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01.12.2024 Peptide Infusions vs. Vitamin C Serums: Boosting Skin Health in Different Ways

Kristen Marchisotto
By Kristen Marchisotto

Kristen is a Lead Esthetician at the Bryant Park, New York City location of Silver Mirror Facial Bar. Along with a formal education in aesthetics, her years of experience as a licensed esthetician helping those achieve healthy skin has given her a deep grasp of diverse skin types and treatments.

Navigating the myriad of products and treatments claiming to be the ultimate solution for glowing skin can be overwhelming. Amongst all the options there are to choose from, two options stand out and have actual benefits for the skin: Peptide Infusions vs. Vitamin C Serums. 

What sets them apart? In this blog, we identify the key characteristics, their unique advantages and how you can best use each so you can decide which is best for your skin. 

Peptide Retinol Infusions: The Fountain of Youth for Your Skin

In scientific terms, peptides are short-chain amino acids that make up the building blocks for proteins needed to maintain the skin’s health and radiance. Peptides can penetrate further beneath the skin to provide the necessary tools that your skin needs to rebuild. 

1. Collagen Boost 

Peptides encourage collagen production by sending signals to the skin cells. This significantly helps to increase the skin’s firmness and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

2. Improved Texture

Peptide infusions improve the texture of your skin, minimizing roughness and leaving you with smooth, even skin. 

3. Enhanced Hydration

Some peptide infusions help to increase the skin’s natural moisture retention, making sure that your skin is left plump and hydrated. 

4. Reduced Inflammation

Beyond aesthetic improvements, peptides help to decrease any inflammation or irritation that you may be experiencing. 

Vitamin C Serums For Facial Skincare

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can penetrate deep within the skin. It works to protect the skin cells by neutralizing any free radicals and is also essential in creating collagen. Vitamin C serums helps to prevent signs of aging and increases your skin’s elasticity and brightness. 

  1. Hyperpigmentation Control

Vitamin C Serum is highly successful in helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, including sunspots. You can even out your skin tone and improve its brightness by using Vitamin C regularly. 

  1. Free Radical Defense

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps defend your skin against free radicals and environmental stressors that otherwise would cause damage to your complexion. It helps to protect against premature aging and improves your skin’s radiance.

  1. Enhanced Radiance

One of the most popular benefits of Vitamin C is its ability to brighten the skin. Your skin will have a brighter and more radiant complexion if used consistently. 

  1. Collagen Production

By actively increasing collagen production, Vitamin C is critical in maintaining and improving your skin’s health. It helps your skin’s elasticity and prevents any skin sagging and signs of aging. 

Choosing the Right Treatment for Your Skin

Selecting the proper treatment for you depends on your specific skincare goals. Highlighting particular areas you want to focus on or improve will help your decision process. 

If you want to minimize fine lines and wrinkles or enhance your skin’s firmness, peptide infusions might be the best option. Peptides, the building blocks of proteins for the skin, work together to rejuvenate and improve the structure of your skin. 

On the other hand, if your goals are to even out your skin tone, decrease hyperpigmentation or brighten your skin, Vitamin C serums might be your best choice. The powerful antioxidant works to protect your skin and improve its radiance. 

If your goals lie somewhere in between, you’re in luck! Both treatments can work synergistically, creating a comprehensive skincare routine that addresses every concern. Together, their benefits leave you with a healthy complexion and provide you with the care your skin deserves. 

At Silver Mirror, we believe in the power of personalized skincare. We make sure to include both peptide infusions and the use of vitamin C serums in our facials to ensure that all of your goals can be achieved. Book a facial to receive professional guidance and experience luxury skincare. 


By Kristen Marchisotto