No matter your age, your skin produces collagen (a substance that holds the body firmly together)…but once you cross the age of 30, less and less of these collagen are being produced and sent to the surface of the skin.
This decrease in collagen production is why your skin begin to thin, dry and sag to the point it starts showing unattractive lines, wrinkles and age spots.
Pretty much every desirable characteristic of healthy younger skin comes down to collagen content: So the more of this protein you have, the firmer, plumper, and juicier your skin looks.
The Secret To Youthful Skin: Collagen in Skincare
What Is This Collagen In the first place?
Collagen is a molecule in the body that helps supports and gives skin it’s structure. It’s the main protein in our body’s connective tissue, meaning there’s a lot of it in us that works to keep our joints healthy and our skin supple.
To maintain a young, smooth and firm skin, there are two main ways to approach it.
Either Use Products that increase collagen production or prevents collagen breakdown.
As sun exposure is the number one culprit for collagen breakdown, wearing broad spectrum sunscreen would help provide protection from collagen killing UV rays. Change of diet, lifestyle and perhaps early introduction of antioxidants, vitamin c and retinols into your skincare in your 20s and 30s would help a big deal to slow the breakdown of collagen.
However, one of the best ways to reduce the signs of aging on your skin especially if you are above 35 is to encourage your body to make its own collagen.
This is where peptides come into play.
Peptides are collagen rebuilders that help the skin look more youthful, supple and radiant because the more collagen we have in our skin, the less sagging and fewer wrinkles we see.
In the world of anti-aging skin-care ingredients, there are some major players experts talk about all the time: retinol, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. And while peptides aren't necessarily always at the top of the list, they're more commonly used (and more effective) as you’ll soon discover.
The Power of Peptides for Skin
If you’re looking to slow the aging process, make peptides your new best friends.
When collagen begins to breakdown the body produces small chain amino-acids that creates the building blocks for new protein. These mini-proteins are peptides and they signal your body to produce more of the all important long-chain amino acids that make up collagen.
Peptides in skincare encourage the skin to produce more collagen by stimulating fibroblast cells to ramp up collagen production. They are the booster squad of cell function that firms, lifts and strengthen skin structure to combat fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and thinning skin.
Which peptides are right for your skin?
All peptides are not made equal. There are four main groups of peptides. They perform quite different functions. Some could be more useful to your own unique skin concern than others. That's why it's important you get to know the differences, names of the various types and what they can do for your skin so you know exactly what to look out for when shopping for anti aging solutions.
1. Carrier Peptide.
Example: Blue Copper Peptides
This type of peptides helps to stabilize and deliver important bioactives into skin to boost collagen production and wound healing. Blue copper peptides are like “nature’s botox.” If you want skin that looks younger, blue copper peptides are your ticket.
2. Signal Peptide
Example: Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
This peptide can signal your skin to boost elasticity and firmness by encouraging more collagen production. It can even reduce damage in the skin done by radiation from UV rays.
3. Inhibitor Peptides
Example: Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
This type of peptides inhibits muscle contraction similar to how botox works. So if you’re yet to get injectables, they can help keep you out of the chair by firming and brightening your skin.
4. Enzyme Peptide
Example: Soybean peptide
This peptide taken from soybean, silk proteins and soy extracts blocks the enzymes in our body that degrade collagen.
It also protect against the harming UVB rays that can cause dark spots and sun damage. It helps improve photoaging, uneven skin texture and skin tone.
Who Should Use Peptides?
Anyone who wants smoother, firmer skin. The biggest pro when it comes to peptides: Pretty much anyone and everyone can use them. Unlike many other collagen-boosting ingredients — such as retinoids and Vitamin c, which can often have irritating side effects — peptides are generally fairly well tolerated by everyone – even pregnant women.
How to Add Peptides Into Your Skin-Care Routine
It's helpful to have a combo of different types of peptides in your routine, depending on your skin goals. Hexapeptides for instance have a relaxing effect on your facial muscles, helping to minimize movement and the formation of wrinkles in a way similar to botox, pentapeptides induce and stimulate new collagen growth; palmitoyl oligopeptide promote the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, fight inflammation, and help protect against UV damage, copper peptides enhance regeneration and healing, as well as increase skin elasticity and firmness.
So, which peptide-infused skin-products are worth adding to your regimen?
The Neutriherbs Advance Peptide Approach
The reason peptides can deliver so many benefits is because they vary depending on the combination of amino acids making up that peptide. There are dozens of peptides that offer dozens of effects. Which one is right for you depends on the effect you’re searching for, but because they’re generally non-irritating, you can combine them to maximize their effects!
Our Latest Neutriherbs Collagen Firming Products offer a blend of the various types of peptides, taking the guesswork out of getting your best skin yet.
Are you ready to look younger with peptides? Here are our Top Neutriherbs peptides products to try now.
Collagen Body Lotion
This is beyond your regular body lotion. This is a skincare technology that combines synthesized peptides with omega fatty acid essential to get it into the deeper layers of skin. Neutriherbs latest collagen body lotion uses a super innovative peptide complex of Oligopeptide-1. Oligopeptide-5 and acetyl hexapeptide-8 to increase collagen production and firmer, more youthful looking skin within 8 to 12 weeks.
The Ingredient list of this New Body Lotion is so exciting that we believe it might be your secret weapon to youthful skin below the neck. if you're not ready for a botox injection, then our newest collagen body lotion might be worth a consideration to make a difference in how your skin looks.
Plus this new collagen body lotion contain a lot more than just pentapeptides; it includes vitamins and herbs like oat meal and caviar extract with anti aging potential and with its light scent and the addition of aloe and camellia sinensis, this is a lotion you’ll reach for daily.
What about a collagen face firming product?
Thought you'd never ask.
Pro Collagen Face Firming Cream
Introducing: The new Pro Collagen Face Firming Cream which combines two types of peptide technology -- palmitoyl tripeptide and acetyl hexapeptide, (also known as "argireline") in a way that mimics both a wrinkle-filling shot and a Botox injection.
You know botox works by destroying a protein involved in the release of a neurotransmitter that would otherwise keep a muscle tense, allowing a wrinkle to form. By stopping the tensing motion and relaxing the muscle, the wrinkle seems to disappear.
The peptide complex in the collagen face cream attempts to mimic that same Botox action by blocking the action of the protein. It doesn't destroy the protein, like Botox does, but instead simply keeps it from connecting to the cell and turning on the muscle contraction while also producing more collagen. The end result over time may be similar to medical procedures, just much less dramatic.
24k Gold Collagen Peptides Serum
Using this 24k Gold Collagen Serum is like killing three birds with one serum with it's hydrating, glow giving and wrinkle-fighting formula.
This serum leverages the powers of peptides and combining them with other beneficial actives. It pairs a signal peptide called palmitoyl tripeptide-5 with Hydrolyzed collagen, Niacinamde, and hyaluronic acid to firm, brighten and hydrate leaving skin refreshed, revitalized and radiant.
Vitamin E Face Cream
Purse-friendly peptide products do exist. Case in point: The Neutriherbs Vitamin E Peptides Cream. Formulated with Tripeptides to speed up skin renewal, avocado to smoothen and strengthen skin and then Niacinamide to leave skin with a subtle glow.