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What are Peptides and why do I need them in my skin care?

by Kelli Parisian February 21, 2020 3 Comments

Peptides in skin care, EWG Verified Peptide Eye Gel, under eye puffiness, crows feet, smile lines

Powerhouse Peptides

The topic of peptides came up at a dinner party this weekend.  Hey, it happens when you have a skincare business :-)!  My friend (and PPI customer), Audrey, brought up the topic of peptides. I laughed when she said, "I don't know what they are, but my sister said they are good, and I want them in my face products," exclaimed Audrey.

Well, your sister is right, Audrey, we should be using peptides daily.  Here's what they are and why we include them in our EWG Verified Peptide Eye Gel, and Bliss Face, Neck & Decollete Serum.

What Are Peptides?

Peptides are chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of proteins in the skin. When peptides form a long chain of amino acids, they become proteins. They are able to penetrate the top layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to let them know how to function.

The Importance of Collagen

Collagen is an important protein in our skin. It gives our skin its thickness, suppleness, and tone. When collagen breaks down in the skin (from age and environmental factors like the sun and stress), wrinkles form. Peptides applied topically to the skin can send a signal to collagen to prompt the formation of new collagen, and voila, you have the appearance of more youthful, healthy skin.

For the most part, peptides take some time to work (except for the immediate effects of some of the neuropeptides-like the ones found in our Peptide Eye Gel). Peptides are best applied in serums for a long period of time. You can start to see results in 4 to 12 weeks. Keep in mind that upkeep is so important with peptides.

Parisian's Pure Indulgence includes peptides along with a host of other potent ingredients, in our Peptide Eye Gel, to assist in reducing the look of under eye puffiness (cucumber, organic periwinkle, organic licorice), and those pesky crow's feet we get after a certain...ahem, age. 

 




Kelli Parisian
Kelli Parisian

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Kelli Parisian - Founder of Parisian's Pure Indulgence Organic Skin Care. Contributing writer to LivingBetter50 online Woman's Magazine. Come along with me, and learn how to have a healthy, vibrant, beautiful life after 50!


3 Responses

Sarah
Sarah

August 21, 2020

Good

Kelli Parisian
Kelli Parisian

August 25, 2016

Peptides are something we should all incorporate into our skin care routine. Thanks Audrey!

Audrey
Audrey

August 23, 2016

Thank you for this information, so very helpful and now I know what a Peptide is! I am glad I inspired you to write this because others will want to know too.

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