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Peptides: Decoded

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When it comes to skincare, it’s important to know exactly what we’re putting on. And while we recognize ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids, silicones, and natural oils, there’s one ingredient that’s left us mystified: peptides.

Skincare pros have been buzzing about them and their skin-firming benefits for years, but what exactly are peptides and how do they work. Straight from the experts, find out everything you need to know about these powerhouse ingredients in Peptides: Decoded.

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Want to see the power of peptides for yourself? Try Supergoop! Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream.

How To Wear Lipstick 3 Ways, Peptides Decoded, Birchbox Man’s Summer Survey, and More: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news you need to read this weekend.

  • Peptides: Decoded: Skincare pros and addicts alike have been buzzing about peptides for years, but what exactly are they and how do they work?
  • Birchbox Man Summer Survey 2013: Birchbox Man surveyed over 3000 men to get their take on tinted moisturizer, swimsuit style, and a certain gross summer habit.
  • Before Sunrise/Sunset: An A-to-Z Guide: Everyone’s gearing up for the huge summer blockbusters this weekend, but we’ve got our eyes on the latest act from Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater: Before Midnight.

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Catch up on beauty news and much more in our morning must reads.