So what the heck are peptides and why do I care?
Peptides are short chain amino acids that penetrate the Stratum Corneum (the top layer of your skin). They are synthetic and made in a lab.
Peptides make skincare more functional and help ingredients perform better. They are basically telling our skin to do something. I am all for using as natural of a skincare line as possible, but we still have to have products that actually do something positive for the skin!
Below is a list of commonly used Peptides, what they do and even what Skin Script product they are used in!
|Peptide Name||What It Does||Skin Script Products with the Peptide|
|Acetyl Hexapeptide-8||AKA Argireline, reduces fine lines and facial tension, has a Botox like effect on wrinkles great around the eye area, forehead or even the neck.||Peptide Eye Serum and Tri-Peptide Eye Cream|
|Acetyl Octapeptide-3||AKA SNAP 8, reduces wrinkle depth.||Vitamin C/Green Tea Serum|
|ChroNOline||Boosts Collagen, helps to smooth and soften the skin, helps to restore and restructure the skin, great for menopausal skin.||Peptide Restoration Moisturizer|
|Copper Tripeptide-1||Promotes healing.||Peptide Restoration Moisturizer|
|Human Oligopeptide-1 (EGF)||Helps to divide the cells quicker – and not to worry, this doesn’t come from a human, it is a chain of 53 amino acids.||Peptide Restoration Moisturizer|
|Kollaren||Tells the circulatory system to kick on, helps lift and tone.||Passionfruit Enzyme Treatment|
|Matrixyl Sythe’6||Has been used for years and is considered the Gold Standard in skincare and pro-aging ingredients. It is used to soften wrinkles.||Ageless Hydrating Serum – 65% Hyaluronic Acid!|
|Palmitoyl Oligopeptide||Diminishes dark circles.||Peptide Eye Serum|
|Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7||Diminishes dark circles.||Peptide Eye Serum|
|Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5||Stimulates collagen.||Tri-Peptide Eye Cream|
|Reproage™||Improves skin roughness and resolves texture issues.||Peptide Restoration Moisturizer|
So there you have the peptide story in a nutshell. Lab created, skin approved!