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Cosmetic Peptides: New Rising Star for Skin Care

Author: Cathy Miller
by Cathy Miller
Posted: Dec 18, 2017

Have you ever thought about the question: what things are most fascinating for women? The first answer that comes into mind might probably be beauty - a young and healthy appearance as 20-year-olds. Right! To pursue permanent beauty seems an unremitting effort for nearly all women, which drives the development of anti-aging products in the cosmetic industry.

As more and more skin-related indications are discovered over the past decades, peptides are recognized deeply involved with skin care. These kind of peptides are named uniquely as cosmetic peptides, which is the topic to be discussed here.

If you go over through the advertisements posted by many skin care companies, you’ll find that the majority are claimed to be effective in slowing down or even reversing the aging process of the skin. And the desired effects are realized by:

l Stimulation of collagen production, which ingredient is known for making skin tight and smooth;

l Inhibition of neurotransmitter release to reduce wrinkles, which is caused by frequent facial expression such as laugh, cry, etc.

As we might hear somewhere before, different varieties of ingredients are added in order to develop a certain skin care product in the hope of bringing about the best beautifying outcome, including peptides, growth factors, antioxidants, polysaccharides, anti-inflammatory botanicals, etc.

How peptides are first discovered to be applied in cosmetics?

Very interestingly, peptides first attracted research interest for their beneficial effects in healing wounds. With deeper involvement with physiological processes and more exposure in the cosmetic industry, the beautifying applications of peptides are naturally explored by more product developers. To cater to the vast market demand from modern society of maintaining young and pretty even at older ages, most cosmetic peptides are designed as lotions and creams to counteract aging problems.

Aging of skin occurs in a gradual manner. First, there is some loss of skin tissue, then loss of skin elasticity and finally the emergence of noticeable signs of wrinkles, no smooth skin any more.

There are many factors that could give rise to skin aging, including external factors such as exposure to ultraviolet light, cigarette smoke, environmental pollution and external factors such as natural cellular metabolism.

What are the major categories of cosmetic peptides?

Generally speaking, cosmetic peptides falls into four categories: signal peptides, carrier peptides, neurotransmitter inhibitors and enzyme inhibitors based on their mode of action. Some examples are GHK peptide (or copper peptide), epidermal growth factor, human, etc.

Although working in different mechanisms, each type of these peptides play a vital role in cosmetic industry and contributes to the anti-aging skin therapy, just as new rising star for skin care.

About the Author

Contact Creative Peptides for more information on any peptides of interest to you, such as isotope labeled peptides.

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Author: Cathy Miller

Cathy Miller

United States

Member since: Dec 17, 2017
Published articles: 17

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