Cosmetic Peptides – Big beauty break or big mystification?

Peptides – you see that in the description of cream and the whole thing gets serious – you hope you hold in your hand a really good cream. Do peptides deserve the admiration they are getting? Or is it just some commercial ingredient shrouded in legends? Today, we will take a close look at cosmetic peptides. Should you have face cream with peptides or should you go for good old retinol?

What are cosmetic peptides?

You can say that it is a special group of particles – a special task force. Those are compounds that along with amino acids create short-chain proteins. Those cosmetic proteins are created in laboratories. Their function in skincare is simple and extremely crucial: peptides are information transmitters. It means that they impact skin cells “asking” them to work as effectively as possible and to regenerate better.

What is the impact of peptides on the skin?


For whom cosmetic peptides will be best?

Considering that the main feature of peptides is to smooth out the skin, flatten wrinkles, and improve epidermis density, peptides are usually recommended for people with advanced signs of aging.

The division of peptides due to the action


Important and valued in cosmetology peptides. Their role is to stimulate collagen fibers to increase the production of collagen, elastin, and fibronectin as well as glycosaminoglycans in the skin. The skin after such a peptide treatment becomes smooth and supple.


Transporting because peptides allow other precious ingredients to get deeper into the skin. The most popular out of transporting peptides is a copper peptide with additional calming, healing action that is able to repair skin imperfections.


Is yet another out of the brilliant neurotransmitters that are called “needless botox’ for a very good reason. These are common and often used in anti-aging creams. They work even better when used in face serum because they are able to inhibit muscle spasms and due to that they make facial expressions less intense. It prevents wrinkles and is a serious weapon in the fight against aging. Obviously, it is not as strong as botox to which it is compared, however, when used on a regular basis, neuropeptides provide spectacular results – the difference is noticed by the naked eye.

How to use peptides and what should you remember?

  • Peptides are not the final step in the fight against wrinkles; it is worth considering using them way sooner to prevent wrinkles, even if you do not have any issues with aging at this point; peptides are recommended after you reach 30 years of age.
  • Peptides can be used all year long and match every skin type, those cause no irritations or redness of the skin, do not trigger allergy and you do not have to worry that you applied them and forgot about UV cream.
  • Peptides dislike acidic environments so when you use them, avoid the use of acids, retinol, or vitamin C.

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