Happy Friday Beauty Byters! This Five Minute Friday episode is all about peptides. A peptide is a compound composed of amino acids, and in skincare it helps reinforce proteins that naturally occur in the skin, rejuvenating and maintaining it. You need to incorporate this amazing ingredient into your skincare routines. Peptides improve your skin’s firmness, elasticity, and dissipates redness. Peptides can also be used to smooth wrinkles and repair barrier function. You can consume peptides both topically and orally. Some foods that are rich in peptides include milk products, eggs, soybeans, fish and meat. The KD Skincare line carries products rich in peptides as well. KD Triple Shot Serum, KD Night Quench, and KD Luxe Tighten use peptides to soften the skin and provide rich nutrients. It is important to add strong building blocks to your skincare routine. I recommend starting with products with peptides for healthy, smooth skin!