Argireline (Acetyl hexapaptide-3) + Matrixyl (palmitoyl pentapeptide-4) peptide solution for DIY applications. Contains 0.05% Argireline and 0.03% Matrixyl, which is the concentration all skin cream manufacturers refer to as 100% (20ml, 0.67oz).
Mix it yourself to get your own high end product for a fraction of the price. This solution can be added to your favorite cream, gel, serum or lotion at 5-10%. For a 10% concentration, add ~5 ml (1 teaspoon) to 50 ml cream. This is enough for 4 jars of 50 ml cream at the higher (10%) concentration. Please note, this solution needs to be shaken/mixed before taking out aliquots as Matrixyl does not dissolve readily in sterile water/vegetable Glycerine. However, it will dissolve perfectly in a cream, gel or serum etc.
Argireline works through a unique mechanism which relaxes facial tension leading to a reduction in superficial facial lines and wrinkles with regular use. Argireline has been shown to moderate excessive catecholamines release. Anti-age hexapeptide developed with the combinatorial chemistry and high throughput screening techniques. It reduces the severity of wrinkles around the eyes, up to 17% after 15 days of treatment and up to 27% after 30 days of treatment. It reduces the depth of wrinkles of the face caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes.
It prevents skin aging induced by repeated facial movements caused by excessive catecholamine release. Argireline can be incorporated in cosmetic formulations such as emulsions, gels, serums, etc. where removal of deep lines or wrinkles in the forehead or around the eyes area is desired. The recommended use level is 3-10% of solution in order to obtain significant anti-wrinkle activity. Popular Botox-alternative wrinkle treatments on the market use as much as 15% Argireline.
Matrixyl is the trademark name for Palmitoyl pentapeptide-4, one of the powerful peptides found in the latest generation of high-end anti wrinkle skin care products. Matrixyl works at DNA Level to stimulate the very factors in the skin which we lose as we grow old, collagen and fibronectin. The loss of collagen is what leads to thinning of the skin and the wrinkling that we associate with aging skin. Matrixyl helps to counteract this natural part of the aging process, and immediately initiate the REVERSAL of the signs of aging. Over six months, a clinical trial revealed that Matrixyl temporarily produced “a highly significant reduction in the deep and moderate wrinkles”. In fact, researchers documented changes as high as 68% (Matrixyl® 1999).
In clinical studies, Matrixyl was shown to: * Increase overall Collagen synthesis by up to 117%, * Increase Collagen IV synthesis by up to 327%, * Increase Hyaluronic acid synthesis by up to 267%. Deep wrinkles were reduced by half. Smaller wrinkles and fine lines sometimes faded completely away. And what’s even better, every participant in the study showed noticeable improvement within two weeks. The result was fewer wrinkles and younger-looking skin (2010 WrinkleReview.com).