The use of peptides in anti-aging skincare products is probably not very well known. At the same time, we are bombarded with ubiquitous claims made by big brands about the miracles that their products can perform on your skin. So are these claims fact or fiction and what is the magic potion stirred into the products of big brands that cost a fortune to buy.
While certainly not claiming that our products perform any miracles or contain any magic potions, our mission is to educate our customers about the science behind our result oriented products. In this piece, we feature a peptide blend called Matrixyl 3000, an active ingredient present in three of our products - HIGH-PERFORMANCE DAY MOISTURISER, INTENSIVE REPAIR NIGHT CREAM and FIRMING BODY BUTTER.
Peptides arebiologically occurring short chains ofamino acids that in protein form is an essential part of human cells and tissues. In particular peptides are the building blocks of the skin supporting structures collagen and elastin. Matrixyl 3000 is an innovative ingredient that is a synergistic combination of two peptides (palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl-tetrapeptide-7) developed by Sederma laboratories and is incorporated in a variety of age-correcting skincare products. The combination of palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 easily penetrates into the skin resulting in dual actions - stimulating the synthesis of collagen thus toning and firming the skin and decreasing skin inflammation response which in turn leads to collagen and elastin degradation thus reducing the loss of firmness and wrinkle formation.
The human study conducted on 24 volunteers reported a 15% reduction in wrinkle depth, 14% reduction of skin roughness and 15% increase in skin tone after two months of daily application.
However, peptides are not enough to address all the needs of the skin. A good skin care product must also include antioxidants and skin soothing and replenishing ingredients besides the repairing properties of peptides. Peptides on their own are not enough to achieve a long lasting healthy, radiant and youthful looking skin. This is where ingredients like soothing Damask rose, rare mighty anti-oxidant Mountain tea and replenishing Red clover come into the picture. By combining all these elements, we have created highly effective and balanced skin care products to address multiple signs of ageing, that can have amazing results on your skin.
Happy skin, happy you.