Essentially, amino acids make up peptides. When applied topically, peptides have the ability to send signals to skin cells, which then respond accordingly.
"Peptides can have this collagen-boosting effect, but then there are other kinds that can help with overall skin regeneration," explained consultant dermatologist Dr. Justine Hextall, on behalf of the Harley Medical Group
. She continued: "Pigmentation on sun-damaged skin might appear lesser, skin elasticity might improve, and the skin can look smoother and firmer."
And there are peptides that boost hydration levels, especially. "Keratin-based peptides can repair the skin and hair by helping with moisture and elasticity levels," which brings us on to B5. Skin expert and facialist Kate Kerr
rates the essential vitamin for its humectant properties, which means it attracts and binds water to the skin, in turn improving skin hydration. If skin is adequately hydrated, it looks much plumper, fine lines are reduced and any tautness and itchiness is alleviated.
Apply a few drops to face in the AM and PM before creams. A tingling sensation can be expected after application. If the sensation is too strong to tolerate, the formula can be mixed with other creams or serums of your preference before each application to reduce the strength.
Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Betaine, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, PCA, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Proline, Isoleucine, Lysine HCl, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glutamic Acid, Citric Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Polysorbate 20, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.
Our formulations are updated from time to time as part of our commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.