The verdict is out: peptides are here to stay.
In the past few years, these little chains of amino acids have taken the beauty world by storm. They promise to firm your skin, reduce your wrinkles and make you look 5+ years younger.
The most promising peptide of the bunch? Matrixyl 3000. Here’s why it’s a must for mature, sagging skin:
What Is Matrixyl 3000?
Matrixyl 3000 is a synthetic peptide developed by Sederma corporation.
Sederma took two anti-aging peptides, pamitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, and joined them together. The result is Matrixyl 3000.
For the scientifically curious among you, Matrixyl 3000 is a blend of four amino acids with a dash of palmitic acid to enhance penetration into the skin.
Its name comes from “matrikines”. Matrikines are small molecules made up of short amino acid sequences that are naturally present in your skin. They regulate cellular activity and helps wounds heal faster.
Can you guess from this what it does for your skin?
What Does Matrixyl Do For Your Skin?
Matrixyl 3000 is touted as “the most potent fibroblast stimulator.” In plain English, that’s “best collagen booster.”
It gets its title for a reason: this peptide stimulates the production of collagen types -I, -II, -VII and -XVII. The more collagen your skin has, the firmer it is.
Think of Matrixyl 3000 as a messenger. Once on your skin, it signals to your skin cells that it’s time to boost the production of collagen, pronto.
While it’s at it, it also tells them to produce more hyaluronic acid and other substances that are a part of your skin’s intercellular matrix, i.e., the glue that holds your skin cells together. The stronger the glue is, the younger your skin looks and behaves.
Don’t take my word for it. In tissue culture studies, Matrixyl 3000 increased the production of collagen by a whooping 258% and that of hyaluronic acid increased by 179%!
Matrixyl 3000 works just as well when used on real skin. In a human study conducted by Sederma, 24 volunteers used Matrixyl 3000 every day for 2 months.
The results speak for themselves:
- 15% reduction in wrinkle depth
- 18% reduction in wrinkle volume
- 37% reduction in wrinkle density
- 14% reduction in skin roughness
- 15% increase in skintone
To recap, Matrixyl 3000 helps skin function as it should and keeps it younger and smoother:
- Stimulates the production of collagen
- Boosts the production of hyaluronic acid
- Increases firmness and elasticity
- Reduces wrinkle depth, volume and density
- Softens skin and reduces roughness
- Enhances the texture of your skin tone
- Helps skin age more slowly
- Prevents new wrinkles from forming in the first place
If you’re serious about anti-aging and want to slow down sagginess, Matrixyl 3000 is the way to go.
Where Can You Find Matrixyl 3000?
We love Matrixyl 3000 so much, we’ve sneaked it everywhere. Here are our top picks:
Peptide Potion Matrixyl 3000: a longtime customer favourite, this firming serum absorbs in minutes and dries to a satin-like finish. Perfect for mature skin looking for more firmness and elasticity.
Firming Argireline Serum with Matrixyl 3000: Argireline is “Botox in a jar.” Like Botox, it sort of freezes the muscles, so it can’t move as well. While argireline prevents wrinkles caused by repeated movements, Matrixyl 3000 boosts the production of collagen and firms skin.
Super-C 20% Vitamin C Serum High Potency C+E+Ferulic, EGF & Matrixyl 3000: perfect for younger girls who want to prevent wrinkles in the first place and mature skin types who want to repair some of the damage, this serum is full with antioxidants to destroy the free radicals that give you wrinkles. Vitamin C and Matrixyl 3000 boost collagen, too!
Massive Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C & Matrixyl 3000: ideal for dry skin, this thick and luxurious serum hydrates and plumps even the driest of skin types. We’ve added Vitamin C and Matrixyl 3000 to boost collagen too. Because why fix only one problem when you can fix two?
The Bottom Line
Matrixyl 3000 is a powerful collagen booster that firms skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and makes your complexion smoother and softer. It’s a must in your anti-aging toolkit.