Peptides have wide ranging applications in skincare, as different peptides perform different functions. Peptides can act as cellular messengers to signal our cells to perform specific functions; transport specific molecules (Copper peptides) into skin; or influence neurotransmitters (Argireline, or “topical Botox”) or enzymes in the skin. Peptides work best in combination, and along with other building blocks of skincare.
In the case of Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-36, it is a signalling peptide that influences cellular fibroblasts to synthesize new collagen, which in turn contributes to improvements in skin elasticity, skin texture, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Dr. Felix Li
9 April 2019