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Peptides in Skin Care

Peptides function as moisture-binding agents and help promote skin repair. Ao contains several peptide compounds, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-37, Acetyl Octapeptide-3 , Bis (Tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate and sh-Oligopeptide-1.

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-37
A peptide with numerous benefits including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, stem cell generation and wound healing properties. Research also suggests that it may fight skin aging by boosting collagen and elastin production.**

Acetyl Octapeptide-3  
Also known as SNAP-8, this peptide is said to reduce wrinkles formed from repetitive facial expressions, though there is currently no independent research supporting this claim. It has water-binding properties and theoretical cell-communicating ability. It may play a role in helping skin look and act younger and can help hydrate and smooth skin.*

Bis (Tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate  
Peptides are active chains of amino acids that make up proteins. Proteins are essential to every organism and partake in nearly every process within cells. They help regulate bodily functions, reduce inflammation and provide antioxidant benefits. Certain topical peptides nourish the skin with a protein diet that strengthens and realigns the building blocks of the skin, allowing for a stronger, healthier foundation .Copper peptide GHK-Cu is a naturally occurring copper complex and since it has three amino acids it is called tripeptide. Several controlled facial studies have confirmed its anti-aging, firming and anti-wrinkle activity.**

A skin conditioning peptide with an identical chemical structure to an epidermal growth factor. It has been shown to increase the rate of healing and renewal of the skin, as well as to slow the thinning of aging skin.**


**Palmitoyl Tripeptide-37: Bis (Tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate: Gorouhi, F., & Maibach, H.I. (2009). Role of topical peptides in preventing and treating aged skin. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 31: 327–345. doi:10.1111/j.1468-2494.2009.00490. sH-Oligopeptide-1:

Our products that include peptides in their ingredients

Restore Serum
Peptide and vitamin-rich, this serum helps to revitalize, strengthen and restore the skin. 
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Night Treatment
Antioxidant and nutrient-rich, this hydrating night cream repairs, restores and conditions the skin
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