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:

Matrixyl

 

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 Peptide Glyco Cleanser


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 Retexture Serum


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.

 

Dermaquest SkinBrite Serum

 

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.

Skinceuticals Redness Neutralizer

 

Dermaquest Essential Moisturizer

 

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

Dermaquest Essential Moisturiser


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 Nourishing Peptide Rich

 

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 Line Corrector

Dermaquest Peptide Eye Firming Serum

 

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

 

Dermaquest Peptide Eye Firming Serum

 

 

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.

Dermaquest Retinol Peptide Youth Serum


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.

Skinceuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex

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.

 

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