Skincare 101: Peptides

Skincare 101 Peptides

Skincare ingredients are so confusing! Let’s break it down. Today…Peptides. 

What Is It?

Peptides are proteins that replicate natural substances like collagen, elastin and keratin. 

In ingredients lists as peptides, amino acids, palmitoyl, Matrixyl, Argireline. 

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

What Does It Do?

Collagen gives skin strength and structure, but we produce less of it as we age. Peptides encourage collagen production which smooths, plumps and firms the face. 

Olay Regenerist Serum

Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Firming Serum

What’s It In?

Serum, moisturiser. Matrixyl (palmitoyl) is found in many products at various price points. 

The Ordinary Buffet Serum

The Ordinary Buffet Serum

Such As?

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream

When to Apply?

After cleansing, before anything else. Peptides need to penetrate skin to be effective, so favour serums over creams. 

Next time…Niacinamide. 



Previously on Skincare 101…

Skincare 101: Antioxidants 
Skincare 101: Retinol 
Skincare 101: Hyaluronic Acid 


  1. March 24, 2017 / 10:38 am

    This is a great little breakdown! Thanks Hayley 🙂

    • March 24, 2017 / 11:02 am

      Oh thank you Brooke! So glad you enjoyed it. H x

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