Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is a polypeptide that works somewhat similarly to Neurotoxin A without the harsh effects or need for painful injections. Comprised of naturally occurring amino acids, this polypeptide disrupts specific pathways beneath the skin to discourage muscle contractions, thereby minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. A study of women using a cream containing Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 showed an average decrease in apparent wrinkle depth of 27% after 30 days, with some women realizing a decrease between 50 and 60%.
DIPEPTIDE DIAMINOBUTYROYL BENZYLAMIDE DIACETATE
Also known as SYN-AKE™, this ingredient has effects somewhat similar to those of the venom from the Temple Viper snake. But, rest assured, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate is non-toxic and completely safe. It acts to relax facial characteristics, thereby minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and reducing the repetitive muscle movements that cause them. A clinical study of this ingredient found a 52% reduction in the visibility of forehead wrinkles after 28 days and showed dramatic improvement in participants' skin smoothness.
ACETYL GLUTAMYL HEPTAPEPTIDE-1
Acetyl Glutamyl Heptapeptide-1 helps keep muscles in a relaxed state by interfering with proteins and pathways that cause muscle contractions beneath the skin, thereby drastically reducing the appearance of wrinkles, furrows, and lines.
This peptide contains a matrikine - an amino acid compound that has multiple skin beautifying and strengthening effects. It helps improve the elasticity and strength of your skin, making it more resistant to stress and damage and encourages extracellular matrix repair and renewal to improve skin's appearance and tone.
MATRIXYL 3000 (PENTAPEPTIDE-3 & PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7)
Matrixyl 3000 contains two matrikines that stimulate the synthesis of elastin and hyaluronic acid, a protein and a polysaccharide, respectively, that help keep your skin full, firm, and smooth. A study of this ingredient found that women who used Matrixyl 3000 for approximately two months demonstrated a 45% decrease in the overall area occupied by deep wrinkles. The study also showed reductions in apparent wrinkle density, depth, and volume and improvements to the smoothness of the skin.
MALUS DOMESTICA FRUIT CELL CULTURE
Derived from a rare Swiss apple known for its incredibly long shelf life, this extract has remarkable regenerative powers that promote faster healing and cellular renewal. Additionally, the clinically proven active ingredient protects human cells, slowing the progression of the aging process, so skin retains a youthful, fresh appearance. A study of this growth enzyme complex found that 100% of participants showed a noticeable reduction in apparent wrinkle depth after 28 days.
APRICOT KERNEL OIL (PRUNUS ARMENIACA)
Apricot Kernel Oil is rich in fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants that have multiple benefits for the skin. By sealing in moisture, it protects from dryness, while its anti-inflammatory properties alleviate irritation. Light and non-greasy, this key ingredient also works to firm and tone the skin for a more youthful appearance.
This antioxidant-rich olive oil extract hydrates your skin and helps seal in moisture, giving you a dewy complexion while providing protection from free radicals and other environmental factors that cause damage. A quick-absorbing, non-clogging moisturizer with a silky-smooth texture, it also helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and stimulates skin cell transformation.
This potent humectant can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it incredibly effective for hydrating dry, flaky skin. By restoring optimal levels of hydration, Hyaluronic Acid gives skin a plump, dewy appearance and a smoother, more even surface free of fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin imperfections.