What Are Peptides and What Do They Do For You?

Many experts within the industry claim that peptides are an essential ingredient that should be part of your daily skincare and makeup routines. Unsure why? Keep reading Velour babes!  

WHAT ARE PEPTIDES? 

Peptides are the building blocks of proteins, like collagen, elastin and keratin. These three proteins are responsible for the texture and strength of your skin and hair and are often the target of many ingredients within skincare products. Peptides support your skin and hair by improving the skin barrier, reducing wrinkles, easing inflammation, preserving and boosting collagen. So, given these anti-aging properties, they are commonly used in cosmetics and skincare. They’re safe for all skin types and can be used morning and night in your skincare routine. 

Fun fact - peptides are categorized by length! For example, a monopeptide has one amino acid, and a tripeptide has three amino acids. 

peptide good for your lashes velourPeptides are a favorite ingredient of ours, and we would recommend looking for several high-performing peptides in particular: 

- Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1: Biotin + 3 amino acid peptide to condition and strengthen lashes. 

- Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16: Helps to stimulate keratin genes, which improves lash density and enhance the appearance of the length and thickness of eyelashes. 

- Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17: Boosts keratin production for stronger, healthier and longer lashes. 

- Acetyl-Tripeptide-3: Stimulates collagen production for healthier, fuller, thicker-looking hair. 

- Octopeptide-2: Promotes hair growth by activating the stem cells of the hair follicle.  

      PEPTIDES IN SKINCARE 

      Peptides are all the rage in skincare these days, so it can be somewhat overwhelming to determine which products you should choose. We’ve listed some top contenders below, but make sure you’re using a product that will have prolonged contact with the skin – like a moisturizer or serum for the best results. If you’re only using a cleanser with peptides, you won’t reap the benefits as it’s washed off your skin almost immediately after application. 

      - Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster 

      - The Inky List Collagen Booster Firming Peptide Serum 

      - Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer 

      - Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Lotion Moisturizer 

      - Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer with Skin-Smoothing Peptides 

      - Peter Thomas Roth Peptide 21 Wrinkle Resist Moisturizer  

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          PEPTIDES IN HAIRCARE 

          Peptides can play a major role in improving the condition of your hair. Scalp inflammation can negatively affect the growth of your hair, leading to hair thinning and hair loss. Since peptides target and heal inflammation, they’re a great addition to any hair (or lash care) product. 

          Below are a few highly sought-after products that will boost and revitalize your hair growth cycle. 

          - The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum 

          - The Inky List Peptide Volumizing Hair Treatment 

          Velour Pretty Big Deal Mascara   

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          WHO ARE PEPTIDES BEST FOR? 

          Peptides are good for everyone! They can be used to target premature aging and inflammation in youthful skin, and target tissue volume loss, wrinkles and anti-aging overall in more mature skin. Anyone dealing with hair loss and thinning, or dry and dehydrated hair can achieve positive results using a peptide-based product on their scalp too! 

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          VELOUR BEAUTY & PEPTIDES 

          A peptide-powered star in the Velour Beauty lineup is the Pretty Big Deal Peptide & Tubing Mascara. Designed with two powerful peptides, this 3-in-1 nourishing formula helps with lash retention, protection and enhancement for stronger, fuller and longer-looking lashes. 

          - Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 (BT-1): Biotin + 3 amino acid peptide to condition and strengthen lashes. 

          - Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17 (MP-17): Boosts keratin production for stronger, healthier and longer lashes. 

              The formula not only contains peptides, but also ultra-potent supporting ingredients like ashwagandha and sodium hyaluronate, that work together to lengthen, strengthen and protect your lashes long term – with visible results in just 4 weeks! Learn more about how to get longer lashes with our peptide & tubing mascara. 

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              PEPTIDES & YOUR LASHES 

              If you haven’t guessed it yet, peptides are perfect for lashes! They help to boost the overall health of your lashes and have significant lengthening and strengthening benefits. Whether they’re in your skincare or haircare routine, peptides are a must-have nourishing ingredient.