Peptides are protein molecules that signal skin to make more collagen. Collagen is what makes young skin firm and taut. As we age, collagen is destroyed and young skin becomes thinner and more wrinkled over time. A moisturiser with peptides can help slow the skin's ageing process.
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At £87 for a 142gr tube, StriVectin-SD is one of the most expensive peptide moisturisers on the market. StriVectin claims that its product rebuilds collagen, evens skin tone, fades age marks and diminishes stretch marks and wrinkles. This moisturiser is sold in department stores and online.
Olay Regenerist Regenerating Cream
Expensive skin care products are not necessarily better. At £15 for a 50.3ml bottle, Olay Regnerist Regenerating Cream contains amino-peptides that soften fine lines and wrinkles and even out the skin's texture. Dermatologist and author of The Dermatology Blog, Dr. Benabio recommends Olay Regnerist moisturisers to his clients, which can be found in most drugstores.
Neutrogena Visibly Firm Night Cream
Neutrogena Visibly Firm Night Cream contains copper peptides. According to the Mayo Clinic, copper peptides stimulate collagen, aid in wound healing and may enhance the action of antioxidants. Neutrogena Visibly Firm Night Cream is available at drugstores and a 48.2gr jar costs around £13.
Boots No7 Refine & Rewind Beauty Serum
Boots No7 Refine & Rewind Beauty Serum, which contains peptides, retinyl palmitate and lupin extract, has been proven to work in a double-blind placebo controlled study. BBC News reported that 43 per cent of people using the Boots moisturiser saw an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles compared to 22 per cent of people who were using the placebo cream. Boots No7 Refine & Rewind is sold in drugstores and costs about £13 for a 29.6ml bottle.
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Moisture Cream SPF 30
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Ultra Lift and Firm Moisture Cream SPF 30 contains peptides and ceramides. According to Elizabeth Arden, this moisturiser smooths surface lines and targets deep wrinkles. It is sold in department stores and a 48.2gr jar costs £44.
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