Peptides have rightfully gained cult status and they’re actually challenging retinol’s game-changing efforts. No doubt we cannot live without retinol but we have finally acknowledged peptides and their benefits to our skin after seeing all the evidence we need. Peptides are “small strings of amino acids” that help our bodies build the proteins required for healthy skin such as collagen, elastin, and keratin. Meaning that our bodies actually produce peptides but like everything else; with age our body’s ability to produce enough peptides becomes deplete.
Peptides have many benefits for the skin and different types of peptides are useful for different purposes; they increase the skin’s capacity to retain moisture, in other words making the skin plumper, peptides also help smooth out the skin’s surface and help give us a glowy complexion. They are also considered powerful anti-aging ingredients targeting several aging symptoms at once. Below are some options for peptide-rich creams.