The use of synthetic polypeptides in cosmetics

Beata Łubkowska, Beata Grobelna, Zbigniew Maćkiewicz



Cosmetic peptides are one of the active components of modern day cosmetic preparation. Peptides are short chains sequences of amino acids. Amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins and many other different types of organic molecules. Many skincare products use peptides to treat wrinkles. There are three main groups of anti wrinkle peptides: signal peptides, neurotransmitter–affecting peptides and carrier peptides. This article reviews the most popular peptides used in cosmetics. According to them established own sequences of peptides which were synthesized and used in the subsequent studies.

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