Peptide lip treatments have become the new hot options for plumper, healthier looking lips. It makes sense since beauty has been transitioning away from the more severe treatments like an overall face lift or lip injections to something more subtle and less invasive.
So what are peptides?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids linked by peptide bonds. They are the amino acids that make up certain proteins needed by the skin. Collagen is made of three polypeptide chains. This means that by adding peptides to your skin routine you can stimulate your skin to make collagen. Your skin naturally produces collagen but this diminishes as you age so by adding more you can help get firmer, younger-looking skin.
Peptide treatments have become very popular since it’s a less expensive and more natural option to synthetic lip injections which consist of synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA).
What do peptides do for your lips?
Peptides can firm lips which reduce fine lines. Peptides with collagen can also help to plump lips. The combination of the two help to reduce fine lines on lips and give you that fading top lip back.
Many products combine other ingredients like squalane which helps to allow the ingredients to sink into your skin layers while reducing moisture loss. Of course we prefer organic ingredients so it’s important to read the labels carefully. You will actually find products on line that boast that they sting and hurt while creating plump lists. Please, stay clear of those options.
So what lip peptides should I look for?
There are various formulations in the market but here are some key ingredients to look for:
- Look for peptides such as tripeptide-38 or palmitoyl oligopeptide as they trigger collagen and elastin production in lips.
- Seek a peptide treatment that contains collagen itself in tiny molecules called microspheres that get into the lip and absorb moisture from the body, resulting in plumping.
- If you’re seeking something organic to plump your lips, try something with hyaluronic acid, peppermint, and jojoba oil. Hyaluronic acid is a great alternative to other irritation agents because it’s a natural hydrating ingredient found in skin and tissue naturally.
I’m sold, what should I buy?
By far the product that seems to be getting lots of attention is the Rhode Skin Peptide Lip Treatment. This product is Allures’ Best of Beauty 2022 winner with peptides, helps firm the look of skin while shea butter, babassu, and cupuaçu which work hand-in-hand to moisturize. It costs $16 a tube. Be prepared to be placed on a wait list because it sells out regularly. Want to try something else? We like this post from allure.com because if highlights all of the best options with focus on organic ingredients.
In summary, if you feel your lips are thinner and have more lines on them we recommend you try a product with peptides in it. The investment is minimal and with many companies having a money back guarantee you have nothing to lose.
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