aged.
Leuphasyl® – Our Advanced Peptide Eye & Lip Complex includes this peptide that relaxes muscle contraction, minimizes expression wrinkles around the eyes and forehead and protects the skin from sun damage.