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Do Peptide Face Creams Reverse Signs of Aging?
Why are peptides so popular? In skin care, with so many products on the market claiming to do the same thing, how can you be sure which ingredients and products can back up their claims? Are the benefits even accurate? At A-Cute Derm, we've been manufacturing advanced dermatologic skin care products for nearly 30 years. We've done the research since the beginning of Cosmetic Dermatology and we're glad to share it with you.
What is a peptide?
Peptides are small chains of amino acid sequences. These are the main building blocks of the human body. We also have elastin and keratin, which are just longer strands of amino acids, such as collagen. Peptides become major contributors to skin cell development and repair.
Benefits of Face Creams and Skin Care Products Rich in Peptides
Products like peptide face creams do offer benefits. Some work much better than others and some do not work at all. Peptides may not be all-encompassing to give you total anti-aging benefits but they do fit a niche that is quite important for many people. Although there are many ingredients we have determined that retinol palmitate polypeptide, a derivative of retinol (Vitamin A) in its weakest form, works extremely well in the skin to deliver anti-aging benefits. It is also the best ingredient in topical products for individuals with sensitive skin and skin disorders, i.e. Eczema, Psoriasis, and Rosacea, who cannot have chemical peels or use topical exfoliating products such as Glycolic Acid or Retinol.
This ingredient is a tiny molecule that does penetrate into the dermis to help cell development. It will give you healthier cells and reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles while improving tone and texture. It can helps with hyperpigmentation and it does stimulate the production of fibril tissue and collagen, as well as jump starts the exfoliation cycle which is critical to healthy skin.
Check out our line of peptide face creams and other anti-aging products to learn more about what works best for you. These can be found under 'Antioxidants and Vitamins' and 'Moisturizers'.