The Ordinary Peptides – there are four peptides in The Ordinary range. How do you choose which one is best for you? To help you decide, here are all four of them with voting polls taken by The Deciem Addicts on Instagram.
Why do we need a peptide in our skincare routine?
Deciem say: Peptides are made up of amino acids holding hands (peptide bonds). As more peptides come together, they begin to form proteins, and proteins are a fundamental building block of the skin. Being a natural component of the skin, peptides play a big part in maintaining skin firmness, texture and elasticity. Without them, the skin isn’t able to bounce back as it used to, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles and loss of firmness. As we move through life, the natural peptides within our skin lessen in quantity – however, various topical peptides are available to offer mimicking effects.
The Ordinary Buffet Peptide
Deciem say: “Buffet” – If you’re not too sure which peptide to go for, “Buffet” is an excellent choice to begin with. It features a comprehensive array of complex technologies within a single serum to target various visible signs of aging all at once (such as static or dynamic lines and wrinkles, sagging and loss of elasticity).
The Ordinary Buffet + Copper Petides
Deciem say: “Buffet” + Copper Peptides 1% – All the goodness of “Buffet” with the additional benefits of a 1% concentration of GHK-Cu (Copper Tripeptide), which focuses on the maintenance of general skin health by encouraging the skin to enter a constant state of repair. This aims to ward against loss of skin elasticity, firmness and plumpness and to help ‘undo’ the impact of our stress-filled, busy lifestyle.
The Ordinary Matrixyl
Matrixyl 10% + HA – a very high-strength peptide formula to visibly target the look of static (always there) and dynamic (forming with muscle motion) wrinkles.
The Ordinary Argireline
Argireline Solution 10% – a super lightweight solution that targets signs of aging by improving the appearance of areas of the skin prone to dynamic folds (i.e. around the eyes & forehead).