The Best Peptide Skincare Products For Youthful Skin

Get ready for smoother, tighter skin with this powerhouse ingredient.

As we age our skin is more prone to fine lines, wrinkles, lack of firmness, rough texture and dryness… If you have noticed any of these on your face and want to minimize their appearance, look no further than peptides—an ingredient loved by skincare experts for its ability to smooth, plump, and firm skin without causing irritation. 

What do peptides do for the skin?

Peptides are made of amino acid chains, the building blocks of protein in our skin and signal your skin to enter repair mode in order to produce more collagen and elastin—two proteins responsible for keeping skin smooth and firm offering a more lifted and contoured appearance. Some peptides also have anti-inflammatory benefits, which help to calm redness of the skin and reduce sensitivity.

How to choose the correct peptide product for your skin

Opt for a leave-on product

Skip any products, like cleansers or masks, that get rinsed off and opt for a leave-on product instead such as a peptide-filled serum or moisturiser and apply it twice daily.

Pair them with retinol

Peptides are great anti-aging ingredients, but they don’t replace retinol. For optimal skin smoothing and firming results, you’ll want to incorporate both retinol and peptides into your daily routine. when it comes to the delicate area around your eyes however it’s best to opt for a peptide-infused eye cream/serum. Retinol, while effective, can be too harsh for the aforementioned eye area. 

The best peptide skin care products of 2022:

ELEMIS Peptide4 Adaptive Day Cream, R1190

 A skin perfecting day cream which mattifies, blurs, and balances the skin. This unique priming moisturiser adapts to your skin's needs throughout the day, helping to create a flawless-looking complexion from dawn to dusk.


QMS Advanced Collagen Lift Eye Sheet Masks, R1195

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.



Focus Care Youth+ Tri-Peptide Complex Avance Moisturiser, R1490 

Features a scientific formulation of 3 powerful super-smart peptide complexes. Peptides have been identified as essential ingredients for the most advanced anti-ageing skincare preparations. This luxurious multi-functional moisturiser assists not only in improving the overall appearance of the skin but also leaves skin feeling moisturised and looking smoother and firmer.

Dr Grandel Elements of Nature Nutra Lifting Moisturiser, R685

Bio-peptides revitalise the skin, make it more resilient while reducing the depth of wrinkles for a smoother complexion while Vitamin E, also known as tocopherol, protects the skin against free radicals and helps to prevent premature signs of ageing.

Dr Grandel Beauty Date Ampoules, R255

Do you want a relaxed, smooth skin tone and impressive glow? The beauty date ampoule from Dr Grandel is the perfect solution. A refined skin tone sets off a fresh and beautifully rosy complexion to perfection. Skin Relax Peptides are valuable, high-tech peptides (based on a patented composition) which promote muscle relaxation in two ways: immediate effect, instantly smoothing out wrinkles and long-term effect, combating the excessive formation of expression lines.


Get a free pack of Beautydate ampoules with all orders over R750 until 5 May ‘22

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