Welcome to another edition of Romy's journal, where we try and demystify and educate about sustainable, premium beauty. Today, we shine the spotlight on an advanced skincare ingredient that combines efficacy with environmental mindfulness - peptides.
Is it just a buzz word or worth incorporating into your skincare and what does it do...
The Science Behind Peptides
Peptides, in essence, are chains of amino acids that form the structural core of skin proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are responsible for texture, tone, elasticity and firmness of skin. So they are crucial to the functioning appearance of skin.
The rise of peptides in skincare is no accident. Here are just some of the reasons why peptides have become the new darlings of eco-luxe beauty, and why we, at Romy, proudly champion them in our carefully curated selection of sustainable skincare.
A Luxurious Approach to Healthy Skin: By stimulating collagen and elastin production, peptides proactively prompt the skin to get into rejuvenation mode. So applying peptides consistently to the skin can help stimulate a higher rate of production of these crucial proteins than otherwise.
Intensive Healing and Hydration: Certain peptides, such as copper peptides, possess potent healing properties. They soothe inflammation, diminish scarring, and offer deep hydration.
Sustainability at the Core: The biotechnological process of creating peptides underscores sustainability, making them a great fit for brands that prioritise the planet.
Should I include Peptides in My Skincare Routine?
One of the prime appeals of peptides is their universal applicability. From those taking their first steps in skincare to those seeking to enhance skin resilience or hydration, peptide-infused products are a great addition.
There is lots of research to show that some peptides can tighten loose skin, repair the skin barrier, improve firmness, elasticity and clarity, smooth roughness and soften wrinkles. But as always skincare research continues in an effort to prove which exact peptides are definitely worth it.
Using peptides on their own has a very low risk of irritation, so while you can’t rely on them solely to help soften fine lines and plump the skin, they are worth using in a consistent manner as part of a more targeted routine.
Romy offers a diverse collection of peptide-rich products to accommodate all skin types and concerns. With a commitment to vegan, organic, UK-produced, cruelty-free, and carbon-neutral products, rest assured, your peptide-powered skincare aligns with your values.
Intrigued to introduce peptides to your skincare regimen? Why not try the Evolve Daily Renew Facial Cream.
As always, Romy is here to elevate your journey towards more sustainable and premium beauty choices, we believe in the philosophy of "feeling good, while doing good". We'll continue to try to share insightful content that helps refine your beauty habits and if there's anything specific you'd like us to cover please let us know!