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It’s all about Peptides!
We all hear about the newest anti-aging ingredient, but what do you really know about peptides?
What are Peptides?
Proteins are made up of smaller components called amino acids, which are essentially the building blocks of proteins. These amino acids can be strung together to form a chain, known as peptides.
Therefore, peptides essentially build proteins in the skin.
How do Peptides improve our skin?
We all know the importance of collagen and elastin. These protein fibres give our skin structure, strength, firmness and elasticity. They are the key components of our skin that give us a youthful appearance. However, with the aging process the decline of collagen and elastin production causes the loss of firmness and elasticity, leading to visible aging in the form of lines, wrinkles, skin sagging and laxity.
What can you do about aging?
Peptides, being the building blocks of proteins induce the synthesis of collagen and elastin. In fact, peptides are actually proven to rapidly produce these proteins in our skin, resulting in increased firmness, with visible lifting and improved elasticity.
So who needs peptides in their skincare?
We all know collagen production slows with aging. This process generally starts occurring in our thirties, which is why we often see our first signs of aging and fine lines appearing at this age. Once we reach our fifties and sixties however, this continued process results in not only wrinkles but overall loss of firmness. This is also due to the deterioration of connective tissue, increased dryness and slowed cellular turnover, especially seen in women due to menopause.
This is why we need peptides in our skincare, to induce the production of collagen, elastin and strengthen the connective tissue. This is achieved by stimulating the fibroblast calls present in the skin to force the production of collagen and contract sagging skin to achieve a firmer appearance.
Which products should I be using?
With so many products on the market, it is difficult to know which one is right for you. Another point to be considered is the concentration and quality of the active ingredients in the formulation. Peptides being a highly researched and exclusive ingredient is only found in high quality anti-aging formulations. This is why Exel Skincare only researches and sources the highest quality ingredients, to deliver a range of mineral oil free, natural based products which deliver visible results.
Peptides for the Wrinkles and the Eye Contour
Ages 30 and above
The eye area, being the most fragile part of the skin tents to be the first area the suffer from wrinkles. For this reason a formula with a light texture and powerful active ingredients is needed to deliver optimum skin penetration, absorption and active peptides for minimising the appearance of wrinkles.
Exel Expression Wrinkle Control is a gel cream formulated with Argireline, a peptide which mimics the effect of botox by minimising the micro-movements of the skin caused by expressions. This prevents and treats the formation of wrinkles, while deeply hydrating and repairing the skin with ingredients of Allantion and urea.
Apply a rice grain sized amount to each eye with a patting motion on the orbital bone around the eye until absorbed. Can also be used on frown lines and in nasiolabial folds (sides of the nose to mouth).
Suitable for all skin types from the first appearance of wrinkles.
Peptides for Firming and Tightening
Ages 50 and above
As we age beyond 60, facial contours begin to sag and become less defined. Wrinkles are more prominent and powerful ingredients are a must to improve the condition of the skin.
Exel Facial Firming Force Concentrate and Cream are formulated with Promilk-F, an exclusive peptide complex which is proven to induce the production of macromolecules including collagen, hyaluronic acid and fibronectin. These proteins restructure the extracellular matrix of the dermis improving skin elasticity and firmness with an immediate tightening effect.
First apply 5 drops of Exel Facial Firming Force Concentrate by pressing into the skin, concentrating on areas of wrinkling and loose skin. Follow by applying a pea sizes amount of Facial Firming Force Cream and press into the face and neck areas until absorbed.
Suitable for all skin types.
Whether you are seeing the first signs of aging or experiencing loss of firmness, skin volume and elasticity, peptides are the power ingredients for maintaining, rebuilding and repairing the skin.
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