- Reduces the depth of already formed wrinkles
- Modulates the excessive stimulation of the facial muscles
- Targets expression line wrinkles such as crow’s feet, between the eye brows, and marionette lines
Acetyl hexapeptide-8 (Argireline) is a peptide shown to reduce wrinkles associated with facial expressions. When we wish to communicate a message through our facial expressions, the brain sends a message to release acetylcholine, a chemical that causes facial muscles to contract. Preventing the muscle contraction is essential in preventing new wrinkles or reducing the depth of existing wrinkles. Argireline works by relaxing the facial muscles that cause repeated facial expression wrinkling.
One study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science found Argireline to reduce wrinkles by 30% over a 30-day period.
See also: Petides