The use of peptides in cosmeceuticals formulations is a sophisticated way to alter skin cell activity.
Peptides are fragments of proteins. There are composed of a sequence of amino acids. Peptides have a wide range of uses in skincare as they can regulate a range of cellular processes.
Peptides can modulate the function of collagen, elastin, skin cell turnover, and pigmentation production (melanogenesis).
Peptides act as:
They need to be incorporated into sophisticated cosmeceutical formulations to enhance their penetration into the skin and preserve their stability overtime.
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