Many of today’s natural skin care advances are refinements or adaptations of natural ingredients used for decades.
Today’s peptides are targeted amino acid combinations
Peptides are simply fragments of proteins – an engineered combination of amino acids that either mimic an existing source or which are created to illicit a specific result within the body. Since proteins are fundamental to your skin’s structure – scientifically crafted and refined peptides can have an affect – as research consistently supports.
When used wisely and judiciously, peptides can provide tremendous skin care benefits and results – all scientifically derived from simple, natural amino acid building blocks.
Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A (Tretnoin / Retin-A)
Discovered several decades ago, Tretnonin, is a prescription treatment originally targeting acne. However, once its anti-aging effects were recognized, its use was expanded – but still requires a prescription.
Retinol, a more mild derivative, is synthesized from Vitamin A, which can be used in skin care products without a prescription. Both offer similar benefits, by the synthesized Retinol provides safe efficacy and benefits. Retinol is an example of an ingredient’s evolution by design.
History’s CoQ10 is today’s Idebenone
Coenzyme Q10 (ubiquinone) is a fat-soluble ingredient that’s used within the body and its cells. Applied topically, it’s been shown to offer antioxidant and anti-aging benefits. However, being fat soluble, it can be challenging to include into products (and love to use it).
Enter Idebenone, a synthetic equivalent to CoQ10, it’s proven to be a stable and safe alternative. More importantly, it’s water soluble which makes it easier to include in formulations while also improving its antioxidant benefits.