The building blocks of peptides and proteins are amino acids. Two or more amino acids are linked in chains to form peptides. It forms a peptide chain protein consisting of more than one hundred amino acids.
Peptides are vital for the human body. Peptides act as "messenger" that carries information between cells and tissues.
Peptides repair the extracellular matrix or the skin's scaffold, thus improving the appearance of deep wrinkles by repairing the skin's support tissue.
Matrixyl is the most widely used peptide in skin care and has the most academic studies and data.The peptide mixture, also known as
Martixyl 3000, consists of 2 different peptides: tripeptide (contains 3 amino acids) and tetrapeptide (contains 4 amino acids). The tripeptide is named Pal-GHK while the tetrapeptide is named Pal-GQPR. These two peptides are matricines, known as tissue-repairing peptides. These are actually small fragments of procollagen I, which leads to collagen synthesis in the skin.
Experimental studies have shown that Martixyl increases collagen and elastic synthesis in skin cells. With regular use, it intensifies the support layer of the skin. It increases the amount of elastin and collagen in the skin. Helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles by plumping the skin.
What is Matrikin? Matrikines are "messenger" peptides that regulate cellular activities by communicating with the cell's special receptors. They play a role in renewing the extracellular matrix and activating certain genes involved in the production of new cells.
As we age, this communication mechanism becomes very weak. Supporting this mechanism with products containing special tissue repair peptides accelerates the production of new cells. It also accelerates the regeneration of the supporting tissue outside the cell.