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Peptides in Skin Care

Peptides are little chains of amino acids that are not quite long enough to be deemed a protein. Peptides are important in various ways and can be used as hormones, neurotransmitters, and natural pain relievers. The skin contains natural peptides, which contribute to the structural strength of the skin and keep it plump and firm. There are different types of peptides with different functions in cellular signaling to instruct our cells which specific pathways should be activated and which specific goals should be accomplished. For this reason, peptides are particularly effective as skin care ingredients which will help reduce wrinkles and improve skin quality. Racinne has leveraged advanced Korean biotechnology to increase the benefits of peptides in skincare and maximize their results without disturbing the skin’s natural balance.The results speak for themselves.


Neuropeptides (peptides occurring in the nervous system) are small, protein-like molecules that help neurons communicate with each other. Neuropeptides are a specific kind of complex peptide (short-chain polypeptides) containing up to 30 or 40 different amino acids and are found in the central and the peripheral nervous system that act by affecting neurotransmitters in the skin. Acting as messengers in the body, these molecules perform specific functions and activate cellular functions in skin. This process reduces inflammation, increases collagen and elastin, repairs damaged skin and aging skin (wrinkles), and also increases blood circulation. The integration of neuropeptides into skincare products have been proven to significantly improve desired results in a shorter period of time.


Racinne developed the Advanced SH-DP-9 Synthesis to integrate powerful neuropeptides into our Ultimate Youth Power Series to correct fine lines, minimize large pores and restore a youthful glow. Used topically, SH-DP-9 is quickly absorbed by the blood stream and mimics the actions of neuropeptides to activate collagen and elastin production, promote cell density, facilitate nutrient absorption, and stimulate blood cell circulation in your skin.

Neuropeptides are secreted from the brain and nerve cells when our skin is injured, and act on cell surface receptors to repair damage. As we grow older, our ability to produce neuropeptides weakens, causing wrinkles and pigmentation. SH-DP-9 (sh-Decapeptide-9) is a synthetically produced peptide consisting of amino acids arginine, glycine, leucine, lysine, phenylalanine, proline and tyrosine.

The integration of these neuropeptides into skin care products is considered revolutionary within the beauty industry, and Racinne has utilized advanced Korean biotechnology to create a synthetic neuropeptide formula to deliver an innovative and effectively-proven anti-aging product.


Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is commonly known as Argireline and is a six amino acid peptide that helps relax your facial muscles that cause repeated facial expression wrinkling such as fine lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles. This powerful anti-aging molecule is a natural way to decrease the look of existing wrinkles.


Copper Tripeptide-1 is an important mineral that helps stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin in the human body. Research has shown copper to have anti-aging and wound-healing properties which are very beneficial in reducing fine lines and wrinkles of the skin. Copper tripeptide-1 also stimulates fibroblasts that build healthy collagen in the skin which is another reason why this important ingredient is recognized in only the most effective skincare products that deliver real results.