Peptides are an exciting skincare active that can promote a firmer, more youthful appearance. So its no surprise that they're a key active, in the form of Tripeptide-5, in Alder New York's new Lightweight Moisturizer.
What Are Peptides?
Peptides or Polypeptides are amino acids that our body uses to form proteins- more specifically, collagen. They are present in our body, but as we age we produce less peptides and collagen, which results in droopier skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and an overall less youthful look. Fortunately, peptides are small enough to penetrate into our skin when applied topically, and signal to our body to start making more collagen.
Peptides Do More Than Just Boost Collagen Production
While peptides are most often credited for their collagen boosting benefits, they have additional healthy-skin promoting effects. When applied topically, peptides can improve our skin's natural barrier, helping protect from pollution, UV rays, and bacteria. Peptides can also help reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Peptide Pairings That Really Work
Peptides can have even an greater effect on promoting healthy skin when they are paired with specific skin actives like vitamin C, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid.
"We strive to create synergistic formulas that contain combinations of ingredients that enhance their beneficial effects. That's why we opted to add Tripeptide-5 to our new Lightweight Moisturizer along with vitamin C, E, and hyaluronic acid," says Alder New York's CEO, Nina Zilka.
Additionally, peptides are considered universally beneficial because they are already present in our skin, meaning all skin types can benefit form the addition of the essential amino acids.