Peptides are one of the most talked about ingredients in the skin world today. When applied to your skin they really do have remarkable benefits.
Today I will discuss with you what they are, how they work, benefits of peptides and if in fact they are worthwhile in your skincare regime.
What are Peptides?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks for proteins in your skin. Proteins are important because they are the foundation of your skin, its supporting structure. The skins protein in which we are talking about are collagen, elastin and keratin. These essential proteins help your skin maintain its youth full looking texture, strength and resilience. Peptides are chemical messengers that tell your skin what to do. Yes..peptides tell your skin to produce more collagen!!! They are essentially smaller fragments of proteins making them easily delivered to the skin and body than larger proteins. That’s why most of our skincare is packed full of peptides to encourage youthful looking skin.
Peptides also known as polypeptides are naturally accruing in the skin and are also in a lot of our skincare. Collagen is made of 3 polypeptide chains so adding peptides can stimulate your skin to make collagen. More Collagen.. More younger you look!
Type of ingredient: Protein
Main Benefits: Smoothes Fine lines, increases collagen production,
Who Should use It: Safe to use on all skin types
How Often can you use them? For maximum benefits use am and pm.
Works Better with? Make sure you have cleansed and exfoliated skin before the use of a peptide product to allow maximum penetration of the product.
Benefits of Peptides?
So in my opinion Peptides are an essential ingredient in the fight against ageing and YES they should be a part of your everyday skin regime. Peptides can be found in products such as serums, moisturisers, toners and eye creams. Always consult with your skincare consultant for advice on which product to choose for your regime.
Here are my Top Clinical Products that contain the best Peptides?