What are peptides?
Peptides are natural biological messages, produced by the body, in order to communicate necessary tasks to be performed. Peptides are your body’s language and communication network. Each peptide, or message, is composed of a specific order of amino acids (the same building blocks of protein). There are many different amino acids and therefore millions of different combinations or messages that can be made out of them.
What are Cosmetic Peptides?
Peptides are high-performance ingredients that have been proven to increase collagen production, re-establish youthful metabolism and assist in the repair of unhealthy skin. When properly formulated, peptides have the ability to effectively address almost every issue that we associate with skin irregularities including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, rosacea, cellulite and many more.
In skincare formulations, peptides are designed to engage a particular cell, or group of cells, resulting in a specific function, depending on the peptide and the target cells. They are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to let them know how to function. These messages can promote healthy skin through initiating collagen production or another message to relax facial muscle contracts to help soften wrinkles and more.
Why are they so great for skin?
Since peptides are small enough to penetrate the skin, when applied topically, they signal the skin to repair itself. As a powerful age managing skin-care ingredient, peptides play an important role in replacing lost collagen [the structural protein in skin that keeps it looking young] and they work without causing irritation in the skin.
About the peptides at Sacred Skincareapy
Synthesized in a FDA-certified laboratory, Viktoria De'Ann Peptide Cosmeceuticals create specific messages with unique messengers, making them optimally effective in communicating with our cells because they're formulated with a higher concentration of actives.
Pepti-Lift - A face-lifting serum scientifically formulated to provide peptides to restore youthful skin tension. Applied to the face, arm, or decollete, to lift and re-establish your natural youthful appearance. Results demonstrate 5-10 years younger appearance with daily use by decreasing the distance between the skin cells providing a lifting and tightening effect. (targets modulation between cells)
Pepti-Tone - Viktoria De Ann’s answer to the costly injected ‘toxin base’ treatments like Botox or Dysport, without the pain and/or potential complications. Relaxes the muscles in the areas of expression aging: Crow's Feet, between brows, forehead, etc.
Eye Serum - Helps to brighten and firm the delicate skin of the eye area. The signs of aging (stress, puffiness, and dark circles) are reduced to improve the appearance of the skin. Acting as an antioxidant and optimizing hydration, green tea extract and soluble collagen are complimentary actives to the UET-3 peptide complex.
Rejuvenator - Rejuvenator series is fortified with a powerful restorative RNF-1 peptide; scientifically designed to initiate cellular responses of repair and regeneration, targeting growth layers of the skin. Rejuvenator is formulated in three strengths to accommodate various levels of skin health. Increases cell turnover to where it should be naturally & heals the skin.
Pepti-Hyaluronic - A natural component in our skin, hyaluronic acid improves or skin's moisture content and also strengthens our skin's barrier. A healthy barrier looks and feels softer, smoother, and plumper. As the first age management cosmeceutical formulated to reestablish the natural regeneration of hyaluronic acid within the skin, Pepti-Hyaluronic acts as a targeted signal to the cells to increase production of hyaluronic acid at the dermal layer to increase skin hydration for youthful skin balance.
Pepti-Pro-Col - Scientifically formulated to promote the repair, replacement and restructuring of collagen. Normally used in combination with Pepti-Lift. Works by stimulating collagen for proper skin structure. Supports lifted skin and natural fibril restructuring collagen that has been formed incorrectly (scar tissue) for healthier skin.
Pepti-Elastin - Elastin is the counterpart of collagen and forms a network similar to spandex in the skin. Collagen alone is fibrous, while the combination with elastin permits elasticity in all directions. Hydrated elastin also functions in combination with desmosomes to tighten the skin, and since it holds 1000x water, it moisturizes and protects the skin from environmental assaults and UV damage. Pepti-Elastin signals for improving elastin production in the skin; an important component of youthful skin retention. Greatly improves your own elastin in your skin and restores skin elastin to youthful levels. Improves skin tone, hydration, as well as surface texture and smoothness. Increases the skin's ability to heal & can assist in diminishing stretch marks.
Pepti-Repair - Breaks down scar tissue (collagen) and repairs damaged skin cells. Formulated to signal programmed accelerated repair and restructuring of damaged skin; especially formulated for sun damaged or micro scarred skin. Messages for repair & reconstruction. Actively regenerates healthy skin & support a visibly healthier epidermis. Repair is a pro peptide that signals for the overall repair of the skin.
Pepti-Pad - (inducer) is the first anti-aging product formulated to re-establish the natural regeneration of the dermal cushion. Early cushion loss and skin thinning is initially apparent on the backs of hands and upper lip, and with time and aging, on forearms, legs and face. pro peptide, signals to the dermal cells a direct message to initiate production of subcutaneous fat.- Restructures the fat pad in areas where there is loss of volume ie: under eyes, upper lip, nasal labial area
Pepti-Correct HP - Helps reduce dark spots and future discoloration, and moderate new melanin production by targeting pigmentation at its core, this lightweight serum is free from surface bleaching agents, hypochlorites, and hydroquinones, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation without inflammation. Beginning approximately 6 weeks after initial application, one should notice a diminishment of central color, with a continual fading, progressing from the center and then to the edges of the blemish.
Pepti-Acne - A multiple blend of synergistic amino acid complexes to quiet quorum signaling of bacteria. The perfect complement to your skins natural biological defenses. Stops the p.acne bacteria from communicating with each other. When they can't communicate they can't proliferate and the body can naturall control them.
Pepti-Lash XL - Targets the visual signs of eyelash aging and improve the look of thin, sparse lashes and brows with the active PEPTI-lash-XL serum. Active Oligo-peptide LSH-XL provides support, conditioning, and nutrients to help lashes & brows appear longer, fuller, thicker and more luxurious. Studies show that clients saw improvement in the appearance of fullness and length of their lashes after 6 weeks of use. Unlike other lash and brow products, there is no evidence of a change in eye color, eyelid darkening, or irritation.