Collagen is the most abundant protein in your skin, existing as fibers that weave together to give your skin support and thickness. When collagen fibers diminish, you get wrinkled, thinned, aging skin. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act on collagen in a variety of ways to slow the aging process. Peptides are biologically active, meaning their presence causes a change to occur in your skin.
Most peptides function as moisture-binding agents and almost all of them have theoretical cell communicating ability to help skin repair itself. Those are exciting benefits, so long as you don’t rely on peptides alone. It takes a great mix of anti-aging ingredients for skin to look its smoothest, firmest, and, yes, its’ youngest.
Results from peptides will generally not be visible for anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. It can be discouraging to not see changes before that time, but routine use will deliver results. Once you begin to notice changes in your skin, it is important to remain diligent in the use of peptide products. Your skin care professional can find the most appropriate peptide cream for your skin care needs.