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Long touted as the magic bullet in many anti-aging products, peptides are actually short chains of amino acids that occur naturally in our bodies where they regulate the activity of other molecules, play a part in hormonal balance and offer antibiotic benefits. In skincare, peptides stimulate collagen production and help prevent the breakdown of proteins in cell membranes â€“ which means they work to reduce the signs of aging like sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and loss of tone. With regular use, products formulated with peptides can improve smoothness, combat wrinkles and promote cell turnover. Anti-aging treatments containing peptides run the gamut from drugstore scores to high-end ind
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme may be one of Simon & Garfunkelâ€™s most famous songs and spices for your Thanksgiving turkey stuffing, but theyâ€™re also key ingredients found in a host of herbal infused beauty products. Weâ€™ve rounded up some excellent items for you to check out, but first hereâ€™s a quick peek at what these spices are.
Parsley is a species of Petroselinum, native to the central Mediterranean. Sage or Salvia is the largest genus of plants of the mint family. Rosemary has natural antibiotic, disinfecting and beautifying properties and is used extensively to combat lice and dandruff. Thyme oil is an antibiotic and antifungal and its aroma make