In case you missed our latest Wellness Wednesday with Wendei on Instagram @peaceofmindhealh & @peaceofmindskin, here’s a bit of information about some of Wendei’s favorite ingredients – peptides. Because Wendei lives with multiple autoimmune diseases, not only does she use peptides in her skincare products, but she uses them as medicine as well.
Peptides are strings of amino acids attached by a peptide bond. They work by sending signals to the cells in our bodies which is why they’re used in the medical world to treat various conditions including insomnia and chronic pain and gut health. The number of peptides in the string or chain determined what signal they’re sending. For example oligo peptide means there are eight peptides in a chain, then comes the peptide bond and another 8 peptides and so on and so forth. Some peptides send signals to stimulate the fibroblasts to produce more collagen and elastin, while some others work to fade hyperpigmentation (Chroma-Brite and others) and others like Syn-Ake mimic snake venom and relax the facial muscles. Other injectables like Botox or Dysport will paralyze the facial muscles but when using peptides in your daily skin care routine, if you are getting fillers or Botox, you’ll find that they last much longer meaning in the long run you’ll save money. Currently peptides can be found in the following Peace of Mind Naturals products with more currently in development: Crack Cream, Flourish Mask and Glow Mask.
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