What is Matrixyl and Matrixyl 3000 is one of the most common questions I get asked. I’ll attempt to answer it here, and explain a little about these great ingredients.
Two other questions usually follow :
Are they same? Which is better?
I’ll answer these two questions first
1) No, they are two different products developed by the same company.
2) Neither has been proven to be better, but they’re both very good.
Both of these powerful ingredients have a really strong case, because they have both proven to be extremely effective in reducing wrinkles and signs of aging. First on the market was Matrixyl, so we’ll take a closer look at that one first.
What is Matrixyl?
Matrixyl, also known as palmitoyl pentapeptide, (copper peptide) is a powerful skin care treatment recommended by dermatologists and other medical professionals. It has a reputation for being one of the most effective skin care treatments available.
It was developed by Sederma SA. Attached to fatty acid, and made up of five unique amino acids, comprehensive studies have shown that matrixyl is associated with the synthesis three skin matrix which are :
Some reports have also proved that Matrixyl is structurally related to precursor of Collagen Type1. Now, if this all sounds like gobbledegook, don’t fret. I understand some of it, but I was left scratching my head a bit at first. In plain, simple language, it works at DNA level, repairing cells that manage our skin tissue. That’s all I needed to know, and it’s really good news for all of us, because it means it REDUCES WRINKLES!
Clinical Trials :
Studies have shown that matrixyl is very effective in:
- Decreasing skin roughness.
- Increasing skin texture and thickness.
- Increasing Collagen level by up to 327%.
- Increasing hyaluronic acid by up to 267%.
During research in Paris, women who tried out matrixyl said they had experienced dramatic results. One woman is reported as saying “the more I use matrixyl the more change I see.” That’s very encouraging for anyone who may be thinking of trying it.
So there you have it. Hopefully you’ve guessed that answering the question “what is Matrixyl” is not easy without blabbering all that medical and technical jargon.
But the bottom line is ….. IT WORKS!
What is Matrixyl 3000?
Matrixyl 3000 has followed on from its predecessor in also becoming one of the most effective and respected ingredients being used in anti-aging skin care at present.
It is actually a branded, artificial peptide-based skin care recipe that is found either in combination or stand-alone preparations. It contains the matrikines Pal-GQPR and Pal-GHK acting in co-operation to mend the cutaneous damages of old age.
How does it work?
It works by stimulating skin’s natural creation of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid.
The great strength of Matrixyl 3000 is it’s ability to stimulate collagen production. Collagen consists of long lengths of amino acids, and it’s the major building block of the skin, delivering a smooth and young look. When the long lengths of amino acids in the collagen are broken down, they formalate small chains, commonly known as “peptides”. The existence of these peptides gives a sign to the skin that it has lost collagen and the creation of more is needed. Very clever stuff, don’t you think?
It also works to simulate the presence of this broken down collagen, making your skin react by manufacturing more collagen, in addition to elastin (for elasticity of the skin) and hyaluronic acid (which plumps skin and provides that healthy, full appearance).
One of the reasons why Matrixyl 3000 is so effective is because it operates at the cellular level, allowing the skin to refill lost collagen and restore the healthy look of your skin. Matrixyl 3000 has also undergone a lot of rigorous clinical studies, and it’s now a recognised and widely used ingredient in many of the best skin care products.