Skin Care

Perfect peptides

What to know and why they are essential to healthy-looking skin

If you’re looking for a better performance from your skin, amp up your routine with some peptide power.

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

When these proteins combine in certain formations, they create peptides. Think of proteins as fundamental building blocks for your skin.   All of us have peptides in our skin. And advancements in skincare technology allow us to introduce ingredients that help target skin peptides so they are more efficient and functional when it comes to healthier-looking skin. Here’s everything you need to know about these high-potency, skincare standouts:

Peptides are performance specific. 

What makes peptides so unique is that each one is designed to address a particular skincare concern- from evening skin tone, hydrating, or firming and soothing your skin. Think hyper targeted skincare to address a multitude of concerns.

Peptides are skincare’s perfect little messengers.

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

So, who needs a pep talk? 

Ever wonder what makes skin sag, or discoloration to appear? Elastin, much like collagen, is the key to youthful-looking skin. It's a protein found naturally in our skin that lets it “snap back”. With a loss of elastin, skin begins to sag and appears slackened and loose.

Peptides are a must-have ingredient if you’re seeing loss of firmness or slackened skin, dullness, discoloration, or uneven skin tone. Our PepTight™ Tightening and Brightening Face Serum is a dual-focus serum that visibly tightens, brightens, and evens skin tone. Tetrapeptide promotes more collagen and improve firmness and elasticity and hexapeptide brightens and improves dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Boosted by our proprietary form of Niacin/B3 clinically proven to strengthen the skin barrier, 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 step and get onboard with a tighter, brighter future.

*Based on expert grading evaluation at 8 weeks


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