What are Polypeptides and why are they present in most of your skincare products? If you are the type of person that checks the label in your products, you might have already heard about it, if not, here’s what you have to know!
You might have wondered many times what really can be found in your skincare products. Well, the chances are that you’ve seen Polypeptides before, but you might not know what it does for you.
What are Polypeptides?
Polypeptides are small chemical compounds made up of amino acids -the building blocks of protein. They tell your cells to produce more collagen. Collagen gives our skin structure, so by applying polypeptides onto your skin you are telling your skin to produce more collagen.
Benefits for the skin
- Peptides reduce the appearance of fine lines by stimulating collagen production and it makes your skin look plumper.
- Peptides also help strengthen the skin barrier.
- They lock in hydration by boosting collagen production.
- They smooth out your skin, repair damaged skin, and peptides also have anti-inflammatory properties.