Most dermatologists agree that the two most powerful anti-ageing cosmetic ingredients are retinol and peptides. At Nakin we love anti-ageing skincare and we try to keep our range as natural and kind to skin as possible, so this means that we never use retinol as it is known for being harsh and irritating to skin, and many people can never actually use it. Instead, we use a peptide alternative, and not just any peptide as ours is made from hibiscus which makes it super kind to all skin types. Peptides are so much kinder to skin that retinol, and this is one of the reasons that we use them in our anti-ageing face products. We believe in high performing plant ingredients with minimal disruption to our skin, and instead helping it to rejuvenate holistically. Read on to find out with peptides are kinder to skin than Retinol.
Some people consider their skin care routine as a ritual. Others believe that keeping it simple and minimal is the way to go. Whichever you belong to, it’s impossible not to have stumbled upon several powerful ingredients over the years touted to be the key to younger-looking, brighter, and clearer skin. Some of the most popular ones include retinol and peptides. While retinol is hailed as the ultimate anti-ageing ingredient, peptides are gaining ground as the gentler but equally effective alternative. In fact, at Nakin we much prefer them which is why we use them in our Eye Cream & Performance Face Serum which can be found on our skin treatments page. In this blog post, we’ll be talking about why peptides are kinder to the skin than retinol and how they work.
Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and has been proven to increase cellular turnover, minimise fine lines, fade dark spots, and help to boost collagen production. While this ingredient works magic on the skin, it is also known for its side effects. One of the most notable side effects is skin irritation. It can cause redness, peeling, and even dryness. These issues can be troublesome, especially for those with sensitive skin and those who are starting to introduce retinol into their routine.
This is where peptides come in. Peptides are chains of amino acids that are smaller than proteins, which helps them penetrate the skin without causing damage or irritation. They work by stimulating collagen and elastin production in the skin, improving its firmness and texture, reducing wrinkles, and enhancing its overall appearance. The beauty of peptides is that they are gentle on the skin whilst still being effective and can be used daily without any negative side effects.
Another significant factor in choosing peptides over retinol is that peptides are cleaner. They are more natural and can even act as antioxidants, which is always beneficial in preventing ageing and skin damage. The lack of toxicity also means that they have little to no sun sensitivity, which is a significant concern when using retinol.
Peptides can also have multiple benefits for your skin. They often come in different types, such as each serves a different purpose. Some stimulate collagen production, while others help to repair the skin’s texture or improve its elasticity. When you use peptides regularly, not only can you see a difference in the appearance of your skin, but you can also feel good about the ingredients you’re putting on your skin.
Lastly, incorporating peptides into your skincare routine is pretty simple when using Nakin’s range and our eye cream and face serum which are infused with a plant derived peptide. They help with nourishing, brightening, and hydrating the skin.
While retinol remains a powerful anti-ageing ingredient, it can be harsh on the skin. Fortunately, peptides are an excellent alternative that offers the same benefits without the harsh side effects. They are gentle, non-toxic, and can have multiple benefits for the skin. Incorporating peptides into your routine is easy, and there are several products to choose from. If you’re looking to improve the appearance and texture of your skin without causing irritation or damage, peptides might be the solution you’re looking for.