WHAT ARE COLLAGEN BENEFITS FOR SKIN CARE?
Discover the Olay Collagen Peptide that is more valuable than gold, find out what Peptides are used for in skin care, and explore Olay’s Regenerist line-up to renew your skin’s natural glow!
WHAT ARE COLLAGEN PEPTIDES?
In layman’s terms, Peptides are chains of amino acids that serve as the building blocks for proteins. Proteins play a vital role in almost all biological processes and make up 20% of the human body, including your skin, which is composed of around 75% collagen.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body - it is crucial for your skin’s condition and firmness, and helps ensure that you’ve got that radiant, healthy-looking glow.
Collagen proteins make up about one-third of the proteins in the human body. It is present in many places: it can be found in bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, corneas, blood vessels and even teeth. Collagen is also present in your skin, and its purpose is to serve as a building block, as some kind of a glue that holds things together. Even the word’s origin suggests this very function: ‘kólla’ means ‘glue’ in Greek.
There are several types of collagen, but when it comes to skin care, the most important one is the type that is responsible for your skin’s strength and elasticity. This type of collagen is produced by specialised cells in the dermis, the lower layer of your skin.
WHAT ARE THE SKIN CARE BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN PEPTIDES?
Collagen Peptides are one of the most beloved ingredients in skin care — and for good reasons. Read on to find out exactly how Peptides help you retain the youthful look of your skin!
1. REDUCES THE APPEARANCE OF FINE LINES & WRINKLES
Not all Peptides are created equal. In fact, some Peptides don’t naturally penetrate the skin very well, so we combined our Peptide with a palmitoyl group to aid penetration. The Peptide we use in Olay Regenerist is called palmitoyl pentapeptide-4. Multiple clinical studies have shown that it can significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in smoother-looking skin.
2. GENTLE ON THE SKIN
Peptides are a gentle yet effective choice for all skin types and ages. Skin care products that contain this ingredient are a great choice for sensitive skin, as Peptides can be less irritating than some anti-aging ingredients even on delicate areas, like the skin around the eyes. Peptides also work well with many other ingredients, without interfering or reducing the effects of either. When paired with another Peptide, the anti-aging effects are boosted.