Peptides are touted as very powerful anti ageing ingredients that are not new to the skincare industry but have certainly risen in popularity thanks to launches such as the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream and Jordan Samuel The Performance Cream. Whilst I haven’t tried these two products as yet, I have been using a local product – the Ausceuticals Peptide Moisturiser. It has made such a noticeable difference to my skin that I awarded it the best moisturiser in my 2017 Favourites. However, until now I haven’t really known much about the hero ingredient.
So, what are peptides?
In layman terms, peptides are the building blocks of protein. They help to form proteins found in the skin such as collagen, keratin, elastin and many more. There are many different types of peptides and each work in different ways to support and encourage the skin to revitalise these building blocks. The cool thing about them is that they can help with all sorts of skin ailments such as wrinkles, textural issues, firmness and uneven skin tone. When applied to the skin they are able to penetrate the top layer and send a message to our cells to let them know how to function. Peptides have been scientifically proven to help with the appearance of the skin however their efficacy comes down to the quality of the formulation and the right combinations of peptides.
The Ausceuticals Peptide Moisturiser is a daily moisturiser that can truly be used by anyone. The feel of the formula is perfect and it absorbs easily whilst locking in moisture thanks to Botanical Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5, not to mention an array of plant oils and botanical extracts. It’s not too runny and not too greasy so all skin types will appreciate the texture. I have been using it as my day moisturiser as the last step in my AM skincare routine before sunscreen. I also alternate it at night with the Sodashi Nourishing Repair Treatment because it “locks in” my active serums and acids so well.
I have used it regularly for the past 6 months and I have noticed a real change in the look and feel of my skin. It has been firmer, more supple and hydrated. I’m really impressed with the performance and it has certainly lived up to the promises. I also have to note that it’s very affordable. For a generous 100ml tube you only need to part with AUD$35.00 so it’s perfect for those wanting to try peptides for the first time. If you’re over 30 and you haven’t introduced peptides into your routine, I strongly suggest that you do. The Ausceuticals Peptide Moisturiser is available from The Beauty Edit.
I hope that you enjoyed this review and ingredient spotlight on peptides. Have you tried a great peptide product? Let me know in the comments below or you can email me and connect with me on Instagram and Facebook.
Next week: A delicious gel to oil cleanser from Harborist