NATURAL PEPTIDES AND SKIN PROBIOTICS – NEW AGE ANTI-AGING
Like any branch of science, anti-aging is rapidly pushing the boundaries of the probable. Anti-aging encompasses both the medical aspect and our personal home care routines. While cosmetic achievements were once somewhat dull and highly limited, today, through alterations and fragmentations of molecules and their chains, new formulas and innovative ingredients are being created, almost producing miracles in suitable environments (cosmetic bases).
We are familiar with hyaluronic acid and its indispensability, as well as vitamins A (retinol), E (tocopherol), C, D, B, F, and more. However, all these formidable warriors against signs of aging have now gained new allies, revolutionizing the course and method of anti-aging by completely changing the previous benchmarks.
What are PEPTIDES and PROBIOTICS for the skin?
In scientific terms, PEPTIDES are compounds formed by linking 2 to 100 amino acids, making them fragments of proteins. Amino acids connected in specific formations are called peptides. There are hundreds of peptide types, and when arranged in specific formations, they create proteins. Skin is fundamentally composed of peptides, responsible for its elasticity and firmness. Moreover, peptides can revitalize damaged skin by complementing each other in their formation.
PROBIOTICS are well-known to everyone, but their significance in the fight against signs of aging is only now gaining recognition. These microorganisms have long been known for their positive impact on the human body and health. The skin is exposed to all external conditions and “houses” various gram-positive organisms. In healthy skin with optimal barrier protection, bacteria have a normal symbiotic relationship, reproducing normally. However, when the skin is compromised, bacteria that normally live on the skin can become pathogenic, causing acne or folliculitis and disrupting the skin barrier. Infamous bacteria like Escherichia Coli, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, and Bacillus cannot sustainably grow on healthy skin because healthy skin defends itself with its natural microorganisms.
Why are they essential for a beautiful and healthy skin?
In cosmetics today, Peptides and Probiotics are pushing the boundaries of anti-aging skincare. They are almost indispensable for a youthful and nurtured appearance. Peptides play a crucial role in building, revitalizing, and providing elasticity to the skin, while Probiotics prevent many causes of premature aging, boost skin immunity, and stimulate collagen production, resulting in a rejuvenated skin appearance. Both ingredients not only influence tissue building and aging prevention but also work on damaged skin, revitalizing and regenerating youthful skin properties, naturally repairing damages. Intelligent, isn’t it?
None of these ingredients is entirely new; in fact, peptides and probiotics have been known in medicine for a long time. Why, then, are these ingredients emerging as a complete sensation or, better said, a revolution in cosmetics? The same answer comes from two cosmetic manufacturers and raw material suppliers. Peptides are fragmented proteins that are present everywhere, albeit involuntarily, and are almost omnipresent in cosmetics when derived from natural sources, enhancing their effectiveness. Probiotics are living organisms, unstable and undesirable in the production of products that, once opened, tasted, smelled, must last for over 3 years on shelves, in bathrooms, during transportation, etc. Moreover, they are exorbitantly expensive. While manufacturers may not like them, our skin needs and loves them.
There are many types of peptides, challenging to list in one text, but manufacturers often list them on product labels. Probiotics are easily recognizable in the composition because their name begins with LACTO (something), BIFIDA (something), or ACIDO (something), and they include names like (something) BACILLUS, (something) LYSATE, (something) FERMENT, etc. In general, you should easily recognize probiotics in the INCI nomenclature in cosmetics.
Although multi-potent and necessary for healthy and firm skin, peptides work best in collaboration with other active ingredients. They exert their strongest effects when combined with additional active ingredients, creating the miracles I am writing about here.
Natural peptides and probiotics, working together, firm the skin, reduce wrinkles, and produce lifting effects, giving the skin a rejuvenated, fresh, and fantastic look. When buying your anti-aging skincare product, ensure that it contains at least one of these ingredients, supported by other phenomenal components such as vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, and essential fats. All these combined, and the more, the better, can rejuvenate the skin, reduce visible wrinkles, and somehow lift everything upwards.