Peptides: Pep-talking your way to a younger looking skin!

No one likes a bossy boots… always in your face, telling you to do this and do that.  BUT, when it comes to keeping your skin looking and acting younger… then a little bossing around is exactly what your skin needs.


Our skin’s health and vitality literally depends on trillions of cell-to-cell communications, ensuring important functions like immune defence, injury repair and surface stability are carried out so that it is protected from the outside world.  However, as our skin ages this communication tends to get a little lax leading to a decline in the natural production of important compounds such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid… the holy trinity to a beautiful, healthy, glowy skin.   In fact, our skin cell communication can start to decline as early as in our twenties, with collagen production, in particular, slowing by a rate of 1% every year.


What are Peptides?

Peptides are one of the most exciting revolutions in skin care because they work by actually telling your skin to produce more collagen.  Made up of short chains of amino acids, Peptides are the building blocks of proteins and have the ability to penetrate through the skin barrier, diving deep into your living skin cells and commanding them to regenerate collagen and other proteins such as elastin and hyaluronic acid. 


There are hundreds of different Peptides:

But when it comes to skin care, not all peptides are created equal.  There are hundreds of different kinds; from carrier peptides that deliver trace minerals to boost collagen to inhibitor peptides that work to slow down the natural breakdown of collagen.  There’s even neurotransmitter peptides that block the release of muscle contracting chemicals, smoothing out expression lines with a ‘botox-like’ effect.  It’s important to use a skin care product with a stable and effective formulation, able to penetrate the skin barrier.


ASI Multi-Peptide Serum:


Suitable for all skin types, the ASI Multi-Peptide serum is a potent cosmeceutical serum formulated with highly active peptides and growth factors that boost collagen, elastin and hydration, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving the appearance of redness and pigmentation.

 

The Multi-Peptide serum is delivered deep into the skin via ASI’s nanotechnology and unique transdermal delivery system (read more about that here) meaning you’ll get 10x the effectiveness compared to standard formulations.

 

What are the key ingredients?

 Bio-Placenta (plant-based) – a non-animal, active ingredient with properties that include; accelerated healing of the skin, increased rate of skin renewal, helps to slow down thinning of aging skin, reduces wrinkles, boosts collagen and elastin synthesis, and promotes skin rejuvenation.

Pepha®-Tight – Pepha Tight is a combination of a microalga called Nannochloropsis Oculata and polysaccharides which provides immediate tightening to the skin as well as shielding the skin against oxidative stress, stimulating the formation of type 1 collagen and providing long-term tightening effect through the strengthening of the skin's connective tissue.

Matrixyl Synthe’6 (Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38) –  is a powerful new wrinkle-reversing peptide that stimulates the synthesis of 6 major constituents of the skin matrix including collagen and elastin. As it begins to smooth the appearance of wrinkles, Matrixyl® synthe'6® also signals the skin to produce more of the cells that keep it looking young and healthy.

 

Oligopeptide - has a strong anti-inflammatory effect as well as reduces tyrosinase and melanin production helping to treat and prevent hyperpigmentation.

Hyaluronic Acid -  restores the skin moisture, plumps the skin and provides long-lasting hydration. Hyaluronic acid is described as “nature’s moisturizer” because its main function in the body is to bind with water. 50% of the body’s Hyaluronic Acid is found in the skin tissue so it is a vital ingredient in keeping skin healthy!

How to use the Multi-Peptide Serum?
Simply apply to a cleansed and dry skin by massaging in 2 pumps all over the face, neck and décolletage then top with your usual treatment serums and moisturiser.  Because the Multi-Peptide serum contains hyaluronic acid, it is best to apply it first… the hyaluronic acid in the Multi-Peptide Serum will act like a vehicle that will help additional products penetrate more efficiently. 

For a powerful anti-ageing skin ritual, try teaming Multi-Peptide Serum with ASI’s Vitamin C Serum and Rejuvenating Day Cream in the mornings and ASI’s Vitamin A Corrector and Rejuvenating Night Treatment before bed.

Then give your skin a weekly boost with the ASI Dermal Roller and Dermal Facelift Mask for supercharged glowyness.

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