The Power of Peptides , 1 Comment

Discovering a new, non-toxic, beneficial ingredient makes us giddy, but when we find one as awesome as Pea Peptides we can’t wait to get in the kitchen and create a new product. Which is just what we did this year. Sally did the mixing and the staff did the testing. After applying many creams, lotions, and potions, it was unanimous: the Peptide Boosting Serum would be the newest product introduced to the Sally B’s collection. Not only is it full of skin-loving peptides, but it is also oil-free, something many of you have been craving.

This product is especially cool because it is formulated to work with any skin type and is easily incorporated into your beauty routine. For some, this product will be a stand-alone moisturizer that is applied on top of clean skin (just wait to you feel how silky smooth your skin will be!), and for others it will be an added boost to an existing product. Just add a drop or two to your favorite day or night cream to give it a boost of anti-aging peptide power. At night we mix it with our Carrot Facial Dream Cream (or our Nighttime Antioxidant Serum/Antioxidant Boost mixture). To start our day, we add a couple of drops to our Daytime Antioxidant Serum and/or our Tinted Moisturizer.

We know what you’re thinking: why do I need added peptides in my skin care routine? And if I'm using your Antioxidant Boost and Antioxidant Serums, do I really need to add peptides? Good questions. Yes. Here’s why:

To understand how peptides are anti-aging, it is important to understand collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body’s connective tissue and is responsible for the skin’s structure, firmness, and elasticity. While the body naturally produces collagen, production decreases with age and fine lines and wrinkles form. You can read more about collagen here.

Collage production is affected by both internal and external processes. Internally, when the body digests protein – through meat or plant-based sources, like peas – it obtains essential amino acids. The amino acids then combine into specific sequences that result in peptides. The peptides then go through a series of science-y processes and eventually form collagen molecules. In a different science-y process, peptides applied topically can spur collagen production, too.

Antioxidants are important because they tame free radicals thus preventing the breakdown of collagen. Peptides are equally important because they actually help build collagen. Both antioxidants and peptides have a place in your skin care regime.

There are many types of peptides available – synthetic and animal-based – but we choose to use a vegetable-derived option. The Pea Peptide is a complete source of essential amino acids and contains 22 amino acids, making it the most balanced amino acid profile of any vegetable protein. It is also rich in lysine, which plays an important role in the production of collagen, has moisture-binding properties, and helps to repair cell damage. It is an ingredient that all skin types and ages can benefit from.

Discover the power of Pea Peptides with our Peptide Boosting Serum. This serum showcases peptides at their very best, along side two other enriching (and equally as brag worthy) ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Hydrosols. Individually and together these ingredients keep your skin moisturized, healthy, and feeling silkier than it ever has before.