What Are Peptides? Breaking Down Benefits For Healthy Hair Growth - UKLASH

What Are Peptides? Breaking Down Benefits For Healthy Hair Growth

It feels like peptides have been gaining popularity over the last few years and are currently having a moment in both hair care and skincare. This has led us to ask, what are peptides? And what are the benefits of peptides for skin and hair specifically?
In this article, we’ll explore what peptides are and what benefits peptides can have for both skin, hair and hair growth.

What Are Peptides?
Peptides are chains of two or more amino acids linked together and act as the fundamental building blocks of proteins. These proteins include Collagen, Elastin, and Keratin, which play a pivotal role in our body’s form and functionality, including in the strength, resilience and makeup of our skin and hair.
By integrating peptides into our skin and hair care routines, we are able to help support the skin’s natural barrier, create an even and firmer complexion and encourage thicker, fuller and healthier-looking hair.

What Are Pea Peptides?
Pea Peptides are chains of 22 amino acids which are derived from the pea vegetable. They are rich in an amino acid called Lysine, which is a vital building block for proteins that help to promote collagen growth and form our hair and skin cells. Therefore, by incorporating Pea Peptides into our skin and hair care routines, we can protect our skin and nourish and strengthen our lash, brow and hair follicles.

Peptides For Hair & Hair Growth

Peptides have been a prominent ingredient in skincare products and have grown in popularity over the last few years. As the hair care industry continues to adopt skincare methodologies more and more, it leads us to ask, what can peptides do for hair and hair growth?
Well essentially, peptides help to build proteins which make up around 80-90% of our hair follicles. So by supplementing our hair with peptides, we are helping to sustain and build our hair’s natural makeup, resulting in longer, stronger and healthier hair.

Benefits Of Peptides For Hair
  • Improves circulation - Copper Peptides are known to bring oxygen to the surface, helping to rejuvenate the scalp and encourage hair growth
  • Nourishes the hair follicle - Peptides that help to increase levels of Biotin and Keratin can strengthen and nourish the hair follicles, resulting in fuller, thicker and healthier hair
  • Reduces inflammation - Amino-acid peptides can work as anti-inflammatories that help to create the perfect scalp environment and encourage hair growth
  • Stimulates growth - By strengthening the hair follicles and rejuvenating the hair at the root, peptides can help to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss
  • Suitable for all - One of the best benefits of peptides is that they are safe and effective for use on all hair types. Whether you’re working with thin, dry or colour damaged hair, they can help rejuvenate, condition and stimulate hair growth in any and all hair types

Introducing UKLASH Complex Peptide Eyelash & Eyebrow Serum

Our Complex Peptide Serum is the first of its kind, packed with a record-breaking six peptides to help strengthen and stimulate lash and brow growth. It’s the most sophisticated peptide-based serum on the market which has been formulated in collaboration with Biologists with over 55 years of experience - It’s backed by science and trusted by experts.

As mentioned previously, peptides are beneficial for all hair types, and this serum is no exception - it’s vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and made from 99% natural ingredients, making it suitable for everyone to use and see exceptional results.
The six peptides driving the serum’s effectiveness include:

    1. Pea Peptides - Stimulate growth from the root whilst strengthening and hydrating the lashes and brows, making them healthier, fuller and more resilient
    2. Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 - An amino-acid peptide that works as an anti-inflammatory at the hair’s root, creating the perfect environment for optimum lash and brow growth
    3. Palmitoyl Oligopeptide - Increases Collagen and Elastin production, helping to maintain the elasticity and firmness of your lashes and brows
    4. Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate - Reduces muscle tension at the root, encouraging hairs to remain attached for longer, resulting in fuller lashes and brows
    5. Hexapeptide-8 (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8) - Referred to as a ‘Botox-Like Peptide’ which helps to rejuvenate, strengthen and condition the hair follicles resulting in healthier and fuller-looking lashes and brows
    6. Copper Tripeptide-1 - A copper-peptide complex with regenerative properties, promoting firmer and healthier lashes and brows


    How To Apply:
    1. Remove your makeup with an oil-free makeup remover or cleanser
    2. Apply one stroke of the serum to your upper lash line or brow area. One dip is sufficient for both eyes
    3. For best results, apply in the PM and allow the serum to work overnight. If applying in the AM - make sure the serum has fully dried before following with your makeup routine
    Peptides For Skin
    Before they were known for their benefits in hair care, peptides were commonly used in skincare products to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin - but how?
    Peptides help to stimulate the production of Collagen which plays a vital role in keeping the skin firm, bright and looking healthy. While Collagen supplements can be taken orally, the Collagen molecule is actually too big to be topically applied to the skin, whereas peptides can be absorbed into the skins surface, working fast to improve the health and appearance of the skin.

    Benefits Of Peptides For Skin
    • Improves skin barrier - This is the skin’s layer that helps to defend against bacteria, pollution, UV Rays and toxins. It can be broken down from over-exfoliation and peptides can help to build it back up
    • Reduces redness - A number of peptides contain anti-inflammatories that help to calm and soothe the skin, reducing redness and helping to even out your skin tone
    • Improves skin elasticity - They help to build Elastin in the skin, improving the skin’s elasticity and firmness
    • Prevents breakouts - Some peptides benefit from being anti-microbial, meaning they reduce the bacteria that sits on the skin, in-turn reducing the opportunity for your skin to breakout

    We hope you feel more informed and confident about the benefits peptides can have for your skin and hair. Now’s the time to incorporate them into your super natural beauty routine, and what better way than with our new Complex Peptide Eyelash and Eyebrow Serum.

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