ARGIRELINEArgireline mimics the actions of Botulinum by relaxing muscle contractions that create wrinkles. It is a peptide (formerly named acetyl hexapeptide-3, now acetyl hexapeptide-8) that works by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters (inhibits SNARE complex formation and catecholamine release) when applied to the skin and thus relaxes facial tension leading to the reduction in facial lines and wrinkles with regular use. It has a demonstrated effectiveness against existing wrinkles and the development of new wrinkles with regular use. In clinical studies of twice-a-day treatment, the severity of wrinkles around the eyes decreased to ~30% following 30 days of treatment. Argireline is completely non-toxic, safe and has no side effects.
Matrixyl is the trademark name for palmitoyl pentapeptide-3, one of the powerful peptides found in the latest generation of high-end anti wrinkle skin care products. Matrixyl works at the 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). Active ingredient in Strivectin™ line, marketed under tradename Matrixyl.