Peptides, oh peptides, what wondrous gifts you bare.
My skin now glows from head to toe...
And you've done wonders for my hair.
Okay, okay, so I'm not a poet! But I am a scientist. There's an interesting little tid-bit. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom-preneur, I was a Biology teacher and some-times lab rat at a pharmaceutical company.
Researching ingredients is a bit of a geek-out for me, which brings me to peptides and why they were a must for our first product - Ultra-Nourishing Day & Night Cream.
You see, peptides are little pieces of proteins. Why are they important? Well, proteins are the building blocks of skin. Think of proteins as the framework on which everything relies for structure, firmness, and shape. Without proteins...or without enough proteins, your skin gets saggy, droopy, dull and wrinkly.
"Want firmer skin with a healthy glow?
Peptides are the ingredient you're after."
Ali & Shay
When Alisha and I set out to create our first product, we wanted all the ingredients from nature that had the most amazing benefits and results. Peptides definitely topped our list. They are simply essential for anti-aging, a healthy glow, great texture and smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles.
So why add peptides to skin cream?
When peptides are applied to the skin they signal the skin to produce more collagen and elastin. Both of these are responsible for giving our skin elasticity and strength, so obviously great anti-aging components. When applied to the skin, skin cells can utilize these building blocks to create more of the proteins, improving the look, texture and composure of the skin. Pretty cool, right? It's a little known beauty secret that produces a big effect.
In fact, a recent study conducted in Germany found:
As a consequence (of peptides), pigmentation of photo-damaged skin and fine lines and wrinkles are reduced with the regeneration of the skin matrix cells. Skin elasticity increases, and skin appears smoother and firmer...
There's a lot of research being done on their value, not just for anti-aging (which we love) but also for medical applications such as help for burn victims. All in all, we love its incredible benefits which is why we've included them in our beauty products.
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