Skincare 101: Peptides, uses and benefits for skin

This superstar skin ingredient is the perfect thing to mix into any anti-ageing skincare routine. 

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, but they're also the building blocks of peptides. Collagen itself is made of polypeptide chains. Collagen is a large molecule, so it's difficult to penetrate the skin's surface when applied topically in a collagen cream alone. Peptides are smaller, so they can penetrate skin more easily. Peptides also make up elastin and keratin, two proteins that are essential for the health of your skin and hair.

More benefits of peptides for skincare:

  • Peptides can stimulate skin to make more collagen and help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Peptides have anti-inflammatory properties that could soothe irritation or redness.
  • While peptides can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, they also can help make skin feel more taut, and increase firmness in the skin.

We’ve narrowed down some of our favourite skincare with peptides from Deluxe Shop.

Environ Peptide Enriched Frown Serum

Enriched with a super-concentrated combination of peptides, this non-invasive serum helps to soften and improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine expression lines such as forehead furrows, frown lines and crow’s feet.


ELEMIS Peptide 4 Night Recovery Oil

This skin synchronising night cream-oil combines the hydration of a moisturising cream with the protection of an oil. Skin feels rebalanced and appears restored and replenished.

GRANDEL Renew III rich

A regenerating cream protecting collagen fibres and improving elasticity contains anti-age peptides, which enhance the dermatological repair processes and reduce the appearance of ageing.

QMS Advanced Collagen Eye Lift Sheet Masks

This triple action collagen eye sheet mask features the most advanced technology that combines native collagen fibers, peptides and pure collagen molecules, with hyaluronic acid to help renew the skin in only 20 minutes.

Nimue Night Fader 

A multi-functional night moisturiser with syntheisised peptides in a light base for uneven skin colouring. Helps to brighten the skin and regulate pigment formation.

Dr Grandel Collagran Ampoules 

Smoothing, stimulating and moisturising ampoules with a combination of active ingredients with properties similar to those of collagen as well as carrot extract and biopeptides, for the intensive care of demanding skin.

Get a free pack of Collagran ampoules with all orders over R750 until 13 October.

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