There are ingredients like peptides that make the rounds in endless products and treatments. It seems that every beauty influencer encourages us to add them to our skincare regime. But do you know what do peptides actually do for the skin? Are they worth incorporating into your daily routine? The answer is, absolutely!
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are simply chains of different amino acids. They act as building blocks of proteins such as collagen, elastin, glycine, and keratin. When combined with skincare products, they work to boost and replenish amino acids in the skin, working to promote even more collagen production. Without peptides, our skin is less intact and may lead to a loss of firmness, and the appearance of wrinkles.
Peptides in skincare
When applied to the skin as a topical serum or moisturizer, they act as a messenger that sends messages directly to our skin cells, triggering specific functions such as building collagen and elastin. In other words, it encourages the skin to look and act younger.
When your skin has more collagen elastin, you’ll see fewer fine lines and wrinkles, smaller-looking pores, and a more lifted and contoured appearance. There are types of peptides that also have anti-inflammatory benefits. Which means they help calm skin and reduce sensitivity. Applying peptides consistently to the skin can stimulate production at a higher rate than without it.
Are peptides for all skin types?
Luckily, this superstar skin ingredient is the perfect thing to mix into any anti-aging skincare routine. They are for anyone who is interested in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as decreasing inflammation and making the skin look firmer.
How to choose a peptide skincare product
While they are powerful on their own, they work best when combining them with other skin staples like vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.
Opt for a leave-on product, such as serums and moisturisers, rather than anything that rinses off. Using them in your eye cream like the Oracle Eye Cream can help firm and tighten skin and soften the appearance of crow’s feet.
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