Get on the Peptides Bus!

If you’ve been paying attention to chatter in the skin care world, you’ve definitely heard about peptides. But what are peptides, actually?! Well, as the wise and always informative Ms. Frizzle always said, “To the Bus! Seatbelts, everyone,” because we’re hoppin’ aboard The Magic School Bus and it’s the Peptides Episode. So get ready for a little bit of skin care and a whole ‘lotta science – in a digestible format with (product) examples, because wasn’t that the real “magic” behind the show, anyway?


What are Peptides?? Some of the most widely used active ingredients in skin care! They’re formulations (fragments of active proteins) developed in a lab to perform specific functions and instruct cells to behave in certain ways; think of them as chemical messengers.
There are 4 Peptide Classifications:
  1. Signal Peptidesdesigned to stimulate collagen synthesis, increase elastin and help the skin look firmer and younger.
  2. Enzyme Inhibitor Peptides Inhibit an enzyme process, such as the process of collagen degradation by matrix metalloproteinase (MMP).
  3. Neurotransmitter Peptides Inhibit acetylcholine release, which reduces muscle contraction – sort of like Botox!
  4. Carrier Peptides – Designed to transport trace elements necessary for wound healing and improved elasticity.
Want to See If Peptides Really Work?? To quote the brilliant Ms. Frizzle once more, the only way to truly tell if they really work is to “Take chances, make mistakes, get messy” – with some of these wonderful and PEPTIDE-Filled products, of course.

Price: $138.00
Feature scientifically based copper peptide technology originally developed from the biotech field. This luxe, moisture-rich AM/PM cream combines the anti-aging benefits of copper with a powerful “5” chain peptide – it’s a dynamic duo that promotes increased firmness, elasticity and radiance while helping to prevent and reduce the visible signs of aging.
  • Peptide Classification: Signal and Carrier

Éminence Organic Skin Care Hibiscus Instant Line Filler
Price: $70.00


With an innovative curved tip applicator, this potent treatment to work like Mother Nature’s line eraser, plumping the skin with botanical peptides and delaying further formation and deepening of fine lines with acmella oleacera extract. Skin appears more youthful immediately with long-lasting firming and smoothing over time.
  • Peptide Classification: Signal

 Karuna Renewal+ Eye Mask
Price$10.00 for single/$36.00 for a 4 pack

Refresh tired, puffy eyes instantly with Renewal Eye Mask. Japanese angelica, burdock root and peptides help fight back against dark circles, puffiness, and lines around your eyes.
  • Peptide Classification: Signal and Enzyme Inhibitor

Paula’s Choice RESIST Brightening Essence
Price: $42.00


With a blend of palmitoyl tripeptide-1 and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, this lightweight fluid works quickly to refine an uneven skin tone and revitalize a dull complexion for visibly brighter, radiant-looking skin.
  • Peptide Classification: Signal and Carrier

Revision Revox 7
Price: $120.00

This age-defying serum – formulated with seven different peptides – softens the appearance of forehead lines, frown lines, laugh lines, lip lines, crow’s feet and wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. Incorporates clinical levels of peptides, including two award-winning peptides with the newest technology in the skincare industry which have a lifting effect to reduce the appearance of slackness and sagging.
  • Peptide Classification: Signal and Neurotransmitter

This lightweight, velvety serum is a multi-tasker featuring all the anti-aging benefits of powerful Copper Peptide along with botanical extracts that support the skin with a probiotic like action and help protect skin from Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMP’s), enzymes that can break down collagen.
  • Peptide Classification: Signal, Enzyme Inhibitor and Carrier

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