Meet our latest skincare obsession ~ peptides!
Our Atlantis Deep Hydration Gel Mask is packed with a vegan Hydrolyzed Rice Peptide Protein which has numerous skin benefitsPeptides have been hailed for their ability to firm, repair and hydrate skin. If you haven't heard of them before, this little blog will summarise some of the ways peptides can improve your skin!
1. Collagen production. Peptides play many a roll in our skins health and integrity, but one of their most important actions is that they serve on the building blocks for both collagen and elastin fibres (which lay the foundation for our skin tissues firmness and elasticity). Peptides signal to the body to produce collagen where it's most needed. For example if you have a wound, peptides would congregate to that area to assist with healing. Applying peptides topically tricks the skin into thinking there’s been an injury to the tissue and it stimulates our collagen-boosting processes to assists with healing - amazing!
2. Strengthens the skins barrier. The skin barrier is essentially the outermost layer of your skin, responsible for locking moisture and nutrients in and damaging elements (like UV and free radicals) out. When the skins barrier is functioning as it should, skin is hydrated, plump, and firm. But when it damaged, overall skin health goes out the window. Peptides can help to both strengthen and rebuild our skins barrier when applied topically, increasing skins integrity, hydration and firmness.
3. Skin elasticity and texture. Topical Peptides = Collagen production = elastin fibres = improved skin elasticity & texture!
When we apply peptides topically, our collagen stores begin to flourish. The more collagen we produce the more we increase our skins' capacity for Elastin fibres are like the building blocks of our skin cells and contribute heavily to skin elasticity and firmness.
Our Atlantis Deep Hydration Gel Mask is packed with skin-nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and peptides.
We recommend using Atlantis 1-2 times per week to reap the many benefits of topical peptide proteins. To read more about Atlantis, click here.