Nowadays, there are countless ways to embark on the beautiful journey of skincare, but where do you begin? Not only are there MANY variations for a proper skincare routine (that fits your skin's unique needs), but there's also lots of skincare information out there, and staying up-to-date may feel overwhelming. So to make things easier, we put together this short — but informative — blog that will explain everything you need to know about peptides — and why they are so important for your skincare.
Yes, we know, fancy word! But don't you worry, by the end of this blog, you'll feel much more confident about your knowledge of peptides, and you'll want to incorporate them into your skincare routine pronto.
Okay, now onto the good stuff:
What are peptides, and what do they do?
Peptides are short-chain amino acids that are found naturally in the skin. For example, collagen is made up of three polypeptide chains that stimulate the production of collagen and lead to firmer, younger-looking skin. Put simply, peptides could be considered the "building blocks" that make up proteins in our body (including the collagen in our skin).
Nevertheless, we all know or have heard that as time goes on, the natural production of collagen decreases, hence introducing us to the infamous wrinkles. And hey, there's nothing wrong with wrinkles, but for those of you who are looking for ways to reduce their appearance, peptides are a solution you won't want to miss.
Great! So peptides help reduce the appearance of wrinkles but…
Are they worth it? A brief YAY or NAY summary:
We lose about 1% of our remaining collagen each year after age 30. (Ouch.) And while the usage of peptides does not necessarily give your skin more peptides, your body takes them as ‘signals’ that you need to heal, which produce more collagen where you need it most.
So to answer your question, YES, peptides are worth it. (YAY)
What are the benefits of peptides?
If you are new to peptides, you may be curious to learn about their full benefits. So to save you some trouble (and time of searching on the web), here's a summarized list of benefits peptides offer:
- Skin firmness: Peptides help in many ways, and skin firmness is right there at the top. By stimulating the production of collagen, your skin will appear firmer and more elastic.
- UV protection: Another peptide bonus is that they promote the production of hyaluronic acid, which can protect your beautiful skin from UV rays.
- Smooth & clearer skin: Let's be honest: we all love smooth skin, and guess what? Peptides have anti-inflammatory and hydration-boosting properties that result in smoother, clearer skin that’s devoid of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Stronger skin barrier: Our skin is constantly exposed to pollution, toxins, and bacteria, which can be damaging. Peptides help your skin improve and build a stronger skin barrier to protect itself from harmful exposures.
- Reduced inflammation: Some peptides have proven to repair damaged skin and even out skin tone.
How can I use/incorporate peptides into my skincare routine?
Adjusting your diet and taking peptide supplements could help improve your skin’s health (your hair and nails, too). If you want to take your skin one step further, you'll want to also try a topical solution, like our Peptide C&E Growth Factor.
Its powerhouse formula is loaded with antioxidants, peptides, and human growth factors to combat all signs of aging. It will help repair your skin on a cellular level, you’ll see wrinkles and fine lines fade, a significant improvement in texture and skin tone, a boost in collagen production, and increased firmness and elasticity.
Where to get peptides?
Now that you know what peptides are, what they do, and their benefits, you may be wondering where to get them; good news: you can get them right here on our website!
If you’re ready to make a step toward healthy skin and incorporate peptides into your skincare routine, then click here to purchase our Peptide C&E Growth Factor.
Our final takeaway?
Peptides are amazing (both inside and out). They help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, make your skin smoother, cleaner and firmer, protect your skin from UV rays, and shield your skin from day-to-day environmental toxins. They are almost too good to be true!
That's all for now, Minted Beauties! Take care, use peptides, drink water, and wear your sunscreen, until next time!