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As a result of the decrease in collagen level with aging, “peptide” begins to be produced. (See) This sends a message to the skin that it has lost collagen and needs to create more collagen. Peptides work with proteins to signal which type of collagen from 23 different species needs repair. Peptides are made up of two different components called EGF and bFGF, also called binary peptides. EGF (sh-Oligopeptide-1), aka Epidermal Growth Factor, works on the epidermis to regenerate the skin. It is very effective on fine lines and wrinkles that occur in the 20s and 30s. EGF actually occurs naturally in the body, but decreases rapidly starting in the mid-20s. Replenishing the skin's EGF through skin care regulates the skin's regeneration cycle, not only to accelerate skin regeneration and strengthen the skin's outer barrier, but also to keep skin plump and fine lines heal quickly.

bFGF (sh-Polypeptide-1), means Fibroblast Growth Factor, works deep in the skin, on the dermis. Not only does it heal skin damage caused by UVA rays, it also improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as stimulating the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, fibronectin and other body components that UVA damage reduces. It has great effects on deep wrinkles that start to settle from the mid-30s.

While anti-aging peptides are used to rejuvenate the building blocks that make the skin more resilient, they need the help of certain ingredients like antioxidants to deliver the maximum potential needed to function. When all of these ingredients are properly formulated in a skincare product, they work very well to address multiple signs of aging and produce great r