The Ultimate Power Couple: Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid

Posted by Sandra Scott on

They’re two of the few skincare ingredients that both scientists and dermatologists agree really work to combat signs of aging.

Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid.

On their own they work well, but together they’re on a whole other level!

Boosting hydration, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, improving elasticity and firming your skin. 

This power couple will leave your skin looking smoother, hydrated and younger-looking!

Read on to find out what these hydrating ingredients can do for your skin ….


The Ultimate Power Couple: Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid in Hydrating Daily Moisturiser 

The things that happen to our skin as we age – wrinkles, sagging skin, an uneven skin tone and a dull complexion - are largely the result of a breakdown in collagen and a drop in the moisture levels in our skin.

Let’s start with collagen…

Collagen is the protein responsible for giving your skin structure.

It keeps your skin looking firm, smooth and healthy. And improves elasticity so that it bounces back and remains plump.

It’s essentially the building block of your skin’s structure.

The bad news…

Collagen levels drop rapidly after about the age of 40 leading to skin losing its elasticity and firmness. Wrinkles start to form more quickly, becoming deeper and more noticeable.

At the same time moisture levels drop…

And as the hydration level in our skin starts to drop the skin starts to lose elasticity and gains a rough texture.

Your skin becomes dehydrated and uneven. There’s a loss of firmness and your complexion starts to look dull.

The answer is a two-pronged approach.


Enter Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid…. 

While peptides address the breakdown of collagen, hyaluronic acid boosts moisture levels back up.

And using a moisturizer that contains both will essentially help trick your skin into boosting collagen production and hydration back to more healthy levels.

Not only does this combat the signs of aging that have already begun to appear - but it also helps keep future damage at bay. 


Peptides have the power to stimulate collagen production – and preserve your skin's youthful appearance.

When collagen breaks down, peptides send a signal to our skin's cells, informing them to make more collagen to replace what we lose naturally as we get older – as well as through sun damage.

Hyaluronic Acid

As we get older, the amount of Hyaluronic Acid that our skin cells produce on their own begins to lessen and cell turnover can become sluggish. This is when wrinkles and rough texture start to appear.

Hyaluronic Acid applied topically acts as the ultimate hydrating drink for your skin!

This increase in moisture content counteracts any loss of firmness, improves skin’s elasticity, and makes your face appear smoother and younger.

At the same time, it promotes the renewal and regeneration of skin cells.


How peptides improve your skin 

Peptides counteract the usual signs of aging in three ways:

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: By stimulating collagen production, peptides make your skin look smoother and plumper.

  • Locking in moisture: As we age, and collagen production decreases, it also causes dehydration. So when peptides boost collagen production, it also boosts your skin’s hydration levels. No more dry skin.|

  • Alleviating inflammation: Antioxidants found in peptides help calm and soothe your skin, leading to less inflammation, and a clearer, more even skin tone.

Now for the science part…

Matrixyl® (or to be exact palmitoyl pentapeptide-4) is the peptide in our Hydrating Daily Moisturizer.

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4 is a synthesized chain protein created by linking five amino acid peptides. This chain stimulates collagen synthesis, skin repair and production of healthy elastin making for a smoother skin surface.

You can read more about Peptides (and Matrixyl® in particular) here:

The Ultimate Power Couple: Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. A glass of fresh water


How Hyaluronic Acid Hydrates Your Skin 

High moisture content is one of the most important properties of healthy, younger-looking skin. But unfortunately, as we age skin loses the ability to retain moisture. So it becomes less firm and loses elasticity.

Hyaluronic Acid is so beneficial because of its capacity to increase the moisture content of your skin - making your face look fresher and restoring elasticity again.

  • It's extremely hydrating - One of the incredible facts about Hyaluronic Acid is that it can hold 1000 times its own mass in water.
    This makes it super effective at improving skin cell hydration, increasing skin’s moisture content and also helping to prevent water loss.
    And because it helps skin cells retain as much moisture as possible your skin looks and feels hydrated, smooth and healthy all day long.
  • And the hydration is long lasting
    Hyaluronic Acid not only provides immediate hydration for your skin it also continues improving the moisture level of your skin for several hours afterwards. 
  • It also has antioxidant properties – so protecting your skin from free radical damage caused by pollution and sun exposure.

You can read more on Hyaluronic Acid here:


Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid are suitable for all skin types

Keeping your skin firm and well-hydrated is important for all types of skin – and at all ages. Both Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid are easily tolerated and work well for all skin types

Dry Skin – They’re the perfect hydrating and anti aging combination for dry, parched skins - providing soothing moisture to dehydrated areas.

Oily and combination skin – If you have oily or combination skin, it’s vital to keep your skin well hydrated. This prevents your sebaceous glands from overcompensating and producing too much oil. The light texture of Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid allows it to hydrate your skin but without adding any extra oil. So it leaves your skin looking matt. It is especially good for hydrating black skin

Sensitive skin – the light texture also works well at calming sensitive, irritated skin. And unlike Retinol, peptides increase collagen production and cell turnover - but without any irritation or redness.


Firm, hydrate and regenerate your skin 

Along with Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid, our Hydrating Daily Moisturiser contains:

☑️   Vitamin E to even your skin tone and regenerate your skin  

☑️   Jojoba Oil to moisturize deeply, without leaving any shine. (It has an oil-regulating action too, so it’s perfect if you are prone to oiliness or acne)

☑️   Aloe Vera to soothe, hydrate and condition your skin

So you can expect fantastic results against multiple signs of skin ageing.



It’s super lightweight too and absorbs quickly - without creating shine!


Are peptides better than retinol? 

There’s no denying that Retinol is excellent at helping to speed up skin cell turnover. However, it’s a strong ingredient and can easily cause irritation. And you have to be especially careful when you’re in the sun.

Peptides are much less invasive.

They have the power to increase collagen production and cell turnover - but without any irritation (even in sensitive skins).

This leads to tighter, smoother, more hydrated skin – with no redness.

Do peptides tighten skin? 


Peptides trigger collagen production.

Collagen is what gives our skin structure, so using peptide-based skincare increases your skins firmness and smoothness.

Can Hyaluronic Acid cause acne?

No. Hyaluronic Acid is so light it will hydrate and treat any dryness, but without adding any extra oil. So it’s perfect for an acne-prone skin.


The Takeaway 

Anti-aging peptides ramp up your skin’s collagen production, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. And improves elasticity so that your skin bounces back and remains plump.

While Hyaluronic Acid is like a long drink of water for your skin – encouraging deep hydration and smoother, softer skin.

You can find this powerhouse of ingredients in our Hydrating Daily Moisturizer.

Here’s to smooth, hydrated, younger-looking skin!

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