Stem Cells, Peptides, and Antioxidants

In skincare, you may have heard the terms stem cells, peptides, and antioxidants. These are popular ingredients that are used in both our products and chemical peels from IMAGE Skincare. The benefits of these ingredients are as follows:

  • Stem Cells: Stem cells, the cells that are responsible for forming all other cells, are derived from plants to repair, protect, preserve and stimulate our own skin stem cells. They support the skin’s natural defense mechanism and have an anti-aging effect.
  • Peptides: Peptides are chains of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) that enhance the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. They help increase the production of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the skin that decreases with age and adds volume and hydration. Peptides in skin care effectively treat wrinkles.
  • Antioxidants: Antioxidants fight free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that continually damage other cells and can cause a hardening of your collagen and elastin. Consuming antioxidants internally and apply them topically helps control free radical damage resulting in healthier skin.