Peptides are the new superstars of the skin care industry. To put it simply, peptides are amino acids that are linked together with organic, chemical bonds. ‘oligo’ is a term used to refer to between three and ten amino acids that are linked together with peptide bonds. When more than 100 amino acids are bound together in this way, we refer to it as a protein.
The exact sequence of amino acids in a peptide is coded in our DNA. Peptides carry out a wide range of diff erent functions in nature. They have anti-infl ammatory and antiviral properties, or act as hormones.
In addition to water, peptides are the most important compounds in our skin.