What Are Peptides and how do they help your Skin?

What Are Peptides and how do they help your Skin?

Navigating the world of skincare and skincare ingredients can be daunting. How do you know which skincare products and ingredients work and which we should avoid spending our hard earned money on? Which ones are all over Instagram purely because an influencer is being paid mega bucks in order to say how “good” they are? And which ones are quietly doing their amazing thing, without the need to shout too loudly about it?

The pure number of available skincare products and brands is confusing enough. But then there’s all the different names of ingredients that sound like they shouldn’t be anywhere near our skin, yet we’re told they’re good for us. Which can be a total minefield, especially if we’re at the age where we’re looking to start to reverse the ageing process.

Which is why here at Vice Reversa, we like to tell it how it is, so that you know what skincare products and ingredients will work for you. Our products work because we’ve taken the time to use the best, most effective ingredients for caring for skincare concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles as well as acne breakouts.

So, in the latest in our series of ingredient spotlights, we’re going to tackle peptides, a key ingredient in our Microneedle Wrinkle Patches. Peptides for skin have great benefits, and here’s the lowdown…

What are Peptides?

Also sometimes referred to as polypeptides, peptides are a type of small protein molecule and they occur naturally in our skin. Peptides are made up of chains of amino acids, and when grouped together, peptides make up the proteins that keep our skin healthy.

The most abundant protein in the skin (and the body, for that matter), is collagen. Three chains of peptides grouped together make up the blueprint for collagen, but as we grow older, we gradually lose this ability to manufacture collagen.

So a peptide for skin is a peptide that’s been added to a skincare formulation, which can then be used by the skin to manufacture collagen.

Peptides and Skin – What Are the Benefits?

Collagen acts as a support network for the skin. It keeps the skin lifted, plump and elastic. But as we lose our levels of collagen as we age, we experience skin sagging and we’ll notice the tell-tale signs of ageing, that is fine lines and wrinkles.

Boosting collagen levels in the skin helps to minimise these fine lines and wrinkles, and supports healthier, plumper, more youthful skin.

Therefore, we can see the benefits of peptides for promoting younger looking, smoother, tighter skin. Use peptides in skincare, and we’re giving our skin the ingredients it needs to manufacture more collagen.

Peptides for Skin Tightening

Not only do peptides help to promote collagen production, they’re also the building blocks necessary for making another skin protein important for the health and youthfulness of our skin – elastin.

Elastin works alongside collagen, and forms fibres of protein that keep the skin looking firm and taut. Again though, age has a way of catching up with us, and over the years, we lose our natural levels of elastin, too.

Peptides help to promote collagen production giving our skin the ingredients it needs to manufacture more collagen which will help to tighten the skin.

But if we add extra peptides, in the form of targeted skincare products, then we can also support the production of more elastin, which will help to tighten the skin.

Are Peptides for Skin Safe?

Yes, peptides for skin tightening and plumping are considered safe to use in skincare products and are safe for all skin types to use.

How Do I Know if My Skin Will Benefit from Peptides?

If your skin is looking a little tired, is in need of a rejuvenation, has lost its glow or is developing pesky fine lines or wrinkles, then peptides for skin will benefit you.

What Are the Best Peptides for Skin?

As we mentioned above, a lot goes into the science behind our products, and the peptides that we use are no different. Therefore, we believe that the best peptides for skin are in our Vice Reversa Microneedle Anti-Wrinkle Eye Patches!

They help to restore firmness to the skin and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst promoting skin elasticity. They work in perfect harmony with the other two active ingredients in our microneedling patches - collagen for skin plumping and hyaluronic acid for skin hydrating.

If your skin is looking a little tired, is in need of a rejuvenation, has lost its glow or is developing pesky fine lines or wrinkles, then peptides for skin will benefit you.

If you’re worried that the 2,600 microneedles in each skin smoothing patch will hurt – then worry no more! Each microneedle is actually a dissolvable crystal, and you won’t feel a thing. The tiny crystals penetrate deep into the skins’ layers, delivering the peptides and other ingredients to where they’re needed.

All you need to do is apply the patches under your eyes overnight and wait. Use weekly for tighter, brighter, smoother more youthful skin. No need to thank us, we thrive on making people happy in their skin!

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