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Most peptide enriched products clearly state they have peptides within their formulation on the front of their packaging. But, you can check the label for key ingredients to make sure.
Peptides are generally considered safe. But it’s important to remember that certain ingredients in our skin care products may cause skin irritation. Peptides work well with other ingredients like vitamin C and hyaluronic acids (AHA). If you’re sensitive to vitamin C or hyaluronic acids, applying peptide products containing these ingredients to your skin could cause a skin reaction.
Most cosmetic products with peptides are formulated to either increase the amount of collagen and elastin your cells make (e.g., signal peptides) or help prevent collagen loss (e.g., enzyme inhibitor peptides). We make less collagen as we age — this is why you need peptides in your skin care routine. By increasing collagen production many potential benefits can happen.
Let’s face it. Traveling can be stressful. When you’re away from home, it’s easy to skip your skin care routine. Couple this with lack of sleep, dry cabin air, and humidity changes; travel can negatively affect your skin. Here are five tips to help you keep your skin healthy during travel if you plan ahead.
Activated charcoal —also called activated carbon — is a black powder made from carbon sources like coal, wood, or coconut shells. It’s activated after these materials are heated and exposed to certain gasses. Charcoal skin care treatments focus on the idea that activated charcoal is very absorbent and can remove impurities from your skin, leading to a clearer complexion. It’s important to keep in mind more stdies are needed.
Cucumber is 96% water, making it a gentle, hydrating addition to your skin care regimen. Because cucumbers are mostly water, cucumber skin care treatments are generally safe for people with sensitive skin and can offer many benefits.
Tomatoes contain antioxidants such as lycopene and Vitamin C. They are also a dietary source of Vitamin A, folate, and potassium. However, topical application of tomatoes hasn’t been well studied and proven effective yet.