What is Triple Oil?
Triple oil is ideal for addressing red, irritated ears, facial folds, red spots, rashes, irritation, and inflamed areas. The best oil for many ailments, it is made up of:
1/3 Ozonized Olive Oil – nourishing, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, protectant
1/3 Ginkgo Biloba Oil – anti-inflammatory, helps regulate sebum production (preventing dryness and over-oiliness)
1/3 Oligo Elements Lotion (Oligopeptides) – trace minerals and vitamins that skin needs to regenerate itself
Ok, so what is an oligopeptide?
Peptides can be divided into two subcategories: oligopeptides, which have few amino acids (between two and 20), and polypeptides, which have many amino acids (20+). It’s important to note that some brands (and even some researchers) simply use the term peptide to refer to oligopeptides, or any short chain of amino acids.
Why does the length of the chain matter?
Larger polypeptides or proteins cannot be directly absorbed through the top layer of skin. Smaller peptides, or oligopeptides, are able to get deep into the cellular level when applied topically. “Because large proteins like collagen can't get through the skin barrier, skincare brands have tried to solve that problem by adding short peptide sequences to skincare products,” explains Dr. Papri Sarkar, a practicing dermatologist in the Metro Boston area at Northeast Dermatology Associates.
Benefits of oligopeptides for skin
“Studies have shown that some oligopeptides in skincare do indeed cause an increase in proteins like collagen and help to improve volume and plumpness of the skin,” Sarkar elaborates.
While all peptides work slightly differently, the benefits don’t stop at collagen production. Oligopeptides can also:
Stimulate skin growth and repair: Certain types of oligopeptides, such as palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, send a signal to the skin to repair itself when needed. For example, they can help trigger healing for the red, oozy, scaly situation that typically happens during a flare up of hot spots.
Increase hydration: “As collagen decreases, you are more likely to see loss of firmness, dullness, discoloration and overall dryness,” explained Sarkar. More collagen from peptides = plumper, well hydrated skin.
Fight inflammation: As antioxidants in peptides help to calm and soothe skin, inflammation is reduced.
Protect against free radicals: Since oligopeptides help to build up skin cells, they are essentially strengthening the skin barrier and increasing protection against UV damage and other environmental intruders.