Esthetician's Guide to Peptides

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Peptides are chains of amino acids that make up protein molecules. They are used by the body to signal functions to happen.


  • Increases collagen and reduces the appearance of fine lines, eye puffiness, redness, and other skin conditions.
  • Best used with other antiaging performance ingredients.
  • The peptide, palmitoyl pentapeptide-4 (aka Matrixyl), increases collagen in the skin. Another peptide, acetyl hexapeptide-8 (aka Argireline), decreases the tension on facial expression lines. 

Treatment Considerations

  • Use for aging and sun-damaged skin.
  • Improves elasticity and softens the appearance of expression lines.
  • Addresses acne-prone or oily congested skin.
  • Peptides are largely non-irritating.

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