Tetrapeptides consist of amino acids that are used in cosmetics and beauty products for the suppression of the production of excess interleukins, the chemical messengers that trigger the acute inflammatory response in the body. This may lead to the stiffening of tissues and thereby affect the support system of the skin comprising of collagen and elastin among other proteins. This in turn leads to the formation of wrinkles, uneven skin tone and sagging.
Tetrapeptides – Use
The main use of Tetrapeptide is in treating skin aging so as to reverse the skin aging process to produce a younger looking appearance. It does this by inducing the rejuvenation of cells through a restorative and revitalizing action that makes it important in skin care remedies and cosmetic aids. When used in skin care products, tetrapeptides can help in boosting the growth of the connective tissues and in turn naturally increase collagen production in the skin. And when collagen production is enhanced in this manner, the skin is able to rejuvenate and heal itself.
Tetra peptides are able to improve oil solubility
Tetrapeptides are famous for their ability to improve oil solubility in skin care products, thereby enhancing skin penetration of the product. In addition, this compound is useful in healing the skin and wounds, as well as improving the survival ability of skin flaps.
Tetrapeptide may be administered in a suitable pharmaceutical form and has been found not to produce any discernible side effects. In fact, this ingredient has been found to be 100% safe when used in skin care cosmetics and other beauty products.