Peptides are amino acids that work as messengers sending signals to different parts of the body. The word peptides is Greek for to digest” and are formed naturally during the body’s normal digestion of proteins and other organic molecules. Peptides have become a cutting edge ingredient in the skin care industry. Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 and Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 are two peptides that are beneficial to younger healthy glowing skin.

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 was discovered by two branches of dermatological research while searching for substances that accelerate wound healing and rejuvenate fine lines and wrinkles. This cell communicating ingredient improves the appearance of skin by stimulating collagen and hyaluronic add production.

Ina double blind study, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 increased overall collagen synthesis by up to 117%, collagen IV synthesis was increased by up to 327%, and hyaluronic acid synthesis increased by 267%. Deep wrinkles were reduced by half and light wrinkles and fine lines faded up to 70%. In addition, using several peptides together maximizes resufts, such as the combination of Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 and Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 for the effect treatment of aging. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 works by preventing muscle contractions associated with facial expressions. As the brain sends a signal to release acetylcholine, a chemical that causes the muscles to contract Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 disrupts the connection and the contraction doesn’t happen. The repetition of facial muscle contractions lead to wrinkles and facials lines over time. By blocking these transmissions, the muscles of the face relax resulting in the reduction of wrinkles and less visible lines. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 treats the same types of wrinkles as botulinum toxin (BOTOX®) injections but with an important distinction; whereas FDA regulations only allow (BOTOX0) serum to be injected in limited areas of the face, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 may be applied wherever lines and wrinkles appear without the injection.

Petides have become an essential component of every she care regimen and as a smart ingredient, Lelexo products contain these peptides to obtain healthy youthful glowing skin.

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