Do Peptides Fight Wrinkles?
The biggest trend to hit the recent wrinkle care market, many are finding that peptides have been quite effective. Now of course, as with any other grouping of ingredients, the results do vary depending on what you are using. This being said, the question is, do peptides actually work?
To their credit, peptides in general are found as naturally occurring substances in the skin. They have been used to promote various benefits including the production of collagen and elastin in the body. As their levels go down, the levels of collagen and elastin in the product go down in direct correlation. This being said, ergo if you want to increase natural collagen and elastin levels, you don’t want to actually replace collagen and elastin. You want to replace their precursors known as peptides.
There is one peptide that at least stands out to me, because unlike so many others, it is not one I would necessarily recommend. It is known as argireline, and while other peptides have been known to rebuild the skin and provide long term results in general, argireline only relaxes the muscles, working in the opposite way of botox. But ultimately speaking, it means that the results will not last. Yes, it’s good for instant gratification. But you want longer term results.
This being said, there are plenty of other peptides to choose from. I would recommend for one thing to check out Matrixyl 3000 or Syn-Coll. These are two of the strongest peptides currently available, capable of multiplying the levels of collagen and elastin quite significantly to say the least, and when it comes right down to it, they are actually stronger than many others of their type.
This being said, another peptide I would definitely recommend looking into would be called eyeseryl. This is one of a select few ingredients in general, not just in terms of peptides, that actually targets the area around the eyes. Yes, ingredients like matrixyl can strengthen the effects of those like eyeseryl. But ingredients like matrixyl do not actually target the area around the eyes on their own. So if you really need an ingredient to get the total effect, it would be this one.
All in all, peptides are the only ingredients that are really well known or known at all for producing more collagen in the skin. This means that they are technically the only ingredients that can really effectively rebuild the skin and eliminate wrinkles rather than just stopping the premature aging process.
There are of course other ingredients that are to some degree elemental in total success. A formula that only has peptides can produce extreme results. But in the long run, the fact is that many need an everyday product that can perhaps be mixed with peptides that will also moisturize the skin and protect it with antioxidants. So everything has its place. But I would say that there needs to be some balance. However, ultimately, peptides are the only ingredients that I would say could actually fight wrinkles singlehandedly. A real wrinkle formula cannot work without them.