Peptide Perfection: Boost Your Skincare Routine with Timeless Solutions
Peptides in cosmetics - what do you need to know about them?
You can use it as MAKE-UP REMOVER!In recent years, we can increasingly hear about peptides used in cosmetics and they are experiencing their real "boom". The possibilities for their use seem almost limitless, but despite all this, the actual effectiveness of this solution still raises numerous doubts. Most of them also carry rather mysterious names, which really don't explain much and further add to this dose of distrust in peptides. So if you would like to delve more deeply into the subject and discover what properties these ingredients hide, I invite you to the rest of the post. I will try to explain a little, although the topic is really intricate and extensive!
Peptides - what exactly are they?Peptides from a chemical point of view are compounds that are formed from amino acids linked together by a peptide bond. Two amino acids linked in this way form a dipeptide, while when more are linked, they are oligopeptides or polypeptides. With more than 100 amino acids, we can already talk about proteins. So, for simplicity, we can think of peptides as such "mini-proteins".
Depending on the size of the molecule and the mutual arrangement of amino acids in the chain, we can obtain a peptide with specific properties and functions. To better illustrate the structure of peptides, they are sometimes compared to beads on a chain - each bead is one amino acid. Combinations of such colorful beads can be very many, and each of them can exhibit slightly different actions :)
What are the distinctions between peptides in cosmetics?
We can divide peptides by mechanism of action into:signal peptides - they stimulate the production of various components in the skin, including collagen and elastin, contributing to firming and reducing the appearance of wrinkles,
peptides that inhibit neurotransmitters (neuropeptides) or enzymes - affect, for example, the relaxation of muscles responsible for the formation of facial wrinkles, This mechanism I will introduce you in more detail later in the post, transport peptides - have the ability to bind and carry elements such as copper, for example, and enable their uptake by cells.
How do peptides work?Thanks to the wide variety in the structures of peptides, it is also possible to obtain many different activities and thus different effects. The proper sequence of amino acids in peptides allows them to faithfully mimic the mechanism of action and effects exerted by their natural counterparts, which is why they are called "biomimetic." Most of them work by transmitting signals to the cell via the appropriate receptor. This means, more or less, that they communicate to specific cells what they themselves should do.
One of the most popular effects of peptides is muscle relaxation. They work on a similar principle to botulinum toxin, which is why they are called "Botox-like" peptides, although this is obviously quite an exaggeration :). In theory, they have the ability to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, which are caused by the frequent contraction of certain facial muscles. They contract under the influence of acetylcholine, so by cutting off its secretion or supply to the receptors, this mechanism can be inhibited.
Examples of such peptides include:
- Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate (SYN-AKE ®),
- Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline®),
- Acetyl Octapeptide-3 (SNAP-8).
Properties of peptides:Depending on the type, peptides can provide different effects. However, they are most commonly used in anti-aging cosmetics.
They can affect:
- firming and smoothing the skin,
- reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles,
- unifying skin tone,
- inhibition of hair loss,
- regenerating the skin and improving repair capacity,
- brightening hyperpigmentation,
- hydration of dry and dehydrated skin.
Peptides - for whom?Cosmetics with peptides are mainly created for the care of mature skin, with visible signs of aging/photoaging or wanting to delay this process, as well as dehydrated skin. Their regular use improves skin hydration and firmness, which will also please those with dilated "pores," because the firmer the skin, the less visible the sebaceous glands' mouths. Formulas with peptides are also well tolerated by those with sensitive skin.
So who might particularly like peptides?Mature complexions for their firming effects and reducing the appearance of wrinkles,
Irritated complexions for reducing redness and accelerating skin healing,
People who have problems with hyperpigmentation for reducing its appearance,
Individuals who want to stimulate hair growth,
People with dilated "pores" for reducing their appearance through firming and moisturizing effects,
... and anyone interested in anti-aging for its collagen production-stimulating properties.
One more little tip for those who see indications for themselves to include peptides in their skin care - remember not to apply peptides at very low pH, as they may lose their properties. So it's best not to combine peptides with acids and vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid (as long as the product has a low pH) in one skin care routine, and not to apply one after the other. However, there is no contraindication to applying peptides in the morning, for example, and acids in the evening :)
Timeless - Skin Care - Matrixyl Synthe'6 Serum
Matrixyl Synthe'6 Serum from Timeless Skin Care is a peptide-infused skin care product that harnesses the power of Matrixyl Synthe'6 to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. This powerful serum fights visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines and loss of elasticity, by stimulating the skin's natural production of collagen and elastin.
Matrixyl Synthe'6: The peptide in this serum works to promote collagen synthesis, improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Hyaluronic Acid: Helps hydrate and plump the skin for a smooth, youthful appearance while improving skin texture and tone.
Aloe Vera: A natural, soothing ingredient, aloe vera adds an extra layer of moisture and helps calm irritated or sensitive skin.
Lightweight, fast-absorbing formula: The serum's non-greasy texture ensures easy application and quick absorption, allowing it to penetrate deeply into the skin for maximum effectiveness.
Paraben-free and cruelty-free: Timeless Skin Care is committed to providing high-quality products that are free of harmful ingredients and are not tested on animals.
To incorporate Timeless Skin Care's Matrixyl Synthe'6 Serum into your skincare routine, simply apply a few drops of the serum to cleansed and toned skin, gently massaging it in until fully absorbed. Follow with a moisturizer and SPF sunscreen for optimal results. With regular use, you can expect visible improvements in skin texture, firmness and overall radiance as this powerful peptide serum unleashes the ageless potential of your skin.
DISCLAIMER: The information on our blogs has been compiled from published sources and the experience of the Timeless Skin Care team. The blogs are not intended to diagnose or treat a medical condition or to address every skin type or condition. While reasonable effort is made to publish reliable and up to date information, Timeless Skin Care cannot predict how a skin care regimen will affect every individual user. Timeless does not guarantee any specific outcomes or the accuracy of all information presented and accepts no liability in respect of any omission or error. If you are uncertain about possible sensitivity when using Timeless Skin Care products, please do a patch test before use. If you have any skin concerns, please talk to your physician or consult a dermatologist.