Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 also known as Argireline a peptide used as a cosmetic ingredient that is shown to reduce wrinkles associated with facial expressions. It’s a shortened chemical version of Botulinum toxin (Botox) except Botox is injected into certain areas of the face to relax the muscles. Whereas Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is a non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient usually a cream that is applied to the skin to stimulates the facial muscles and relaxes the facial tension, reducing the depth and smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles working from the outside.
How Does Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 Work
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 works by blocking facial muscles to contract when we show facial expressions. This is very important for certain areas of the face such as the forehead when we frown or around the eyes when we squint. Preventing the muscle contraction is essential in preventing new wrinkles or reducing the depth of existing wrinkles. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 intercepts the message from the brain to the muscle, preventing its contraction. In clinical testing, Acetyl Heaxapeptide-8 has been shown to reduce wrinkles by up to 27% after 30 days. It further prevents new formation of fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial movement and expressions. Most anti-aging creams, serums, or moisturizers that contain Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 will probably include other peptides as their active ingredients to help regenerate skin cells.
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