You’ve likely seen peptides increase in popularity over the years, specifically in your favorite skincare products. While some associate them with skin moisturization or firming and lifting support, they have the ability to do so much more. We’re here to help you get a better understanding of what they are, what they do and why they’re a staple in each of Go Beauty’s powerful face serums.
What are peptides?
Simply put, peptides (or polypeptides) are chains of amino acids that act as the building blocks for proteins essential in optimal skin health, appearance and function. Some of the most commonly recognized proteins include collagen, elastin and keratin (of which our skin is heavily made up of). These proteins are responsible for keeping skin looking firm, plump and elastic.
What are the benefits of peptides?
The benefits are endless! Some of the most common include:
- Improved skin barrier function
- Better moisture retention
- Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
- Calming of redness and irritability
- Reduction in visible skin inflammation including breakouts
- Firmer, more elastic-looking skin
- Collagen stimulation
Why should you incorporate peptides into your daily skincare routine?
As we age, these essential proteins break down over time resulting in sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. While diet can certainly help, topical products like face serums are a great way to help offset some of the signs of premature aging. Collagen for example is too large for the skin to absorb as deeply as needed to boost additional production so smaller, fragmented protein chains like peptides are used to help stimulate and rejuvenate. Collagen itself is made up of 3 polypeptide chains, so the more you incorporate peptides into your routine, the better chances you have of stimulating collagen production and dialing back the signs of aging and skin damage.
Are there different kinds of peptides?
There are hundreds of types that serve very different functions. Two of the most common include signal peptides which can help promote the stimulation of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid as well as enzyme-inhibitor peptides that work to inhibit tyrosinase – one of the main culprits in dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
Certain peptides like EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) found in our Modern Miracle Night Serum have been groundbreaking in the skincare world for it’s proven ability to regenerate skin cells and rejuvenate the skin. The man who discovered it, Stanley Cohen even won a Nobel Prize!
What peptides can be found in Go Beauty Face Serums?
In addition to the superstar EGF, we deliver a potent 7-Peptide Complex that provides optimal, 360 anti-aging results. This includes:
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 a powerful neurotransmitter-inhibitor and excellent diminisher of wrinkles
Copper Tripeptide-1 which is naturally occurring and helps renew the complexion
Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 which helps restore skin and refine signs of aging
Tripeptide-1 to help repair the signs of visible skin damage
Palmitoyl tripeptide-1 for ample collagen-boosting support
Hexapeptide-9 that works to regenerate both the epidermis and dermis
Nonapeptide-7 which boosts skin cells’ renewal activity
In summary, if you haven’t incorporated peptides into your daily skincare routine, now is the time to start with one of our potent facial serums! Peptides partner perfectly with our other treatment-oriented ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide to deliver targeted benefits in addition to overall skin support.
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