Create custom lotions and potions with our anti-aging peptide collection. Choose from the latest peptides that restore your youthful appearance and smooth out life's little imperfections.
Making serums and lotions is also an excellent alternative for those who are sensitive to specific ingredients. We include Product instructions with each peptide.
Check out our website for free sample recipes on how to make a custom DIY anti-aging product! Use the peptide chart to determine which peptides will work best for any specific needs you are targeting.
To learn more about making lotion and skincare, view our video at the bottom of the page! Use our chart to locate the peptides that are right for you. Then check out our free recipes at our formulary!
Use the chart below to help decide which anti-aging peptides are perfect for your formula. Decide what your skincare goals are.
Decide your goals. Then, choose the peptides you will need from the chart below. It is best to select one peptide from a category. At times it is useful to use more than one. For example, if you are creating a highly concentrated eye serum to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, then using Argireline and Snap 8 is appropriate.
Here's the deal, there are many companies the sell cosmetic peptides. Unfortunately, many times, the ingredients come from China, and you have no idea what you are buying. Then you get the major cosmetic companies who literally charge an arm and a leg. Yep, you've seen the serums sell for $300. Really. And then there are those companies who barely add any concentration of only one or two main ingredients.
We also see many companies add water, fillers, additional preservatives, and other chemicals. So really, you are purchasing a bottle that contains 90% water! Rest assured, at Skin Perfection, we never add any additional ingredients to our Serum Boosters! They are 100% authentic, pure anti-aging ingredients.
Until recently, a peptide was far from a household word. Now, however, the effects of these anti-aging skin care product ingredients are becoming more and more revered as an efficient way to fight time’s relentless march over delicate skin.
What are peptides? How can they help enhance your skin’s beauty? How do they minimize the appearance of wrinkles?
Where It Starts
Visible effects of aging, such as a loss of plumpness to the skin, crow’s feet, expression lines, and sagging, have various causes.
The number of birthdays one has celebrated indeed plays in role in these unflattering events. Many other factors play in as well. Genetics can affect how youthful (or not) a person’s skin appears. Lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, environmental pollution, and smoking are factors as well.
The layers of the skin contain a protein called collagen. Collagen is the substance that makes your complexion look and feel firm, supple, and youthful.
As the aging process begins, the effects of environmental and other signs of aging appear. Which can take a toll on the skin; it becomes thinner, more wrinkled, and sometimes seems translucent and even saggy.
These effects are due to collagen breakdown, which – while inevitable to some extent – isn’t wholly irreversible.
This is where youth-boosting peptides come in. They are short chains of amino acids that signal fibroblasts to refresh and regenerate your complexion. Tripeptides mean a strand of 3. Tetrapeptide is a Pentapeptides that are created when 5 amino acids are linked together. Hexapeptides link 6 units. Heptapeptide is a strand of 7 links. Oligopeptides have eight or more. RH-Oligopeptide-1 is Epidermal Growth Factor, and it is the longest strand of 53 amino acids.
Advances in Anti-Aging Treatments
While millions of people each year still opt to shell out hundreds of dollars a pop for painful injections that paralyze the facial muscles, others wish to avoid these invasive treatments. But we all want to gain the benefit of improved skin texture and less visible wrinkles.
It may seem like a pipe dream, but technological advances in-home beauty treatments have resulted in the best anti-aging skin care products available to date.
For those who aren’t interested in the risks of surgical injections yet still want to maintain a youthful, vibrant appearance, peptides are the ideal anti-aging skin care product choice. But what are these mysterious substances, anyway?
Variations in Peptides
If you decide to make at-home anti-aging treatments instead of surgical injections or other pricey options, there are still choices to make. Peptides are not all created equal.
Most are formulated to perform one of two tasks in the war against aging. Either stimulate collagen production over a period or act more quickly to relax muscles to minimize facial expression lines.
You will also find there are many companies in China making copycat peptides. Our peptides are the same used by all the major cosmetic companies.
Collagen-boosting peptides: these are the kind, such as those found in our DIY Matrixyl 3000. Designed for long-term usage and, over time, encourage the skin to produce more collagen, resulting in a plumper, firmer texture, as well as a reduction in the appearance of fine lines.
Some people begin seeing results in just a few weeks. The important thing is that collagen-stimulating peptides be used consistently over weeks to months, build a cumulative effect. Stopping the use of this peptide will eventually lead to your complexion, assuming its former condition.
Neuropeptides: these haven’t been around as long as the other peptides. However, they’ve soared in popularity. Because this is due to the mechanism which is somewhat similar to the way that Botox® works. Neuropeptides like those in our Argireline actually work to interrupt the signals.
They control the facial muscles. These muscles are responsible for the face's problem areas (such as forehead expression lines and crow’s feet). This action allows the muscles to remain relaxed, making the skin appear more youthful than before.
The real beauty of these peptides is that you can incorporate them into your favorite beauty product. Fighting wrinkles doesn’t get much simpler!
About the Author
Kari Thomas wrote this article.