How Effective Are Pea Peptides?
Pea Peptide, which is found in Down To Earth Super Antioxidant Serum, are a protein that have nutrition enthusiasts in a frenzy. Pea peptide which is formally known as ACB Pisum Sativum Peptide is a hydrolyzed pea protein with high nutritional value. It contains antioxidant, anti-aging, hydrating and smoothing benefits for the skin and hair, especially volumizing benefits when used in hair care formulations.
Pea Peptide has become popular in cosmetics as a more beneficial alternative to other vegetable proteins. In order to determine the effectiveness of Pea Peptide the following tests were performed.
Hydrolyzed proteins are known for increasing hair hydration. So when tested and compared with Wheat Hydrolysate, another hydrolyzed protein, the results did not show otherwise.
To test the volumizing effect of pea peptide, diameter of color treated hair was measured at different intervals to see if there was a increase in hair thickness. The results showed an average increase in hair diameter of 14.08% when Pea Peptide was applied and no increase at all when Wheat Hydrolysate was applied.
Pea Peptide added to shampoo and conditioner was tested against a control shampoo and a control conditioner. The results showed that the shampoo with Pea Peptide is capable of improving hair characteristics by 101% more than the control shampoo and by 61% more than the control conditioner.
Oxidative stress is the imbalance between the body’s free radicals and antioxidants, which can be the cause of aging, uneven skin tone and wrinkles. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity also known as ORAC is a lab test that determines total antioxidant capacity of a food, or in this case a protein. When Pea Peptide was tested for its ORAC, results showed that its ORAC increased as concentration increased. This means that Pea Peptide is effective for skin care because it minimizes oxidative stress.
Collagen is one of the most common proteins found in the body. It’s found in tendons, fat and ligaments and is important for the strength of our bone structure. Positive collage production is necessary to keep the skin healthy and strong. When Pea Peptide was tested for collagen activity, the results were positive. Thus, it is essential for skin care.