Ingredients Mom Loves: Peptides
THE PEPTIDES PEPTALK:
We’ve all heard about the turn our skin takes after the age of thirty. We may gain wisdom, but we tend to lose collagen. Now with the science of skincare, we are able to battle the aging process. One of the fiercest warriors we have in the fight against aging is peptides. What exactly is a peptide? We’ll explain what they are, how they work and finally why the hardest working ingredient in your medicine cabinet isn’t just for the mom in your life.
WHAT IS A PEPTIDE?
Peptides are small chain amino acids that are the building blocks of protein and occur naturally in the body. They are vital cell signaling agents and are responsible for cellular communication. Some of the peptides you find in your skin care are derived from plants while others are synthetic. They are created to mimic the behavior of these naturally occurring peptides. And, when done right, they keep the skin looking firm, toned and resilient. They help us to get back this precious collagen we care so much about.
Last year, you may have introduced your mom to vitamin A. The year before? Vitamin C and AHA’s. So, why are peptides the next necessary tool for skincare? First, if you are someone who has sensitive skin or rosacea, peptides are a must. They do not contain acids or vitamin A which can cause irritation, but peptides offer a similar result to make the skin smooth, toned and even. It’s really a win/win situation with these little building blocks! They have anti-inflammatory powers that work great for irritation, redness and post inflammatory pigmentation. Yes, peptides are even good for acne! They also help us to create hyaluronic acid, a natural hydrator in our body. Seriously, what’s not to love?
PEPTIDES: THE PERFECT GIFT
For Mother’s Day, we’re treating everyone to peptides - not just mom. The best way to start fighting the signs of aging is to start while you’re young. Peptides may not give you the instant gratification of acids and retinols, but rest assured, they can help your skin in both the short-term and for years to come. After a few months, you will feel the peptides beginning to work. They mimic what injectables do without the use of a needle. If your goal is stay as natural as possible, start now and you can be the envy of your 50-year high school reunion! If you’re a fan of Botox or other injectables, these pair perfectly with those services because peptides help to extend the life of injectables. It’s like getting the most out of your skincare routine.
After all the knowledge your mother has given you over the course of your life, we hope this is your chance to give her some knowledge about what is sure to become her new favorite beauty secret, peptides!
Looking for some new peptides to try? Here are our favorite peptide products:
You can purchase any of these products online for free local shipping or you can pick them up right in our studio during regular hours. If you’re in a pinch for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for the matriarch in your life, we’ve totally got you covered.
Or, just pick up a little something for yourself. You DESERVE it.