NOT JUST LIP SERVICE: WHY PEPTIDES ARE YOUR POUT’S NEW BFF
In recent years, brows and lashes may have taken center stage courtesy of microblading and extensions but there’s no doubt for those in the beauty know that lips are BIG this year.
Thing is, while women will agree that a plump, youthful pout is desirable, many of us have seen one too many over-injected celebs while scrolling and we can’t un-see it. So, what’s a girl to do in the pursuit of the perfect pout if she’s not sold on getting lip augmentation? Enter peptide-rich lip products – the ‘it’ girl of every pout-perfecting 2023 skincare regime.
THE LIP TREND THAT’S GONNA STICK…
With online searches for peptide lip treatments having spiked by 422% in the first couple of months of this year already, more and more skincare brands are adding lip products to their repertoire. From balms to glosses, from lipsticks to lip stains, consumers are asking that their lip products multi-task like they do, and brands are answering with a resounding “Yes!”
SO, WHY PUCKER UP FOR PEPTIDES?
As we age, our top lip can start do disappearing act when we smile. This thinning often goes hand in hand with dryness and is caused by collagen production slowing year-on year. Eye creams have been singing the praises of peptides as collagen production boosters for years because peptides are amino acids – the building blocks of collagen and elastin.
Want skin to appear plumper? Peptides. Want to reduce the appearance of fine lines? Peptides. Not just any peptides though… collagen peptides.
When included in a lip product, collagen peptides – a powerful blend of natural peptides – help to boost collagen and hyaluronic acid; smoothing, plumping and adding volume to lips. Lip products use peptides such as tripeptide-38 or palmitoyl oligopeptide to trigger collagen and elastin production in lips.
KEEN TO TRY THE TREND? ADD TO CART…
Just recently unpacked, we’re loving the new Neostrata Correct Lip Wrinkle Repair – an anti-wrinkle, topical line filler for on and around your lips that contains not only a combination of different peptides but 5% NeoGlucosamine and 3% NeoCitriate, too.
NeoGlucosamine is a building block for Hyaluronic Acid and stimulates the visible plumping of fine lines around your mouth. NeoCitriate supports your skin's natural collagen production, increasing volume and new skin cell formation. The latest addition to our in-branch and online skin shop product menu most definitely gets the KISS of approval from us!