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Peptides – what are they?

By October 23, 2017Skincare

You may have heard about peptides in skincare. You may also know that they’re some of the most celebrated anti-aging ingredients. What might be less clear, is exactly how peptides work for your skin.

ELEMIS endeavour to source actives that work in sync with the skin, for the ultimate results. So, the yeast-derived peptide we have included in our newest night treatment, Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil, is a strain of peptide that is similar to peptides found in the skin. Why do we need them? Peptides are the ‘cell whisperers’ of the skin, they are thought to provide the signals that encourage cells to do their natural job of repair and replenishment. Without them, skin cells can be disorganised and sluggish. We’ve outlined exactly how they work and what this means for your skin:

Preserving Youth

Eternal youth. The desire of many! The yeast-derived peptide in Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil is proven in-vitro* to help increase collagen III expression and improve skin renewal. 99% of women said Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil improved the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving their skin looking 5 years younger**.

Increasing Resilience

Not only is it shown that peptides can help build up resilience by encouraging skin cells to repair themselves, they are also thought to fight the effects of free radicals and sun damage, which can lead to premature aging. So even if you haven’t noticed ageing yet, Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil is as much about pre-ageing care as it is about supporting more mature skin. Super lightweight and non-greasy, it’s an excellent introduction into the brand if you haven’t tried it before.

Aiding Recovery

As you sleep, skin goes into ‘repair mode’. This is when it restores itself and attempts to repair any damage that skin has experienced during the day from sun, stress, pollution and more. Peptides are a great support to the skin and this natural process. With Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil discover a smooth, soft skin and a complexion that feels firmer and bounces back to life**.

If you would like to try Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil for yourself pop in the salon and give it a go.

Peptide4NightRecoveryCream-Oil*Proven in-vitro **Independent User Trials 2017