Pea Peptide

About Pea Peptide

Pea Peptides are long chains of amino acids, which form part of the pea protein. When proteins are broken up into peptides in the body, they play an essential role in your overall health, functioning as “messengers” to communicate to your cells how to function. In skin care products, when formulated correctly and protected from degrading, peptides can have the same function.

Pisum sativum is more commonly known as the garden pea, and its peptide is growing in popularity as a hair and skin care ingredient. However, its popularity and effectiveness as part of a hair care formulation appears to be stronger at this stage. This is especially true as a trend towards anti-aging for the hair becomes increasingly important.


How It Works

Pea Peptide is a complete source of essential amino acids, most notably lysine, which is an essential building block for human cells. It is this unique balance of nutrients that give this nourishing peptide its beneficial hair volumizing, anti-aging, cell regenerative, antioxidant, conditioning and strengthening properties.

When applied to hair, it is believed that Pea peptide can help stimulate and strengthen follicle stem cells, which helps to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss.


Common Concerns

As part of a cosmetic formula, Pea Peptide is considered safe, non-toxic, and a non-irritant.


Quick Facts

Binomial Name: Pisum Sativum
Common Name: Pea Peptide
Source: From the pea
EWG Score: 1


Proven and Possible Benefits


Strengthen hair Anti-aging




Information contained in this website is intended for educational purposes only and is in no way intended for diagnosis. The Food and Drug Administration or Health Canada have not evaluated this information. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For health problems, please refer to a qualified health practitioner.


  • Fresh peas in the bowl - used to make pea peptide
  • Green peas on the old texture