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Peptides and Skincare: What You Need to Know

Peptides and Skincare: What You Need to Know

Our Naples, Florida-area clients often ask us about the benefits of various essential ingredients found in skincare products. Over the years we’ve fielded numerous questions about Vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, collagen, antioxidants, and more. Recently, though, we’ve seen a large spike of interest in peptides. 

The medical staff and aestheticians at Naples-based Tru Glō Medspa keep up to date with all of the latest information related to skincare, so we know a bit about peptides. In fact, some of our medical-grade skincare products are formulated with peptides included among the primary essential ingredients. Read on to learn more about how peptides in skincare products help support collagen production and can help renew your skin and then check out our HydroPeptide product line. 

What Exactly Are Peptides?

Simply put, peptides are strands of linked amino acids that help produce skin proteins such as collagen, elastin, and keratin. While peptides are naturally present in the skin, as we age, natural production of them, and the skin proteins they serve, slows. Because peptides are easily absorbed into the skin, researchers believe—and anecdotal evidence suggests—that they can help stimulate natural skin protein production.

In particular, peptides are believed to stimulate the production of more collagen. Decreasing collagen levels contribute to wrinkles, reduced firmness, discoloration, flakiness, and a dull complexion. Thus, anything that can stimulate increased collagen production should help alleviate these common aging-related skin problems.

Peptides have been used as a skincare product ingredient for a long time, but have only become widely promoted in the past few years. This could be the result of recent studies that have shown peptide’s efficacy in boosting collagen production. This includes a 2019 study that proved that applying peptides to excised skin boosted collagen production. The same study found that a small group of 40-plus-year-old women reported noticeable decreases in the appearance of skin wrinkles on the face after two weeks of twice-daily topical application. 

How to Know Whether Peptides are Included in Your Skincare Products

Peptides are typically not used as the primary ingredient in skincare products, but are combined with other ingredients to pack a more effective anti-aging punch. In particular, peptides are believed to work well with hyaluronic acids, Vitamin C, and niacinamide. They are also considered safe with no serious health issues related to sensitivity, toxicity, or hormone disruption.

With the rising popularity of peptides, skincare product labels are more likely to promote their inclusion in the label if peptides are among the primary ingredients. You can also check out your product’s list of ingredients and look for any words ending with “peptide.” For example, “phytopeptides,” are believed to be especially helpful with skin firming. The presence of peptides in a product may also be listed as a “palmitoyl,” which refers to a specific class of peptides.

Learn More About Peptides for your Skincare with Tru Glō Medspa

Along with a wide variety of minimally invasive anti-aging skincare treatments available at our Naples facility, Tru Glō Medspa offers a complete line of medical-grade skincare products for at-home use. To learn more about how these products can help you improve the look of your aging skin, contact us today through our website’s contact page, or by calling 239-919-7009.

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Amazing Experience!

I love TruGlo Med Spa! Always an amazing experience! Highly recommend to all my friends!

Jane L

The Best Ever!

I had the best experience ever at a MedSpa! From Lauren the spa coordinator to Veronica who did the best hydra facial I have ever had! She is outstanding! Beautiful experience and can’t thank you enough!

Dale C

Absolutely Amazing!

I’m very pleased and satisfied with Dalna! She is absolutely amazing and sweet. She goes out of her way to ensure she exceeds your expectations. I highly recommend you to trust your skin improvements with her.
Yari B

Always Polite & Friendly!

Love this place! Caring and knowledgeable staff… always polite and friendly. Iryna did my permanent eyebrow makeup. The shape is wonderful, she is a perfectionist. GO THERE, YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Irene C

Friendly Staff

Friendly staff and great massage and facials, I recommend everyone to try them:)

Doris W

Amazing & Friendly

I’ve been going to Maddy for a couple years now, she has done my facials and my laser hair removal. She amazing, friendly and knows her skin care!

Kimberly M

Incredible Job

First time ever receiving a hydro facial. Dalna did an incredible job, she was very professional and the hydro facial was an incredible experience. Very welcoming atmosphere, nice greeting at the front. Thorough explanation by Dalna regarding the service and she did amazing all the way around. Very friendly, had a calming sense about her and my face was glowing when I left. My son said my face felt like butter…..haha. Great job Dalna and thanks for the TruGlo experience! I will be back monthly and will most certainly recommended to anyone and everyone.

Spencer G

Fantastic Results

Fantastic results from my BBL with Stacy. She’s a joy to chat with during the treatment. She explains everything and I feel like I have a plan now.
Kari W

Knowledgeable and Passionate

I look forward to becoming a regular at this Medspa, Molly is so knowledgeable and passionate about skincare and I just knew walking in that I would be in good hands, and I was!

Jessica E


We have had several treatments with various Tru Glo team members and they have all been exceptional! We highly recommend Tru Glo for every treatment you would want. Their team is professional and will be honest with the best approach or products for your skin and the goals you have for yourself.

Giardino T

Quality Services

The best Med Spa in the tristate area. The best service and the best quality services. I can’t say enough good things about Tru Glow.

Ariel F

Highly Recommend

I have had a number of experiences with the ladies and gentleman( massage therapist) at Tru Glow. Molly has given me a number of facials and is very knowledgeable and Professional with product and services. She has helped keep my skin clear and youthful and it is always a pleasure visiting with her. Full of life. Stacy the Nurse practitioner is amazing and funny as heck. She too knows her profession and product. Always acts in the best interest of clients will engage in many medical questions or concerns with many of her medical colleagues. Courtney and Maddie are both amazing assets as well and care for clients and spa, their schedules defines there skills and popularity with guests. They have brought on a massage therapist who I understand works directly with many local professional athletes in all sports and travels directly exclusive to them during their respective seasons. He too is very knowledgeable and professional in his craft. Very skilled with different massage techniques. Gretchen is one of ladies you will see up front and she is wonderful. Fun and professional, she does a great job managing appointments and product and knows a lot about them. The overall, the staff at Tru Glow knows their stuff and they love their talents. Highly recommend them to anyone.

Garth C

Truly Magical

Every time I visit Tru Glo Med Spa it is a fantastic experience. Everyone goes beyond to make your time spent there truly magical and the treatments have you leaving with your glow on.

Lukie L

Incredible Results

Excellent all around. Had incredible results with Bbl treatments! THANK YOU STACEY 😉 Tru Glo for me is tops in professionalism, expertise and friendly helpful staff.

Linda S


Very knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be returning here!

Carolyn G

Highly Recommend

Highly recommend TruGlo MedSpa for all laser aesthetics. Stacy Blake, over 30yrs of experience and beautiful herself, transformed my face with just one HALO treatment($1600) as seen in my before and after pictures below. Dr Gardner(best plastic surgeon in all of South Florida) owns TruGlo MedSpa.

I had consultations with all of the top doctors in South Florida; Naples, Coral Gables, Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Jupiter. I decided to go with Dr Gardner & TruGlo MedSpa. Afterwards I went back to the same top plastic surgeons who complimented Gardner’s work.

Summer H

Definitely 5 star!

Tru Glo Medspa is top notch. The office is beautiful with calm aura. Gretchen is always so helpful and knowledgeable. Stacey Blake, who has performed multiple treatments on my face from filler, Botox, Dysport, BBL and laser peels, is just amazing. She is so gentle handed and always making sure you are okay during procedures. She has even went the extra mile to assist me addressing a skin issue which I didn’t even mentioned because I didn’t think there was much I could do about it. With her help I have cleared up an issue which was really affecting my daily life and I am so thankful for her help. After having had Tru Glo’s amazing staff I would never even consider going anywhere else ever for my cosmetic needs. Definitely 5 star!

Erica M

Love Everything About this Place

I just love everything about this place! It is a little pricey but it’s really worth it if you want to see real results. Maddie knows my skin better than I do and knows every procedure & product inside and out. I’d highly recommend it to anyone that is looking to take their beauty regimen to the next level.

Tanya K

Love Everyone Here

Love everyone here! Try the new “O2 Glo Lifting Facial”. It literally makes your face GLOW!
Also tried the Nano Laser procedure….OMG! Literally no downtime, and pores get smaller! I can’t tell you how many comments I have had and how great my face and neck look! These folks are some of the best!

Laura U

You Get Resuts

You could not be disappointed. Stacey takes the time to talk through alternative treatments, she’s very easy to work with, AND you get RESULTS!

Robin B