Var­i­ous ben­e­fi­cial effects can be induced, if pep­tides are used as active com­po­nent in cos­met­ic prod­ucts. Among var­i­ous oth­ers, wound-heal­ing or antibac­te­r­i­al effects can be achieved by the tar­get­ed use of spe­cif­ic pep­tides.

Until today, more than 2700 antimi­cro­bial pep­tides (AMPs) have been dis­cov­ered in all life forms, rang­ing from bac­te­ria to humans. They are uni­ver­sal defence mol­e­cules capa­ble of hav­ing an antibac­te­r­i­al, anti­fun­gal, antivi­ral and antipar­a­sitic activ­i­ty. Fur­ther­more, a spe­cial group of so-called “cell pen­e­trat­ing” pep­tides (CPP) can even enhance the skin resorp­tion of oth­er con­ven­tion­al active agents in order to release them specif­i­cal­ly in the right place.

Pep­tides by mk2 Biotech­nolo­gies meet the sev­er­al require­ments for nat­ur­al cos­met­ics ingre­di­ents.

Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs)

Cell Penetrating Peptides (CPPs)

Wound Healing Promotion Peptides