A post to provide you information in a quickly absorbed manner. Kind of like flashcards for skincare.
This week’s flashcard is for Peptides
What are they? Short sequences of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. (Holy scientific terminology, Batman!)
In layman’s terms, please: They’re essentially naturally occurring chemical messengers that tell the skin to conduct various functions.
Why should I care? In regards to skincare; different peptides can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve the production of collagen.
Give me an example: Acetyl Octapeptide-3 & Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide (Avena Sativa… that’s a pretty name for a pretty ingredient!)
Where can I find them? You can find peptides in a number of Apriori’s skincare products including the Day Defense Plus, Night Repair 3-Deep and Firming Complex
You can find Peptides in Apriori's Firming Complex - a beautiful serum to have in your skincare routine.
Yesterday evening while I was going through my nightly beauty routine I realized I had extra Firming Complex left over from applying it to my face. At the same time that awesome song by Simple Minds; Don’t You Forget About Me popped into my head. I then started applying the extra Firming Complex to the back of my hands. Now, it’s not unusual for song lyrics to pop into my head… this happens on a pretty regular basis… but this time.. it made me stop and think “Hey, I should write about this!”
Any time you have left over products for your face- stop and think about what other areas could benefit from a little TLC. Maybe it’s your neck or your chest or like the other night I put highly concentrated nutrients on the back of my hands. The neck, chest, shoulders, arms and hands are all areas that benefit from skincare products. These areas are often missed in our daily skincare regiment but can be some of the first places you start to see signs of aging and sun damage!
If you’re taking care of your beautiful face and have some left over serum or moisturizer… go ahead and use it up! Anywhere you might be showing some skin in your favorite party dress or go-to warm weather top- think about spreading the love and your skincare routine to that area.