Ever since I was a child, I loved to make people feel and look beautiful.

Newest Obsession: Peptides

One of our favorite Cheeky’s asked us about Elemis skincare a month or so ago. And while we had heard of the brand, we hadn’t actually used it. But because we did so much research and ended up finding out that it was AWESOME, we decided to take the plunge on a product or two to see if our research really held true.

Since then I’ve fallen in love with TWO products – one I mentioned in the blog that got mixed reviews but it came in a sample and I instantly fell in love with it and ordered the full size. Because like I say often, I have no self control. That product is Elemis’ Papaya Enzyme Peel. I CANNOT get enough. I use it right before I put on my makeup, which is once a week or maybe twice depending on how often I go out for dinner/drinks and/or if I feel like actually putting on my makeup, but nonetheless, it’s absolutely fantastic. My skin is so glowing & soft and there ain’t an ounce of dryness when I put that sucker on. The other…. which I’m mind blown about is their Peptide Night Recovery Cream-Oil. Like STOP right now. This guy is literally one of the best things I’ve used on my face. 

Peptides have always been a secret love of mine. I currently use a lash boosting product and it has peptides in it, but my doctor told me I should also put that same lash boost serum under my eyes because of those amazing peptides. I will say, the first thing I thought of was, “Oh great, now I’ll be sprouting hair on my under eye area’ but thank the lord, that didn’t happen. So ever since then I have religiously done so and I went to get Botox last week and she said, ‘Your under eyes are on point’ – she’s like a gangsta doctor, love her, not boring or remotely professional which I love (well unless she needs to be)! I’m sure that the PRP treatment helped a ton, but I’m also pretty sure those peptides have helped a bunch too.

So anyways, taking me a hot minute to get to the point, but I LOVE peptides and I want y’all to too! In smart people terms, peptides are basically fragments of proteins. Proteins are the fundamental building blocks of our skin. Without peptides, skin doesn’t remain intact and it results in loss of firmness, increase in wrinkles, some texture changes, and skin that doesn’t bounce back like it used to.

Elemis uses a special peptide called Peptide 4. “This is a yeast peptide designed using advanced molecular biology and inspired by circadian rhythms to help support the skin’s own synchronized internal clock”, according to Elemis. That sounds even smarter than the jargan above, but I do know that yeast ferments are able to address all major signs of skin aging: wrinkles, age spots, slack skin, yada yada. So it’s good stuff – no wait, it’s GREAT stuff.

#CheekyConfidential Don’t forget to pat the product into the skin!

Just check out this gal on Byrdie who cannot get enough of it. We are right there with her. If I could recommend at least one product in 2018, it would certainly be this.

Side note: The reason why we chose trees for this blog photo is because Elemis means, ‘Any of various fragrant resins from certain trees, especially Canarium commune, used chiefly in the manufacture of varnishes, lacquers, ointments, and in perfumery.’ You’re welcome!

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