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Peptides and Skincare: What You Need to Know

Peptides and Skincare: What You Need to Know

Our Naples, Florida-area clients often ask us about the benefits of various essential ingredients found in skincare products. Over the years we’ve fielded numerous questions about Vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, collagen, antioxidants, and more. Recently, though, we’ve seen a large spike of interest in peptides. 

The medical staff and aestheticians at Naples-based Tru Glō Medspa keep up to date with all of the latest information related to skincare, so we know a bit about peptides. In fact, some of our medical-grade skincare products are formulated with peptides included among the primary essential ingredients. Read on to learn more about how peptides in skincare products help support collagen production and can help renew your skin and then check out our HydroPeptide product line. 

What Exactly Are Peptides?

Simply put, peptides are strands of linked amino acids that help produce skin proteins such as collagen, elastin, and keratin. While peptides are naturally present in the skin, as we age, natural production of them, and the skin proteins they serve, slows. Because peptides are easily absorbed into the skin, researchers believe—and anecdotal evidence suggests—that they can help stimulate natural skin protein production.

In particular, peptides are believed to stimulate the production of more collagen. Decreasing collagen levels contribute to wrinkles, reduced firmness, discoloration, flakiness, and a dull complexion. Thus, anything that can stimulate increased collagen production should help alleviate these common aging-related skin problems.

Peptides have been used as a skincare product ingredient for a long time, but have only become widely promoted in the past few years. This could be the result of recent studies that have shown peptide’s efficacy in boosting collagen production. This includes a 2019 study that proved that applying peptides to excised skin boosted collagen production. The same study found that a small group of 40-plus-year-old women reported noticeable decreases in the appearance of skin wrinkles on the face after two weeks of twice-daily topical application. 

How to Know Whether Peptides are Included in Your Skincare Products

Peptides are typically not used as the primary ingredient in skincare products, but are combined with other ingredients to pack a more effective anti-aging punch. In particular, peptides are believed to work well with hyaluronic acids, Vitamin C, and niacinamide. They are also considered safe with no serious health issues related to sensitivity, toxicity, or hormone disruption.

With the rising popularity of peptides, skincare product labels are more likely to promote their inclusion in the label if peptides are among the primary ingredients. You can also check out your product’s list of ingredients and look for any words ending with “peptide.” For example, “phytopeptides,” are believed to be especially helpful with skin firming. The presence of peptides in a product may also be listed as a “palmitoyl,” which refers to a specific class of peptides.

Learn More About Peptides for your Skincare with Tru Glō Medspa

Along with a wide variety of minimally invasive anti-aging skincare treatments available at our Naples facility, Tru Glō Medspa offers a complete line of medical-grade skincare products for at-home use. To learn more about how these products can help you improve the look of your aging skin, contact us today through our website’s contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009.

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