Peptides: Your Skin’s Anti-Aging BFF

Posted by Zahra Spencer on Sep 21st 2018

With age comes a lot of things— wisdom, the ability to stand up for yourself and a fantastic sense of humor, to name a few. With all these wonderful perks of maturity, there are a few unwanted things as well: namely, one too many wrinkles here or there. If you’ve been trying to restore your skin to its former glory but you haven’t included peptides in your skin routine, then you simply haven’t been doing your skin justice. Science has long proven that peptides can help improve the look of wrinkles in your skin while also reverse the signs of aging. Essentially, peptides should be a staple in any skincare regimen that has been designed to smooth out those annoying wrinkles! But first things first, what are peptides? Well, in case you didn’t know (or maybe you need a little refresher) our skin contains a protein called collagen which provides the foundation for our skin. Collagen in our skin breaks down over time due to age, exposure to harmful UV rays and other environmental factors, which can result in loss of skin firmness and the appearance of wrinkles. This is where peptides come in. Peptides are essentially fragments of proteins which are made of amino acids so they avt as the building blocks of many different proteins when combines in specific sequences. Since as we get older our collagen starts to break down, the addition of peptides helps produce brand new fresh collagen, while also strengthening the other proteins in our skin. In PriyanaMD's VersaLift Eye Cream uses a Botox like peptide called Argireline. This peptide is known as the anti-wrinkle peptide that rejuvenates and reduces wrinkles. It is a peptide that is a fragment of SNAP-25, a substrate of Botulinum Toxin. So are you loving the idea of peptides yet? You’re probably wondering why you haven’t heard about these magical skin building blocks before? Well luckily, peptides are becoming more and more popular in skin products and are available in many of our products as well!

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