Peptides 101

Peptides are small chains of amino acids that signal natural processes in the skin. Different types of peptides influence different types of processes. For example, there are peptides that increase collagen production and there are peptides that decrease inflammation. For peptides in skincare products to be effective, the product formula must contain a clinically-efficacious dose. Unfortunately, peptides are extremely expensive, so many companies sprinkle peptides to make label claims, which in the end, do not benefit the consumer. Formulations containing a clinically efficacious dose can be pricey, so in this instance, you get what you pay for.