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Peptides: Why they are good for you and How to get more onto your skin?
Fri, Apr 23, 21

Peptides: Why they are good for you and How to get more onto your skin?

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?

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines by stimulating collagen production. Your skin appears plumper and firmer. 
  • Strengthens skin barrier.
  • Locks in hydration, as we age our collagen production decreases which can cause dehydration, when we apply peptides to our skin, we stimulate collagen, and this boosts our hydration.
  • Helps with collagen production, peptides send a signal to our skin’s cells informing them to make more collagen to replace what we have lost as we get older.
  • Anti-inflammatory, antioxidants that are found in peptides can help soothe and calm your skin.
  • Makes skin firmer: have you ever heard peptides are like a topical Botox? Well kind off, by signalling your cells to produce collagen, peptides help your skin to become more firm, peptides can inhibit muscle movement, which has potential to softens fine line and wrinkles.
  • Smoothes complexion. Peptides repair damaged skin, really good for after an advanced facial such as micro needling.

 

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?

  1. Environ Peptide Toner
  2. Medik8 Liquid Peptides Serum
  3. Image The Max Stem Cell Serum
  4. Image Ormedic Balancing Bio Peptide Crème
  5. Image MD Restoring Serum
  6. Environ Focus Care Youth Avance Elixir
  7. Environ Youth Essentia Vita Peptide C Quence Serum
  8. Environ Antioxidant and Peptide Eye Gel
  9. Skinceutical Metacell Renewal B3
  10. ASAP DNA Renewal Treatment