In skin care, peptides are best known for stimulating skin recovery and inhibiting signs of aging – dermatologist Geeta Yadav, founder of FACET dermatology clinic.

Among the countless outstanding anti-aging derivatives, peptides are the most promising ingredients.

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What are peptides?

Peptides are short chains of amino acids.

Collagen is an important protein in the dermis layer of the skin.

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Peptides come in many types and each individual type has the ability to help the skin solve different problems.

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Anti-aging benefits from Peptides

If used properly, peptides can keep your skin healthy, slow the rate of aging, help control pigmentation, reduce sensitivity and enhance skin resilience – Chemist

Although peptides are naturally produced in the body, they have many different types and functions.

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Increases firmness and elasticity

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the skin, maintaining the elasticity and vitality of fresh skin.

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Smoothes wrinkles

As the aging process progresses, peptides in the body will gradually decrease – proportional to the ability to produce collagen.

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According to a 2020 study in The International Journal of Molecular Sciences, scientists have demonstrated the anti-aging effects of peptides.

Restores the skin barrier

The skin barrier is a membrane on the skin’s surface that acts as a `bodyguard` to protect your skin from the effects of pollution, bacteria and other toxic substances.

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The body produces different types of peptides, including Antimicrobial Peptides (AMPs), which help the skin `defend` itself against harmful bacteria, restore wounds and build a healthy skin barrier.

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Note when choosing products containing Peptides

There are so many products on the market that contain peptides that you may not know where to start.

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Select product

Prioritize products that can stay on the skin for a long time such as creams and serums.

Should be combined with other active ingredients

Peptides work best when combined with other ingredients, including Vitamin C, niacinamide, antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid.

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Some skin care ingredients should and should not be combined

Pay attention to the ingredient list

The higher the peptide is at the top of the ingredient list, the higher the ratio will be in the product.

Skin types that can use Peptides

Compared to Retinol – an anti-aging active ingredient that only works best on healthy skin, peptides are benign even on sensitive skin.

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Some products containing Peptide ELLE suggests:

Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster restores and firms skin

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Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster Skin Restoring and Firming Essence

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The Ordinary Multi Peptides + Copper Peptides 1% skin regeneration and anti-aging serum

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The Ordinary Multi-peptide + Copper anti-aging and skin regenerating essence “Buffet Copper”

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SMAS Peptide Silk Mask for skin recovery and super moisturization

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SMAS Peptide Silk Mask for skin recovery and super moisturization

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Estee Lauder Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Face And Neck Creme SPF 15 PA+++

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Estee Lauder Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Face And Neck Creme SPF 15 PA+++

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Lancome Rénergie 300-Peptide Cream, anti-aging, lifting and firming cream

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LANCÔME RÉNERGIE 300-PEPTIDE CREAM

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Peptide is a `golden` ingredient due to its strong anti-aging ability.