Peptides are naturally occurring molecules that are made up of amino acids. They are found in every cell and tissue of all living organisms, including humans. They have a wide range of essential functions of the body.
Peptides have the same chemical structure as proteins and when they link together, they become the basis for all types of proteins. Out of these, the most important skin protein is collagen, because without collagen, there is no elasticity. Collagen peptides make up about 80% of our skin tissue helping it to look firm and smooth.
We produce collagen at a very high rate when we are young. However as we age, that rate begins to slow. After the age of 20, our body produces approximately 1% less skin collagen peptides, and completely stops production around the age of 40. Not to mention that at this point even our existing collagen stock begins to break down. The most prominent reason for collagen breakdown is aging, a process we can’t stop.
However, there are collagen breaking factors that we can control. Exposure to UV radiation – tanning beds or sun exposure – can break down collagen. Smoking and other behavioral factors can also lead to its deterioration.
To summarize: As your skin continues to stretch, and new collagen isn’t available to maintain the firm, smooth look it once had, wrinkles form.
peptides = proteins-like collagen = anti-aging defense
Without peptides, there’s no collagen, and without collagen, there’s no defense against aging. So it is highly recommended to start an anti-aging skin care routine in the early 20’s. By applying certain topical peptides, we feed our skin proteins that strengthen and nourish our skin.
While collagen molecules are too large to penetrate into our skin, peptides are small enough, and when they are applied topically, they signal the skin to repair itself. So they basically stimulate our skin to make more collagen mimicking that there is a loss.
But What Does Hexapeptide-11 Do?
There are many different types of peptides, some purify, others stimulate or just relax (like a Botox alternative). Hexapeptide-11 is a nourishing type of peptide that regulates five key areas:
- matrix proteins
- transmembrane proteins
- cell stress
- growth factors and
- skin lipid development
Hexapeptide-11 is able to reduce wrinkles, combat skin-aging and improve the skin smoothness, suppleness, firmness, even tone and elasticity. It provides collagen support, and is a non-irritating, comparable alternative to retinol for anti-aging.
While it can be manufactured synthetically, but the Hexapeptide-11 in the ilike organic skin care products is created from yeast by using fermentation biotechnology.
The ilike Eco-Peptide Therapy™ Collection
Clinical studies (results in 4 weeks):
- improved overall skin condition (100% of testers)
- intensive and deep hydration (100% of testers)
- softened the skin (100% of testers)
- soothed the skin (96% of testers)
- improved skin elasticity by average of 11% (in 92% of testers)
- revitalized the skin (92% of testers)
- number of wrinkles decreased by 15%
- wrinkle area decreased by 5%
- length of wrinkle lines decreased by 4%
- depth of wrinkle lines decreased by 3%
Eco-Peptide Therapy™ Gel Mask with Aloe and Ginkgo
50 ml / 1.7 fl oz
Weekly skin repair treatment for premature and mature skin that hydrates with Hyaluronic Acid while helps to reduce fine lines and deeper wrinkles, increase elasticity and activate collagen production. Read more here…
Eco-Peptide Therapy™ Serum with Aloe and Ginkgo
30 ml / 1 fl oz
Skin repair serum – as a first step of daily hydration routine for premature and mature skin – that deeply hydrates with Hyaluronic Acid while helps to reduce fine lines and deeper wrinkles, increase elasticity and activate collagen production. Read more here…
Eco-Peptide Therapy™ Moisturizer with Aloe and Ginkgo
50 ml / 1.7 fl oz
Nourishing and smoothing skin repair moisturizer – a topical skin protection for premature and mature skin – that deeply hydrates with Hyaluronic Acid while helps to reduce fine lines and deeper wrinkles, increase elasticity and activate collagen production. Read more here…