Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of pea peptides. We’re here to pep you up for this relatively unexposed beauty secret. (OK, we’ll try to hold off on the puns!)
Peas have long suffered the reputation of being that pesky, unlikable vegetable. But why? We’ve always found that a small army of green beads on a plate brightens our mood, while providing us with a healthy dose of fiber and vitamin K.
Less known is the fact that peas are peptide powerhouses. And from peas, we can extract a peptide, which takes on the form of a clear, translucent and lightweight liquid with a very mild smell. Best news for the anti-pea fans out there – you don’t need to eat it – just apply it.
What are the benefits of peptides? First, they are a protein that help produce collagen in the body. Collagen is what helps us maintain the firmness and elasticity of our skin. As we age, our body naturally slows down the production of collagen, which results in saggy, less supple skin. Here, peptides can come to the rescue.
Peptides also offer a complete source of essential amino acids. 22 to be exact! This makes it the most balanced amino acid profile of any vegetable protein. It is also rich in lysine, which again aids in the production of collagen, alongside moisture-binding properties, and helps in repairing cell damage.
With use, peptides will firm skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, moisturize, stimulate follicle stem cells to promote hair growth while leaving skin soft and smooth to the touch. But don’t take our word for it. Try some of the products with pea peptides for yourself.