You may have heard the buzz around peptides as an anti-aging must-have, but have you ever wondered what a Peptide is and what it does exactly? Here, we break down how Peptides work, what they actually do for our skin and body, and the best Peptide-infused skincare to look out for.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are the natural building blocks of protein in the skin, hair and nails. When Peptides link together, they form one of the most vital proteins in your skin: collagen. Collagen helps your skin feel firm and smooth and is essentially the key to maintaining a youthful looking complexion. In short, a lack of Peptides = a lack of Collagen.
Eye & Lip Firming Cream
This do-it-all eye cream with Copper Peptides diminishes dark circles and the look of fine lines while giving the undereye area a bouncy feel. Bonus: Organic Seaweed and olive-derived Squalane bind moisture to the skin for a dewy glow.SHOP NOW
How Peptides Work and Why You Need More
If Peptides are naturally present in the body, why do you need more of them? The answer is aging. When you’re young, you produce collagen at a very rapid pace. However by the time we reach our 20s, collagen naturally begins to diminish at a rate of about one percent per year. Exposure to UV radiation also contributes to the breakdown of collagen. Adding Peptides to your routine may signal your body to produce more collagen where it is most needed. If you’re having troubles in your joints, for example, taking Peptide supplements internally may alert your skin to boost its production of collagen to help repair the injury. In the same way, when skin is aging, topical peptides in skincare may send out SOS signals to create more collagen to plump, smooth the look of wrinkles and restore a youthful appearing complexion.
White Algae Mask
Ten minutes with this Copper Peptide infused mask are all you need for brighter, hydrated and firmer skin. Peptides are combined with antioxidant actives, such as Resveratrol + White Tea as well as Hyaluronic Acid to pack the greatest anti-aging punch.SHOP NOW
When it comes to skincare, there are hundreds of topical Peptides to choose from. Mineral, or “Carrier” Peptides deliver trace minerals to boost Collagen. Mineral Peptides are formed when yeast called Saccharomyces is fermented with a trace mineral, such as Copper, Zinc or Manganese. The result is a Mineral Peptide, often labeled as Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Manganese Ferment or Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment. Think of Mineral Peptides as fermented foods for your skin! Copper Peptides are the gold standard of Mineral Peptides. Studies have shown that Copper Peptides not only help rebuild collagen but also remove damaged collagen from the skin.
Sea Minerals Mist
This plumping toner with Copper, Zinc & Manganese Peptides firms skin as it hydrates. Multiple sources of minerals, including three types of Seaweed flood skin with the supercharged moisture it needs. Mist after cleansing or anytime you need a boost of hydration.SHOP NOW
How to Add Peptides into Your Routine
The simplest way to add Peptides into your routine is to choose skincare rich in these anti-aging powerhouses. Opt for products that are not easily washed off, such as moisturizers, serums and masks. For maximum results, combine Peptides with other hero ingredients, such as Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C that also protect Collagen. Aside from topical products, incorporating peptide-rich foods and adding a good peptide collagen supplement may do wonders for your skin.
Packed with potent Mineral Peptides, this decongesting moisturizer firms blemish prone skin while flooding it with moisture. This lightweight cream simultaneously busts blemishes and fights the visible signs of aging. It’s subtle herbaceous scent is super refreshing.SHOP NOW
Ready to take the plunge with Peptides? Here are our tried-and-true Peptide infused products to plump, firm and smooth the look of skin.
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