The term peptides may sound familiar, but you probably don’t know much about this skin care ingredient. Here’s a little bit more about why you should be including in your routine.

So, What Are Peptides?

Peptides are short amino acid chains that naturally occur in our bodies. They play a large role in the appearance of your skin and other areas of your body. The peptides used in skin care products are synthetic peptides, but they are just as effective. These synthetic peptides are continuingly being studied so that we understand how they work.

Here are some of the benefits of using peptides for your skin:

  • Elasticity: Certain peptides can help boost your skin’s elasticity. Copper peptide, for example, is a commonly used peptide for skin care products, since this peptide is known as one of the most effective when it comes to enhancing the appearance of skin. Studies have shown that using copper peptide can help stimulate collagen and elastin production, which is why it is so helpful in firming the skin, especially compared to other anti-aging skin care products.
  • Minimizes the look of wrinkles: On top of firming the skin, peptides have also been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
  • Scarring: Skin can scar easily, and scarring is another skin care concern that peptides could help improve. Peptides help can be used to improve the look of stretch marks and other scars on the skin’s surface.

Peptides can be found in serums and facial moisturizers. Overall, there is still a lot more research regarding the effectiveness of polypeptides in skincare.