Peptides really are little skin care wonders. But can we rev up their potency?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are already present in our bodies. They act as a foundation for healthier, younger looking skin because they send messages ‘telling’ our skin cells to rejuvenate.
These ‘messages’ stimulates our skin to produce more collagen, elastin and keratin – ingredients that minimise wrinkles and fine lines and give us a fresher, more youthful appearance.
How do Peptides work? Let’s look at the science
Skin is mainly made up of collagen which, when we’re younger, gives it that lovely smooth appearance and keeps it firm. As we age, our collagen deteriorates and this is why we look older – our skin becomes softer and saggier with lines and wrinkles becoming more noticeable.
But here’s the clever bit – because as collagen breaks down it produces peptides, and those peptides send a message to your skin telling it to generate more collagen. So it follows that when we apply the same peptides topically, it will have the same effect – it will ‘tell’ your skin that collagen is breaking down and encourage it to generate more.
This is great news but can we make peptides work even harder?
Yes we can! By using peptides with other ingredients – antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and collagen for example – we’re giving our skin an even bigger boost.
Combine these with moisturising and skin-generating ingredients, such as Vitamin A, B5 and C, and you can achieve superb anti-ageing results.
Our Peptide Pro 3-Step range is infused with peptides and other hardworking ingredients. The three steps work in synergy, helping to reveal brighter looking skin, produce new collagen and minimise fine lines and wrinkles. Use it every day to exfoliate, repair and hydrate.
Step 1: Perfect Glow Skin Polish
A creamy exfoliator that sets the scene for the peptides to start working. It removes dead cells to resurface and smooth the skin.
A superfood for the skin, packed with peptides that hydrate and brighten. It targets fine lines, brightens and lifts, leaving skin soft and glowing.
Step 3: Daily Moisturiser and Eye Cream
A gorgeous, creamy moisturiser that really penetrates. Contains shea butter, zinc oxide, collagen, AHA fruit acids and Vitamin B5 and a whole host of ingredients that rev up the peptides and give the most effective results.
Pop to our FAQ section for more information about the ingredients we use and other common skin care questions.