Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lupine Peptides - Botox in a Bottle

The Lupine Peptides got it goin' on!
One of the newer darlings of plant-based active ingredients for skin care has earned itself the nickname 'botox in a bottle'. It is actually a they, and they have the super-trendy name of Lupine Peptides (almost sounds like the name of a cheerleading squad, doesn't it?)

The Technical Stuff
Lupine peptides (INCI: Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein) is a blend of peptides sourced from lupine flower protein. The pentapeptides and hexapeptides work as a matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibitor. Read: they prevent the normal connective skin tissue breakdown that follows normal exposure to sunlight. In other words, lupine peptides help renew the outer layers of skin by stimulating production of collagen & elastin, giving the skin a younger look, and visibly reducing the depth of wrinkles. The good news gets even better: this is actually documented.

Quite By Chance
Lupine Peptides were discovered – by chance – through ongoing wound healing research supported by the National Institute of Health in the USA. The result was clinically proven – lupine peptides stimulate collagen and elastin formation. Yes, they really can produce younger looking skin! I have been testing these peppy gals in my skin tonics for the past year, and can only say: Yeah Peptides! You Go Girls!


Anonymous said...

Can you put them in face oil or face lotions/serums too?

Lise M Andersen said...

They wont dissolve into oil mixtures without an emulsifier, so, no to face oils, but yes to serums, creams and any water-based product.