New super peptide, Does it really work? Wrinkles gone?
Does Argireline Work?
We Asked Skin Experts About This 'Botox in a Jar!’ Argireline is composed of chains of amino acids known as peptides. It inhibits the movement of facial muscles, allegedly improving skin texture and tone. From stimulating collagen production to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skincare products make a plethora of alluring promises.
Some pretty bold claims
Argireline is a popular anti-aging ingredient that makes some pretty bold claims. But does it live up to them? What is Argireline? Argireline is all the rage on social media and is even endorsed by celebrity surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz (Dr. Oz). Although it is nicknamed “Botox in a jar,” Argireline (acetyl hexapeptide-3 or acetyl hexapeptide-8) is not a toxin. The plant-derived compound is, however, similar to Botox in its mechanism of action as it freezes nerve-to-muscle potential. Lipotec, the makers of Argireline, asserts that the chain of peptides that make up the compound limits the ability of neurotransmitters to activate movement in your facial muscles (a process known as exocytosis). By inhibiting the nerves that send signals to facial muscles, subtle facial expressions are limited, and wrinkles, Lipotec insists, are subsequently reduced.
What do dermatologists think of this ‘wrinkle buster’?
“Argireline is a synthetic molecule that in the lab setting can interfere with proteins involved in muscle contraction,” says Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz, a dermatologist from Boca Raton, FL. “These complexes interact with the muscles responsible for facial expression and can inhibit their movement, theoretically improving wrinkles.” What do dermatologists think of this ‘wrinkle buster’? New York City dermatologist Dr. Bobby Buka notes that “Argireline is a great anti-aging ingredient ‘in theory’ because it helps build more tiny blood vessels called capillaries. That micro vascularization process is essential because capillaries nourish skin tissue at the cellular level, encouraging healthy elastin and stimulating fibroblasts to produce more collagen.”
Put Argireline to the test
When Swol Headquarters, an independent product review website, put Argireline to the test, their experts confirmed the effectiveness of the peptide chain but questioned its ability to deliver consistent results. Swol affirms that when applied regularly, Argireline relaxes the muscles around fine lines and wrinkles, including crow’s feet and forehead furrows. However, Swol also notes that the results could vary from person to person, revealing a broad spectrum of efficacy. They found that in some cases, Argireline reduces wrinkles by up to 30% after 30 days of application while other users experience a reduction of lines of less than 10% over the same time span. Dr. Buka attributes the inconsistency to possible skin thickness issues. “I’m not sure that there’s a delivery method which provides the sufficient quantities necessary to provide all those benefits Argireline promises. Here at Private Label Skincare Florida, we have discovered the exceptional cream base to help penetrate the skin deep enough to get results. We suggest that it be used on older, thinner skin for best results.
Argireline is applied to the epidermis in concentrations higher than 5% it effectively reduces lines and wrinkles by up to 30% after 28 days. A 5-10% solution concentration of Argireline added to our Private label base, would be ineffective. more of an impact on older, thinner skin. Are there side effects? While not everyone has side effects with Argireline, if you have sensitive skin, you may experience stinging upon application as well as redness and dry, flaky skin at contact points. Our studies show that it is best not to use it on sunburned skin. Call us at Private Label Skincare Florida today to discuss adding our Argireline cream to your anti-aging line.