by Team Henné <3 / 11.9.23

Why Your Skin Needs Natural Peptides

We put peptides on a very high ingredient pedestal. "Peptide" is both the hero ingredient in our new face cream...and even in the product name! So why are we obsessed with peptides?

First things first, let's clarify what peptides are. Peptides are short chains of amino acids, and amino acids are the building blocks of protein, including collagen. And not all peptides are equal either.

Unfortunately most peptide products on the market contain synthetic peptides. Ingredients don't necessarily pose a health risk just because they're synthetic, but as with a lot of man-made chemicals, we often find out the risks long after they have entered the market. Phthalates, BHA and BHT are just a few examples. We like to play it safe when it comes to our health and always stick to as natural and organic ingredients as humanly possible.

Our Peptide Face Cream contains pea peptides that are produced via a proprietary fermentation process and are also Ecocert approved. The natural index is 1, which means they are 100% natural.

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Why peas, you might ask? Peas have the most balanced amino acid profile out of any vegetable protein and are a complete source of all the essential amino acids that make up your skin, aka the ones your body can't produce itself. They're also super high in the essential amino acid lysine, which is required for the body to produce collagen. Pea peptides are also hypoallergenic and one of the most gentle anti-aging ingredients out there, making them a great alternative to retinol for those who have sensitive skin.

There are plenty of more reasons why pea peptides are so effective and compatible for your skin (there's a much more extensive blog post in the works), but we hope the info above gives you a good understanding of why this ingredient deserves such praise for the amazing results it can have on your skin.