Peptides are short chains of amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. In skincare and cosmetics, peptides are used in anti-aging and skin-repairing products to help promote collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture and elasticity.


The INCI code for peptides can vary depending on the specific peptide used. Therefore, the INCI code for a peptide will generally include the specific name or sequence of the peptide for precise identification in the ingredient list.


Peptides used in skincare products can be created in laboratories, derived from natural sources like plants or marine organisms and bioengineered techniques.


Peptides are generally well-tolerated on skin when used in skincare products at appropriate concentrations.


Creates Moisture-Rich Skin

Some peptides act as humectants and help skin retain moisture and maintain hydration levels for a healthy skin barrier.

Contains Anti-Aging Benefits

Certain peptides can stimulate collagen production to improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful complexion.

Firms Skin

Peptides may contribute to firmer and more toned skin and combat loss of skin elasticity.

Brightens Skin

Peptides can reduce pigmentation for a brighter and more youthful complexion.

Smoothes and Calms Skin

Certain peptides possess anti-inflammatory properties that help calm and soothe irritated or sensitive skin.

Supports Skin Barrier

Peptides can strengthen skin's natural barrier to protect against environmental stressors and maintain overall skin health.