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 (e.g. the NATRUE standard).