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Peptides – The Anti Ageing Superhero!

We hear so much about Vitamin A today in all its forms, retinyl palmitate, retinol. As important as this ingredient is in fighting the ageing process it cannot do it alone. As the largest organ in the body your skin needs more than just Vitamin A.

Combine peptides and retinol (Vitamin A) and you now have a combination that has been clinically proven to reduce the signs of the ageing process on the skin.

But what are peptides?

Peptides are short chain amino acids linked by peptide bonds. Some peptides like Acetyl hexapeptide-3 works like a famous anti-wrinkle injectable (for legal reasons we cannot use the name but starts with B!!) by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters giving an anti-wrinkle effect.

Peptides encourage the production of collagen and even though there is a debate over their efficacy the way that they are delivered into the skin is important. Active ingredients irrelevant of grade or quality can be useless if not transported into the skin correctly so they can be available to the skin and be effective in the relevant chain of chemical reactions that result in the desired result. Peptides work best when combined with delivery systems with copper.

The main skin peptide used today is Matrixyl a trade name that contains a combination of peptides. Matrixyl has been available in different combinations over the years. The concept of peptides to cosmetic applications including the well-known Matrixyl was introduced by Dr. Karl Lintener.

Dr. Lintener is currently on the scientific committee for AlumierMD. One of the many reasons why we love the brand due to its wealth of scientific knowledge that has resulted in this brand increasing reputation and results. The products contain the latest peptide on the market Matrixyl Synthe-6 it regulates cell activity, helps wound repair and plays an important role in collagen tissue remodelling.

Combine this with AlumierMD’s Retinol (the best form of retinoid available) and the results have been amazing. Gone are the days when  a cream cannot give you the results you want. The science available to the beauty industry today is so advanced resulting in skincare that changes structure and function of skin and is available to everyone. Professional in salon treatments boost results for sure, but we have many clients on products alone , most are on a basic three product regime morning and night and the results are amazing with consistency of use and protection from the sun great skin is achievable .