Stand Out Peptides in Skincare Products

Stand Out Peptides in Skincare Products

May 17th 2022

Stand Out Peptides in Skincare Products 

For those seeking anti-aging benefits, the main ingredients we highly recommend are peptides. Whether you're familiar with the use of peptides or just learning about these potent active ingredients, understanding what to expect from them and how they should be used can be confusing. Allow us to walk you through the basics. Peptides help to unveil a more radiant, youthful-looking complexion. A blend of peptides and botanical extracts found in skincare help the skin to appear smoother and more youthful, while powerful humectants can boost moisture levels and prevent dehydration. 

So what are peptides?

Similar to proteins, peptides are chains of amino acids. As a naturally occurring compound found in every cell in our body, peptides play many different roles, depending on their size and the amino acids involved.

At PriyanaMD, we use peptides in all of our skincare products to act as signaling molecules in skin. Peptides are found in each product and use a wide variety of cell-to-cell signaling  to do different things such as stimulate collagen, strengthen the dermal epidermal junction, stimulate elastin, help with circulation and much more. 

Two stand-out Peptides we use in VersaLift Eye Cream are: 

1. Argireline-the “Botox-like” peptide 

2. Dipeptide-2 -increase circulation and reduce dark crocked

Argireline, the first peptide for expression wrinkles created by Lubrizol that was developed and it was a breakthrough technology as an alternative to well-known cosmetic procedures. By using this Peptide in skin care products you can target the same wrinkle forming mechanism reducing and wrinkle formation mechanism. Argireline peptide is a hexapeptide designed to mimic Botulinum Toxin. The peptide destabilizes the SNARE complex, minimizing the fusion of neurotransmitter-loaded vesicles with the neuron membrane. As a consequence, minimal neurotransmitters are released to the synapse and muscle contraction is reduced. To learn more about Argireline visit the manufacturer page

Dipeptide-2 is a peptide is specific to signaling proteins to increase circulation and reduce dark circles under the eyes. Dipeptide-2 is an excellent skin conditioning agent and used in the best eye creams to improve lymphatic circulation, aiming to combat dark and puffy under-eye circles. You can read more about Dipeptide 2 at 

1. Stimulating the growth of key skin proteins and collagen

Collagen and elastin are the proteins responsible for skin's strength and elasticity. As we age and in the case of sun damaged skin, the production of these proteins slows and existing collagen and elastin degrade. Signal peptides come to the aid of aging and photodamaged skin by encouraging the growth of new proteins while regulating the enzymes that break down existing proteins. With consistent use, products that contain these types of peptides help to diminish the appearance of fine lines while making the skin firmer.

2. Encouraging skin healing and remodeling

Skin that has sustained damage either from chronological aging or photoaging can benefit from carrier peptides, such as copper peptides, which are the most common type of carrier peptide used in skin care. Carrier peptides delivers trace elements, such as copper, deep within the skin tissue where it aids in wound healing and skin repair. Specifically, copper peptides help to rebuild collagen, act as antioxidants to fight free-radical damage, have anti-inflammatory properties (inflammation is one of the main culprits responsible for skin aging) and help to break up scar tissue.

3. Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles

Neurotransmitter peptides smooth wrinkles and prevent the formation of new ones by blocking neurotransmitters that signal muscle contraction. The intention of neurotransmitter peptides in skin care is to reduce the appearance of expression lines, including marionette lines around the mouth, the "11" lines between the eyes, forehead wrinkles, and more. These peptides like Argireline can also be found in VersaLift Eye Cream by PriyanaMD. 

Peptides have a long track record of success, including countless clinical studies that demonstrate their effectiveness in skin care applications. If you’re serious about improving your skin quality look for products that contain peptides which are natural proteins found in the skin. 

We love reading reviews of the latest peptides in beauty. An excellent mini-review of the newest synthetic peptide-based cosmeceuticals is found here

Peptides three benefits

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