Biomimetic Peptides: Biohack the Skin’s Skin’s Defence Mechanisms

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Looking to turn back the hands of time? Introducing biomimetic peptides – manmade compounds that can interact with growth factor receptors to provide antiaging clinical effects. Peptides are best known for stimulating skin repair and inhibiting the signs of aging, so they can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. In this article we talk about the newest bio-hack in regenerative medicine and its application in your skin care plan.

What are Peptides?

Peptides are molecules that occur naturally in the human body. They are responsible for sending signals to different cells and play a role in various physiological processes, such as defence, immunity, stress, growth, homeostasis, and reproduction.

Peptides are made up of amino acids, which skin uses to build important proteins like collagen, elastin, and keratin. Together, these substances help keep skin firm and help control factors like skin tone, sensitivity, and hormonal activity.

With age the naturally occurring peptides start to decrease and become less effective, resulting in accelerated skin ageing. 

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What are Biomimetic Peptides?

The biomimetic peptides are identical to amino acid sequences that are found naturally in our bodies, making them a safe and effective way to help keep age at bay. These powerful little molecules are designed to mimic naturally-occurring peptides and the already existing physiological functions to preserve, repair and regenerate the tissues of our body. They have been shown to help reduce the appearance of skin ageing dramatically over time. So if you’re looking for a targeted treatment to help reverse the ageing process and give you a youthful glow, treatments and products containing biomimetic peptides may be worth a try.

Adding biomimetic peptides to cosmetic formulas is a great way to achieve specific results like wrinkle reduction, moisturization, or skin barrier recovery. By mimicking the structure and function of natural peptides, these ingredients can help improve the overall appearance of the skin. These copies synthesized by biotechnology are called PEPTIDES BIOMIMETIQUES. They compensate and strengthen the natural peptides that have become insufficient and ineffective over time.

As we age, our skin’s natural ability to produce important molecules like collagen and elastin begins to decline. Biomimetic peptides can help to reverse this process by imitating the action of these important molecules.

The target genes of different peptides are different; hence, the maximum effect is achieved only by the combined application of several biomimetic peptides and other ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, vitamins and amino-acids.

Biomimetic peptides have a wide range of applications such as increasing the efficacies of any cosmetic and meso-formulations, including dermal fillers, in anti-aging, anti-pigmentation, hair growth, body fat reduction, and many inflammation-related products.

These peptides are excellent stimulators and therapeutic agents for preventing or treating the clinical aspects of skin damaged by the consequences of aging such as:

  • development of wrinkles
  • skin ageing and laxity
  • hyperpigmentation
  • increased body fat
  • hair loss
  • inflammation

With the help of bioactive peptides, we can help increase the proliferation of skin fibroblasts and increase activity of skin stem cells, resulting in increased production of collagen and elastic fibres. This provides a skin tightening effect, an anti-aging action and an improvement in the overall health of the skin.

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Some of the examples of biomimetic peptides

Nonapeptide-32:

    • Activates the breakdown of fat in fat cells;
    • Reduces the accumulation of cholesterol in fat cells;
    • Stimulates metabolic processes of glucose breakdown in cells and gluconeogenesis;
    • Softens roughness of the skin surface;

Pentapeptide-43:

    • Reduces lipogenesis and promotes the breakdown of fat in fat cells (two processes contribute to and counteract the development of obesity); Reduces the accumulation of body fat.

Tripeptide-41:

    • Stimulates and activates the process of fat breakdown in fat cells and tissue rejuvenation;
    • Strengthens skin turgor;
    • Reduces and suppresses the division of fat cells;
    • Blocks the accumulation of cholesterol by fat cells.

Octappeptide-11:

    • Improves the appearance and tone of the skin; Stimulates neoplasm of fibroblasts;
    • Enhances collagen synthesis.

When it comes to advanced anti-ageing skincare protocols, bioactive peptides are a highly efficacious ingredient option for mature skin to help ensure optimal benefits. However, it’s also important to be aware of the fact that not all skincare ingredients mix well with peptides. Some may lessen their therapeutic effect, while some combinations may be too much for the skin. For optimal results, be sure to consult with one of our regenerative dermatologists and follow your after-care plan post a treatment featuring bioactive peptides.