In 2002, The American Academy of Dermatology held a conference where they demonstrated the manner in which peptides could firm the skin and stimulate collagen production.
Ever since, peptide creams have been all the rage in skin care products.
There are five main types of peptides used in skin care products and not all of them work in the same way.
First, what are peptides?
Peptides are naturally occurring amino acids which are the building blocks of the protein collagen. Collagen is the protein in your skin that keeps it looking firm and line free.
As you grow older, the amount of collagen your skin produces decreases leading to wrinkles and creases on your skin. Lab engineered peptides in anti-aging peptide creams stimulate collagen production leading to firmer skin.
Due to their top anti aging benefits, peptides have become one of the go-to ingredients in skin care.