Anti-aging & Wrinkle Treatment
Turn Back the Hands of Time with Neuropeptides
Until someone discovers the fountain of youth and stops aging forever, scientists are going to keep searching for ingredients that can help slow the process down. Neuropeptides, found throughout the Peter Thomas Roth product line, are highly prized in skin care products because they can start or stop neurotransmitters - the chemicals that relay signals between a neuron and another cell. By doing this, neuropeptides can prevent and repair new, forming and existing wrinkles. In other words, neuropeptides may be able to actually reverse the visible signs of aging.
Peptides are relatively new to the skin care world. Peptides are proteins made from the linking of amino acids. Because proteins are the building blocks of most living tissue, peptides have been shown to actually regenerate damaged skin and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin in the skin. Many anti-aging products and procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments actually injure skin in order to stimulate the new growth of younger-looking skin. Peptides, on the other hand, regenerate skin without irritation or damage, making them suitable for all skin types and a more comfortable form of treatment. Because of their unique structure, peptides can be used in nearly any type of skin care product, from serums and toners to moisturizers and lip treatments.
There are many different kinds of peptides, and they are named and classified by various means. For example, polypeptides and pentapeptides are named to reflect the size of the peptide molecules. Neuropeptides, on the other hand, are named after the peptides found in neural tissue.
Neuropeptides can make the collagen-producing cells in the body begin to work, thereby increasing collagen production and making the skin firmer and smoother. In other words, neuropeptides are believed to be able to actually reverse the visible signs of aging. Ssome scientists even believe that neuropeptides can produce results that rival or even outshine those of Botox. In addition, neuropeptides can be used to combat inflammation caused by Retin-A, microdermabrasion and other irritating facial treatments.
When we’re young, our skin is full of neuropeptides. As we age, however, our skin begins to lose these neuropeptides, which allows visible signs of aging to appear. The following products contain neuropeptides and help our skin reclaim that rosy glow of youth.
Evolution Skin Therapy's Reclaim is designed to be a long-term treatment for deep wrinkles, fine lines and crinkled skin. Reclaim actually transforms aging skin to regain youthful tone and texture. It replaces neuropeptides in order to boost the skin’s radiance and restore a youthful appearance. Plus, palmitoyl oligopeptide smoothes wrinkles, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 firms, retinyl palmitate hydrates and repairs, and DMAE firms, tones and increases elasticity. All of these amazing ingredients are delivered to your skin via T3 Time Released Delivery System, ensuring that your skin gets active ingredients where and when it needs them most. This all-in-one formula works as a toner, moisturizer and anti-aging treatment, providing a simple and effective answer to most of your skin care needs. For best results, use with Evolution Skin Therapy’s Decrease Deep Wrinkle Smoothing Cream and Illumine Skin Perfecting Complex.
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Night contains eight active anti-aging peptides, neuropeptides and Syn-Tacks, a new dual peptide. Combined with retinol, glycolic acid, vitamins and moisturizers, these ingredients work together to diminish the appearance of deep wrinkles, fine lines and expression lines while exfoliating dead skin cells, revealing a younger-looking complexion. Collagen, firmness and elasticity is boosted, pores are minimized and moisture is restored – all while you sleep. Wake up to smoother, firmer and more resilient skin.
For the eyes, check out Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Eye. Formulated with anti-aging peptides, maximum-strength neuropeptides, aloe vera, sweet almond extract, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins A, C and E, Un-Wrinkle Eye reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, sagging, and other skin creases around the eye area. The eye area is left smoother, firmer and younger-looking. This product is safe for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers.
Whether you’re trying to prevent the signs of time or reverse damage and expression lines, neuropeptides can help you in your quest to achieve gorgeous, youthful skin.
Article posted 5/09/2008.