Matrixyl™ 3000 is an anti-aging product from Sederma. “Matrikine” is the term proposed for fragmented matrix peptides able to regulate cell activity. Matrixyl™ 3000 contains two matrikines, Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR. Acting as messengers of cutaneous restructuration and repair, these two peptides work synergistically to restore and maintain the skin’s youthful appearance. Matrixyl™ 3000 is useful in anti-aging products and Anti wrinkle products such as gels, serums, lotions and creams in .Matrixyl also works to restore the matrix and epidermal-dermal junction to reduce wrinkles. The peptide of Matrixyl belongs to a family of molecules called Matrikines. It’s a great alternative to retinol and is non-irritating. It also works without the toxicological concerns or negative side effects that go hand-in-hand with retinol use. The genes activated by Matrixyl in fibroblasts concur with healing mechanisms, but at the same time they do not possess the agonizing pro-inflammatory reactions of retinol. Matrixyl is comparable in anti-wrinkle treatments to that of retinol and vitamin C. Because of this, it’s a great ingredient to include in many skin care and anti-aging products.
Matrixyl 3000 stimulates fibroblasts in aged skin to produce more collagen and constantly reminds our cells to replenish water and synthesize collagen. 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.
Matrixyl 3000 can significantly reduced appearance of wrinkles with no side effects because it is not extracted from animals, it is therefore free of any animal infectious or allergen. In clinical studies ( 72 hours with Matrixyl 3000 1%,3% and 5% ), Matrixyl 3000 was shown to:
Increase overall collagen synthesis by up to 117.
increase collagen IV synthesis by up to 357%
increase hyaluronic Acid by up to 267%
It also showed to reduce the surface area occupied by deep wrinkles by a mean of 68%
And…the surface area occupied by moderate wrinkles was reduced by a mean of 51%