Peptides are proteins that are made of short or long amino acids. You are probably nodding and thinking…. “OK, but what does that have to do with wrinkles?”  

Good question!  Glad you asked.

Peptides are chains of amino acids make up building blocks of proteins in the skin. While peptides can be synthetic or natural, most skin care products, especially anti-aging products, contain peptides because of their ability to reduce wrinkles and improve the general appearance of the skin. Peptides are in short chains of amino acids easily penetrate the surface of the skin and send vital signals to the skin cells to let them know what to do.

How do peptides help prevent wrinkles?

Collagen is one very important protein in our skin. It gives the skin thickness and elasticity. Due to environmental factors like the sun, wind, aging, and even stress, collagen breaks down and causes wrinkles to form. When peptides are applied topically on the skin surface, they send signals to the skin cells to begin the formation of new collagen. This means that after a short while the old collagen will be replaced by new collagen giving you a better youthful look.

Bring on the peptides!

Hold up…it’s not quite that easy.  This is a multiple choice exam!

There are several types of peptides.  There are specific peptides used in skincare products. The commonly used peptides are known as collagen stimulating peptides. The main function of this these peptides is to penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production. Copper peptides are also used in skincare to reduce inflammation on the skin.  

There are other peptides known as neuropeptides. These peptides help in relaxing the facial muscles hence reducing the appearance of wrinkles.  iQ Naturals Argireline Fine Line Serum works much like botox but without the painful injections or pin pricks.

Good News.  So what is the catch?

It is important to point out that peptides do not work in seconds. If you are looking for the next miracle wrinkle remover, then you are out of luck!  Such a product does not exist.  Peptides take time to work and, for best results, you are should use a skin care line rich in peptides on a regular, daily basis. Peptides are best applied in creams, lotions, and serums that show promising results.

Although, you will normally start seeing results in 4 -12 weeks, you need to continue using these peptides if you want to maintain good results. You will see the difference as soon as you discontinue their usage.  

Most peptides work as moisture-binding agents with cell-communicating ability to enable the skin repair itself. However, if you want to improve how your skin appears, you should not depend on peptides alone. For a smoother skin, you need a blend of several anti-aging ingredients as found in CoQ10 Serum by iQNatural

Wait…what?  Why CoQ10?

Well...good question!

Included in our CoQ10 Serumis a natural skin plumping and hydrating agent called Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium HXXX).  Although not technically an acid, it is already naturally found in our skin and throughout our body, making it the perfect all natural beauty ingredient.  Hyaluronic Acid has the ability to hold many times it weights in water and because it is naturally found in our body.  It is 100% comedogenic (non-irritating).  So while you are waiting for the rich and high concentration of peptides to kick in and do their beauty work, you will see results as soon as you start using Argireline Fine Line Serum because our base is 100% Pure Hyaluronic Acid.

HINT – The Answer

While peptides do help to reduce and remove the appearance of wrinkles, the use of peptides in your skin care routine is not a fast fix or a one-off solution, but a steady answer to the problem of wrinkles.  Like breathing air or eating healthy food, the body requires a clean, natural intake of quality ingredients to repair and renew.

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