Peptides have earnt a good reputation as a powerful active ingredient that boosts skin elasticity. You’ll find peptides inside serums, moisturisers, and all kinds of hydrating products.Your skin has its own reserve of peptides, but as we age, they’re less effective at producing the collagen which gives skin a healthy glow, and plump, youthful feel.1 Scientific studies have proven that supplementing peptides helps boost collagen growth. As beauty innovators caught on, they began incorporating them in products.
In this article, we’ll give you the 101 on peptides, so you can decide if they’re worth adding to your beauty bag.
Peptides help the skin produce collagen, the protein which gives skin the firmness associated with youthful skin.
Collagen is too large for the skin to absorb, whereas, in contrast, peptides are the perfect size for topical application. Once they’ve been absorbed, the body can then harness their protein-producing capabilities.
Peptides do wonders for beauty by providing:
Here’s what to look out for when purchasing a peptide product:
Do not use peptides while using acid exfoliators like Beta Hydroxy Acid or Alpha Hydroxy Acid, as these acids stop them from working effectively.Shop Natural Beauty
Author: Janine Aquino, Regulatory Affairs
Janine started her career as a Technical intern at Superdrug Head Office while studying for her Cosmetic Science degree at the London College of Fashion, assisting Product Technologists in their roles by progressing NPD from initial concept through to post-market launch analysis and complaints. Her experience spanned all categories sold at Superdrug, including colour cosmetics, toiletries, accessories and electrical goods. After graduating her degree, Janine took up the Technical specialist role at Morrison’s Head Office leading the cosmetic and toiletries category from a Regulatory angle, including visiting manufacturers and attending and carrying out audits. Afterwards she moved onto become the lead Regulatory specialist for cosmetics at 151 Products.
Last updated: 21 December 2020