Hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, niacinamide, retinol or different types of acids (AHAs, BHAs and PHAs) are by far the best known ingredients in the ‘beauty’ world today. But you’ve probably heard more and more about peptides, the ingredient most prized in cosmetics and usually part of formulations more and more. And for good reason!
But what are they? Peptides are short chains of amino acids that are essential in the production of collagen, elastin and keratin, the key proteins that make our skin’s texture, strength, resistance or softness just right. Peptides are naturally found in the body, although as time passes and we age, the amount of collagen, keratin and elastin the body makes decreases, causing skin aging. Topical application of peptides can counteract the effects of aging. And it’s that the peptides act as ‘neurotransmitters’, sending information to the cells to stimulate collagen production or even relax the muscles and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Do you now understand why you want to look for them in your cosmetics?
Among other things, this ingredient can promote skin elasticity, improve and strengthen the barrier, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, reduce inflammation and even control acne and help clear skin blemishes. In short, it is a “wonderful” ingredient with a lot of potential that you will want to include in your beauty routine as much as possible. Of course you have to take into account that each type of peptide has different functions… The so-called tetrapeptides have a firming power, while the hexapeptides, for example, are more effective against wrinkles.
If you want to give peptides a try, don’t miss this interesting selection of ten ‘top’ products we’ve made that contain them and that you will want to start using as soon as possible. Your skin will glow with them! So give them a try…
This powerful double-action eye contour cream instantly fades wrinkles around the eyes thanks to its formula with bakuchiol, peptides and orchid stem cells. It also helps to fade the color of dark circles. Wrinkle Blur Bakuchiol Eye by Ole Henriksen (€44.99)
This powerful anti-aging serum contains raspberry peptides and stem cells that help preserve the skin’s natural collagen so it looks firmer, smoother, smoother and younger. Instantly rejuvenates and significantly improves facial luminosity from the first application. GlamGlow Youth drink (62.99 euros)
This skincare concentrate combines pure and aromatic extracts of jasmine, apple and dates, as well as essential oils of ylang-ylang, rosewood and raspberry oil in an exquisite soothing and rejuvenating formula. Stimulskin Plus – Absolute Regenerating Infusion Cream, from Darphin (199.00 euros).
This concentrated serum formulated with multiple peptides makes it possible to add density and thickness to the hair and make it visibly healthier. Multiple Peptide Densification, from The Ordinary (17.99 euros)
This collagen-boosting peptide serum makes the skin look firmer and plumper and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen enhancer, from THE INKEY LIST (9.99 euros)
Formulated with 1.25% pure bakuchiol, brightening peptides and calming cica extract, this serum provides retinol-like results in skin rejuvenation and reduction of fine lines, as well as improving skin tone. Bakuchiol Peptides from Medik8 (63 euros)
This instant awakening serum contains ICEAWAKE™, caffeine and a plumping peptide complex that visibly reduces wrinkles and skin that looks and feels firmer, as well as a cooling applicator in such a way that puffiness and wrinkles are reduced and skin looks radiant . Cryo-Recovery Eye Serum, by Charlotte Tilbury (59 euros).
This nourishing night cream is suitable for all skin types. It strengthens the tissue during sleep with a silky and aromatic texture. Soothes and comforts the skin, promoting cell renewal with retinol, hazelnut peptides and a concentrated thermal complex that improves skin repair. Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream (139 euros)
With dermo-lifting peptides, this corrective cream fills for deep wrinkles and expression lines, thanks to the combination of two filling techniques, and provides a fuller and fuller appearance of the face. With a rich and nourishing texture, it is ideal for dry skin. Skeyndor Correcting Wrinkle Filler Cream (cpv)
This treatment increases the volume and improves the shape and color of the lips. It is formulated with an exclusive selection of latest generation biomimetic peptides, high and low molecular weight phospholipids and hyaluronic acid. Volume, from Hyalulip (12.95 euros at Niche Beauty Lab)
Source: Marie Claire