Even the most devoted skincare enthusiasts may have a hard time keeping up with the latest skincare ingredients. The skincare industry evolves on a daily basis as we gain a deeper understanding of our skin and how different ingredients work together.
We won’t fault you for being behind the curve on peptides and liposomes, but now is the perfect opportunity to get up to speed and learn about these two powerhouse ingredients. Here’s what you need to know about what they are, how they work, and where to find them.
What are peptides?
Peptides are amino acid chains—the building blocks for proteins in our cells. These amino acids join together to create collagen, which is responsible for skin’s youthful appearance. Adding peptides to your skincare routine can stimulate collagen production, helping to reduce the appearance of aging and firm up skin.
The older you are, the more likely peptides will make a significant difference in your overall appearance. Why? Young people produce collagen naturally, but the process slows down over time. Introducing peptides can make up for this decline.
Peptides are also useful because unlike some other skincare ingredients, they can seep through the outer layer of your skin. This helps with product absorption, making it possible to maximize all of the wonderful benefits.
What are liposomes?
Liposomes are a bit different than peptides. Rather than being an active ingredient themselves, liposomes are tiny pockets of fat that act as a delivery system for other skincare ingredients. When the liposome makes contact with skin, it gets absorbed along with whatever ingredient it was storing. This helps ingredients that would otherwise sit on the skin’s surface to achieve maximum absorption.
Before liposomes were introduced into cosmetic products, getting the active ingredients into the skin itself was a challenge. Our skin’s biological function is to protect us from topical solutions that may prove harmful, so products that sit on the surface of the skin don’t do much for your complexion.
Liposomes also help to increase the skin’s moisture content and prevent the formation of impurities. Look for ingredients like phospholipids or lecithin in your skincare products if you’re hoping to take advantage of liposomes’ impressive benefits.
Powerful products to support your skin
If you’re in the market for new products, make sure to look out for these effective skincare ingredients before committing to your next purchase. Focus on peptides for anti-aging benefits, liposomes to boost a product’s effects, or both for best results.
At Purodoré, our Gold Renewing Serum contains both peptides and liposomes (and, like all our products, it contains fermented gold for additional anti-aging power).
Hexapeptide-11 (our peptide of choice) has been shown to enhance the skin's natural ability to produce collagen as well as elastin, making the skin elastic, supple, and smooth. Liposomes help to carry the serum’s other powerful ingredients into your skin where they will have maximum impact.
Learn more about our Gold Renewing Serum for the full scoop.