Science & Ingredients

Peptides for Skin and Puffy Eyes

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IDI April 5, 2022

There are different peptides that help different skin conditions, from puffiness to fine lines and wrinkles. Leave-on products like serums and moisturizers are a great way to take advantage of peptides’ benefits.

Though you might have heard of peptides, you may not know exactly what they are and what they can do for your skin. Put simply, peptides are amino acids that make up certain proteins your skin needs – including collagen, which is made of three different polypeptide chains. Including peptides in your skin care routine can help with firmer, younger-looking skin. (And who doesn’t want that, right?) Read on to find out more about peptides and discover which skin care products are musts in your routine.

They’re Versatile
Because of their benefits, peptides are a super versatile ingredient in a skin care routine. There are many different types of peptides, which can help to improve and build up the skin barrier, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and make skin look firmer – all leading to healthy-looking skin.

Peptides and Products for Different Skin Care Concerns
Maybe you want to reduce puffiness or perhaps you are looking to treat fine lines and wrinkles. If you are looking to help a specific skin care concern, there is a peptide – and a product – out there for you. Serums or moisturizers with peptides, rather than a product like a cleanser, are best so you don’t wash the peptides off your skin and instead allow them to perform at their optimal levels.

Reduce Puffiness: Awaken Peptide Eye Gel is an eye treatment that contains peptides to help firm and smooth skin. This firming, hydrating eye gel with caffeine utilizes a highly active blend with Tetrapeptides and soothing Rosemary Leaf Extract that minimizes the appearance of puffiness and fine lines.

Skin Aging: If you are concerned about the effects of aging on your skin, you should look for products containing peptides. There are three different products you can incorporate into your skin to help with sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Phyto-Nature Firming Serum is an advanced, dual-phase serum that combines highly-active botanicals with biomimetic technology to reduce visible signs of skin aging and reawaken the nature of younger-looking skin. Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50 is a broad spectrum moisturizer that helps combat the appearance of skin aging. Antioxidant White Tea (which is rich in polyphenols) and a unique polypeptide help improve the appearance of photoaged skin. Super Rich Repair contains Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, which trigger collagen production, helping to increase firmness and restore elasticity.

Skin Renewal: These multifunctional actives can help repair some aspects of damaged skin. Overnight Retinol Repair is our concentrated customizable nighttime treatment that accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appearance of skin aging.

Smooth Skin: To help stimulate collagen production and firm skin, look for a product with peptides for skin care like Skinperfect Primer SPF 30. It contains a combination of Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine and Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyrate — three conditioning peptides that stimulate collagen biosynthesis, help reduce wrinkles, impart skin firmness and improve skin tone.

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