The science of skincare has come a long way. High-end beauty products are typically produced with scientifically proven ingredients—including peptides. The experts have spoken: you should include peptides in your skincare routine!

Let’s take a look at this incredible age-defying ingredient and discover the best way to incorporate it into your routine. 

What are peptides?

Before delving into the benefits, it’s worth looking at what exactly a peptide is.

You may already know that amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Peptides are short chains of amino acids. They provide the foundation for proteins, like collagen, elastin, and keratin. 

Specifically, peptides signal for your body to produce these critical proteins.

While many skincare products contain collagen and elastin, they may not contain peptides. While collagen and other skin-loving proteins are beneficial when applied topically, there is only so much they can do. 

For example, collagen is a rather large molecule, which means it can only penetrate the skin so far. Since peptides are much smaller, they can penetrate deeper and have more of an impact. As they sink into the skin, they instruct the cells to begin producing that much-needed collagen.

What are the benefits of peptides?

Because peptides signal the cells to produce collagen, including peptide-packed products in your skincare routine will give you the benefits you’d expect from using collagen—plus a few extra ones. 

Here are some benefits you could expect to see:

  • Reduced wrinkles – By triggering collagen production, peptides plump up the skin and help it become firmer. This reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The firmer, more taut skin is also thanks to the increased production of elastin fibers.
  • Soothing properties – Peptides have anti-inflammatory properties. By calming down inflammation, peptides can decrease skin irritation and redness.
  • Smoother texture – Has your skin been feeling a little rough lately? Incorporating peptides into your skincare routine can help smooth skin out and make it feel more youthful.
  • Healthy barrier – Your skin is your largest organ, and it has a big job to do. It protects you from foreign invaders like germs—all while sustaining damage from pollution and UV rays over time. Peptides support skin’s barrier and improve its resilience to invaders. 

Are peptides safe for any skin type?

You might be understandably wary about trying new skincare products if you have sensitive skin. The good news is that peptides are generally safe for all skin types. 

Although these amino acids are well-tolerated by most people, it is possible to experience minor, temporary skin irritation. If you’re worried about irritation, don’t hesitate to do a patch test with a new product first. 

The most luxurious way to include peptides in your skincare routine

Looking for an effective face serum with peptides? Look no further than KNESKO’s opulent Nanogold Repair Serum, scientifically formulated to help your skin defy gravity. The Nanogold Repair Serum pairs decadent colloidal gold with no fewer than four peptides, including acetyl heptapeptide-9. 

This clinically proven formula reduces wrinkles by as much as 55% and lasts more than 30 hours. You’ll start to see noticeable results within just 30 minutes. Pamper your skin with peptides today and nourish your mind, body, and soul with KNESKO.