Botox and plastic surgery aren't the only ways to get rid of your wrinkles. Skin creams have made vast improvements in the past few years as scientists discover exciting new anti-aging ingredients. Keep an eye out for peptides, which are wrinkle-fighting powerhouses because they mimic messengers in your own body that tell cells to produce collagen, exfoliate, and other actions that young healthy cells naturally do to keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful. Here are the different types of peptides and why you need to start using them now:
Copper Peptide Contains three amino acids, which is why it's also called a tripeptide. Stimulates the immune system and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Also increases wound healing and collagen production to erase wrinkles and firm skin.
Pentapeptide Also known as Matrixyl, this five amino acid peptide can increase overall collagen synthesis by up to 117%!
Hexapeptide Also known as Argireline, this neuropeptide acts like Botox to stop muscles from contracting and causing wrinkles while smoothing out fine lines.
Peptamide Y6 A new biopeptide (a natural extract from yeast fermentation) that turns on genes associated with several functions related to anti-aging. With skin conditioning properties, this new peptide also hydrates skin. A new study shows that just moisturizing your skin can help maintain skin's youthful elasticity and prevent new wrinkles from forming!
Snap 8 The newest neuropeptide that reduces the depth and appearance of wrinkles caused by repetitive facial expressions up to 34.9%
Bottom line: The sooner you start using peptides in your skin care regimen, the faster you'll turn back the signs of time on your face.