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Everything you need to know about Peptides

Just as there are trends in fashion, the current trend in skincare and the latest buzzword is peptides. As science continues to unveil their potential, peptides are undoubtedly becoming an exciting area of modern skincare, keep reading to find out why.


What are Peptides?

Even if they are in fact the skincare ingredient of the moment, they also seem to be a bit of a vague, mysterious whatsit. What are peptides exactly? These are small chains of amino acids, and amino acids in turn are the building blocks of protein in our body. They play a crucial role in our body and biology in general, acting as messengers as they are involved in the intracellular communication they also stimulate the activation of enzymes and hormones responsible for cellular processes. Safe to say, they’re rather important.


Peptides occur naturally in nature and can be derived from various organic materials. However, in skincare synthetic, lab-created biomimetic peptides are preferred as their stability in the skin care formulas gives them an advantage.

 


What Are The Benefits Of Peptides In Skincare

When incorporated into skincare products, peptides help stimulate cells to perform specific functions. Different peptides can stimulate different actions, for example helping trigger the production of collagen and elastin as well as encouraging hyaluronic acid and regulating pigmentation production.


This triggering of cells can help lead to improved skin elasticity and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, plumper, bouncier skin and a brighter, more even complexion. If that is not appealing in a skincare ingredient then we don’t know what is!


Peptides can help:

  • Stimulate collagen production
  • Encourage firmer skin
  • Encourage plumper skin
  • Hydrate
  • Decrease the appearance of dark spots and uneven skin

The Best Skincare Products With Peptides

So where to find these super multi-tasking peptide pals? Our Age Reversal range is packed full of them in the Caviar & Pearl Repair Facial Moisture Cream and Caviar & Pearl Repair Facial Peptide Serum, both found in the luxurious Age Reversal skincare range.


The Caviar & Pearl Repair Facial Moisture Cream

Intensely luxurious, nourishing and hydrating, the Age Reversal Caviar & Pearl Repair Facial Moisture Cream is a peptide-rich cream that helps to firm, tighten and improve overall complexion. 

 

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  • Multitude of different peptides help firm & target the signs of ageing
  • Along with caviar and pearl extract - rich in protein, vitamins and minerals
  • Hyaluronic Acid & Volufiline help plump skin
  • Bakuchiol boosts skin cell turnover, promoting a more radiant and even skin tone
  • Supports collagen production 
  • Featuring the gentle aroma of neroli 
  • Soft & quick-absorbing 
  • Skin feels exquisitely indulged 

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The Caviar & Pearl Repair Facial Peptide Serum

A powerful repair complex serum with Snail Secretion Filtrate, fortified with Acetyl Decapeptide-3 and Biomimetic Peptides to stimulate collagen production to awaken skin and deliver results.  Incorporating Caviar Complex, Pearl Extract and Vitamins E & C.

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How To Use Peptides In Your Routine

The great thing about peptides is that they can be used both day and night, they also don’t have the potential side-effects such as irritation like retinol does. But as with any new ingredient of product, patch testing is always recommended.


A Peptide Skincare Routine 

The Age Reversal Skincare Kit has all you need for a full peptide party skincare routine, containing a daily face wash, serum and moisture cream and a scrub mask for whenever you’re feeling like a little exfoliation.


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A Powerful Anti Ageing Routine with Peptides

Pairing your peptides with retinol creates a supercharged anti ageing, evening routine we can get behind. Choose your preferred retinol strength from 0.2% right up to the strongest 1%. After cleansing apply 1 pump of the retinol oil and massage in, then a pea-sized amount of the Caviar & Pearl Repair Facial Moisture Cream and apply in upward strokes. 

 

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