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What Is Argireline?

With so many beauty products out there, with all different types of ingredients it can sometimes be difficult to work which ingredient does what, and whether it will be beneficial for your skin. Argireline is one ingredient often found in anti-ageing skincare products.

What Is Argirline?

Argirline is made up of peptides, which are chains of amino acids that can affect how the cells work. It is derived from the peptide Acetyl hexapeptide-3, which is a substrate of Boutilinum Toxin - more commonly known by the household name Botox. While Botox is an anti-wrinkle treatment which is applied with a needle, anti-ageing products which contain Argireline can be applied directly to the skin with similar results. 

What Does It Do?

Argireline is used in anti-ageing products because it inhibits the release of neurotransmitters that cause muscle contraction. When it is applied to the skin, it is absorbed into the body and the cream's chemical composition causes the facial muscles to safely relax. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles and smooths out the appearance of fine lines. The use of Argireline has been found to be very effective and in some cases users have experienced a 30% reduction in the depth of their wrinkles. 

It does not penetrate as deeply as injected toxins, because it is applied to the surface of the skin. The results you can achieve are much more subtle and they are achieving gradually, but you can still notice a visible difference. As it does not penetrate as deeply people with thicker skin will not see the same results as those with medium to thin skin. But as you age you skin naturally becomes thinner, this is because cells in the dermal layer don't divide as quickly as they once did so the skin rejuvenates less, so it is an ideal ingredient to use on mature skin. 

Argireline also works an anti-ageing ingredient because it can stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which in turn reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The loss of collagen and elastin is a normal part of the ageing process, which causes skin to become less firm, smooth and elastic, but with ingredients like Argireline you can maintain a youthful appearance for longer.

Argireline has become one of the most popular ingredient on the market because it provides people with real, anti-ageing results, without the need for expensive Botox injections. You can find Argireline in our Celestial Black Diamond Eye Cream, where it works to instantly reduce and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. The cream is also infused with Arbutin which will brighten dark under eye circles. 

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Published: Friday, 12 December 2014

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