Peptides: The Facts
Fact 1: Peptides are an essential ingredient in your skincare.
Have you ever found yourself shopping for skincare, standing in front of a wall of products with names and ingredients you can’t even pronounce? Chances are at some stage you have picked up a jar of anti-aging moisturiser with peptides or collagen as the key ingredient. But what actually are peptides and what do they do for your skin?
Here are the basics:
- Peptides are known for their reparative power and are formed by chains of linked amino acids. These are the building blocks of proteins in the human body.
- Each peptide offers its own specific benefits however most peptides are reparative. This means they have the ability to activate skin restorative process, such as collagen production and tissue repair, as well as strengthen other proteins in the skin such as keratin and elastin.
- This means that peptides ultimately improve – as well as prevent – the signs of aging. Think, loss of firmness, elasticity, textural changes and the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Fact 2: Peptides replenish what your body naturally loses over time.
Peptides are used in skincare to boost and stimulate the natural restorative processes that take place in our skin everyday.
With collagen being the most abundant protein in the human body, maintaining collagen levels is the key to slowing the visible signs of aging. After the age of 20 we lose around 1% of our collagen each year. By the time we reach 30, our collagen levels have reduced enough to be visible on the skin. Think again, the loss of elasticity showing as sagging, wrinkles and fine lines, to name a few.
And that’s why you need to include peptides in your skincare routine.
Applying peptides in your skincare regimen means you are adding back to your skin what naturally depletes over time. It also ensures the collagen that you do have in your skin remains in the best possible condition.
Fact 3: Peptides are the foundation of every single mask from The Unnamed
When formulating our sheet masks it was important that they not only delivered on the immediate results of Hydrating, Brightening and Firming, but were also looking after the long-term health of your skin.
That’s why every single mask from The Unnamed contains peptides.
At The Unnamed we believe that it’s the everyday routines that lead to healthy skin. By including peptides in our formulations – and your skincare regimen – will help maintain elasticity, firmness and plumpness.
Time to get skin deep in peptides!