Product review: Paula’s Choice peptide booster

This was received as a PR gift last year and it was a much requested review in my Q&As last year so brace yourself it’s a long one!⁣

✅ What is it?⁣
Peptide Booster – concentrated dose of 8 targeted peptides, hydrating amino acids and other skin supporting humectants and emollients. ⁣

✅ Purpose?⁣
To support ageing skin in addressing loss of firmness, wrinkles, dullness, hydration to help reduce the appearance of fine lines. ⁣

✅ Price: $48 20ml if we are talking standard 30ml its $72 for 30ml⁣
Smell: Negligible⁣
Texture: Feels like a light hydrating milky fluid serum ⁣

✅ How to use:⁣
“Apply once or twice daily to face, eye area and neck after cleansing, toning and exfoliating. Dispense a pearl-sized amount alone or add to your favorite serum or moisturizer” (Brand Advice)⁣

✅ Key Ingredients⁣

1️⃣The famous- Matrixyl 3000 (Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 + Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7) – This infamous signalling pair mainly works to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin for firmness/ smoothening the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. ⁣

2️⃣ Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 – Works to improve skin firmness and skin tone. ⁣

3️⃣ Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16 + Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17:⁣
Works to stimulate keratin genes to produce more, an important protein in hair, nails and the outermost layer of skin. (**TIP: Keep a look out for this peptide in many eyelash growth serums).⁣

4️⃣ Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate: Supports and reactivates the skin natural skin renewal process for less dull more glowing skin. ⁣

5️⃣ Azelaoyl Bis-Dipeptide-10: – Anti Glycation peptide works to prevent loss of elasticity and changes in the dermis.⁣

The above peptides mainly work on addressing loss of firmness, fine lines, wrinkles and roughened appearance of ageing skin. ⁣

6️⃣ Blend of Amino Acids – that are essential building blocks of proteins like collagen and also NMFs (natural moisturising factors) – making them great skin hydrators as they reinforce the skin barrier for moisture retention ⁣

7️⃣ Moisturizing humectants: Glycerine, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, Sodium PCA

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