I re-read a really good thread from a couple of years ago...I will post the link, as a backdrop for this question.Why do you say peptides don't work in skincare? — Cosmetic Science Talk (chemistscorner.com)
(Worth the read, I thought Pharma waxed very eloquent on his expose.)
The chemist commenting on the thread were not convinced of any value in peptides. The reason I am asking for updates, I have two chemists that aid and abet my projects. I think neither one of them think too highly of the peptides to date. However, as I speak to some respected marketing type folks, they are rather adamant that my new eye cream will need a peptide. I guess I should have clarified...maybe they said 'needs', they were referring to claim and marketing value, but from the gist of their recommendations, I think they fully believed in the performance of peptides.
So, I know that sometimes the ingredient makers stumble into something that actually works, from time to time, and often these ingredients come to market with pretty poor research and proof, but the test of time shines on their lucky horseshoe or four-leaf clover.
So, the question. Have any of the peptides actually gotten to the point where very respected individuals firmly believe they have a significant value? I have tried to phrase this in such a manner...that supporting research may not be in place, but enough unbiased results have filtered in, that we can begin to speculate a value. I will then use this hopeful value and hitch my marketing wagon to it.
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