LET'S TALK PEPTIDES
WHAT ARE PEPTIDES?
We are about to get really science-y so just brace yourself.
Webster's dictionary defines peptides as "any of various amides that are derived from two or more amino acids by combination of the amino group of one acid with the carboxyl group of another and are usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of proteins." Don't worry, we'll translate. Basically, peptides are chains of amino acids held together by peptide bonds.
As you can imagine, the number, type and arrangement of these amino acids can result in hundreds of different kinds of peptides (you might have heard of collagen or copper peptides, for example). And specific peptides can do different things, such as regulating other cell functions, providing skin with the exact care it needs, and even teaching skin how to take better care of itself. At OLEHENRIKSEN, we
believe every skin type can benefit from the fortifying benefits of peptides. In fact, we recommend everyone use peptide-rich formulas morning and night in our universal skincare guide, The Glow Cycle.
PEPTIDES VS PROTEINS: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Peptides are super-duper small - smaller than proteins! In fact, proteins are made up of peptides which is why they're SO essential to a healthy moisture barrier. (BTW we've got a blog about moisture barriers if you want to learn more about them). You know that proteins are building blocks of healthy skin. Well, now you know peptides are the building blocks of proteins.
WHICH OLE PRODUCTS CONTAIN PEPTIDES?
We are big fans of peptides, which is why we include them ins ome of our bestselling and most nourishing products.
HydraBarrier Nourishing Face Oil contains 3 peptides (palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, palmitoyl tripeptide-1 & palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7) to support skin's strength and boost elasticity. These peptides are oil-soluble, meaning they work well in oil to improve delivery to your skin. You'd imagine that all that protective goodness would result in a thick, goopy texture, but HydraBarrier is quick absorbing and effective. In an 8-week clinical study on 39 people, HydraBarrier was proven to instantly boost hydration and strengthen the moisture barrier by 19% in just 1 day.
Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturizer literally has "peptide" in the name because it contains 8 PEPTIDES! These unique peptides work together with essential fatty acids, ceramids, hyaluronic acid, collagen and more to strengthen, condition, and fortify skin. If you haven't tried this moisturizer yet... You need to! Your moisture barrier will be SO happy.
Pout Preserve Lip Treatment contains lip-specific peptides. Remember how we mentioned that the arrangement of amino acids can result in different peptides? Well, here's a perfect example: The lip-specific peptides in Pout Presevre work with the cells that already exist in your lips to help make lips look more defined and fuller. In an 8-week clinical study on 39 people, Pout Preserve delivered fuller-looking lips in just 1 week.
This collection of peptide-focused formulas are all about hydrating and plumping skin—now just imagine if you used all three... Your Ole Glow would be GLOWING.
WHY WE LOVE PEPTIDES
As you can see, we are peptide fanatics, but it is important to keep in mind that peptides are just one type of ingredient in our formulas. It's the combination of ingredients and the way those ingredients are delivered to your skin that make our products so effective. That’s why we encourage every person develop a skincare routine based on The Glow Cycle philosophy—using peptides morning with their vitamin C treatment and at night with their exfoliant. If you want to learn more about the Glow Cycle, we’ve got much more information about it here.