Posted on January 03 2017
When you think about the effects of getting older, you may automatically assume that lines and wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process that unavoidably comes with the territory. We’ve got some great news: You couldn’t be more wrong. Believe it or not, you can thank small amino acid chains known as peptides for helping to build collagen, thereby minimizing lines and wrinkles and giving your face the youthful glow you never thought you would see again.
What Exactly Are Peptides and How Do They Bring These Amazing Benefits To Your Skin?
In essence, peptides are protein fragments that are constructed of amino acids. Think of a large container of children’s blocks of various colors, sizes and shapes. They can be put together in numerous unique formations to suit a child’s purpose, and the same is true of amino acids. There are hundreds of peptides, all formed from different amino acid configurations. Peptides make specific proteins based on their own composition, and these proteins are what keep your skin smooth and supple. With the passage of time, your body becomes less efficient at manufacturing and distributing peptides, leading to that leathery, lined and wrinkled appearance that might be taunting you from the mirror each day.
Modern science, in partnership with the skin-care industry, is doing all it can to give your trash-talking looking-glass the shock of its life. That’s because certain peptides, when combined with other beneficial ingredients such as antioxidants and organic components that soothe and moisturize your face, can significantly lessen the ravages of time, sun damage, stress and protein depletion. They do so by stimulating additional production of collagens, the main structural protein that provides strength and structure and plays a part in replacing dead skin cells. With age and exposure to factors such as cigarette smoking and the sun's rays, the production of collagen declines, leaving you vulnerable to dryness and tightness as well as lines and wrinkles.
Two Very Important and Powerful Trade Name Peptides To Keep Your Eye On
The cutting-edge anti-aging skin formulas of today are designed to marry the most age-busting peptides to carefully selected ingredients to provide the moisture and collagen development that your face needs to remain smooth, soft and elastic. There are two formulations that are particularly effective in this regard:
- Matrixyl 3000® harnesses the power of two specific peptides called Palmitoyl-Tetrateptide-7 and Palmitoyl-Oligopeptide that work together to imitate the appearance of damaged collagen strands. Once your body sees this damage, it is stimulated to produce new collagen as well as the all-important elastin. Although research is still being conducted, recent studies have found significant reductions in main wrinkle depth and volume as well as skin roughness and improvement in skin tone with Matrixyl 3000®.
- Argireline® uses a specific neuropeptide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, that can lessen the appearance of so-called expression lines that result from a lifetime of frowning and smiling. Applied topically, this formulation can mimic the effects of Botox injections. It does so by inhibiting the effectiveness of the nerves that send messages to your facial muscles. Wrinkles are lessened because subtle expressions are repressed while chronic tension in facial muscles is relaxed. Less invasive and more economical than injections or facelift surgery, this Botox in a jar solution is becoming the go-to anti-aging strategy for an increasing number of consumers.
“Wow, both of these formulations sound great,” you are probably saying to yourself right now. “It’s a shame that they can’t somehow be combined into one super-product.” As a matter of fact, they have been. Lurevo’s Age Reversing Serum gives you both the collagen-boosting wizardry of Matrixyl 3000® and the wrinkle-reducing magic of Argireline® in a soothing and moisturizing serum that will leave your skin moist, supple and youthful in appearance. Unlike other products in this category, this age-defying serum exceeds the manufacturers’ recommended concentration percentages. Sederma and Lipotec, the manufactures of Matrixyl 3000® and Argireline® respectively, both recommend a concentration of at least 2-3 percent. Lurevo’s product contains 6 percent Matrixyl 3000® and 5 percent Argireline®. Both numbers surpass the industry standard, providing you with a product that can provide you with maximum effectiveness. Furthermore, Lurevo's serum is fully guaranteed.
Unless you are a scientist or count organic chemistry as one of your hobbies, you might not have thought about peptides since high school – and perhaps not even then. Little did you know what a powerful role they can play in minimizing those crow-s feet, frown lines, saggy spots and wrinkles that are making you feel old before your time. It’s all about giving your skin a bit of a helping hand in producing more of that all-important collagen which is at the foundation of a smooth, glowing, young-looking face. These days, you don’t need to be a celebrity with money to burn in order to see tangible, age-defying results. So what are you waiting for? Pep up your face with peptides!