Thursday, November 13, 2014

What IS A PEPTIDE and what it does to help your skin ?

What is a PEPTIDE & what it does to help your skin?
Peptides are chains of amino acids that help to form proteins (like blocks to develop tissue). One of the most important proteins for healthy skin is COLLAGEN, then peptides can help significantly to increase collagen and elastin production.
Some of the best peptides for skincare are Palmitoyl pentapeptide-3 trademark Matrixyl3000 one of the powerful peptide molecules found in the latest generation of high-end wrinkle products. The active ingredient in M3000 is also called Micro-collagen as found in our MATRIX SKIN REPAIR serum. Also the most recently discovered "neuropeptide" hexapeptide-8 or argireline as found in our ARGIRELINE 20% FORMULA - Intensive smoothening serum.
Collagen makes up 75% of the skin, is crucial for the appearance of youthfulness; this naturally-occurring substance makes the skin strong, plump and smooth. Our body's production is significantly decreased as we age. That is why we need to help our body with amino acids intake and application. Most peptides function as agents that have theoretical cell-communicating ability to help skin repair itself.

There are multiple peptides available in the skin care market, but consumers need to know that concentration and purity are very important factors in the effectiveness of the substance.
Unfortunately, many prestigious companies use very good peptides but with very limited concentration and high content of preservatives. They are big producers and they need to use preservatives to protect their products from spoiling. On the other hand, prices are significantly elevated to cover all the advertisement and distribution expenses but price not always reflects the quality or concentrations of the substance.
The consumers must learn to read the ingredients and content of the products they apply to their skin just like the food we ingest.
For skin care, we highly recommend serums because their great absorption capacity. For best results never apply combined substances since the molecules will fight for channel penetration. In other words, skin care products that promote multiple substances content to solve multiple skin problems might fail in their effectiveness. Peptides must be applied on skin before the moisturizers to ensure appropriate penetration.
Peptides can be great anti-aging ingredients for skin care but they're not the only ones you need to make your skin appear as young and healthy as you'd like. There are other amazing ingredients that are important for every individual case. Healthy diet and exercise combined with a good quality of skin care products plus daily sun protection, all are crucial elements for a healthy appearance of your skin.
 In OJARI we will assess the needs of your skin with the minimum purchase of products. Just call to set up an appointment.
To buy or for more information about our skin care line of products you can visit or call 805-563-0450
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