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All about Peptides-Stem Cells-Growth Factors

Updated: Apr 4

The studio sole mission is to help our guest to restore your optimal skin health. One of the way to restore your skin health is improving the cellular communication.

Why Peptides Work:

You have probably heard of peptides or seen it on countless of skincare products but have you wonder what does peptides actually do?

Peptides occur naturally in all living organisms. They are basically made up of amino acid bonds which are known to stimulate collagen and elastin production to assist the skin in appearing fuller and firmer. They are crucial tiny cellular messengers that play an important role in skin health, their actions occur in the deeper layers of the skin. Many forms of peptide products are created using proprietary formulas, most peptides fall into these 5 types of functions:

  • Enzyme inhibitors-

  • Neurotransmitter inhibitors

  • Carrier inhibitors.

source:DMK Skincare

  • Signaling inhibitors

  • Antimicrobial inhibitors

The inhibitor peptides slow down the undesirable processes such as the rapid breakdown of collagen and elastin, overactive response to inflammatory. Peptide signals encourage healthy cellular activities while carrier peptides deliver beneficial minerals like copper to skin cells to aid in healing and protein synthesis.

Amino Acid Glossaries

Amino acids are building blocks of proteins and peptides.

  • Arginine-is a building blocks of collagen that assist in smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, wound healing abilities. It is a non-essential amino acid which means that our body is able to produce it naturally so you can count on Arginine for treating visible skin damge or treating acne scarring but during a period of stress or illness, we need to supplement it from an external sources.

  • Glutamic Acid-Amino Acid that is used for protein synthesis. It boosts hydration and enhances vasodilation.

  • Glycine-assist in stimulating collagen production, retain skin moisture, repair skin damage & regenerate skin cells.

  • Histidine-is an essential Amino Acid that hydrates and soothes the skin. Histidine is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Ideal for Sensitive skin types.

  • Lysine-stimulates collagen production. Builds and toughens the surface of the skin.

  • Proline-is considered to be one of the best amino acids for targeting aging skin. Promotes collagen production while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Peptides Glossaries


  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline)-A neurotransmitter inhibiting peptide found to reduce wrinkle depth with a Botox like effect.

  • Acetyl Tetrapeptide 9/11 (Dermican)- A signal peptide reported to stimulate collagen type I and keratinocyte cell growth for thicker, firmer skin.

  • Argireline-This is a peptide commonly used in skin care products to slow down muscle contraction over time.


  • Carnosine-A signaling dipeptide and well documented aqueous antioxidant with wound healing activity.

  • Copper Tripeptide (GHK-Cu)-One of the most well examined carrier peptides, found to regenerate and heal skin and other tissues.


  • Hexapeptide-11-Signaling peptide that upregulates genes that respond to stress, control extracellular matric function and influence growth factors. It increases elasticity and skin firmness and improves healing mechanisms within the skin.

  • Hexapeptide-14-A signal peptide that stimulates cell migration, collagen synthesis, and fibroblast proliferation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.


  • Oligopeptide-5-A synthetic 73 amino acid peptide consisting of alanine, arginine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glycine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, praline, serine, threonine, tyrosine, and valine. Oligopeptide-5 encourages cell regeneration, scavenges free radicals, and increases hydration levels in the skin.


  • Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4-(Matrixyl)-One of the most widely used signal peptides, found to boost the production of elastin and collagen for an improvement in roughness and wrinkles.

  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide 1-stimulates and replenish skin matrix, increase collagen and elasticity production, wrinkle reduction, and improves tones. Comparable to retinoic acid but without causing irritation. Also known as Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and pal-GHK.

  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide -3/5-A signaling peptide that boosts collagen synthesis and decreases collagen breakdown for an improvement in wrinkles and structure.

  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide -5-reduces the effects of MMPs and increases the fibronectin. Fibronectin binds extracellular matrix components such as collagen and fibrin. Palmitoyl Tripeptide 5 reduces fine lines and wrinkles, encourages collagen and elastin production which creates a youthful and refreshed appearance.

  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 7 (Rigin)-stimulates and replenish skin matrix, increase collagen and elasticity production, wrinkle reduction, and improves tones.

  • Pentapeptide-3(Vialox)- A neurotransmitter inhibiting peptide derived from snake venom that reduced wrinkles and roughness

  • Pentapeptide18 (Leuphasyl)-A neurotransmitter inhibiting peptide that reduces fine lines, improves firmness, tone, moisturizes and extends the effects of Botox.


  • Tetrapeptide-21-A signal peptide that increases collagen, hyaluronic acid and fibronectin to improve skin texture.

  • Tertrapeptide PKEK-A skin lightening signal peptide that redues UVB induced pigmentation.

  • Tripeptide-10 Citrulline (Decorinyl)-

Source: "Topical Peptide Treatments with Effective Anti-Aging Results." Cosmetics, May 22, 2017


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