What are peptides?

Peptides, otherwise known as polypeptides, are chains of amino acids found naturally in skin that are also popular as skincare ingredients. There are different types of peptides, depending on the specific amino acid chain. These clever little molecules help renew the look and feel of the skin, such as by supporting collagen and elastin to improve its tone, texture, firmness and elasticity.

What are the benefits of peptides for skin?

Over time, our natural collagen and elastin start to decline, which can lead to changes to the skin’s look and feel, from increased dryness to fine lines and wrinkles. When used in skincare, peptides help promote collagen and elastin, which can aid in reducing the appearance of key signs of ageing.

Where do peptides fit into my skincare routine?

Every morning and night, cleanse your face with your favourite Estée Lauder cleanser. If you have sensitive skin, follow with our soothing Advanced Night Repair Rescue Solution with Tripeptide-32, our exclusive, patented skin-renewing peptide.

Then move onto one of our peptide serums. Our iconic Advanced Night Repair Serum, which also contains Tripeptide-32, helps support skin's natural rhythm of renewal. To target sagging, lines and wrinkles, look to Perfectionist Pro Serum Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment. This professionally inspired serum is formulated with Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, a mighty pro-collagen peptide that's key for anti-ageing.

Amplify the peptide power by following your targeted serum with Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Face and Neck Creme SPF 15. Infused with our advanced Tri-Peptide Complex, this rich, nourishing creme helps skin feel stronger, suppler and more radiant.

Follow with Resilience Multi-Effect Tri-Peptide Eye Creme for firmer, less-lined looking eyes.

Finish by prepping and priming skin for makeup with Futurist Peptide-Power Serum Primer. It smooths the look of fine lines, locks in hydration and keeps makeup looking fresh all day long.

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