Just when it seems beauty buzzwords aren’t dropping as fast as viral memes, another one is trending before it even hits your “gram” or “For You” page. This scroll, we have peptides and a peptide eye cream: wait until you know what these skin heroes can do!
As skincare continues to innovate, something not so new is filling the shelves. But they’re not just found in serums and moisturizers, they’re even found in coffee creamers and supplements: we’re talking collagen peptides! Although they’ve been floating around in the skincare world for decades, emerging research on the benefits of peptides is still fairly new.
So what are these anti-aging powerhouses and where do they work best in your skincare regimen? Is peptide eye cream a must-have? More importantly, do collagen peptides really give you plump, youthful-looking skin? Let’s find out!
What are peptides and how do they help your skin?
You’ve probably heard of peptides or perhaps seen them listed on countless product packages, but you may have no idea what they actually do. Peptides, also known as collagen peptides, are basically a short chain of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, including keratin, elastin and, primarily, collagen. These are responsible for the texture and strength of the skin.
Think of peptides as tiny messengers to our skin cells, sending messages that allow them to communicate more effectively. These messages instruct skin cells to hold their horses to the signs of aging and encourage skin layers to act younger for plumper, younger-looking skin. Let’s keep these messengers around us!
Since peptides are tiny chains of amino acids, they can penetrate the outer layer of the skin and work anti-aging magic on the deeper layers of our dermis. Peptides stimulate the skin to produce more collagen. It helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and helps to make the skin look tighter. These tiny but powerful ingredients also promote cell repair, hydrate the skin, and provide antioxidant protection.
While most peptides in skincare are non-vegan, we’ve made all of our peptide products completely plant-based, with quinoa! And one of our newest skincare products with vegan peptides is our Mushroom Peptide Serum.
With mushroom powder, quinoa peptides and sodium hyaluronate, this serum is our most nourishing yet. Medicinal mushrooms are rich in polysaccharides that deeply plump and hydrate the skin, while peptides strengthen the skin barrier and sodium hyaluronate provides a burst of hydration.
But when you’re looking for a serious detox for your skin, look no further than our Seaberry moisturizer.
This moisturizer creates deep hydration in the skin, thanks to phytonutrient-rich seafood, quinoa peptides and powerful botanicals like orchid, alpine rose and raspberry ketones. Sea berry provides restorative properties, while bakuchiol and plant stem cells promote smoothing and radiance.
Peptides also lend their hydrating properties to our Puristry Flower Toner, which uses floral hydrosols like rosewater to quench drained skin cells while de-puffing and reducing redness.
Benefits of Peptide Eye Cream
Peptides are great in a skincare routine to help with collagen regeneration. Since these energetic skin heroes help treat fine lines and wrinkles, a great place to start using peptides is in an area that often shows the first signs of aging: our eyes.
Since our eye area gets constant training every time we blink, squint in the sunlight, or tug on the outer corner to achieve that perfect winged eyeliner, it’s important to opt for a cream to eyes with peptides that helps protect the skin around the eyes. and keep the signs of aging at bay – something peptides are great for!
And as a bonus, a peptide eye cream combined with other skincare ingredients like vitamin C or in our case, retinol, will have amazing results! The best retinol eye cream contains smaller molecules and faster-absorbing ingredients, making it ideal for smaller pores in the eye area.
This peptide eye cream also contains pentapeptide-48. It’s a clean, vegan synthetic blend of 5 peptides (“penta”), which makes this peptide eye cream even more interesting.
Benefits of Lip Peptides
We have now seen the benefits of peptide eye cream, but what about peptides for our lips? Perky, plump lips that you can send a kiss with seem like a beauty trend that never goes out of style. But as we age, just as our collagen production decreases, it also affects the color and volume of our lips. Your frown may end up being very dry, thin, or your upper lip doing a disappearing act when you smile.
The good news is that just like peptide eye cream benefits the delicate eye area, collagen can plump lips. And when the skin is plumper, the appearance of fine lines on the lips will be less visible.
Hopefully we’ve painted a picture of the power of peptides and peptide eye creams! While we know that peptides are essential throughout the body for biological functions, they can actually be very effective in skincare, especially if you’re looking to improve your skin’s firmness.
However, it is important to choose where peptides will work best in your skincare regimen. Start with a peptide eye cream and lip peptides. Then, gradually move on to serums and moisturizers with the goal of promoting plumper, younger-looking skin.