Peptides For Skin Rejuvenation – Why Is It Better Than Placenta or Collagen?

Peptides – Biotechnology’s Gift To Your Skin

Peptides are bioengineered from naturally-occurring substances. Their purity and unique characteristics give them unequal skin beautifying powers that are far more superior than placenta extracts or collagen.

As the skin ages, the cells progressively lose their physiological capacities. Cellular activities slow down and wrinkles appear gradually.

Therefore, one of the best ways to prevent the decline of the skin is to restore the functions of a young epidermis.

Peptides are revolutionary bioactives that have been clinically proven to imitate the functions and effects of the mediators found on healthy, youthful skin structure that regulate the skin’s physiology. Hence, peptides are also known as ‘biomimetic’ actives.

The Unique Quality of Biomimetic Peptides

There’re many different grades and types of peptides for use in skin care. How do we select the most appropriate ones for the skin?

For a start, we use only a special class of peptides known as biomimetic peptides or matrikine peptides. The amino acids in such peptide structures are linked and arranged in a way that enables your skin to recognize the peptide as a natural fragment of itself. As these peptides match your skin perfectly, your skin will be able to use them for the purpose of skin repair and regeneration.

Benefits of Peptides

  • They are safe and highly compatible with the human skin.
  • As biomimetic compounds that work in sync with your skin’s physiological mechanisms, they act specifically and directly on every cellular element of the skin.
  • Restores the immune response of the skin by boosting the production and differentiation of keratinocytes and the maturation of Langerhan cells (which are the skin’s defense mechanism)
  • Increases the production of Type I and Type III collagen. Boosts the renewal of tissues and restores the skin’s biomechanical capabilities.
  • Promotes skin healing by stimulating the production of laminin, which is a constituent of the temporary matrix during the skin’s healing process.
  •  Inhibits the action of metallo-proteases, the enzymes responsible for the   degradation of elastin. As such, it helps to restructure the extra-cellular matrix of the dermis, restoring strength, elasticity and flexibility to the skin.
  • Limits the inflammatory response of the skin to protect the skin from structural damages.
  • Protects the skin from irritation, allergy and swelling induced by exposure to environmental pollutants, the ozone and UV rays.

Uses of Peptides In Treatment Grade Skin Care

As a result of its high cost and pronounced, positive effects on the skin, peptides are employed only in premium, high-performance skin treatment products to meet the expectations and needs of the discerning client.

Peptides have also been used extensively in post-cosmetic surgical procedures to accelerate skin recovery and ensure perfect restoration of the skin’s natural appearance.


Coreenna Ong

Head of Research

Coreenna Ong has more than 20 years of extensive experiences in research and development, conceptualization, formulation, production process development and bring to market skincare products in the beauty industry. Ms Ong is currently the Director, Research and Development at Recherché skincare.

Recherché is a Singapore cosmeceutical skincare brand, with its products clean, green, plant-based and specially catered for Asian skin. It is also the pioneer in developing edible skincare actives to specifically address skin concerns.

Within just 2 years, Ms Ong’s research has led Recherché to win several awards and accolades for its products.

Ms Ong’s research focuses on harnessing the latest formulation technologies, knowledge and techniques to distil and extract nature's essence, and then apply them synergistically for maximum results.

She has authored 2 best-selling Beauty and Wellness books with Marshall Cavendish. The books had multiple runs and remained popular and in print circulation for several years. They are currently available in the Singapore National Library collection.

Ms Ong was also a Beauty columnist for Lianhe Zaobao, Singapore's largest Chinese-language newspaper publication, with huge regional presence. As its weekly expert contributor, she shared the latest research and technologies from the Beauty industry, and addressed the many skincare issues and concerns of the newspaper's readers regionally, including offering beauty tips, quick fixes and insider knowledge.

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