Hair, Skin, Nails : Matrixyl® synthe’6™

written by Sarah Eggenberger

Throughout the years the face starts to reflect the times of fun, stress and memories. There are external and chronological factors that play a leading role in the aging process. Sun exposure, pollution, dry climates, smoking and other bad habits that assault the skin lead to a breakdown of the dermal structure, commonly seen on the skin as wrinkles. In addition to extrinsic factors, we lose 1% of our collagen each year after our early 20s.

Benefits of Matrixyl synthe’6
Matrixyl synthe’6 is the new and much improved version of the popular Matrixyl family of ingredients. This advancement is a clean, nontoxic collaboration of notable ingredients that demonstrate through evidence-based research and visual effect a reduction in the volume and depth of a wrinkle. Matrixyl synthe’6 is a peptide, a chain of amino acids linked together. Studies have indicated that the sequence of the amino acids create the strong structural foundation for healthy, functioning skin.

It is important that your skin care regimen include ingredients that stimulate the synthesis of collagen—the architectural structure of the skin. Matrixyl synthe’6 will affect the six major structural components of the skin to stimulate collagen and diminish or even prevent fine lines, increase hydration levels, and protect and repair damaged skin.

The dermal-epidermal junction (DEJ) is where the epidermis, the top layer of the skin, meets the dermis, the lower layers of the skin. There is no blood flow in the dermis, so it relies on the epidermis for nourishment and protection. The epidermis sends efficacious ingredients from skin care products to the dermis through collagen channels. Matrixyl synthe’6 strengthens collagen; thereby, enhancing the communication between the epidermis and dermis. This helps create a fresh, youthful and glowing complexion.

On an ingredient declaration, the collection of amino acids included in Matrixyl synthe’6 reads as Glycerin, Water, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38. The previous version of Matrixyl 3000 contained the controversial ingredient Butylene Glycol. The advanced Matrixyl synthe’6 is not only better for the skin, but a purer formula. A win-win situation! You do not have to sacrifice your skin to bad ingredients; you can receive the benefits with clean ingredients.

Results You Will Notice
So what does this all mean for you? You will see a notable difference in your fine lines, they will be less pronounced and your skin will be more refined. A significant decrease was observed in the severity of the wrinkle appearance after 30 days! The wrinkles were not as deep and the skin was smoother.

On the forehead, measurements demonstrated a visible, mean reduction in wrinkle volume of 31%. This was complemented by a 28% reduction in the skin’s texture, which can be associated with a lifting effect. The maximum depth of the wrinkle decreased by a mean 16.3%.

For the crow’s feet, the anti-wrinkle effect was measured through a decrease in the surface occupied by deep wrinkles by -28.5%, a decrease in the volume of a major wrinkle of -21% and a reduction in the mean depth by -15%. There was also a lifting effect since there was an approximate -13% reduction in skin’s texture.

The Science
These results are directly related to the in vitro results obtained, which demonstrated an increase in the quantity of 6 major components of cutaneous tissue.

1. Collagen I improved by 111%
Constitutes the most abundant collagen in our dermis

2. Collagen III improved by 104%
Referred to as the youth collagen because it is produced by our young fibroblast

3. Collagen IV improved 42%
Anchors the proteins in the basement layers of the skin

4. Heat Shock Proteins improved by 123%
Proteins whose expression is increased when cells are exposed to elevated temperatures or other stress

5. Laminins improved 75%
Is involved in the healing of damaged skin

6. Hyaluronic production improved 174%
An important component responsible for water retention
Search Site