April Fools’ Day is all about practical joking and playing a good trick on someone. You may think this blog is an April Fools’ joke, but it’s not. Peptides can “trick” your skin into protecting and building collagen.
Peptides are part of the skin’s inter-cell communication network. They regulate many functions of the skin, including the creation of collagen. As we age, collagen naturally breaks down resulting in thinner, more wrinkled skin.
Collagen is a protein and all proteins are made up of chains of amino acids. Short chains, or fragments, of proteins are known as Peptides.
When a collagen molecule breaks down, either from physical damage or natural aging, the body will try to put it back together in order to heal the damage. The Peptide, or fragment of the damaged collagen, is what actually alerts the body to start healing. That’s why Peptides are commonly referred to as cell communicators.
Applying Peptides directly to the skin is a way to “trick” the skin into thinking it has lost collagen recently and needs to make more.
We believe any good skincare regimen should include Peptides. That’s why all ExPürtise products contain Peptides, typically a variety of them to increase efficacy. Read our blog about Peptides to learn more.