Polypep is one of Facetheory's best selling serum and it's retinol-free, so it's great for sensitive skin. Formulated with 2.5% ChroNOLine™, a biomimetic peptide that can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 28 days.
An in-vivo study tested 27 volunteers with the application of a placebo vs 2.5% ChroNOline™ twice a day on crow's feet, with wrinkle measurement taken at 0, 28 and 56 days. ChroNOline™ achieved a 14% reduction in wrinkles after 28 days and a 27% reduction in wrinkles after 56 days, as compared with placebo.
Another primary component of Polypep is gluconolactone, a polyhydroxy acid. PHAs have a larger molecular weight than AHAs such as glycolic acid, allowing them to penetrate more slowly than glycolic or lactic acid while being less sensitising.
Green tea, chamomile, and centella asiatica provide a botanical antioxidant boost. Centella asiatica (also known as gotu kola) has been shown to be effective as an anti-inflammatory agent - particularly in eczema. Centella can also enhance type I collagen, which declines with age. Centella's mechanism of action promotes the construction of fibroblasts, thus expediting the synthesis of collagen.
Free of parabens, silicones, PEGs, SLS, SLES, and mineral oils. Vegan and cruelty-free. Made in the UK.
Facetheory products contain a high concentration of actives, so only a small amount is required per use.
Use on its own or underneath your favourite moisturiser.