Are you looking for a skin care ingredient that can help smooth, hydrate and turn back time on your skin? Look no further than peptides! These little wonders aren’t just a passing fad – they’re one of the most researched natural ingredients in the beauty world. Even top dermatologists swear by peptides to help with common skin issues.
Now you might be wondering: if our bodies naturally produce peptides, why do we need more of them? Well, after age 30, our collagen production drops by 1% every year and our skin’s natural communication system slows down. This can lead to pesky signs of aging appearing on your precious skin.
But don’t be afraid! Adding peptides to your beauty routine can help give your skin a boost and restore a plump, youthful look. It’s like giving your skin a little pep talk to remind it how to look and feel better.
What are peptides?
Peptides are chains of amino acids that create building blocks of protein, which then work to support all of the amazing parts of our body. Without peptides, we’d be stuck with dry, brittle nails, dull hair, and wrinkled skin. Ouch!
But as we age, the natural process of creating and using peptides becomes less efficient. That’s where peptide-infused skincare comes in — it can give your skin the boost it needs to stay firm, strong, and glowing. Here are some of the many benefits of peptides:
- They strengthen the skin barrier
- They create elastin fibers in your skin, making it firmer and younger looking
- They can help heal inflammation, acne and dryness
- They protect your skin from harsh environmental factors such as airborne pollutants and UV rays
- They help wounds heal faster
- They stimulate collagen production, which leads to healthier, happier skin overall.
Types of peptides used in skin care
The peptides in skincare act as messengers, telling your body to produce more collagen and helping with any skin issues you may have. But not all peptides are created equal – there are hundreds of types, each serving a different purpose. It is therefore important to choose the right peptide for your specific skin problem.
Here are the four most common types of peptides found in skincare products:
Neurotransmitter peptides: They are the superheroes of anti-aging skincare. You’ll find them in botox and Argireline, and they work by relaxing facial muscles and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, a 2009 study found that using neurotransmitter peptides can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 35%!
Signal peptides: These bad boys are the most commonly used in the beauty industry. They are great for stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which helps firm your skin and make it look fuller.
Enzyme inhibitor peptides: As their name suggests, these peptides help stop the natural process of collagen loss. Rice-derived peptides work to retain collagen, while soy-derived peptides can help prevent pigmentation.
Carrier peptides: These peptides provide the skin with trace elements such as magnesium and copper. Copper peptides, in particular, have become a beauty industry favorite for their ability to enhance collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and lighten dark spots.
How to Incorporate Peptides into Your Skincare Routine
100% Pure is unprecedented when it comes to using clean ingredients in beauty products. Our highly rated products incorporate peptides along with other natural ingredients. Let’s take a look at our great peptide-infused skin care products.
100% PURE Mushroom Peptide Serum
100% Pure Mushroom Peptide Serum is made with 11 different types of mushrooms, including Tremella, Reishi, Shiitake, and Chaga, plus quinoa peptides. Together, they work to protect and nourish your skin.
How to use: Take a small amount on your palm and apply it to your skin before moisturizing. This serum can be used in morning and evening skincare routines.
PM 100% Pure Retinol Eye Cream
If you’re dealing with fine lines or crow’s feet around your eyes, PM 100% Pure Retinol Eye Cream is a must. It contains retinol to help reduce wrinkles, as well as peptides and vitamin C to keep your skin firm and boost collagen production.
How to use: Take a small amount and massage it with your fingertips onto your upper and lower eyelids. As the name suggests, it is best suited for PM use.
Puristry floral water toner
Just the thought of a product made from beautiful flowers is so pretty. Well, 100% Pure has turned that idea into reality with our Puristry Flower Water Toner. This toner is made with pure flower water, along with quinoa peptides, witch hazel, and hyaluronic acid, to give your skin a boost of hydration.
How to use: Apply a dab of toner on a cotton ball or with clean hands. This toner should be applied before serum and eye cream. Gently tap into the skin of the face and neck.
Puristry Sea Berry Moisturizer
What’s better than a peptide? Well, several peptides. Seaberry Moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer containing several types of omega-enriched peptides and sea berries, making it an excellent choice for hydration and complexion. Massage a small amount onto your face and neck morning and evening.
How to use: Take a quarter amount and gently massage into the skin of your neck and face. It is suitable for morning and evening skin care routines.
Peptides work wonders on their own, but they work even better when combined with other natural skincare ingredients. By regularly using a combination of natural ingredients, you can give your skin the love and care it deserves.
And the best part? People are increasingly interested in knowing more about the ingredients in their beauty products. Peptides are a great choice in this regard, as there are many case studies available that prove their effectiveness.
But here’s the thing: using clean, natural ingredients isn’t just good for your skin, it’s also good for your conscience. By choosing products that are good for you and good for the environment, you are doing your part to create a healthier and more sustainable world.
So go ahead, harness the power of peptides and natural ingredients and watch your skin transform before your eyes. Your beautiful and radiant will thank you for it!