The Science Behind Peptides
One of the frontrunners in cutting-edge skincare science, peptides are proven to be truly powerful in targeting many different skin concerns. Peptides are a key area of research and innovation at Medik8, so let’s take a deep dive into the science...
WHAT ARE PEPTIDES?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids, linked together by peptide bonds. There are 20 different naturally-occurring amino acids, which can be linked together in any order to give millions of different peptide combinations. Our skin is naturally overflowing with different kinds of proteins and peptides, including some of the most important; collagen and elastin, which are both responsible for retaining the skin’s natural strength and resilience.
When applied to the skin, peptides can act as communicators, triggering a response in certain cells of the skin. They give your skin a specific instruction to do ‘something’, and that ‘something’ entirely depends on what order your amino acids are in. Every peptide has a unique action on the skin.
Peptides may be a talking-point at the moment for their incredible collagen-boosting powers, but in fact, peptides are way more than just a one-trick pony. The order of the peptide chain determines the action it can have on the skin. So peptides can be crafted and uniquely combined to address a number of different skin concerns: the signs of skin ageing, skin dullness, hyperpigmentation, anti-glycation, dehydrated skin and more!
THE MEDIK8 WAY
At Medik8, we have harnessed the many different powers of peptides in our Peptide Family. We have designed the range to be the perfect addition to our proven CSA philosophy (vitamin C and sunscreen by day, vitamin A by night) to transform your CSA foundation into a bespoke routine made especially for you.
THE ONE FOR… ANTI-AGEING
The star of our peptides’ offering, Liquid Peptides™ is unmatched in its peptide power. The 30% peptide blend helps to fight the appearance of expression wrinkles and supports collagen production. Boosted with a pioneering, drone-based delivery system, the formula ensures every peptide is activated within the layer of skin where it’s needed the most. The skin is left soft to touch, deeply hydrated and ultimately more youthful-looking.
THE ONE FOR... FLAWLESS-LOOKING SKIN
Want to achieve crystal-clear skin with a restored natural luminosity? Look no further than Clarity Peptides. Infused with 10% niacinamide and next-generation Crystalide™ peptides, it works to visibly soothe red, inflamed or blemish-prone skin.
THE ONE FOR…. THE EYES
Eyelift Peptides™ is the ultimate lifting and firming eye treatment. With a complex of 5 collagen-boosting peptides, this multi-action eye serum helps to visibly lift and shape the look of eye contours.
THE ONE FOR...THOSE WHO CAN’T USE VITAMIN C
Copper PCA Peptides™ combines super-antioxidant copper PCA with a complex of age-defying peptides, including Matrixyl 3000 to visibly lift and smooth skin for a plump, youthful and glowing appearance.
THE ONE FOR….THOSE WHO CAN’T USE VITAMIN A
Bakuchiol Peptides™ is a 1.25% pure bakuchiol formula enhanced with a blend of brightening peptide precursors and centella asiatica. Clinically proven for its effectiveness, this is the perfect vitamin A substitute.
The perfect addition to any skincare routine, our full range of innovative peptide combinations can elevate your results and target your specific skin needs.