What Are Peptides In Skincare?

what are peptides in skincare

The use of peptides in skincare is becoming more common and have left many wondering what peptides do for the skin. There are many reasons to bring peptides into your skincare routine, from their anti-aging benefits to their brightening qualities. Read on to discover what peptides are and how to use peptides in skincare for optimal results.  

What Are Peptides in Skincare? 

Peptides are compounds made up of short-chain amino acids naturally present in the body. When applied topically to the skin, peptides act as messengers triggering skin functions, such as boosting the production of collagen and improving elasticity.  

What Do Peptides Do For The Skin? 

After the age of 30, the body loses 1% of its remaining collagen every year and the skin’s natural communication channel starts to slow down. Using peptides for skin by introducing a peptide serum or peptide face cream into your routine supports increased collagen production and promotes a more youthful-looking complexion.  

Reduces Signs of Ageing 

Peptides in skincare can help to slow the signs of ageing and preserve youthful-looking skin. They boost collagen and elastin production, encouraging skin to both look and act younger for a firmer, plumper, and more hydrated-looking complexion.  

Minimises Fine Lines  

Peptides in skincare reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the overall texture of the skin.  

Improves Skin Barrier Function  

Peptides for skin help to combat dehydration and prevent toxins and pathogens from penetrating the epidermis.  

Heals Wounds and Scarring  

Peptides for skin help to signal to the body that there is a wounded area that needs repairing. Some peptides assist in regenerating the skin and buffing away scarring, diminishing the appearance of acne scars and pigmentation.   

Benefits of Peptides for Skin  

Fine lines, loss of moisture retention and dullness can all occur with age. Peptides in skincare have many benefits, including:  

  • Firming the skin 
  • Increasing elasticity 
  • Evening skin tone 
  • Reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines 
  • Plumping the skin 
  • Improving hydration 
  • Brightening 
  • Reducing inflammation 

How to Use Peptides in Your Skincare Routine 

The benefits of peptides can be enjoyed across your skincare routine. From cleansers to moisturisers, skincare products can be enriched with peptides to reveal nourished, radiant-looking skin.  

Peptide Cleanser: Gentle Buffing Gelée  

Suitable for all skin types  

This exfoliating cleansing gelée is enriched with moringa seed peptide that helps to protect the skin and dissolve microparticles from pollutants and environmental aggressors. Pleasantly scented with orange and grapefruit, the Gentle Buffing Gelée provides light exfoliation, is suitable for daily use, and creates a smoother, brighter-looking complexion.  

How to use: For optimal results, use the Gentle Buffing Gelée as the second step of an evening double cleansing ritual. Apply a small amount to damp skin and massage using gentle circular motions to build a creamy lather. Remove with warm water and a cleansing cloth or mitt.  

Peptide Eye Creams 

Reviving Eye cream 

Suitable for all skin types 

A lightweight, soothing eye treatment, Reviving Eye Cream is formulated with hazelnut peptide that works to strengthen the skins natural defense system to smooth and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Hazelnut peptide is complimented by cucumber extract, arnica, and Vitamin K to leave the eye contour feeling hydrated and refreshed.  

How to use: After cleansing, gently dab the peptide eye cream along the eye contour. Apply using the ring finger to reduce the drag on delicate skin, as this may cause fine lines and wrinkles.  

Blue Diamond Eye Cream  

Suitable for all skin types  

Part of Omorovicza’s Blue Diamond Collection, Blue Diamond Eye Cream is enriched with arabinogalactans and diamond peptides, a compound of essential amino acids and copper, to help protect the DNA of skin cells. This unique blend of ingredients blurs the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lifts the eye contour, and brightens dark circles, while boosting elastin and collagen production for increased elasticity.  

How to use: Using the ring finger, gently apply to the eye contour after cleansing. For best results, use this peptide eye cream alongside other products from the Blue Diamond Collection. 

Peptide Serums 

Blue Diamond Concentrate 

Suitable for all skin types 

Also from the Blue Diamond Collection, Blue Diamond Concentrate is a revitalising peptide serum that works to leave skin looking firmer and feeling lifted. While diamond peptides protect the skin’s DNA, boost radiance and help to lift and re-densify the skin, copper gluconate works to control sebum production for a mattified complexion.  

How to use: Apply evenly to the face and neck after cleansing and follow with moisturiser.  

Gold Flash Firming Serum  

Suitable for all skin types 

While the Gold Flash Firming Serum is rooted in the curative powers of colloidal gold, it’s also enriched with polypeptides that work to strengthen dermo-proteins such as elastin and collagen for renewed vitality. This peptide serum promotes a brighter, more youthful complexion, reduces the appearance of age spots, and helps to firm the skin. 

How to use: Apply evenly to the face and neck after cleansing. 

Peptide Face Creams 

Gold Rescue Cream  

Suitable for dry and sensitive skin  

The perfect day cream for mature skin, Gold Rescue Skin delivers intense nourishment to the skin and uses a blend of peptides to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, more radiant-looking visage. A truly indulgent, spa-like experience, Gold Rescue cream leaves skin feeling hydrated and revitalised.  

How to use: Apply evenly to the face and neck. 

Blue Diamond Supercream  

Suitable for all skin types  

Another way to experience the unique benefits of diamond peptides, Blue Diamond Supercream is a firming and hydrating moisturiser that works to repair damaged skin. While diamond peptides deliver greater elasticity and firmness, three types of hyaluronic acid deliver long-lasting hydration and help to reduce signs of ageing.  

How to use: Apply to the face and neck daily after cleansing. Use this peptide face cream alongside the wider Blue Diamond Collection for optimal results.  

Peptide Night CreamRejuvenating Night Cream  

Suitable for all skin types 

Rejuvenating Night Cream is an award-winning night cream that works to replenish the skin as you sleep. Hazelnut peptides plump and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while carrot and plum almond oils provide antioxidant defense against free radicals and environmental stressors.  

How to use: Apply evenly to the face and neck each evening after cleansing.  

Peptide Lip balm  

Suitable for all skin types 

The Perfecting Lip Balm harnesses the power of Palmitoyloligopeptides that work to increase hydration and lip volume over time for the ultimate plumping treatment. Formulated with eucalyptus oil, shea butter, and hydrating hyaluronic spheres, this deeply nourishing balm leaves the lips feeling fuller, softer and more smooth.  

How to use: Using the index finger, apply a small amount to the lips throughout the day as needed. 


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