Peptide is a molecule formed by joining two or more amino acids. When the number of amino acids is less than about 50, these molecules are named Peptides, while larger sequences are identified to as proteins.


In recent years, Active Peptides play an important role among the functional principles studied and experimented for the reduction of wrinkles.


The first signs of ageing in the skin typically begin with superficial wrinkles.
Skin ageing and, in particular, continued UV exposure cause degenerative changes in skin characterized by distinct alterations in the composition of the dermal extracellular matrix (ECM).

The consequences are manifold such as increased skin fragility, loss elasticity skin and wrinkles formation. Collagen represents the main component of the ECM of the dermal connective tissue.

(Triple helix of Collagen molecule)


Active Peptides, modulators of the extracellular matrix, inhibit the “metalloproteinases” which cause the degradation of Collagen fibers and increase the production of type I Collagen (+150%) and type III Collagen (+175%).

The action of active Peptides results in a significant increase in the extracellular matrix supporting the skin, thus avoiding sagging and slackening which lead to the formation of wrinkles.


Cosmetic products formulated with active Peptides, play an important role in anti-wrinkle treatments and anti-ageing lines.