Peptides are chains of amino acids that are attached in a specific order. They are small protein precursor molecules made up of amino acids that act on the skin as signal molecules that stimulates cell growth, healing and proliferation. Amino acids are naturally occurring in the body and are vital to everyday cellular processes. Peptides can be made up of 2 or more amino acids that can stimulate different biological responses within the body. As a result, peptides serve as tiny messengers within the body that can help upregulate the production of cells as peptides are the building blocks for elastin and keratin, which form part of the skin matrix which is essential for reducing the appearance of wrinkles as the skin ages. 

 Collagen peptides account for 75-80% of the dermis space.  Peptides are able to interact directly with the skin through several different mechanisms, including regulation of inflammation pathways and the oxidation and degradation of existing proteins.

Peptides have been popular in the beauty industry for over twenty years due to their excellent multi-functional properties. Their "Botox-like" method of action, activation of collagen and elastin production, and skin lightening effect make them very efficient against deep wrinkles and hyperpigmentation of the skin.