Miracle peptides in Matrixyl to slow down ageing

New findings from studies conducted by a chemist at the University of Reading revealed Matrixyl can double the amount of collagen produced by the human skin. Collagen is responsible for maintaining the elasticity and firmness of the facial skin for a youthful appearance. We tackle this subject and find out what these miracle peptides can do to the skin.

Explaining Matrixyl

The revelation that Matrixyl can stimulate and increase production of collagen on the skin is good news for women and even men who are on the lookout for new products that will fight back skin ageing. Ian Hamley, a chemist at the University of Reading, has revealed Matrixyl in facial creams and serum could actually have a positive effect in rejuvenating the skin.

Based on his researches on the effects of collagen in healing wounds, he found out that when there is a high concentration of the anti-wrinkle protein, its presence could actually help rejuvenate the skin or restore its youthful appearance. The results of his research are published in the journal, Molecular Pharmaceutics.

  • How it works

Collagen is an insoluble protein that is responsible for making the skin plump and youthful. As a person ages, the amount of collagen produced by the skin declines drastically and hence, wrinkles and lines appear on the face. Matrixyl which is a peptide can increase and even double the amount of collagen produced by the skin helping fight ageing.

  • Current products in the market containing Matrixyl

There are already several products which use Matrixyl in their formulations such as Olay’s Regenerist Daily 3 Point Treatment Cream, St. Ives Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturiser and L’Oreal’s Collagen Filler.

A known ingredient

Now the word’s out on the benefits of Matrixyl on skin ageing, there will an expected surge in demand for creams with this component. Peptides have been always listed as ingredients in anti-ageing facial creams. Only this time, there is scientific evidence to back up the claim it can actually slow down skin degeneration, reduce wrinkles and smoothen skin.

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