What is a Peptide? 
Peptides occur naturally in the body. Like proteins, peptides are composed of amino acids.

There are important peptides in skin care:

Acetyl Hexapeptide - The trademark name for Acetyl Hexapeptide is Argireline. It is also called a neuropeptide. This is the product that is marketed as “an alternative to Botox”, because it claims to relax certain types of facial wrinkles by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters.

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide - Palmitoyl pentapeptide is also known as Matrixyl. It is the main ingredient in anti-aging products  and was originally developed for use on stretch marks. It works by stimulating the deeper matrix layers of the skin to increase the production and synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid. (It "tells" the skin to make more collagen.) This action also helps the skin to heal wounds faster.

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide is similar to Palmitoyl Pentapeptide, as it also stimulates the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the deep layers of the skin. It also provides mild UV protection that helps protect the skin from sun damage.

Copper Peptide is also called copper gluconate and it is all about the copper, not the peptide. The copper is attached to a peptide so the copper can be delivered to the deeper layers of cells in the skin. Copper helps to accelerate collagen production and also acts as an antioxidan.

Canosine is a powerful anti-oxidant, can quenches Advanced Glycation End, scavenge Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and Reactive Carbonyl Species (RCS) helps to reduce wrinkles on the skin.

There are only 20 different amino acids in the human body and like words and sentences, different peptides and proteins in the body are comprised of different combinations and sequences of amino acids. When a chain of amino acids is over 50 acids long, it is usually called a protein, when it contains less than 50 amino acids in the chain it is a peptide. So, a peptide is a portion, or a building block, of a protein.

All peptides influence or direct the cells of the body in some way. Different types of peptides influence different types of cells.

What is a Peptide used for in skin care? The peptides used in skin care are ones that communicate with and direct the skin cells to behave in a certain way, such as producing more collagen or thicken the skin.

The peptides used in skin care are synthetic and they are able to enter the cells of the skin and remain intact. Because if this the future potential for the development of new peptide products is very promising. There are many different peptides and they all do different things. 

Peptide Moisturizers 
Peptide Serums/Essence 
Peptide Eye Creams