Peptides in Skin Care: Guaranteed Wrinkle-Free Skin
Dreaming of a more youthful and firmer skin? Look for peptides! If you’ve never actually used any peptide cream or serum, it’s time to change that and have a look at the best of anti-ageing skin care.
What Exactly Are Peptides?
Do you know which amino acid compounds are responsible for the youthful look of your skin? Yes, it’s peptides. They occur naturally in your skin and represent one of the essential building blocks of collagen, elastin and keratin. However, as we age, our bodies start producing less and less of these and our skin becomes saggier, loses elasticity and develops first wrinkles.
This means that if you use skin care with peptides, you’re essentially telling your skin to hurry up and keep producing these three important substances. Using peptide skin care on a regular basis results in brightened, tightened, smooth and hydrated skin without wrinkles.
Why Use Skin Care with Peptides?
- You can say good-bye to deep wrinkles – If you keep stimulating collagen production in your skin, the wrinkles and lines in your face will be visibly reduced. As a bonus, you’ll also notice a lifting and brightening effect.
- Your skin will be perfectly supple – Thanks to the increased amount of elastin induced by peptides, you can look forward to firmer and more tightened skin.
- Redness and inflammation will be removed – Beside their anti-ageing effect, these amino acids can also reduce inflammation and even out skin tone.
- You’ll get rid of acne – They really can do it all! Peptides also have an antimicrobial effect, which means that they effectively destroy the bacteria which cause unsightly spots on your skin.
The All-Essential Peptide Cream
The comprehensive care of Filorga Time Filler anti-wrinkle day cream will make any skin type look more youthful by reducing and filling in wrinkles. Its formula contains tripeptides, hyaluronic acid and herbal extracts for ultimate hydration, elasticity and skin rejuvenation.
Our TIP: Why not also use rejuvenating skin care overnight? The Grown Alchemist Activate regenerating cream will make it easy! Pamper your skin with a thorough dose of neuropeptides, glycoproteins, hyaluronic acid, buckthorn and green tea extract.
The delicate skin around your eyes will also benefit from peptides. Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Cream smooths out wrinkles from the first week of use and provides a lifting effect while hydrating your sensitive eye area for up to 48 hours. The fast and visible results are down to a plant called ashitaba (or Japanese jujube), sea algae and turmeric.
Does your eye area need more brightening? In that case you’ll adore the RYOR Intensive Care non-scented eye cream with peptides. Its active herbal extracts reduce under-eye bags and dark circles as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
Third time’s the charm! The Collistar Pure Actives Eye Contour Hyaluronic Acid+Peptides is a cream with peptides and hyaluronic acid designed to firm and lift the skin around your eyes – however, its effects don’t stop there. It also minimises swelling, smooths out wrinkles and provides perfect hydration.
A Proper Dose of Peptides
Do you feel like your skin needs something a bit stronger? Then try a peptide serum. The Elemis Peptide4 Antioxidant Hydra-Serum feels light as a feather but it’s literally stuffed with peptides as well as antioxidants. It contains a mix of hyaluronic acid, the so-called annual honesty, lotus, saffron and Indian gooseberry to give your skin more radiance and hydration.
How about an ampoule? The larger packaging of the Vichy Liftactiv Specialist Peptide-C includes 10 of them and every single one contains a serum with peptides, 10% of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and Vichy thermal water. After only four hours you’ll be able to see that your skin is more supple, after ten days it will also become smoother and firmer, and after a month it will be renewed with significantly reduced wrinkles.
Our TIP: Did you know that some face masks also contain peptides? For example, the Elemis Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask with lactic acid and willow extract which has a silky texture and tightens your pores while removing impurities. The product also removes dead skin cells, refreshes and brightens up your skin.
What’s your experience with peptides in skin care? Have you seen good results? Tell us in the comments.