As we get older the collagen in our skin begins to break down and you know what that means? Sagging skin. Collagen is what gives young skin that smooth, taut appearance. So what skin care ingredient helps skin rebuild collagen? Peptides. Mario Badescu sent the BIZ two peptide products that have the peptides known to truly help collagen loss and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (see more specific information on what these ingredients do at the bottom of the review).
The products are the very aptly named and wonderfully affordable: Peptide Renewal Serum ($45) and Peptide Renewal Cream ($35).
These two peptide products work best in conjunction with one another. After cleansing and before moisturizing every morning and night, you apply just a few drops of the Peptide Renewal Serum, a silky serum that sinks in quickly and leaves skin feeling very soft. The serum is especially terrific for super dry and more mature skin. In addition to the collagen-enhancing peptides, this serum has tons of antioxidents for clear, radiant skin. And don’t forget to put some on your neck!
After applying the serum, for the very best results follow with the Peptide Renewal Cream.
This beautiful light creamy moisturizer has more peptides to fight saggy skin, plus more antioxidents to diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it’s got hyaluronic acid to keep skin beautifully hydrated and moisturized. Again, be sure to also apply to your neck! It needs the same attention you give your face to help keep it from sagging and wrinkling.
If you have very dry, mature skin these are definitely products you will want to add to your skin care routine. You can find Mario Basdescu online or at high end department stores like Nordstroms – Mario Badescu is the high end skin care line without the high end prices. - Lisa
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide is known for considerably stimulating the collagen production in cells that provide structure to connective tissues. These results are seen when this particular peptide is used for a significant amount of time, encouraging firmer skin.
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 boosts anti-aging skin care regimens by helping reduce the inflammatory response in the skin. It is also thought to reduce the damage inflicted by exposure to pollution, ultraviolet light and other factors that are known to stress the skin.