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FAQ: What Are Peptides?

With so many products on the market with all different ingredients (with silly, long names!), I can understand it can all be quite overwhelming - even for me! So this week I thought I'd do a post about peptides. I speak about them quite frequently in treatments and I also stock a lot of products containing them. So, without further adieu, here is all you need to know about peptides...



Introduction to Peptides.

Peptides are a type of protein that is found in the skin. They are like little messengers that can perform different tasks. These molecules are small enough to penetrate into your skin's surface and they can be used to boost the natural collagen production in your body. The benefits of using peptides in skincare products to treat aging skin include increasing firmness, improving texture and reducing wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Common peptides used in anti-aging skincare are palmitoyl pentapeptide-3, pentapeptide-18 and acetyl tetrapeptide-5 amide (Argireline) - all of which can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines on your face.


Peptides are a type of protein.

Peptides are made up of amino acids and can penetrate the skin's surface, where they help repair damage and reduce wrinkles. They can also perform other functions such as improving skin cell rejuvenation (Nimue's Milk Peptide Complex) and also skin brightening (including Palmitoyl Sh-Tripeptide-5 Norisoleucyl Sh-Nonapeptide-1 and Palmitoyl Sh-Octapeptide-24 Amide to help with radiance), this is great for treating an uneven complexion.


Peptides are able to penetrate the skin's surface.

This is good news for your face, as peptides can be used to treat aging skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, boost collagen production (which helps keep skin healthy), or even repair sun damage.

Peptides are a type of protein that connects with other cells in order to communicate with them--and there are many different types of peptides out there. Some common ones include hyaluronic acid (which moisturises), argireline (a wrinkle-reducing ingredient), Matrixyl 3000 (another wrinkle reducer), copper tripeptide-1 (used for acne scarring)



Peptides help protect the skin by boosting the natural collagen production in your body.

Collagen is the key to keeping your skin looking young and healthy. It's a protein that helps support your skin's structure, keeping it strong and elastic. As you age, collagen production slows down--and as we all know by now, this can lead to wrinkles and other signs of aging on the surface of the skin.


The benefits of using peptides in skincare products to treat aging skin include increasing firmness, improving texture and reducing wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

If you're looking for a skincare product that has the power to combat aging, peptides may be your best bet.

Peptides are small molecules that play an important role in the structure and function of collagen, which is one of the main components of skin. They also help keep skin looking smooth and firm by increasing its elasticity.

Because peptides have been shown to have anti-aging properties when applied topically (by applying them directly onto your face), they can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines around eyes as well as improve skin texture overall. Additionally, peptides can help reduce dark circles under eyes due to their ability to stimulate blood flow within those areas so they appear brighter than usual!



There are many different types of peptides, but they all have the same function--to penetrate the skin's surface and help it look healthier. They do this by boosting collagen production in your body and protecting against free radicals that cause damage to cells over time. Peptides can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth by stimulating muscle contractions in those areas while relaxing muscles elsewhere on your face (which helps keep them firm). These are in a lot of the skincare products I stock such as the Nimue Skin Refirmer. This can give a natural 'Botox' effect as it helps to reduce the muscle contractions.


I hope you've found this post useful and now know a little more about peptides.


Thanks so much for reading,



Emmaline x

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