Skin Care

Peptides: What Are They & Why Do They Matter?

For visibly tighter, brighter skin, put some ‘pep’ in your step

Looking for a better performance from your skin? Behold the power of peptides. You may have heard a lot about these high-potency skincare standouts, like their unbelievable benefits and what products to find them in — but why are they so important for youthful-looking skin? Here’s everything you need to know.

Peptides are fragments of protein that, on their own, are made up of amino acids.

When these acids combine in certain formations, they create peptides. And when those peptides are formed, they make proteins. Think of proteins as fundamental building blocks for your skin.

Peptides are performance specific. 

Peptides found naturally in the skin work the same way as lab-created peptides (AKA those found in skincare): each is on a mission to address a particular skin concern. For a hyper-targeted solution, topically applied peptides can address everything from hyperpigmentation and dehydration, to slack or wrinkled skin. Tailor-make your skincare routine to plump, tighten, soothe and more — there’s a peptide for that.

Peptides are great little messengers.

When peptides are applied topically to the skin, they can help send a signal to produce new collagen and elastin, leading to the appearance of younger, more supple skin. They’re also a bit bossy — they have the power to micromanage your cells to get real results," according to Francine Krenicki, VP of Product Development at StriVectin and resident skincare maven.

Everyone could use a pep talk. 

Peptides are a must-have skincare ingredient if you’re seeing loss of firmness or slackened skin, or if you notice dullness, discoloration or uneven skin tone. Looking for more sculpted contours with tightening, brightening, and enhanced clarity and radiance?

Then we suggest…

Our new Peptight™ Tightening & Brightening Face Serum: a dual-focus formula that visibly tightens, brightens, and evens skin tone. Tetrapeptides improve firmness and elasticity while Hexapeptides brighten and improve dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Boosted by our proprietary form of Niacin/B3, clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier, and natural botanicals with serious skin-transforming abilities. The clinical results are in and they’re out of this world: 100% saw an improvement in skin brightness*, 96% showed an improvement in elasticity*, and 93% saw an improvement in sagging skin and uneven tone.* 

 Put some pep in your (serum) step and get onboard with skincare’s latest superstars. Cheers to a tighter, brighter future!

*Based on expert grading evaluation at 8 weeks

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