Peptides are a buzz-worthy ingredient in the world of skincare. And for a good reason. These tiny molecules are made up of amino acids and are essential building blocks for healthy, glowing skin. When applied topically, peptides have been shown to offer a range of benefits. They hold an exquisite potency in elevating skin health and this is why I absolutely love to formulate with them. However, I never formulate with just peptides. I create strong, powerful combinations of ingredients and products that are guaranteed to quickly help you achieve a more radiant, youthful-looking complexion.
Derived from the cocoon of the silkworm, French silk peptides are a revolutionary 100% natural ingredient that holds the key to vibrant and rejuvenated skin. And in the Agent Nateur range, you can find them formulated in the following products:
- holi (bright): Our restorative and protective resurfacing glass face mask helps your skin achieve its maximum ageless potential and a glowing visage to match.
- holi (lift): Our lifting and firming serum, a strong yet zero-downtime youth elixir, delivers powerful results in the form of a serum. Formulated for all skin types, but exceptional for mature or aging skin, holi (lift) is deeply hydrating, brightening, pore minimizing, and tightening.
These potent peptides are loaded with a wealth of skin-nourishing nutrients that help to brighten and revitalize the complexion, imparting a luminous glow. They are truly transformative. These tiny yet mighty peptides boast antioxidant properties that combat free radicals, thus preventing premature aging. Their exceptional amino acid composition also helps to fortify the skin’s natural barrier, shielding it from external stressors. They possess remarkable moisturizing properties, delivering a plump, youthful, and glowing appearance. No wonder holi (bright) is dubbed botox in a jar!
For me, on my formulation journey, I consider the power of silk peptides a hidden gem in unlocking radiant and flawless skin. So, let’s get into the science and some fascinating studies:
Silk peptides And Anti-inflammatory Activity
Silk peptides have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity, which may be beneficial in reducing inflammation associated with various skin conditions. A study explored whether silk peptides could reduce inflammation and enhance the effects of Tat-superoxide dismutase, which has anti-oxidative properties. The study found that peptides reduced inflammation markers, suggesting that peptides could be used as a treatment for inflammatory diseases and inflammatory skin conditions. Other studies have found that silk peptides also have a photoprotective effect against UVB-induced skin damage and tumor promotion by reducing oxidative stress, inflammation, and cell proliferation.
Silk Peptides And Atopic Dermatitis
Because silk peptides possess anti-inflammatory properties, it also makes them effective in alleviating skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis. They’ve been directly shown to help with atopic dermatitis. A study looked at the effectiveness of silk peptides in treating atopic dermatitis in mice and found they helped by lowering serum IgE levels and concluded that silk peptides could help with atopic dermatitis by balancing the immune system’s TH1/TH2 responses.
Silk peptides And Burn Wounds
Silk peptides are also thought to be incredible for healing wounds, specifically burn injuries. A 2013 study treated participants with second-degree burn wounds with a standard antimicrobial cream or the same cream with added silk peptides. The group treated with the cream containing sericin had significantly shorter healing times, with no infections or severe reactions reported.
Silk Peptides And Skin Hydration
Silk peptides are one of my favorites to work with because they have been proven to increase skin hydration by replenishing amino acids, promoting collagen and elastin synthesis, and providing excellent anti-aging benefits for the skin.
Silk peptides can help hydrate the skin by retaining moisture and improving the skin’s ability to hold onto hydration. A 2005 study looking at transepidermal water loss showed that the silkworm has a moisturizing effect on the skin by increasing skin hydration and reducing water loss, making the skin smoother. This is due to the restoration of amino acids and their ability to prevent water loss from the skin. Well-hydrated skin, with the help of silk peptides, can also minimize wrinkles and promote better skin barrier function, ultimately delaying the aging process.
Peptides are a simple and effective way to incorporate these powerful ingredients into your skincare routine and holi (bright) and holi (lift) are the easiest way to do that. Incorporate peptide-rich glazes into your daily routine, and see how your skin fares. I feel confident you will see a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion with improved texture and tone. Want to take peptides to the next level? Incorporate them into your hair care routine for glossy, well-nourished strands. Our silk peptide soft hydrating hair serum is perfect for this.
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