Ingredient Focus- Peptides

What are Peptides?

Peptides are made from amino acids, the building blocks that form protein. Combining amino acids creates different peptide formations. Collagen is the skin protein responsible for structure. Peptides are used to reinforce our skins essential proteins, found mostly in anti ageing products.


Types of Peptides


There are hundreds of different peptide formations. Some of our favourites are:



Also known as Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4. Matrixyl is anti ageing peptide, stimulating collagen production making our skin look more youthful and reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.


Melanostatine 5


This biomimetic peptide (mimics the biochemical process) inhibits the production of melanin, preventing uneven hyperpigmentation.

MDI Complex


Mimics the effects of glycosaminoglycans, increasing moisture retention, also known for it’s anti-inflammatory properties in reducing puffiness and soothing irritated skins.


Benefits of Peptides


Depending on the type of peptide used, there are different benefits. Peptides are used in skincare to:

  • Smooth lines and wrinkles
  • Repair skins natural barrier function
  • Increase firmness
  • Boost hydration
  • Boost Collagen and Elastin production
  • Prevent Collagen breakdown


Peptides in Skincare


Dermaquest Peptide Glyco Cleanser


With 15% Glycolic acid, Peptides and Lactic acid, this treatment cleanser smoothes and gently resurfaces skin. The creamy texture adds moisture to drier skins.

Dermaquest Retexture Serum


1% Retinol and 3.5% Glycolic acid exfoliates and clears pores. Matrixyl adds extra anti ageing benefits, reducing lines and wrinkles.

Dermaquest Skinbrite Serum


Reduces pigmentation, hydrates and brightens skin. Melanostatine 5 stops the pigment stimulating hormone producing Melanin, preventing further pigmentation. Stem Cells even and brighten skin tone.


SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer


With Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8 (Peptide), Shea Butter and Allantoin. This lightweight cream with natural plant ingredients, protects against environmental triggers, reducing flushing and redness.


Dermaquest Essential Moisturizer


Light moisturiser with Infraguard to protect against blue light damage. Matrixyl (Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4) softens expression lines.

Dermaquest Nourishing Peptide Rich


An anti ageing moisturiser rich in Co Enzyme Q10, antioxidants and a blend of peptides. Daily use refines lines and wrinkles whilst improving skin quality.


Dermaquest Peptide Line Corrector


We call this ‘Botox in a bottle’, containing 60% peptides, Peptide Line Corrector will plump lines and wrinkles whilst reducing deep lines that have already formed.

Dermaquest Peptide Eye Firming Serum


Anti-ageing peptides and antioxidants stimulate collagen and elastin production to firm and smooth the eye area.



Dermaquest Retinol Peptide Youth Serum


2% Retinol combined with a peptide blend, encourages cell renewal and the growth and repair of skin cells. Matrixyl provides anti ageing benefits.

SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex


For mature skin, a combination of Peptides, reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and puffiness. Effects of Glycation corrected.

Are all Peptide Products the same?


No, we only use cosmeceutical products. Cosmeceuticals are different from regular cosmetics as they are:

  • Higher strength
  • Medical grade formulations
  • Extensively clinically tested and researched
  • Able to penetrate deeper in the skin


Book an Online Consultation where we can recommend which peptide products will work for you.