Ingredient Spotlight: Peptides
What makes Peptides so good for your skin?
Peptides are naturally-occuring in the body and are amino acids that are the building blocks of certain proteins like collagen, keratin and elastin needed by the skin. There are a variety of Peptides that help with specific skin concerns such as boosting skin cell activity, brighten dull skin, and maintain skin elasticity, resiliency, and firmness.
What are Benefits of Peptides?1. Increases hydration in the skin
2. Improves skin texture
3. Increases skin firmness and elasticity
4. Smooths fine lines and wrinkles
5. Soothes irritation, inflammation, and redness
How to get the most from Peptides?
It is important that the peptide molecules in your skincare product penetrates deep within the subcutaneous layers of the skin and has prolonged contact with your skin to ensure effectiveness. Peptides work in tandem with other ingredients, including Vitamin C, Niacinamide, antioxidants, and Hyaluronic Acid.
What to look for in products?
Peptides come in various sizes which are categorised as oligopeptides and polypeptides. A few notable peptides include:
1. Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
A small peptide that stimulates collagen synthesis, actively removes wrinkles, and has skin-firming and moisturising properties.
2. Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-10
A synthetic peptide that promotes cell binding with extraordinary visible skin restructuring and firming abilities.
3. Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-14
An anti-wrinkle active that works through various pathways to reverse and prevent the signs of ageing.
4. Palmitoyl Oligopeptide
A tripeptide that enhances the production of natural skin molecules, thickens and restores flexibility in the skin.
5. Matrixyl 3000
A synthetic peptide composed of Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 that work to restore and maintain the skin's youthful appearance by signaling to cells to produce more collagen.
What Habitual Skin products that use Peptides?
1. Peptide Eye Cream
Formulated with Matrixyl 3000 which is composed of Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 that supports the cutaneous repair process of fragile skin, promoting wrinkle smoothing, improved elasticity and tone.
2. Peptide Face & Neck Night Cream
Formulated with Hexapeptide-10 to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, sagginess, and dry texture and provides ultimate moisture retention and hydration.