Benefits of Peptides in Skin Care


Peptides are found in many effective anti-aging skin care products.  While there is no singular, miracle ingredient that will give you those instant, youthful results we all wish for, peptides are an extremely important ingredient to look for in your wrinkle fighting creams, serums, and under eye products.

What are Peptides?

Peptides are formed by chains of amino acids that are the building blocks of skin proteins.  When peptides are created by a long chain of amino acids, they become proteins. Forming peptides from a short chain of amino acids allows them to penetrate the outer layer of our skin and send signals to our cells to remind them how to function properly.

The most infamous protein naturally found in the skin that diminishes naturally as we age, is collagen.  Making up 75% of our skin, collagen is responsible for maintaining that thick, supple, taut appearance.  As such it is such a large molecule, collagen cannot not penetrate the skin when applied to the skin in the form of a cream or serum, making peptides a great alternative.  Peptides are blessed with the ability to signal cells to make more collagen and repair damaged cell structures.

Do I Look Younger Yet?!

The amount of time needed to see the results of a peptide formulated product depends largely on your skin’s specific situation and type.  I know its hard to read, but the key to achieving the desired results of these products is patience.  Be religious about applying your products.  Most of time, noticeable results will become apparent at least a month of routine application.  For some, results can take up to three months.  But do not let this deter you!

Remember to keep in mind that different product consistencies work differently, even if the ingredients are exactly the same.  While peptide creams are beneficial for the skin, they may be too heavy.  A cream’s thick consistency may diminish the effectiveness of active ingredients, as they cannot fully penetrate the skin.  Serums, however, allow the peptides and other active ingredients to penetrate the skin more quickly, producing more meaningful results.  Try incorporating a peptide cream and serum into your daily routine to achieve more noticeable results.

Bee Naturals Products with Peptides:


Queen Bee Ultimate Eye Serum infused with peptides

Bee Naturals’ Queen Bee Ultimate Eye Serum is formulated with three different strands of peptides that encourage a dramatic reduction in dark under eye circles, puffiness and fine lines.  The information below highlights each strand’s characteristics, as well as instances in which the ingredients have been proven effective:

Haloxyl™:  This peptide helps dramatically lighten dark under eye circles by targeting the area’s thinning skin and hemoglobin degradation.  A 2007 study applied 2% Haloxyl underneath the eyes of 22 females over the course of 56 days.  The study revealed a 60% reduction in dark under eye circles.

Tripeptide-5:   What makes this smaller chain of amino acids such a prized anti-aging ingredient is its highly bioactive nature.  This characteristic means the peptide can deeply penetrate the skin, where it is able to increase collagen production and healthy tissue growth by instructing existing skin cells to behave like they did your 20’s.  Clinical studies have revealed the ingredients skin firming capabilities when used consistently.

Soy-rice Peptides:  This highly active complex is derived from yeast protein typically used to address dark circles, puffiness and fine lines surrounding the eyes.  Clinical research has shown a significant reduction of such concerns by 35% after consistent application after 8 weeks.  Such successful results are attributed to the ingredient’s ability to improve microcirculation, stimulate collagen and elastin, and reduce the effect of free radicals on the skin.

About Jordan Savage

Jordan Savage is a St. Louis-based beauty writer with a strong passion for natural skincare. Her years living in Boulder, Colorado, inspired her to study and research natural ingredients and the benefits they have on the skin, and to dabble in mixing up a few of her own skincare remedies. She has obtained a bachelor’s in English and Creative Writing from the University of Missouri St. Louis, and since then has had experience working in both sales and writing aspects of the natural beauty industry. Through her writing, she enthusiastically and honestly shares with readers the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to beauty products. Jordan strives to equip readers with the knowledge they need to make informed and healthy skincare choices.

5 thoughts on “Benefits of Peptides in Skin Care

  1. Jason Strong

    My girlfriend is going to school to do skin care and she is loving it right now. There are so many things that go into this field though, so she is constantly looking up articles that can help her with what she is currently working on. This has some great points that I think can help her with some stuff she is trying to figure out.

  2. Lauren Woodley

    I had no idea that peptides had such positive effects on skin health. Specifically, however, you talk about how Haloxyl dramatically lightens the darkness under eye circles, which is something that I have struggled with my entire life. People constantly ask me if I am sick or tired because I have such dark eye circles, and it has become an insecurity. I think if I were to try this solution, I could reduce the darkness around my eyes, get people to stop commenting on it, and lose this insecurity. Thank you for the insight!

    1. Ricky

      People who constantly have dark circles under their eyes either have them from not enough sleep but it can also be genetics and hereditary and the people who have hereditary dark circles seem to find it a bit more challenging to help lessen the looks of dark circles under their eyes and the ingredient ” Haloxyl ” is the #1 ingredient used to help lessen or rid dark circles under the eyes. So when looking for an Ee Cream to help decrease the looks of dark circles should look for an eye cream where the ingredient Haloxyl is listed towards the upper 1/3rd of the list of ingredients. When companies put their ingredient lists on the box the eye cream comes in or if the ingredients are on the tube/ jar of an Eye cream they start off with the ingredients that there is a lot of and for example if an Eye Cream that has 25 ingredients in it and Haloxyl is listed as the 5th ingredient this means there is a big percentage of this ingredient in the product but if Haloxyl is listed as the 20th ingredient, this means there is very little of Haloxyl in the product…so be sure to read the ingredient list before purchasing an Eye Cream to help lessen and/ or rid the dark circles under the eyes. Haloxyl either works very good or it barely works at all, in either case if it were me I would carry a ” Concealer Pen ” in your purse to help cover up the dark circles throughout the day with a makeup concealer that comes in a “pen” or a small bottle of makeup concealer, similar to a liquid foundation, and make sure you purchase a concealer that is close to your skin tone ( fair, light, medium or dark. ) I hope this information can be of help for those out there who want to get rid of dark circles under the eyes.


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