PEPTIDE EGF COMPLEX
A LIGHT WEIGHT, OIL FREE ANTI-AGEING SERUM THAT DELIVERS A POWERFUL COMBINATION OF THREE HIGHLY CONCENTRATED NEUROPEPTIDES, THREE SIGNALLING PEPTIDES, AND PLANT DERIVED EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR (EGF), ALL COMBINED WITH SKINEGA’S PROPRIETARY QUAD WEIGHT HYALURONIC ACID, TO DELIVER SILKY SMOOTH, YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN.
LAUNCHING SEP ‘17
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This product is perfect for those looking for a longer term solution to ageing skin as peptides are most effective when used over longer periods, typically three months or more.
This is the perfect complement to Skinega’s Serumizer which gives more instant but short term effects.
There are only three elements to this product: Peptides, EGF, and our proprietary Quad Weight Hyaluronic Acid.
The key benefits of a peptide and EGF combination are anti-ageing, whereby they work in harmony to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, especially on the thinner, more sensitive areas of skin around the eyes, on the neck and décolletage.
To find out more about the ingredients, click on “ALL INGREDIENTS” above, for a full list and explanation.
Gently pump the serum onto your fingertips and dab it all over your face, neck, and décolletage, paying particular attention to areas where your skin may be thinnest, like around the eyes or on your neck and décolletage area.
We recommend using this product in the evening, after cleansing and before moisturizing. In the daytime, you can also use it, but alternatively, you can use Serumizer in the day, simply because Serumizer will give you instant effects, whereas the Peptide EGF serum is for longer term reduction in the appearance of wrinkles.
Some people even use it around the eyes, on the neck and décolletage prior to covering all areas with Serumizer. You will know with your unique skin type what may work best.
You may initially feel a very slight tingling or heat sensation as it soaks in. This is normal and is due to the activity happening in your skin as a result of these powerful, concentrated peptides.
SKINEGA® EGF PEPTIDE COMPLEX KEY INGREDIENTS
Also known as Snap-8, this peptide focusses on reducing the appearance of wrinkles which are evident in areas of muscle contraction, including the forehead and around the eyes.
Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benylamide Diacetate
This peptide is made to mimic Waglerin-1, a novel peptide found in the venom of the Temple Viper, the so-called “snake venom.” Waglerin-1 is a paralytic that, when absorbed into the skin, helps to reduce muscle contractions. When utilized in skincare products, this process lends itself to a softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
This is a five amino-acid-long peptide that again works on reducing the appearance of wrinkles once absorbed into the skin if used over long periods of time (3 months +).
This peptide, comprising of four amino acids, is known for improving the skin’s firmness and elasticity as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It is results are most apparent after prolonged use.
This peptide, also known as Matrixyl Synthe 6, is known for smoothing the appearance of wrinkles by supporting the work done by the dermal/epidermal junction (DEJ), the part of our skin which separates the outer and inner layer of skin.
This peptide complex helps to strengthen skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and leave the skin feeling firmer and less saggy.
sH-Oligopeptide 1 has an identical chemical structure to epidermal growth factor EGF, which is present in our skin already and is responsible for skin regeneration and wound healing.
WHAT ARE PEPTIDES AND EGF?
Proteins make up about 20% of our bodies. They are made up of long chains of amino acids. Collagen and elastin are examples of proteins. As we already know, collagen and elastin regeneration slows as we age, but existing collagen and elastin also breaks down via a process called proteolysis.
So what are peptides?
Peptides are compounds that are made up of two to fifty linked amino acids, compared to proteins which are defined as having 50+ amino acids (with few exceptions). They are biologically active, meaning their presence causes a change to occur in your skin or other parts of your body where peptides are active (the nervous system for example).
Most natural processes within the body are signaled or modulated exclusively by the interaction of specific amino acid sequences, whether that be as hormones, neurotransmitters or neuromodulators, and that’s not just in the skin. Think of neurotransmitters, for example, the signals of the nervous system, you may have heard of opioids and endorphins. Opioid peptides are short chains of amino acids that bind to the opioid receptors such as endorphins, which is an opioid peptide.
The chains of amino acids in peptides can be modified in innumerable ways in a laboratory to improve particular functions, and also to become more effective, stable, and readily available in the skin.
Neuropeptides are a group of molecules that contain two or more of the forty amino acids that are found in the central and peripheral nervous system. They are contained in, and released by, a wide range of nerves, as well as cells in the skin. They act as neurotransmitters and/or neuromodulators and stimulate a range of different biological activities, including muscle contractions.
Signal peptides are short chain amino acid which essentially augments communication between cells. For example, certain amino acid sequences have been shown to promote collagen production by stimulating fibroblasts (the cells which secrete collagen), and also signaling collagen to stop breaking down.
Natural Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) present in our skin was first discovered in 1986 by two scientists who won a Nobel Prize for this very discovery.
EGF is part of a complex network of growth factors and receptors that together help to modulate the growth of cells. It is a naturally occurring protein with 53 amino acids and is responsible for stimulating cell growth, proliferation and differentiation by binding to its EGF receptor.
So when the skin has been damaged, EGF’s work by attracting cells to the damaged area to repair and rebuild the skin, which included cells damaged by UV radiation.
sH-Oligopeptide 1 has an identical chemical structure to EGF and has been shown to help increase the health of skin on the outside because of it’s EGF-mimicking properties.