When it comes to anti ageing skincare, peptides are considered a gold tier active ingredient. They have amazing benefits that contribute to improved skin health and prevent signs of ageing. Let's take a deep dive into what peptides actually are, their benefits and how you can incorporate them into your skincare routine to maintain healthy and youthful skin.
What are Peptides?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as building blocks for proteins, such as collagen and elastin which are responsible for the texture, firmness and strength of our skin. According to experts we lose approximately 1% of our remaining collagen each year after the age of 30, which leads to dehydration and thinning of the skin resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Peptides in skincare work by penetrating the skin to send a signal to the body that triggers cells to produce collagen and strengthen elastin, promoting firmness and minimising the appearance of ageing skin.
The benefits of Peptides
Peptides have anti-inflammatory properties that soothe irritation and redness when applied topically to the skin.
Improves skin elasticity
Peptides trigger the skin to produce proteins including elastin which is responsible for the skin's ability to stretch and bounce back. Improving skin elasticity will assist in preventing thinning and ageing skin
Fades fine lines and wrinkles
Peptides assist in the production of collagen and hydrate the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How to incorporate Peptides into your skincare routine
Always begin your skincare routine with cleansed skin, then follow with an exfoliant and serums. To incorporate peptides into your routine we recommend using our BB SKIN Pro-Collagen Cream which contains a combination of three peptides designed to improve hydration and reduce the appearance of fine links and wrinkles.
As the skin around the eye area produces minimal oil, it is more prone to fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness. The BB SKIN Brightening Eye Serum is formulated with peptides to de-puff and brighten the delicate under eye area while providing hydration to reduce the appearance of ageing.