Should you incorporate peptides in your skin care routines? Let’s explore what peptides are and how eye serum with peptides can be essential in maintaining a healthy glow and a youthful, vibrant appearance.
What Are Peptides in Skin Care?
Peptides are the building blocks of collagen and elastin fibers (protein) that are found in our skin. They are short chains of amino acids and act to stabilize and bring together everything necessary to build collagen. These short chains are able to penetrate the top layer of the skin, to deliver age-defying results. As a reminder, collagen is the protein that helps us have the firm, lifted skin that we associate with youth. More collagen in your skin assures fewer wrinkles.
How Do Peptides Make Skin Look Younger?
There are approximately fifty amino acids that are found in peptides. Think of them as building blocks that interlock. All you have to do is remove one building block, and replace it with a different one, and you have a whole new structure. Each different variation of these structures has a different function. As we age, collagen production slows dramatically, and incorporating peptides in skin care products may be more beneficial to keep skin looking younger, longer than any other ingredient on the market—with no known side effects.
While some peptides may smooth skin, others may firm the skin. There are some that help to even reduce inflammation or lock in moisture. Some have shown results by helping lift the skin, and some reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Let’s look a bit more in depth into some of the names you may see in your skin care products.
Tetrapeptides and Hexapeptides
Peptides are known by many different names, but two that you will see quite often are “tetrapeptides” and “hexapeptides.” Tetrapeptides (which contain four amino acids) are best known for boosting elasticity and firming skin.
Ayr Skin Care uses diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine to help firm, tighten, and build hydration in our Awaken Eye Serum. Additionally, in this eye serum with peptides, we include a cocktail of tripeptides, and palmitolyl dipeptide-5, which visibly reduces the appearance of dark circles and minimizes the appearance of fine lines. The other tri peptides are good for hydration, lifting, firming and plumping the skin.
Hexapeptides are those that contain six amino acids. One hexapeptide that you may have heard of is acetyl hexapeptide-8, commonly known as Argireline. Argireline is a wonder ingredient and has been clinically shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It sinks into the top layer of the skin, binding water and helping stimulate skin growth and repair. Argireline is commonly used as an alternative to fillers, because in addition to helping skin under the surface, this peptide also works to temporarily relax the muscles and helps minimize the appearance and formation of wrinkles.
Ayr Skin Care uses Argireline in our Pure Moisture Nourishing Face Cream as well as our Restore Replenishing Night Cream, to help give a firming and lifting effect on the skin. In addition to working with the vitamins in the creams, this hexapeptide also gives a gentle lift to the skin and works along with other ingredients to give a matte finish. Even though the creams are both rich and full of organic oils and butter, they do not have an oily finish. Plus, our Pure Moisture Nourishing Face Cream can actually double as a face primer for makeup applications.
Who Benefits from Peptides?
Anyone who wants younger looking skin! Buying products with peptides can be tricky because it is easy for a skin care manufacturer to throw in 0.1% of a peptide blend and a whole lot of marketing hype, and make you believe that it will solve all of your skin care problems.
The goal of many companies is to make the cheapest product they can, fluff out the ingredients list with lots of potentially expensive ingredients, like peptides, and spend a lot of time and money marketing it. For many companies, these serums or creams come out of a central factory, that makes products for many corporations, with little thought or promise for the consumer.
When it comes to peptides in skin care, it isn’t peptides by themselves that improve skin but rather a combination of many things. For example, although there are more than four different types of peptides in our Awaken Eye Serum, it is the combination of them with pink sea algae, probiotics, vitamins and hyaluronic acid that all work together to get the great results. Although peptides are usually best used in a serum, they can be very effective in a cream as well, as long as the cream has been designed to help penetrate the top layer of the skin.
The Ayr Skin Care Promise
Ayr Skin Care is a small, family owned business. Our number one goal is to make the most natural and effective beauty products that will do no harm to your sensitive skin, but there is more to “do not harm” than just our customer. We research all ingredients to ensure that they do not harm animals, people, or natural habitats. We find out what each ingredient will add to the formula, and we use them at the maximum strength that we can, to create very active, effective products.
When we have finished creating a formula, it is the very best we could make it… without thinking of the price. Then, we minimize our ad spends and focus on selling personally to core customers, in the hopes that word will spread organically. This keeps our expenses down, and allows us to have a much more expensive product, but still sold at a reasonable price range.
Try Awaken Eye Serum for a month, day and night, and if you don’t love it, return it with our 30- day money back guarantee. We are proud of our formulas, and we hope that you have found this explanation about peptides in skin care a real eye-opener!
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