If eyes say it all, beware the condition of your eyes. Are your eyes surrounded by fine lines, crow’s feet and underscored with dark bulges? Such facial manifestations can make you look old, tired and even sad. The skin around the eyes is 10 times thinner than skin found elsewhere in the body. It also has fewer oil glands, making it more vulnerable to drying out. As such, the skin around the eyes is the first to show signs of aging or premature aging brought about by smoking, too much sun exposure or unhealthy lifestyles.

But why let your most important facial feature tell on you, in a bad way? Recent advances in skin care show that peptides can reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

To understand the wrinkle-peptides connection, it is essential to explain collagen and what it does for the skin. Or the lack of it.

Collagen forms a structure of connective fibers that makes the skin soft, supple and youthful-looking. It is like the scaffolding that holds the skin up, making it firm and healthy. Without ample collagen, the skin loses its elasticity and plump, resulting in dull and aged appearance. Collagen production starts to decline when you reach your mid 20’s and decline even more during menopause. As a result, skin sags and wrinkles form. Since collagen is a protein that is made up of peptide bonds, peptides play a crucial role in collagen production.

What are peptides, you may ask? Peptides are essentially molecules with two or more amino acids linked with the same peptide bonds found in protein. Certain researches indicate that peptides may help the skin make collagen on its own. When they’re topically applied to the skin, the short chains of amino acids can penetrate skin and trigger collagen production. Rejuvenation takes place and the skin regains its elasticity.

Privy Skin Care carries a whole range of Rhonda Allison products which also includes the popular Peptide 3-N-1 Eye Cream. It is a delicate blend of peptides and other moisturizing ingredients to effectively erase fine lines and reduce puffy bags under the eyes. And because peptides break down easily, this blend is carefully formulated to ensure peptides retain its integrity and your skin gets the maximum moistiurizing effect.