Let’s Talk About Collagen Peptides
STELLAR PROMOTION: Strong and glowing skin in 14 days? Yes please!
Say hello to your new skincare BFF! We’ve all probably heard of collagen, but how much do we know about what it is and what it actually does?
It’s an essential component of the skin, supporting its structure. As we age (usually as you enter your thirties), the amount of collagen in skin decreases, meaning we end up looking fatigued.
So how do we get our glow back? Well, with the right skincare ingredients at your disposal, we can make sure that things are a little brighter for a little longer.
This is where our hero ingredient – Collagen Peptides – come in. They’ve been hailed as a skincare must-have, and for good reason! Collagen Peptides, unlike collagen molecules, are able to penetrate up to 10 layers deep into skin surface. When you apply a product that contains peptides, your body receives a signal to produce more collagen where you need it most.
Olay’s products are formulated with Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, a fragment of Pro-Collagen I – hence the name ‘Collagen Peptide’. Thanks to its smaller size, this peptide can be readily absorbed into your skin and is clinically proven to help smooth and strengthen the skin.
According to Olay’s principal scientist Dr. Frauke Neuser, the formula is a proven skincare saviour.
“Our research has shown that skin’s elasticity starts declining right from your teens, so we’ve been working hard to find effective ways to restore it for many years now. The Collagen Peptide24 formula uses several clinically proven ingredients, leveraging the power of peptides to make skin look and behave more like younger skin. Applying this range as part of your everyday skincare routine will support your skin’s natural renewal processes and help transform the look of your skin.”
That transformation won’t take very long either! Results are visible from day one, when the skin’s texture will look smooth. Within two weeks fine lines and wrinkles will be less noticeable; the skin’s texture will appear more even and bright; and skin will look and feel visibly firmer. That’s what we love to hear!
Olay’s Collagen Peptide24 range includes two hero products – the Day Cream, and the Day Serum.
Olay Collagen Peptide 24 Day Cream is a lightweight, fragrance-free formula that absorbs quickly, providing 24 hours of hydration without a sticky, greasy or heavy feeling.
Olay Collagen Peptide24 Ultra Restoring Day Serum on the other hand, goes deep into your skin’s surface layers and can be used as an alternative to the Face Cream or applied under your preferred moisturiser for optimum results.
STELLAR Tried & Tested…
Okay, so by now we all know about the benefits of hyaluronic acid, retinol and SPF for our skin when it comes to hydration, anti-ageing and protection. But peptides are another super ingredient that have been important well, forever, but are less of a beauty buzzword. Peptides are a string of amino acids that deliver ingredients to our skin cells. Olay’s penta-peptide in this product is designed to allow collagen to penetrate ten layers of skin, restoring what is lost with age and time.
It also contains Vitamin B3, which you might recognise through its trendy name – niacinamide, which boosts cell turnover and strengthens the barrier.
I’ve been using these products every day for three weeks, and my skin feels firmer and I definitely think my fine lines appear less obvious. Plus they’re suitable for my oily, breakout prone skin. Sometimes I just use the serum underneath my Regenerist Whip SPF30, and I’m protected all day.
Really love how cooling the serum is – it almost has a milky consistency so it feels so nice to put on my puffy warm face in the morning. It’s really hydrating and the dropper is so easy to use too!
The moisturiser is really nourishing, a small bit goes a long way. I’ve oily skin so usually I’d be hesitant of a heavier cream, but this gave me just the right amount of glow without feeling too slippery. Makeup glided on top of it, so it makes for a great base.
I love the consistency of the moisturiser. It is lovely and light and doesn’t feel greasy on the skin. It’s sinks into the skin really nicely and I also love the fact that the products are fragrance free. This has a more natural feel to it and is less overpowering than some moisturisers can be. The serum adds that extra layer of moisture and works as a great base under foundation.
Olay’s Collagen Peptide24 range is available in selected Dunnes Stores, Boots and Superdrug stores nationwide and online.
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