Eyelashes, just like hair, are made up of protein. In fact, they’re over 90% protein. This is where amino acids like quinoa protein and peptides, come into play. Topical proteins nourish while peptides signal to your body to repair damage and support growth.
While there is definitely considerable hype about peptides in skincare, it’s not because they don’t work. It has more to do with the cosmetic industry’s perpetuation of the myth that there’s one ‘magic bullet’ ingredient or group of ingredients that can do it all. This simply isn’t true. There’s never been, not will there ever be, a single solution for all the signs of aging. Just like there isn’t one healthy food to eat or one super supplement to take, there isn’t one best, does-it-all ingredient or group of ingredients. Skin and hair, like the rest of your body, is complex and requires healthful habits like eating well, exercise, a positive attitude, and self care practices such as good skincare. As with diet, it’s all about balance… And, in relation to eyelash health and growth, adding B vitamins, specifically biotin, to your diet can be very beneficial.