If you’ve ever looked into using anti-aging products, you’ve probably heard about peptides. You know they have something to do with getting rid of wrinkles, but do you know how they work or why they’re so popular?
How Do Peptides Work?
By definition, peptides are simply short amino acid chains. Specialized peptides are necessary to start and stop every chemical reaction in the body. Within the structure of our skin are collagen fibers that give it thickness and strength. When our collagen breaks down, specific peptides are needed to begin the repair. The natural peptides in the repair process act as a template for rapid production of short segments of collagen molecules. As we get older, this process slows down. This is why peptides in skin care can be so important.
Why Soluble Keratin Peptides?
Soluble keratin peptides, found only in Therapon products and derived from natural keratin fibers, are patent protected to stimulate faster collagen repair in severely injured skin. Because they come from a natural source, they almost duplicate our body’s natural mechanism for new collagen formation. These peptides possess “template activity” for stimulating rapid repair of collagen and elastin. This allows new collagen to be created faster than it would be if synthetic peptides were used. Basically, soluble keratin peptides are the absolute “most effective” way of speeding up the process of collagen production.
Soluble keratin peptides are protected by 31 different patents in the wound care field. The patent owner is a plastic surgeon colleague/friend of Dr. Beckman’s who allows Therapon Skin Health exclusive use of these powerful soluble keratin peptides in skin care products. These peptides are available in our Eternox Peptide Crème, Peptide Hydrator and Peptide Repair Eye Crème.