What is Peptide

Olay’s Guide to Peptides in Skin Care

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Discover the Olay Peptide that is more valuable than gold, find out what Peptides are used for in skin care, and explore Olay’s Regenerist line-up to renew your skin’s natural glow!

What are Peptides?

In layman’s terms, Peptides are chains of amino acids that serve as the building blocks for proteins. Proteins play a vital role in almost all biological processes and make up 20% of the human body, including your skin, which is composed of around 75% collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body - it is crucial for your skin’s condition and firmness, and helps ensure that you’ve got that radiant, healthy-looking glow.

What are the skin care benefits of Peptides?

Peptides are one of the most beloved ingredients in skin care – and for good reasons. Read on to find out exactly how Peptides help you retain the youthful look of your skin!

1. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Not all Peptides are created equal. In fact, some Peptides don’t naturally penetrate the skin very well, so we combined our Peptide with a palmitoyl group to aid penetration. The Peptide we use in Olay Regenerist is called palmitoyl pentapeptide-4. Multiple clinical studies have shown that it can significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in smoother-looking skin.

2. Gentle on the skin

Peptides are a gentle yet effective choice for all skin types and ages. Skin care products that contain this ingredient are a great choice for sensitive skin, as Peptides can be less irritating than some anti-ageing ingredients even on delicate areas, like the skin around the eyes.

Peptides also work well with many other ingredients, without interfering or reducing the effects of either. When paired with another Peptide, the anti-ageing effects are boosted.

How do Peptides work

The reason for the widespread use of Peptides in skin care products is that, compared to collagen molecules, Peptides are actually small enough to penetrate the skin.

Once they are past your epidermis layer, Peptides send a signal to your skin to start repairing itself by triggering a boost in collagen production, resulting in a healthier-looking complexion.

PRODUCT
Regenerist Day Face Cream

Hydrates and Renews

How Olay uses Peptides in skin care

The products in Olay’s Regenerist line-up are formulated with plumping penta-Peptides (a string of five amino acids), which are scientifically proven to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Give your skin the 5-star treatment with the Olay Regenerist range, discover the products here:

Olay Regenerist 3 Point Age-Defying Cream

Renew your skin's natural glow with Olay Regenerist Day Face Cream For Hydration, Olay's most hydrating moisturiser.

Infused with Olay's Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) & Peptides, its moisture-binding formula penetrates up to 10 layers deep into skin surface & helps optimise surface cell renewal. It strongly hydrates skin for 24 hours, visibly renews & firms skin.

Olay Regenerist Whip SPF 30 Cream

Forget about sticky or greasy feeling SPF moisturisers and have it all Olay Regenerist Whip Light Moisturiser With SPF30. Our SPF moisturiser not only protects your skin against harmful UV rays, but also actively hydrates and evens your skin tone, reducing the look of pigmentation for glowing, smooth and soft skin.

Olay Luminous SPF moisturiser's powerful formula is packed with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) for ultimate skin pampering and results. Our facial moisturiser is formulated for normal, dry and oily skin types and is our best oily skin moisturiser with SPF*.

*within the Luminous range

PRODUCT
Regenerist Whip Light Moisturiser With SPF30

Hydrates and Protects

Olay Regenerist 3 Point Age-Defying Night Cream

Wake up to intensely moisturised, firmer and younger-looking skin with Olay Regenerist Night Face Cream.

Infused with Olay's Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) & Peptides, its fragrance-free moisture binding formula penetrates up to 10 layers deep into skin surface & helps optimise surface cell renewal. It is designed to deliver intense hydration and to help surface cells recover at night.

Olay Regenerist 3 Point Firming Serum

Reveal visibly firmer looking skin with Olay Regenerist Ultra Firming Day Hydrating Face Serum.

Supercharged with Vitamin B3 and Peptides, Olay's ultra-lightweight serum penetrates up to 10 layers deep into skin surface & helps optimise surface cell renewal. It is specifically designed to improve skin elasticity and to noticeably firm skin. This anti-ageing serum absorbs quickly & leaves a non-greasy feel.

Olay Regenerist Whip Cream

Olay Regenerist Whip Light As Air Firming Moisturiser delivers powerful results without the heaviness. This revolutionary light as air version of the Olay Regenerist facial moisturiser feels like a whipped face cream, transforming from cream to liquid on contact for fast absorption and a breathable feel.

Formulated with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) and Peptides, this facial moisturiser actively hydrates to improve elasticity and firm skin for a lifted look, while diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Olay Regenerist Whip Cream acts like a primer, as well as a moisturiser, so you’ll see skin that’s smooth, matte and shine-free, instantly ready for makeup application.

Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Firming Moisturiser SPF 30

Renew your skin's natural glow and protect it against harmful UVA and UVB rays with Olay Regenerist Day Face Moisturiser With SPF30.

Infused with Olay's Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) & Peptides, its moisture-binding formula penetrates up to 10 layers deep into skin surface & helps optimise surface cell renewal. It strongly hydrates skin for 24 hours, visibly renews & firms skin. Specifically designed with SPF30 to help protect skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays.

Olay Regenerist 3 Point Age-Defying Cream Fragrance Free

Renew your skin's natural glow with Olay Regenerist Day Face Cream, Olay's most hydrating moisturiser.

Infused with Olay's Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) & Peptides, its fragrance-free moisture-binding formula penetrates up to 10 layers deep into skin surface & helps optimise surface cell renewal. It strongly hydrates skin for 24 hours, as well as visibly renewing and firming skin.

This hydrating & anti-ageing facial cream is formulated for normal, dry and oily skin types. It is our best cream for dry skin. Use Olay Regenerist 3 Point Age-Defying Cream Fragrance Free daily for 28 days. See true skin appearance transformation.

Peptides for skin in a nutshell

Long story short, the more Peptides your skin has, the more collagen it produces, which leads to a reduction in the visible signs of ageing and a youthful, glowing complexion.

Using products loaded with Peptides consistently as part of your daily skin care routine will result in firmer, smoother skin, increased elasticity, and a more youthful, tauter look.