What are Peptides? A collagen-loving ingredient that transforms the skin
Did you know that peptides in skincare help boost collagen production? We know and love how collagen helps with anti-aging and overall skin health, and peptides are actually the secret behind the magic! Peptides are versatile and provide amazing benefits for the skin. Learn how and why you should start incorporating peptides into your skincare routine!
What are Peptides?
Peptides are similar to proteins, but they are smaller and even easier for our bodies to absorb. Peptides are unique because there are several different types, each with different benefits. For example, collagen peptides promote skin health and can improve signs of aging, while creatine peptides help build up muscle. Just like proteins, peptides are found naturally in foods such as milk, oats, soy, and wheat. We love peptides in skincare, especially for their anti-aging properties, healing powers, and seamless absorption into the skin!
How Do They Work?
When peptides are present in skincare, they work as building blocks alongside other ingredients to produce more collagen and elastin fibers in our body. This is why so many skincare products that contain peptides are best for revealing firm, even skin tone, and for reducing fine lines or wrinkles! Peptides’ unique versatility allows for countless benefits when it comes to skincare. Because peptides increase collagen production, some of the benefits include plumper skin, sealing hydration, healing damaged skin, and reducing signs of aging.
Peptides in Skincare
When it comes to Peptides in skincare, the possibilities are endless. If you’re looking to improve your overall glow (who isn’t?) we say go for the Chantecaille Radiance Elixir. This irresistible serum utilizes a crystal peptide to reveal that iridescent glow.
We also love incorporating peptides in eye creams because of their powerful ability to rejuvenate and hydrate the under-eye area. We love the RéVive Intensite Les Yeux Firming Eye Cream because the peptides work overtime to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
If you’re looking for peptide-infused products that will repair and brighten your complexion, we suggest the Indie Lee Superfruit Facial Cream. This highly protective moisturizer uses smoothing peptides to repair, protect, and soothe the skin. Similarly, the RéVive Rescue Elixir Anti-Aging Oil will do exactly as it says: rescue your skin! This luxurious oil uses anti-aging peptides to reverse fine lines and wrinkles, elevating your skin from tired to rejuvenated!
Additionally, peptides have incredibly powerful firming properties, especially when used in a mask. We love the Lancer Lift and Plump Sheet Mask because the balance between peptides and stem cell compounds work together to seamlessly lift and firm your skin. What can’t this magic ingredient accomplish?
Peptides in Makeup
Peptides are so powerful and wonderful, that they even have incredible benefits when they appear in makeup! Similar to skincare benefits, peptides in makeup help with elasticity and overall quality of the formula.
One of our favorite mascaras, the Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara, uses an advanced peptide technology to enhance natural lashes for ultimate length, thickness, and fullness. Pair your luscious lashes with a bold eyeliner look. The Sisley-Paris So Intense Eyeliner Deep Black also contains, you guessed it, peptides! In this unique liquid eyeliner formula, vitamin peptides make the liner flexible and resistant towards drying out throughout the day. The support of peptides in the formula also make this a great eyeliner for those with sensitive eyes!
We also encourage you to find a foundation that incorporates peptides, so your whole face can benefit from this skin-loving ingredient. Our favorite is the Chantecaille Future Skin Cushion Skincare Foundation. This unique compact foundation contains bionymph peptides, which are incredibly beneficial towards anti-aging. This lightweight foundation not only provides a flawless complexion, but also works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Pucker up because peptides also work amazingly in lip products! The Nude Envie Nude Lip Gloss provides the shiniest lips with the perfect amount of peptides for the ultimate plumpness. The Westman Atelier Les Rouges Lip Suède is another one of our favorite lip products that provide beautiful color in four vibrant shades. In addition, the palette is infused with biometric peptides that boost collagen, therefore making your lips soft and luscious.
Beyond the Face
We love the amazing results of peptides in skincare and makeup, but the magic doesn’t stop at the face. In fact, peptides can even be consumed to improve your skin health and appearance from within. The HUM Collagen Love - Skin Firming Supplement is a great way to get your daily dose of collagen peptides, Vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid in one easy supplement. Simply take 3 capsules everyday with food to see dramatic results in wrinkle reduction and improvements in elasticity!
Peptides also work wonders for hair. The Miriam Quevedo Sublime Gold Shampoo contains keratin peptides, which penetrate deeply into your scalp while you wash your hair. This allows your hair to be restored and nourished from the inside out, in a more impactful way than regular shampoos. This shine-enriching shampoo pairs perfectly with the Miriam Quevedo White Caviar Hydra-Pure Rescue Masque. This lightweight hair mask is one of our favorites for maintaining moisture in our hair. The added benefit is of course active peptides, which protect and strengthen hair fibers.
The possibilities of peptides are truly endless! They are great for all skin types, with benefits that extend far beyond skincare. We can’t get enough peptides in our routine, and we hope you can find ways to incorporate them into yours too!
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