Peptides: The game-changing ingredient to fight signs of ageing

When ageing signs start setting in, it’s hard to reverse them.

One popular skin care ingredient that is known to help improve signs of ageing on the skin is peptide.

If you haven’t heard of it, no worries, we’re here to explain all you need to know about this ingredient. Keep reading to find out what peptides are and how you can incorporate them into your skin care routine!

What are peptides?

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Peptides are small chains of amino acids, which are the main building blocks of protein in our body. These chains provide anti-ageing support and play a crucial role in the appearance of our skin.

There are various types of peptides, and each of them offers a unique and specific benefit for targeted skin solution. For example, carrier peptides can help with wound healing, and signal peptides can stimulate the body to generate more collagen and elastin.

Benefits of peptides

Peptides provide a host of benefits for your skin. From anti-ageing benefits to improving your overall skin health, here are a few benefits we love most:

1. Improve fine lines and wrinkles

Ageing signs like wrinkles and fine lines are hard to deal with. Peptides work by stimulating your skin to produce more collagen and elastin fibres. This in turn helps to improve ageing signs such as droopy skin, fine lines and wrinkles around your eye area.

2. Improve skin barrier

Topical application of peptides has shown to be one way that can help to improve your skin barrier. Peptides have hydrating properties that can increase the skin’s hydration level, which plays a huge part in the improvement of the skin barrier. A stronger skin barrier helps to protect your skin from external aggressors and can better retain moisture. This will help you achieve a healthier skin glow! 

3. Soothe skin

Peptides are known to be gentler options in anti-ageing skin care. They contain antioxidants and can help to soothe your skin. The anti-inflammatory properties of peptides also help to reduce redness and calm the skin during inflammation.

How should I incorporate peptides into my skin care routine?

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One simple rule to remember – always choose leave-on peptide products! Peptides work best through topical application. By using leave-on peptide products, there’s ample time for the molecules to get absorbed by the skin for maximum results.

While cleansers with peptides are good options, the time that the cleanser is left on your skin may be too short for the peptides to work its way into the skin barrier. Leave-on products like toners, creams and serums allow your skin more time to absorb the peptides into your skin barrier as much as possible.

After cleansing and exfoliating, apply your peptide product on your skin and allow it some time to absorb into the skin before continuing with other steps of your skin care. This will ensure that your skin is clean and able to absorb the nutrients that the ingredient can provide.


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Use peptide-containing products alongside your usual skin care essentials such as moisturisers, eye creams and serums to boost their anti-ageing effects. This helps to accelerate their abilities and increase their skin-restoring benefits. Look forward to lesser fine lines and an improved skin barrier!

Age Arrest A3 Duo

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Formulated with E-factor peptide, Age Arrest A3 aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The use of this growth factor-mimicking peptide also increases skin elasticity for youthful skin. With consistent and prolonged use, you’ll witness younger and plumper-looking skin!

We freeze-dried the peptide in a tablet to keep it fresh, right until the moment it is ready for use. This maintains the efficacy and concentration of the product for optimum results, and a fresh and precise dose is also guaranteed.

The freeze-dried tablet is best activated with the AR Essence A3. Using AR Essence A3 to dissolve the tablet forms a unique molecular structure – cochleate structures, that protect the peptide while optimising its absorption into the skin. With the combined benefits of these two products, it’s the ideal skin care duo to add to the routine of those who are looking to fight ageing signs on their skin.


We recommend using Age Arrest A3 at night for optimum results. While we’re sleeping, our skin is working its hardest to rebuild the skin and undergo recovery processes to repair any damages sustained during the day. These two products work hand-in-hand to help you achieve younger, plumper and youthful skin. Read more about our favourite anti-ageing duo here!

Eye Cream

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Tired of seeing those pesky fine lines around your eyes? Incorporate Eye Cream into your routine! The intensive formula uses a blend of growth factors-mimicking peptides to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Botanical extracts in the formula also help to soothe puffy eyebags, perfect for those days when your tired-looking eyes need a perk-me-up.

Ready to include peptides in your routine? Check out our Age Rescue Anti-Ageing Routine here on an idea of how you can do so!

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