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Meet the Muse: Polypeptide 121

06 Jul 2022

It’s no wonder that collagen has taken over as the preeminent skincare and supplement ingredient du jour. 

The main structural protein found in the extracellular matrix of the skin and other connective tissues, collagen is vital in maintaining skin firmness. As we age, our bodies increasingly produce less of it, which ultimately results in a loss of elasticity and makes skin more prone to developing wrinkles and fine lines. 

You may have seen many products touting the inclusion of collagen peptides on the market. The catch? Most of them are made with a type that’s derived from animals, which is where an innovative ingredient called polypeptide-121 comes in.

Bio-designed in California, it is a polypeptide chain consisting of a sequence of more than 180 amino acids found in human collagen, and—and this is the best part—it’s completely vegan.

While there are at least 29 unique types of collagen found in human skin and other tissues,  polypeptide-121 was engineered with an amino acid sequence that resembles that of a fragment of type 21 collagen. 

Want to incorporate the super ingredient into your routine, stat? Find it in YTTP’s brand new Polypeptide-121 Future Cream, which is suitable for all skin types and helps to visibly firm, smooth, and plump skin. Along with polypeptide-121, the formula includes tetrapeptides, plant proteins, and ceramides, resulting in a moisturizing, fragrance-free, cushiony cream that can be used morning and night after cleansing and applying your favorite serum—we recommend the Triple Peptide + Cactus Oasis Serum for AM and Retinal + Niacinamide Youth Serum for PM.

Written by Ariana Marsh for Youth To The People

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