What Are Peptides and How Do They Benefit Your Skin?

What Are Peptides and How Do They Benefit Your Skin?

What Are Peptides and How Do They Benefit Your Skin?

If PEPTIDES are new to your skincare vocabulary, then your skin has been missing out on something extraordinary. Backed by scientific research, the benefits of peptides are remarkable. If you are looking for a formula to boost collagen, delay those fine lines and wrinkles, ease inflammation, clear breakouts and to nourish your skin, you’ve come to the right place.

WHAT ARE PEPTIDES FOR SKIN?

Let’s get our basics clear: Peptides are amino acids that are the building blocks of certain proteins needed by the skin, like collagen, elastin and keratin.

These skin proteins are naturally synthesized by our body, but as we age our body’s capacity to generate these proteins gradually diminishes. Lack of supply of peptides can lead to signs of aging such as fine lines, dark circles, sagging skin, resulting in loss of firmness and change in texture.

Think of peptides as smart ingredients that work in very specific ways to target an exact skin care need.

SO WHAT DO PEPTIDES DO?

Since peptides help in production of collagen, you might wonder if you should apply a topical collagen cream.

Here’s the problem - topical application of collagen may not be a favorable option as the collagen molecule is too large to penetrate to the deepest layers of the skin and have the desired effect.

Enter peptides- Peptides that are small enough in composition for our skin to absorb in the deepest layers, they signal our skin to repair itself and to alleviate dehydration by producing more water-retaining cells and proteins. Using a serum or moisturizer that contains peptides can lead to firmer, younger-looking skin, and fewer breakouts.

These intelligent protein builders are loved by skincare enthusiasts all over the world for a plentitude of benefits:

PEPTIDES IMPROVE SKIN BARRIER

In the world of skincare, having a resilient skin barrier is the first step to a healthy skin. After all, it is the first line of defense protecting our skin from pollution, skin infections, sun damage and other environmental toxins. Your skin barrier can also be compromised by over exfoliation, exposure to cigarette smoke, stress and lack of sleep.

An effective multi peptide formula such as Vya Naturals Multi Peptide Moisturizer will help you repair and build your skin barrier.

Vya Naturals Multi-Peptide Moisturizer for Collagen Boost

PEPTIDES BOOST ELASTIN AND COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Elastin and collagen are both proteins found in our skin. They work together to give our skin its texture and shape. As we grow older, our body produces less and less of these proteins. As collagen breaks down, the peptides send a signal to our skin cells to boost collagen production. Skin with healthy levels of both collagen and elastin isn't just more youthful; it's stronger and healthier.

PEPTIDES EASE INFLAMMATION AND ACNE

Topical application of peptides eases inflammation, evens out skin tone and repairs skin damage. Since peptides are antimicrobial in nature, they can also help clear out acne breakouts.

PEPTIDES REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF FINE LINES

Since our skin is made up of a network of collagen fibers, a boost in production of collagen by applying a multi peptide formula results in plumper skin.

A combination of Vya Naturals Vitamin C Serum, another antioxidant and Vya Naturals Multi-Peptide Moisturizer will help boost collagen production link.

PEPTIDES KEEP THE SKIN HYDRATED

A decrease in collagen production leads to a dehydrated skin. But thankfully peptides address this as well. Peptides are smart enough to know where to travel in our bodies to deliver the utmost benefits. If it is hydration that our skin lacks, a multi peptide formula will help keep our skin hydrated. Just to give an additional boost to your hydration needs, use Vya Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum.

PEPTIDES HELP SMOOTH COMPLEXION

With proper regulation of collagen and elastin, peptides make your skin firmer and clearer. They even out your skin tone and improve texture.

HOW DO PEPTIDES WORK

We love to share that peptides are our best friends in skincare. And why not - peptides are after all the powerhouses behind the production of skin-strengthening proteins, like collagen, keratin, and elastin.

Peptides are able to sink into the deeper layer of the skin instead of just sitting on the top layer. They signal our skin cells to produce collagen and elastin that results in firm, tight, flexible, and hydrated skin.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PEPTIDE PRODUCT

We know that peptide is a versatile ingredient but when it comes to choosing a peptide product how do we decide which one is the best for us. Best to choose a leave-on product that can be easily absorbed and work it’s magic. Using a serum or moisturizer that contains peptides to address various skin benefits is a great start.

Vya Naturals Multi-Peptide Moisturizer comes with the goodness of Purslane Extract. Purslane (Portulaca Oleracea) is a plant that is a gold mine of antioxidants such as Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin A, B1, B2 and beta-carotene. In addition Purslane repairs the skin on a cellular level, along with being an anti-inflammatory agent. Other ingredients that support the goodness of Multi Peptides in our new moisturizer are coco and shea butter, olive oil, oatmeal extract and wheat protein.

Vya Naturals Multi-Peptide Moisturizer

To get the most out of Vya Naturals Multi-Peptide Moisturizer, we suggest a ‘cocktail approach’ to skincare. Uniquely compatible with most ingredients, you can use this formula with other potent serums from Vya naturals.

Use Vya Naturals Multi-Peptide Moisturizer with Vya Naturals Niacinamide Serum (5% Niacinamide) or Vitamin B3 Serum (10% Niacinamide) to reinforce and strengthen your skin barrier like never before.

Vya Naturals Niacinamide 5% Serum
Vya Naturals Niacinamide 10% Serum (Vitamin B3)

Pair your Vya Naturals Multi-Peptide Moisturizer with Vitamin C Serum from Vya Naturals to delay the inevitable signs of aging by ramping up collagen production.

Vya Naturals Vitamin C Serum (with Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel Extracts)

And you guessed it, Vya Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum can obviously be paired with our Multi-Peptide Moisturizer, resulting in a better skin texture and intense hydration.

Vya Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum (with Vitamin C & Green Tea)

When peptides are blended with antioxidants and other revitalizing ingredients, it can protect the skin from environmental aggressors responsible for creating oxidative stress and free radicals, resulting in healthier, firmer, youthful looking skin.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE PEPTIDES?

The frequency of usage will depend on the product that best suits you and your skin type.

Generally, however, multi peptides moisturizers or creams are safe to use twice daily.

When using peptides, you can start noticing a difference in a matter of weeks. However it may take anywhere from 3-6 months to display their full benefits.

Do you have more questions about Peptides? Ask us in the comments below or connect with us via instagram or facebook. Until next time, have a happy & healthy skin!

Bindu Sharma

Co-founder & CEO at Vya Naturals, Bindu is a product specialist & self taught skincare expert. Bindu is a serial entrepreneur who founded Vya Naturals on a simple idea - to empower women and men everywhere to explore and navigate the confusing world of beauty and guide them to find the perfect skincare products, with safe ingredients that deliver real results. One of the top women entrepreneurs in the country, Bindu has worked with brands like L'oreal, Kama, Kiehl's, Clarins etc in the past.

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