Skin and it’s care is a fascinating and ever evolving area of science. (nerd alert!) Yes, science! If you’ve been looking into anti-aging skincare then you have likely come across the word peptide a few times. One of the biggest anti-aging breakthroughs of our time, peptides are amazing small amino acid chains (think back to high school chemistry) that stimulate the production of collagen, can produce a mild Botox-like effect and inhibit the release of neurotransmitters to keep facial muscles from wrinkling (acetyl hexapeptide-3) and help to inhibit the breakdown of collagen to slow the loss of facial volume.