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Skincare Alphabet: P Is For Peptides

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WORDS BY MARCIA KILGORE

Skincare Alphabet:

P Is For Peptides
Skincare Alphabet: P Is For Peptides

You’ve probably already used skincare products with peptides in them – because alongside Hyaluronic Acid, AHAs, Retinol, Vitamin C, Resveratrol, Ceramides and Ferulic Acid (have we forgotten anything?), they’re in constant beauty editorial rotation as a ‘must-have’ ingredient in any anti-aging skincare arsenal. And yes, we believe arsenals are needed.

What Are Peptides? And Why Are Peptides Important?

Peptides are short chains of amino acids and tiny building blocks of protein that help stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and keratin, to improve your skin’s elasticity, strength and ‘bounce’. Skin that’s chronically peptide-deficient, can end up being dry, dehydrated and wrinkled. And when skin proteins break down, well, that’s where skin sagging starts.

There are short peptide chains (oligopeptides, dipeptides, tripeptides and tetrapeptides) and long peptide chains (polypeptides). All bestow different skin beautifying benefits, including:

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ÜBER YOUTH™ SUPER SERUM

FEATURING BIONYMPH PEPTIDES to improve skin elasticity and smoothness, this is like kryptonite for an aging face! Made in Switzerland (naturally), with wrinkle-fighting Liposomal Complexes, an intensive moisture-boosting Marine mix and Vita Genesis White – a revolutionary new ingredient that helps even pigmentation and brighten your complexion. Amazing.

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ÜBER YOUTH™ SUPER EYE ENERGY PEPTIDE-INFUSION CREAM

WITH GREEN MICROALGAE OLIGOPEPTIDES for visible wrinkle-smoothing, this uber-active Swiss-formulated eye infusion is a one-cream wonder. With Shea Butter for moisturizing, Caffeine and Coleus Forskohlii extract for puffiness-reduction and Raspberry Stem Cells to protect against any visible signs of premature aging. Brilliant. (The ingredient list goes on, we just don't want to overwhelm anybody.)

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Skincare Alphabet: P Is For Peptides

ÜBER YOUTH™ HYALURONIC SHEET MASK x 5 PER BOX

WITH BIOMIMETIC PEPTIDES AND GROWTH FACTORS in a double-liposomal delivery system to re-energize skin, plus Hyaluronic Acid and Hydrolyzed Collagen to keep your skin from looking aged and exhausted. Uh, hello! Use it once or twice a week for instant skin plumping and long term lifting and repair. From South Korea. Unbelievably genius.

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SUPERACTIVE CAPSULES PURE 3% RESVERATROL + EXOTIC FRUIT OILS

WITH PENTAPEPTIDE-8 AND TETRAPEPTIDE-8 to help prevent premature skin aging, these capsules are your daily dose of ‘the longevity molecule’ to visibly energize your face. Another powerhouse weapon for your anti-aging army, these pure 3% microsponge Resveratrol capsules deliver a slow-releasing dose of THE most powerful Polyphenolic Antioxidant, along with synergistic Essential Fatty Acids, biomimetic Peptides and Exotic Fruit Oils. A must if you’re fighting the signs of collagen-loss, skin pigmentation or sun damage. Use after cleanser and toner/essence and under your moisturizer. We like them in the daytime, but some love them overnight!

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Skincare Alphabet: P Is For Peptides

AND DON’T MISS THE LAST SHIPMENT OF OUR SUPERACTIVE HYALURONIC ACID & BIOPEPTIDE MICROSPHERES SERUM CAPSULES

With mixed dehydrated Hyaluronic Acid Microspheres for instant plumping, smoothing and hydrating, and bio-identical Pentapeptide-8 and Tetrapeptide-8 to help prevent the formation of the skin’s internal aging enzymes. After all, prevention is the best skincare medicine!

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