Delving into the world of peptides and neuropeptides: Why they Can Transform Your Skin, NO BS!
Our mission: To keep our skin looking gorgeous for as long as possible, defying age. Or maybe time has marched on and you need something to turn back the clock? Luckily, there are a few key ingredients that are proven to help in our quest – peptides and neuropeptides are components not to ignore. They can literally transform your skin.
The majority of us know about the benefits of hyaluronic acid, retinol and vitamin C. However, peptides and neuropeptides often are forgotten. This is bizarre, given the extensive studies that prove their anti-aging powers. Read on:
We are becoming increasingly aware of what ingredients actually help our skin and over the past few years peptides and neuropeptides have grown in popularity.
What are Peptides?
Basically, they are chains of amino acids that build protein (think of Lego). Proteins are fundamental in forming and maintaining healthy skin, hair, etc.
Amino acids aid in building proteins that achieve specific functions. Some are entirely for optimal skin tone and texture (damn, these must be the amino acids that missed the boat with my body!). Peptides are crucial in keeping your skin looking fabulous.
What Do They Do?
As regards to our skin, peptides strengthen proteins needed to maintain a healthy and youthful complexion. Although they naturally occur, nothing lasts forever, and aging causes their formation to slow down.
What Are Neuropeptides?
Neuropeptides are a little more complex. In skincare terms, they work by communicating with skin cell and basically managing their function. Furthermore, they can affect the skin’s neurotransmitters, relaxing nerve cells and thus creating a more rejuvenated complexion.
When added to anti-aging products, neuropeptides are showing significant benefits. We are seeing just how successful they are in tackling the pesky signs of aging. Another few years and they will be as well-known as retinol for dealing with the dreaded age-factor.
The Best Neuropeptide And Peptide Products Are As Follows:
1.Perricone MD Neuropeptide Night Cream, $180, www.perriconemd.com
This super-powerful product is literally in a league of its own. The combined neuropeptides work hard whilst you snooze, strengthening your skin’s defence system, blocking the communication pathways that cause the onslaught of wrinkles, and generally rejuvenating your complexion. This amazing night cream also comes with DMAE to effectively aid in tackling skin that is losing its firmness. It may come with a high price tag – but it is SO worth it! #Gorgeous!
2.The Ordinary, Buffet, £12.70 (30ml), www.theordinary.com
Pretty impressive on every level, this multi-peptide serum offers an outstanding variety of actual anti-aging benefits at the cost of a Costa with your friends. I’m not sure how the Ordinary achieve such incredible results at this price but achieve it they do.
Including 11 amino acids, hyaluronic acid and Matrixyl 3000, you can expect some seriously good-looking skin.
3.MD3 Firm3 Neuropeptide Serum With Growth Factor (EGF), £14.99, www.amazon.co.uk
When looking for the few products that provide neuropeptide properties, you will discover they generally come at a high price. Not so with this little gem. MD3’s formula contains the biomimetic peptide that triggers the youth hormone and EGF (a K-beauty favourite). These work in unison to noticeably improve the skin in every way. You will be amazed at the difference this serum will make.
Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar Sunday everyone. x