When it comes to finding the perfect skincare regimen for your anti-aging strategy, knowing which ingredients to look for can be a huge help. While some noteable ingredients might at first sound complicated, it’s useful to know more about them. Understanding what they are and what they can do for your skin and its overall appearance allows you to determine which formulas to include in your daily routine and which to avoid.
What Are Biomimetic Peptides?
Peptides are short chains of two or more amino acids, which are biologically important compounds that are already present in the body. Biomimetic peptides, then, have been crafted in a lab to mimic the effects of these naturally-occurring peptides. Using this technology, certain skincare ingredients can more effectively target receptor cells, thus increasing the efficacy of the compound (Dermascope).
The Benefits of Peptides in Skincare
Peptides play a number of roles in skin repair and function, which can make them an excellent addition to anti-aging skincare products. First, peptides may aid in cell communication between the epidermis, the outer protective layer of skin, and the dermis, the very active middle layer of skin. This could help make the skin’s repair process more effective, which, in turn, may help to reduce the appearance of many of the common signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration.
Additionally, peptides can help to invigorate collagen, one of the primary proteins that gives the skin its structure and firmness. As we age, our skin begins to produce less collagen, which can result in the formation of lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. Thus, adding peptides to your skincare routine can have an anti-aging effect by helping to nourish collagen.
How to Add Biomimetic Peptides to Your Routine
While peptides can come along with a wide array of anti-aging benefits, the most effective anti-aging skincare regimen should include a comprehensive blend of ingredients for the best results.
Skinbetter science AlphaRet™ Overnight Cream, for example, contains a proprietary and revolutionary combination of a retinoid with alpha hydroxy acids, two gold-standard anti-aging ingredients, to help improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Biomimetic peptides act synergistically with this formula to create a collagen-nourishing environment, which may result in fewer visible age lines in as little as four weeks.
The collagen-nourishing blend of an amino acid building block, messenger peptides and vitamin C in skinbetter science Intensive Treatment LINES provide a skin renewal effect to help restore the look and feel of skin firmness. These are combined with patented, state-of-the-art InterFuse™ technology, which drives high molecular weight, injectable-grade hyaluronic acid faster and deeper to re-volumize the appearance of skin.
Despite their seemingly complicated name, the concept behind how biomimetic peptides work is rooted in the skin’s natural compounds and functions. Including these ingredients in anti-aging skincare can help your skin restore a firmer, more youthful appearance by mimicking the natural peptides already present.