Written by Lottie
If you’re all about multi functionality and products that serve multiple purposes, then I’ve got your skin’s new multitasking BFF! Our Multi Peptide Serum is a potent cosmeceutical serum formulated with a bunch of highly active peptides and growth factors that each have their own targeted purpose when it comes to treating all skin types. This serum was created to help boost collagen, elastin and hydration, as well as help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving the appearance of redness and pigmentation! I did say she was an all-rounder, didn't I? Ahh such a show off…
Wait, what are Peptides?
Ok now, before I expose the many talents of this serum and her key ingredients, lets go through a little recap of what in the heck peptides are in case you missed our last blog (insert Marina’s blog link). Peptides are made up of short chains of amino acids that make up the building blocks of cell proteins. They have the ability to penetrate through the skin barrier, diving deep into your living skin cells and order them to regenerate collagen and other proteins such as elastin and hyaluronic acid. Normally, I hate being told what to do but when a peptide commands your cells, they listen and so will I! At ASI, we love peptides so much that we’ve snuck these bad boys in to a bunch of our products and this 4 part blog series is going to break down some of our favourite ones that champion these revolutionary peptide and growth factors. So buckle up, because today we’re highlighting our Multi-Peptide serum.
This potent cosmeceutical serum is suitable for all skin types and is known as our ageing antidote! Whilst the Multi-Peptide serum is packed with loads of great ingredients, today I’m focusing on the serum’s hydrating peptides and growth factors! These ingredients penetrate deep into the skin via ASI’s nanotechnology and unique transdermal delivery system, meaning you’ll get 10x the effectiveness compared to standard formulations!
What are the key ingredients and their benefits?
Bio-Placenta: a plant based, cruelty-free and active ingredient that contains five different growth factors; IGF-1, EGF, acidic FGF, basic FGF, and VEGF as well as amino acids and restorative vitamins. Bio-Placenta effects your skin’s keratinocytes and fibroblast cells to regulates cell activity. This stimulates wound repair and collagen production and it is this fabulous remodelling that helps to rebuild skin, increase the rate of skin renewal, slow down ageing skin, reduce wrinkles, boost collagen and elastin synthesis, as well as, promote skin rejuvenation! I told you she was a multitasker.
Pepha®-Tight: is a highly purified bio-technologically produced extract of the nannochloropsis oculata and polysaccharides microalgae. It has been shown to protect human fibroblast cells from oxidative stress, simultaneously increasing the formation of collagen-l thereby promoting a long-term tightening effect through the strengthening of the skin's connective tissue.
Matrixyl Synthe’6 (Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38): This powerful peptide stimulates the synthesis of 6 major constituents of the skin matrix and dermal-epidermal junction (collagen I, III, IV, fibronectin, hyaluronic acid and laminin 5) making it a superb wrinkle filler that signals the skin to produce more of the good cells that keep it looking young and healthy. Can I get a YAS QUEEN?
Oligopeptide: is a short-chain peptide which has strong anti-inflammatory properties that also helps to prevent hyperpigmentation. Oligopeptide works by reducing tyrosinase and melanin production which in turn helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation characteristics. It also helps to increase the skin’s proteins like collagen to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help to improve volume and plumpness of the skin.
How to use the Multi-Peptide Serum?
Simply apply to a cleansed and dry skin by massaging in 2 pumps all over the face, neck and décolletage then top with your usual treatment serums and moisturiser. Because the Multi-Peptide Serum contains hyaluronic acid, it is best to apply it first as this ingredient will act like a vehicle that will help additional products penetrate more efficiently. Ahh, she really is a team player as well as a queen in her own right - one of the many reasons we love our Multi-Peptide Serum