Peptides are one of those ingredients that are getting a lot of buzz in the industry lately. So what are they, and what do they exactly do for the skin? Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of specific proteins needed by the skin, like collagen and elastin. These proteins are the foundations of your skin and are responsible for its strength and resilience. Using eye cream, moisturizer, and serums that contain peptides can lead to firmer, more supple, and younger-looking skin.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3 is one of our favorite peptides to use in our private label skincare. Without peptides, our wrinkles and lack of firmness can appear more prominent. Peptides are a remarkable ingredient in skincare. More and more are being discovered in botanical substances or made in a lab. When formulating private label skincare, it’s important to blend the peptide with complimenting and results-boosting ingredients.
Although peptides are a superstar ingredient, just a single peptide alone is not enough. When making private label skincare with peptides, pairing the formulation with a cocktail of antioxidants and skin-supportive ingredients will provide the best results.
Peptides are a great option if you have sensitive skin or are just getting started on your skincare regimen. They are less harsh than retinol, so you can use peptides alongside vitamin C and other ingredients without the worry of damaging or causing irritation.
As an esthetician, I have a lot of clients ask when they should start using advanced skincare products in their regimen. More often than not, the majority of clients start later than they should. You will not harm the skin if you start sooner than later. I recommend starting to add more targeted skincare formulas in your early twenties; it’s best to start the road to prevention early. While peptides are an essential ingredient to combat the appearance of premature aging, the best thing you can do for your skin is to apply them consistently along with other botanical skincare ingredients (and being mindful of stress and sun exposure.)
Because the skin around our eye area is so thin and gentle, this is one of the first places we will start to see signs of aging. An eye cream or gel with peptides will help assist with this!