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What Are Peptides?

Peptides are among the most powerful skin care ingredients being used in anti-aging products today. But what are peptides? And what do peptides do that other skin care ingredients don't do? Let us first build an understanding of this increasingly popular compound found in the premium skincare.

Peptides are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins.  Amino acids are made up of the elements carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen and are responsible for giving proteins their structure, transporting nutrients, and sending signals to other cells. Proteins make up much of the body’s tissue, organs, and skin. One of the most important skin proteins that contributes to youthful appearance is collagen. In fact, 75% of your skin is collagen protein! Unfortunately, as we age, the production of collagen slows down which is why we turn to peptides as a key ingredient in skincare to help us promote cell turnover and boost collagen production.

In short, amino acids form peptides, peptides, then form proteins like collagen, and collagen to maintain the skins structure, strength, firmness, and smoothness.

Without peptides, collagen cannot be produced. 

Incorporating peptides into your skincare routine will help boost collagen production and reverse early signs of aging. This increase in collagen production is what makes peptides such a powerful anti-aging ingredient, encouraging the skins hydration and elasticity while also diminishing signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.

You can find a potent formulation of peptides in all of Shabbella Skincare. Suitable for all skin types. Dermatologist and allergy tested. 100% Vegan and always cruelty free. Made in USA.

Skin Essentials Set: Eye & Lip Cream, Super Active BB Cream, Gel Cleanser, Youth Serum


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