More About Peptides
TAUN’s Facial Repair Formula contains four different peptides. Peptides are a cutting-edge ingredient in effective anti-aging science. Dermatologists and skin care experts are so excited about the potential of better face skin and significantly improved collagen production, that peptides are now seen as a requirement in many men’s morning skin routines.
(Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7)
“Applying peptides directly to your skin is a way to trick your skin into thinking that it has lost collagen recently and needs to make more.” The Dermatology Blog
“In essence, different peptides produce different biological effects by signaling cells to perform various functions by attaching to “receptors” found on the surface of each skin cell.
Functions of peptides in skin care can include:
- stimulating collagen;
- promoting glycosaminoglycan synthesis;
- stimulating capillary formation and repair;
- enhancing natural antioxidant defense mechanisms.”
“Palmitoyl oligopeptide (Pal-GHK) is one of the two active ingredients in Matrixyl 3000. It consists of a short chain of three amino acids (a.k.a. GHK peptide or glycine-histidine-lysine) connected to palmitic acid. Palmitic acid is a fatty acid added to improve the peptide’s oil solubility and thus skin penetration.” Smartskincare.com
“Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 consists of a short chain of four amino acids (a.k.a. GQPR peptide or glycine-glutamine-proline-arginine) connected to palmitic acid. Palmitic acid is a fatty acid added to improve the peptide’s oil solubility and thus skin penetration. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 is believed to work by reducing the production of interleukin-6 (IL-6) by the the key skin cells, keratinocytes and fibroblasts. IL-6 is a molecule that promotes inflammation, which, in turn, leads to faster degradation of the skin matrix and thus contributes to the development of wrinkles and loss of skin firmness and elasticity. By reducing the levels of IL-6 and possibly other inflammation mediators, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 is thought to slow down the degradation of the skin matrix and may also stimulate its replenishment.” Smartskincare.com