From face washes to peels, lotions to masks, the market for anti-aging and skin-healing products continues to grow and evolve. Many of the changes reflect the recent research conducted on the link between retaining youthful skin and natural agents —such as peptides — versus harsh synthetic chemicals.
What are peptides?
These are linked amino peptides that create the main “building blocks that make up protein. When amino acids link together, the chain they form is called an amino peptide. When peptides link together, they become the basis for all protein.” When it comes to skin-enriching and protecting proteins, collagen is king! Yet, even though your body naturally produces collagen, as you grow older collagen synthesis dwindles. This is where peptide-rich beauty products play an important role in the continued health and youthful appearance of your skin.
By absorbing peptides directly through your skin, you can boost collagen production, and reduce fine lines, wrinkles, dark age spots, and boost the thickness and natural vivacity of your skin! Check out these 15 peptide-rich products that are all available on Amazon, and are all plant-based and cruelty-free!
Looking for a new peptide-rich, toxin-free face lotion? This Vital Therapy Peptide Facial Care Lotion is a great option! Vital Therapy uses cruelty-free practices and focuses on toxin-free products. This peptide-rich lotion infuses the skin with smoothing elasticity by blending a unique mixture of skin softening lactic acid, anti-aging L Retinol, and three different hydrating, toning, and texturizing peptides. A 2-ounce bottle costs $76.98.
Denver Ayler says “Vital Therapy Peptide Facial Care Lotion is an amazing daily skin treatment. A tiny amount goes a long way, so even though it costs more than standard moisture cream the 2 oz size will last about 6 months @ one application daily. Light in texture, Vital Therapy absorbs rapidly into skin, partners well with Revision Tinted SPF cream or Clinique. Helps nourish facial skin, but is my ‘go-to’ for neck areas. Best part is the fabulous smell…fresh!”
This Flawless Beauty Essentials Daily Facial Moisturizer goes above and beyond with their peptide-rich formula! This blend focuses on increasing elasticity, skin thickness, tone, texture, and moisture with a combination of 69 percent organic and all-natural hyaluronic acid, organic shea butter, organic aloe, and organic green tea. Great for all skin types! Flawless Beauty Essentials follows cruelty-free product practices, is vegan-friendly, and boasts zero chemicals. A 2-ounce bottle costs $12.99.
Margaret M. says “I have been using Flawless Retinol 2.5% for a long time now and love it. I received the moisturizer about 1 week ago and although I haven’t been using it very long I already love it. I am very sensitive to moisturizers, especially Shea Butter and even with the Shea Butter I found this to be non-greasy and leaves my face feeling smooth with no clogged pores. I would positively recommend this product! Thank you Flawless for again making a product I love!”
Adding a serum to your skin care regime is a great way to infuse your skin with moisture, as well as anti-aging compounds, such as peptides. This Sally B’s Skin Yummies Peptide Booster Serum boosts collagen and provides deep moisture with an all-natural, cruelty-free blend of pea peptides, organic rose, organic calendula, organic chamomile, aloe leaf oil, peppermint oil, and bergamot oil. This product is non-toxic and certified by the stringent guidelines of the Environment Working Group (EWG). Great for all skin types too! A 30-milliliter bottle costs $61.00.
Lily says “Holy grail product. I always mix it with my moisturizers.”
This Peptide Complex Serum by Eva Naturals infuses the skin with moisture-binding aloe and hyaluronic acid to promote elasticity, reduce wrinkles, increase plumpness, and boost an overall youthful complexion. Yet, it’s not just about youth. This peptide-based serum aims to heal and repair with a combination of free radical fighting vitamin E, toning and brightening witch hazel and jojoba, and collagen-producing peptides. Eva Naturals practices cruelty-free product creation and does not use alcohol or parabens. A 2-ounce bottle costs $16.95.
Cheri Lynn Potter says “Excellent product and affordable. Easy to apply, instant results without the high prices of expensive name brands. convenient size to carry in purse and keep in medicine cabinet. clean and easy application without a 100-step system. Tightens and lifts skin instantly with all natural healthy ingredients. Shipping was fast. Price was right. No mess, no smell or perfumes. It actually made my skin more youthful even after product was washed off skin. It’s a health benefit as well as a beauty product.”
Soapbox Fox is a PETA certified cruelty-free and vegan-friendly beauty product company. This Organic Face Cream by Soapbox Fox boasts a combination of organic, anti-aging, and nourishing ingredients such as vitamin C, organic butter, oils, extracts, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. Soapbox Fox’s formula aims to nurture and restore skin through moisturizing and free-radical protection, with an infusion of antioxidants and powerful collagen-synthesizing peptides, all of which boost firmness and provide a smooth tone. This product is made with 89 percent certified organic ingredients and is great for all skin types. A 1.7-ounce bottle costs $34.99.
Along with collagen-boosting, youth infusing peptides, this Amara Beauty Anti-Aging Face Cream Moisturizer with Resveratrol & Peptides nourishes, tones, and improves the complexion with super-antioxidant resveratrol. This face cream boasts a lightweight and grease-free moisture complex to increase elasticity and texture. Amara Beauty focuses on obtaining youth from a cellular level with a healing mixture of vitamins, antioxidants, and peptides. This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and does not use parabens, dyes, or fragrances. A 2-ounce bottle costs $20.85.
Desert Mermaid says “One word to describe this product: AMAZING!!! This is by far the best moisturizer I have ever used, and I’ve tried everything! I am 37 and I have sensitive, combination, acne-prone skin. I’m starting to get forehead wrinkles and under eye bags, in addition to acne scars and PIH from a bad Fraxel treatment years ago. However, I have noticed a definite improvement in all of the above since using this product. In fact, the other day at work a customer thought I was in my mid-20s!”
Looking for a face serum that packs a punch with the most up-to-date and all-natural ingredients? Then, this TruSkin Vitamin C-Plus Super Serum may be your new favorite skin product! TruSkin Naturals believes the more anti-aging and healing agents the better which is why their formula blends vitamin C, retinol, vitamin B3, botanical hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and host of plant extracts — such as organic aloe vera, rose hip oil, and pink grapefruit essential oil — for nourishment, replenishment, healing, and anti-aging. This product is great for all skin types! It is also cruelty-free and all natural, free of parabens, sulfates, GMO’s, artificial fragrance, silicones, corn, and soy. A 1-ounce bottle costs $24.79.
Christian Johnson says “I am truly happy with TruSkin. I use my toner, serum and moisturizers in the morning and at night and my skin is so clear! In my photos I have no foundation on and I am not using any photo filter. Highly recommend TruSkin vitamin c super serum, moisturizer and facial toner.”
This LuxeJoie Ultra-Rich Peptide Face Cream offers a simple, yet powerful formula based around tripeptide-5 and hyaluronic acid. Tripeptide-5 works to boost collagen synthesis, which increases elasticity in the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Along with its anti-aging qualities, tripeptide-5 also reduces age spots, tones skin, and improves texture. In combination with moisture-infusing hyaluronic acid, this face cream is also vegan, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and gluten-free with 84 percent organic material and made with cruelty-free practices. A 4-ounce bottle costs $16.49.
Susan Engel says “I was surprised how much I love this lotion. Natural and light citrus scent. I have aging skin tending towards dryness and this is just the perfect amount of moisture. I love it!”
This Foxbrim Peptide Facial Moisturizer focuses on all-natural ingredients for the most dramatic and long-lasting effects. Foxbrim uses a vegan, plant-based formula of moisturizing and anti-aging agents including hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, vitamin B5, green tea, organic aloe vera, shea butter, and plant peptides. This moisturizer is 69 percent organic and non-comedogenic, making it great for all skin types. Foxbrim uses cruelty-free practices and sources their natural and organic ingredients sustainably. A 2-ounce bottle costs $25.95.
Kathryn says “I love this product!! Ordered it 2 months ago and my skin looks fabulous. I’m 53 and my skin care is extremely important to me. I love the fact that it’s got more natural ingredients. I waited with this review to really give it time to work. I’m not disappointed at all. I love how my skin feels, looks and even a few age spots seem much lighter. Thank you for a fabulous product. I would give each of the products 5 stars!”
This Visio Elan 3-Peptide Firming Serum for Skin & Face with Hyaluronic Acid & Collagen has based their formula off of National Institutes of Health (NIH) research to provide a clinically advanced youth-infusing serum. Visia Elan promises both firming and repairing action with a unique blend of three peptides — matrixyl, hexapeptide, and tripeptide-3 — collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid — a “moisture-binding ingredient that helps keep skin plump and hydrated.” This product is 99 percent vegan (with a drop of honey!), cruelty and paraben free, fragrance-free and non-comedogenic making it a great option for all skin types. A 6.5-ounce bottle costs $34.15.
Melisa Massey says “I am 60 and had dull sagging skin. Within 60 days there was a noticeable, appreciable difference so I added the moisturizer. Within 30 days, I had friends commenting on how good my make-up looks!!”
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