Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 (Matrixyl)

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What is Palmitoyl Pentapeptide (Matrixyl) ?

Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, more commonly called "Matrixyl" in the markeplace, is a lipopeptide, a fatty acid mixed with amino acids known as "Pro-Collagen Peptide". The active element in Matrixyl is called Micro-collagen - another peptide. Matrixyl is one of the powerful peptide molecules found in the latest generation of high-end antii-wrinkle products. This breakthrough ingredient stimulates collagen production in the skin, and can even rival Injection therapy results in the anti wrinkle department. Matrixyl becomes even more effective when combined with other peptides.

How Does Matrixyl (Palmitoyl Pentapeptide) work?

Two major studies provided concrete evidence for the anti-aging benefits of Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3:  The search for a topical agent that would speed the healing of skin wounds, and a research study of what causes wrinkles. Matrixyl stimulates the lower layers of the skin to heal themselves, by producing cells known as fibroblasts, which accelerates wound healing. This is important, since the aging process causes these fibroblasts to  lose their abililty to produce adequate collagen.

Matrixyl stimulates the "matrix" layers in the skin -- primarily collagen and fibronectin. When stimulated, the skin produces more collagen. Loss of collagen is what leads to thinning skin and the wrinkling of newly inelastic skin. Matrixyl helps to counteract this natural part of the aging process.

Is Matrixyl (palmitoyl pentapeptide-3) an effective anti wrinkle product?

Yes! 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 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.

There are very few ingredients that show more promise and greater effectiveness than Matrixyl. When combined with other peptides (see our article last week on Argireline) the results are even more effectiv