Peptidesare organic chemical compounds formed by the joining of amino acid molecules into chains by means of a peptide bond.

Peptides – function in the skin

Peptides have become popular in cosmetic products due to their bioactive properties, as they are able to interact with skin cells through multiple mechanisms, presenting high potency at low doses. Their small size ensures penetration into the deeper layers of the skin and has a directional effect.

In the skin, peptides are involved in many physiological processes:

  • stimulate collagen production,
  • they effectively bind water molecules inside the skin so they help maintain optimal skin hydration,
  • stimulate the skin to regenerate and rebuild,
  • lighten hyperpigmentation by reducing melanin production,
  • have a lifting effect by increasing skin tone.

How can peptides used in cosmetics be divided?

Many peptides are known in cosmetics. They can be divided into 3 basic groups based on biological activity:

Signal peptides

They affect processes inside cells. Thanks to this, they influence the activity of fibroblasts to produce skin support fibers – collagen and elastin

Transport peptides

They act as transporters of active substances deep into the skin, e.g. copper ions, which are essential for wound healing.

Diastolic peptides so-called. neuropeptides

Among their most important tasks is the shallowing of wrinkles. They exhibit a Botox-like effect, that is, they relax facial muscles. The result is a softer facial expression and a reduction in the wrinkles that have formed.

Cosmetics with peptides – when to reach for them?

Cosmetics with peptides are worth including in the care of any type of mature skin. Skin creams are especially recommended for people who have noticed the first signs of aging on their skin, namely wrinkles, fine lines or lack of firmness. It is worth using them regularly. Noticeable results are usually visible after a few weeks. They should be used regularly min. 4-5 weeks.

Peptides – with which active ingredients to use?

Peptide creams should not be combined in a single application with cosmetics with acids. Due to the low pH of acid products, peptides can change their properties and lose biological activity. If you don’t want to give up the acid cream for the night, use the peptide cream for the day and the acid cream for the night.

Peptides work very well with retinol and ceramides. The combination of these active ingredients will bring many benefits to the skin. The skin will be rejuvenated, supple and firm. Apply peptide cream to cleansed skin and wait about 30 minutes. Then apply a retinol cream.

Peptides are called non-invasive Botox. They guarantee effective anti-wrinkle action. Their regular use quickly improves the quality, density, hydration and firmness of the skin, prevents accelerated aging.


Peptide day – cream is designed for daily care of any type of skin in need of lifting. The cream’s formula contains 30% of skin lifting and firming ingredients.

Peptide night – the cream is based on the action of a complex of three peptides, which stimulates the synthesis of different types of collagen. It makes the skin smoother and softer.

Peptide eye – eye cream was developed for the delicate skin around the eyes. It restores freshness to the look. The skin around the eyes is tightened, firm, and wrinkles are eliminated.

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