Being a savvy consumer is hard work! Knowing how to find products that are Vegan Certified and organic is half the battle, but it’s also a good idea to understand how the products you’re applying to your skin actually work. Before you go out looking for a peptide moisturizing cream, it’s important to answer a few questions: What are peptides, how do they work, and who should use them?
Simply put, peptides are the building blocks of collagen. More specifically, they are the molecules that make up the amino acid chains that construct proteins, including collagen. Just like there are many types of proteins, there are also many different kinds of peptides. Here are some more well-known peptides and how they can help your skin:
When you use a peptide moisturizing cream, it has a multi-faceted effect. For example, there are many different types of peptides used in skin care. Pentapeptides are included to give the skin a hyaluronic acid boost, whereas hexapeptides are used to relax certain kinds of fine lines. When it comes to formulating products to include peptides, it’s best to integrate them with other powerhouse ingredients.
For example, in our Peptide Plumping Eye Crème, our special formulation hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes and improves appearance. We use Argireline to improve the appearance of fine lines, Vitamin A to give a boost of antioxidants and squalene to help smooth skin.
Anyone looking to boost their collagen levels or reduce the appearance of fine lines may find that a peptide moisturizing cream is the perfect addition to their daily routine. Use our Meet Your Match tool to have a skin care regimen developed just for you.
Savy Guthrie is a dermatology PA with 17 years of patient care experience and is the founder of Theoderma Skin Care.
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