Peptides: What they are and why your skin needs them

There’s a lot of talk about peptides in the skincare community. You might have heard about how they make skin smooth, their repairing properties, or how hydrating they are. But what really is a peptide? Read on to find out more. 

While studying science in school, we read about amino acids. The building blocks that make up the proteins in our body include the collagen within our skin. Peptides are basically strings of amino acids. With reduced protein levels in your body, you can expect wrinkles, brittle nails, and dry hair that easily breaks. These fibres are the building blocks of our skin, and their presence adds to the tissue, consequently increasing the skin’s firmness and elasticity. So, yes, peptides are crucial for healthy skin.

They aren’t just essential for the skin to have good structure, but also do a lot for its functionality. Firmness, texture, and the overall appearance of skin are all dependent on their presence. They are also the building blocks for enzymes and hormones and act as a major energy source. While they are already present in our body, external application of products containing peptides is important once one begins their anti-aging skin-care routine. 

However, the idea isn’t that you topically apply products with peptides and your skin magically starts looking younger and your trouble areas vanish in a day. The process is actually much slower and scientifically based. Wherein your body sees the application of peptides as a signal that you need to heal, which in turn tells your body to produce more collagen where you need it most. When you introduce peptides onto the skin in the form of a moisturiser or cream, it tricks the skin into thinking there’s been an injury or wound, and it stimulates the collagen-boosting processes in the area of application.

Now that you know how important and effective peptides are, we are here to urge you to invest in products that contain them for your perfect skin-care routine. Trust us, they will be worth every penny. 

We believe that the best way to include them in your routine is through topical products. Especially ones that will have time to penetrate into your skin. Something like a cleanser will be washed away and the peptides infused will not be effective as they will never get the opportunity to heal you. Instead, a better investment would be a cream or serum. Our personal favorite area to heal with the help of peptides is the under-eyes. Many people complain of dullness, dark circles, wrinkles, and puffy eyes.

Introducing peptides into a specific area, such as your eyes, will yield results unlike any other. In fact, this is why peptides are one of the main components of the Océglōw Luminous Bright Eyes Eye Cream. Combined with star ingredients like Retinol, Fucoidan, Calendula, Niacinamide, Algae, and Seaweed, you’ll be showing off your radiant and youthful eye area in no time. Start off by applying it before bed and eventually work your way up to making it a part of both your a.m. and p.m. skin-care routines. Try it now and thank us once you’ve said goodbye to your fatigued eyes!