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What Are Peptides In Skincare?

Blob of skincare to signify peptides

Understanding what is in your skincare, and how it helps or hinders your skin is the first step in the right direction to the perfect complexion. Peptides are something that you will have heard about with skincare, but what are they, and what do they do? At Pure Skin Boutique we stock the highest quality skincare brands and products, with hero ingredients that really deliver, including peptides.

What are peptides?

They are short chain amino acids that form proteins, and when it comes to skincare, these proteins are collagen, keratin and elastin. So to maintain healthy skin, these peptides are key, as they reinforce the skin’s proteins for maintenance and rejuvenation.

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What do they do?

They all have different effects when it comes to skincare, from aiding the smoothing of wrinkles to repairing barrier function or increasing hydration. Typically, products will combine several peptides with different functions for maximum impact.  

What skincare products contain peptides?

We have a host of anti-ageing and hydrating products that harness the power of peptides. Try these on for size…

BYONIK HIGH ENERGY Anti-Aging Serum

This innovative serum supports the skin’s elementary functions, preparing it for your daily care routine, with a blend of active substances which tackle expression lines, plus hyaluronic acids to hydrate and regenerate. Extracts of balloon vine and blackcurrant protect and soothe the skin.

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BYONIK Supreme Mask & Nightcare

Products with peptides tend to be particularly effective when left on skin to do their work. This rich cream regenerates the skin’s natural barrier function, improves its moisture balance and reduces fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin feeling toned, silky and looking radiant. Use as a mask or night cream.

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BYONIK High Energy Cellomer Cream

This advanced formula contains ingredients from the anti-ageing elite including antarcticine, platinum, hyaluronic acid and telomere-protecting peptides to prolong cell life and performance.

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BYONIK Anti-Aging Complex

These ampoules contain an intensive concentrate of anti-ageing peptides used in combination with short and long chained hyaluronic acid to revitalise, plump and regenerate the structure of the skin whilst restoring and replenishing the skin’s moisture reserves. 

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