I hear a lot about “Peptides” being the new and great ingredient for skincare these days. But what are they, and why are they so great?? Peptides are proteins made up of chains, both long and short, of amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Skin is made up mostly of Collagen, a protein which is the foundation that gives skin support and thickness. As we age, collagen levels decrease causing skin to thin and wrinkle. Peptides are active protein molecules, which are proven to help boost collagen levels and help skin appear younger, smoother and improve the overall appearance of skin. I like to think of them as “messenger molecules” that work on a cellular level to increase hydration, visibly reduce lines and wrinkles, and enhance skin’s natural luminosity.
HydroPeptide is the supreme peptide brand on the market today. Using over 60 peptides in their products, they have revolutionized the use of peptides in skincare. Their products are amazing and the results are visible. I had the opportunity to use three of their amazing products and am anxious to share my results.
HydroPeptide Exfoliating Cleanser is the perfect first step in my skincare regime. With Triple Action Peptides, Glycolic Acid and Jojoba Beads this exfoliating cleanser thoroughly cleanses the skin with foaming peptides. A burst of citrus helps energize the skin. The hydrating formula is nourishing, enhancing my skin leaving a healthy glow. Although the exfoliating properties are great, this scrub does not strip my skin of natural oils, leaving it tight and dry. Instead, the nourishing peptides leave my skin soft and smooth. This exfoliating cleanser is great to use in the morning, in the shower or at the sink.
Step two of my morning skincare regime (although I also use this product at night as well, it is so amazing) is Hydropeptides Soothing Serum. With 6 Peptides, including a Volumizing Peptide, Hydration peptide, Anti-redness peptide, Sensitivity Neutralizing Peptide and Preservative Peptide, this is a superior anti-aging, soothing serum perfect for even the most sensitive skin. Leather Leaf Powder Puff stem cell promotes even skin tone enhancing a natural glow while strengthening the skin. An amazing anti-redness peptide, this ingredient is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Arnica, with its well know healing properties, is also utilized in this serum. Arnica encourages skin recovery and repair, helping skin to appear smoother and more youthful. I love the packaging of this amazing serum as well; it’s in a really beautiful blue airless pump bottle, which looks luxurious on my vanity.
Step three is by far my favorite product of all. HydroPeptide Face Lift Advanced Ultra-Light Moisturizer is the perfect summer moisturizer. This moisturizer utilizes the power of 9 peptides, including Relaxing Peptide, Lifting Peptides, Energizing Peptide, Brightening Peptide, Anti-Glycation Peptide, Defensive Peptide and Preservative Peptides that offer a wide range of superior anti-aging benefits. Also full of Hyaluronic Acid, a natural ingredient which helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin, this ultra light moisturizer really packs a punch. Over a dozen powerful, active antioxidants help make this a beneficial anti-aging moisturizer, without being heavy or leaving skin feeling greasy or over moisturized. B-White, Licorice, Bearberry and Vitamin C brighten and even out skin tone, proven ingredients which help lighten age spots....