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Acetil Hexapeptide-8 for Skin care




Acetyl hexapeptide-8 is a synthetically derived peptide that is used in a wide range of skincare and makeup products.

Despite claims being made for acetyl hexapeptide-8 (argireline), there is a clinical study revealing that this ingredient is not even remotely as effective as dermatological procedures in reducing signs of aging.

Other studies on topical use of a moisturizer containing a 10% concentration of acetyl hexapeptide-8 have shown it does not penetrate beyond the uppermost layers of skin, even after several hours. That means it cannot affect factors in the underlying layers that lead to the formation of expression lines. 

On the other hand, research has shown this peptide can penetrate further into skin if specific formulary steps are followed, including the type of emulsion (a higher water content showed greater penetration). However, even then the peptide wasn’t showing results equivalent to cosmetic corrective procedures. 

Still, like all peptides, acetyl hexapeptide-8 has water-binding properties and skin-restoring ability. It’s not a throwaway ingredient, but neither is it as miraculous as the manufacturer would lead you to believe.


The Benefits of Acetyl Hexapeptide 8

If you are otherwise healthy and don’t suffer from sagging skin, then there are several different ways that acetyl hexapeptide 8 can benefit you. Application of anti aging serums and creams can also be done at home and requires no appointments with a dermatologist or time away from a busy schedule. If you’re using a product that contains the peptide and are not doing so under the care of a doctor, you should watch closely for the development of side effects, as the ingredient doesn’t just work on the surface of the skin, but affects neurological impulses.

Side Effects of Acetyl Hexapeptide 8

While not everyone will suffer from side effects caused by acetyl hexapeptide 8, those who have sensitive skin may experience stinging upon application, redness, and dry flaky skin on face at the treatment site. You should never apply products that contain the peptide to irritated or sun burned skin. If you experience a strong negative reaction to acetyl hexapeptide 8, then you should discontinue its use and consult your dermatologist or skin care expert.


How to Find Skin Care Products That Contain Acetyl Hexapeptide 8


There are a number of different products that contain acetyl hexapeptide 8, but in most cases, these items are available from high-end skin retailers, spas, and from your dermatologists. Even the best serums, creams, and other products that contain acetyl hexapeptide 8 usually also include other peptides as their active ingredients to help regenerate skin cells. If you are unsure how this peptide will affect you, then it is best to buy a product that contains acetyl hexapeptide 8 from a doctor or dermatologist who can advise you about its usage and possible side effects. Serums and creams that contain this peptide are also available through major retailers online, but most of these products are quite expensive and may exceed your skin care budget.


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.


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