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Peptides take care of your skin and hair. They promote the production of proteins such as collagen and elastin, which prevent the signs of aging.

 

So, in what types of cosmetics can we find these peptides? What are their actions on the skin?

 

Zoom in on the secrets of these chains of amino acids that are good for you!

Jérôme Bessard
Jérôme Bessard
Co-director @ Grangettes Switzerland
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Peptides: definition

Peptides are small molecules that make up short chains of amino acids. They act as building blocks for proteins like collagen, elastin and keratin, which are essential for the health and maintenance of the skin.

When peptides are allowed to penetrate the skin, they stimulate the production of these natural proteins, the level of which naturally decreases with age. p>

These proteins are the foundations of the skin: they are what ensure the textureand the strength of your epidermis.

Without peptides, your skin becomes fragile, becomes less firm, less plump, sees wrinkles and fine lines appear, and its texture changes. Conversely, with these molecules, the skin appears younger, it is more hydrated, healthier!

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Why include peptides in your skincare routine?

Peptides do not have a single pattern of amino acid chains: they can take different forms, and therefore address many concerns regarding your skin:

  • Hyperpigmentation: peptides can encourage work on melanogenesis to limit the formation of brown spots on the skin;
  • Skin inflammation: peptides demonstrate surprising abilities in alleviating skin inflammation;
  • Lack of hydration: certain peptides can boost production hyaluronic acid, for hydrated and plump skin;
  • Skin protection: they form an additional layer of protection that strengthens cells, while preventing UV rays, toxins and bacteria from penetrating the skin; li>
  • Wrinkles and fine lines: peptides prove to be powerful anti-aging agents. They reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and accelerate cellular renewal;
  • Oxidative stress: peptides act against oxidative stress and help you fight against loss of homogeneity, enlarged pores, blackheads, and small pimples.

Peptides play the role of cellular “messengers”. They send signals to your cells so that they produce the proteins that your skin really needs: for example collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin...

The different types of peptides

Certain peptides are naturally present in skin cells. But today there are new forms of this molecule which are introduced into cosmetic skin care products. The opportunity to take advantage of their restorative properties and keep the skin smoother and younger!
  • Polypeptides: at the molecular level, a peptide is made up of a short chain of amino acids. A polypeptide, on the other hand, is made up of a large number of amino acids, which makes it longer and more complex. It is then capable of offering multiple functions and benefits for the skin;
  • Collagen peptides: collagen is responsible for the youth, suppleness and vitality of the skin, and helps slow down the aging process. For example, oligopeptides provide trace elements to the skin to stimulate collagen;
  • The copper peptides: they act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory. They can be powerful allies against redness on the face, spots or scars. They stimulate the production of collagen and improve the firmness of the skin;
  • The neurotransmitter peptides: they are often compared to botox because they have an inhibitory activity on the release of toxins, which induce muscle contraction and expression lines .

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Are there any contraindications to using peptides in your skincare routine?

No, there are no contraindications to using peptides without your skincare routine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women can also use them. Indeed, these molecules are often identical or similar to the protein fragments already present in the body: this greatly reduces the risk of side effects. Also note that peptides are used in cosmetic formulas in very small quantities.

In which Grangettes products can you find peptides?

In Grangettes Switzerland anti-wrinkle cream

In the Grangettes anti-aging cream , we find palmitoyl tripeptide-7. It is an effective active ingredient used in cosmetics, whose main function is to reduce inflammatory processes in the skin, which improves its firmness and elasticity.

We also find palmitoyl dipeptide-5: it is a synthetic peptide composed of a series of three amino acids: lysine, valine and lysil. It activates tissue growth factor and prevents toxins from penetrating the skin. It acts to promote the production of collagen and limit skin aging.

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In the face lifting serum

The Grangettes Switzerland lifting face serum contains acetyl hexapeptide-8. It is a powerful stimulator of collagen production, essential for the fight against skin aging. Also known as "Botox in a bottle", this cosmetic ingredient is often used in anti-aging products.

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Like botulinum toxin, it delivers muscle relaxation properties, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This peptide is often incorporated into products such as serums and facial creams.

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