What are Peptides, How Do They Fit in My Skincare Routine?

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...are some of the most impactful ingredients you can add into your skincare routine. Seriously—these little proteins can do everything from brighten your skin to firm and fade wrinkles. And while peptides might be some of the hottest ingredients out there, the formula needs to be just right to pack a real punch. Here’s what you need to know about peptides.

What Are Peptides?

Simply put, peptides make up proteins within the skin. They are short chains of amino acids that act as the building blocks of proteins like collagen and elastin, which create the structure of your skin. So they’re necessary for its strength, elasticity, and overall youthfulness.

How Do Peptides Work?

They’re found naturally in your skin, but when you apply them topically, peptides send signals to your cells to perform certain functions like producing more collagen and elastin. This can help plump up the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. There are multiple types of peptides, and each has different benefits. For example, hexapeptides, which have six amino acids, help to brighten the skin. And tetrapeptides, which have four amino acids, work to firm and revive skin’s elasticity. Various types of peptides are being created and discovered constantly, and each has a unique effect.

How Do Peptides Fit Into Your Routine?

While a product packed with peptides may sound like the only thing you need in your routine, peptides actually need to be combined with other ingredients to do their jobs properly.It’s important to combine them with ingredients that repair, hydrate, and protect the skin to feel the full impact.

EVER Smooth Peptide Lip Therapy not only contains peptides to plump your lips; a blend of coconut oil, argan oil, camellia oil, and shea butter add tons of moisture.

SMOOTH Peptide Lip Therapy

SMOOTH Peptide Lip Therapy


Why It’s Different: Clinically proven peptides work to visibly impact the lip shape and volume for visibly fuller, curvier lips. 100% displayed a measured improvement in the appearance of lip volume 89% agree lips appear more youthful, noticing a decrease… read more


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EVER Youthful Quattro Peptide Serum uses Honokiol, a powerful antioxidant, to protect skin from environmental damage while firming and smoothing. And EVER Overnight Facial Cellular Renewal Oil blends tetrapeptides to firm and lift skin with retinol which speeds up cell turnover for younger, more radiant and smooth skin.

YOUTHFUL Quattro Peptide Face & Eye Serum with LSR10®

YOUTHFUL Quattro Peptide Face & Eye Serum with LSR10®


Age-defying formula which helps reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles Product Details: 30 ml / 1 fl. oz This age-defying formula firms, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and smooths expressions line around the eyes, mouth and face. YOUTHFUL infuses… read more


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