INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT | Matrixyl Synthe’6
It’s no secret that we’re peptide-crazy at Fountain. Matrixyl Synthe’6 is the newest peptide in the Matrixyl family and one of our favourites for treating wrinkles from the inside. Read on for facts, stats and how to incorporate this regenerating peptide into your routine.
What is Matrixyl Synthe’6?Peptides signal to the skin that it’s time to produce collagen and hyaluronic acid. Matrixyl Synthe’6 is a peptide that stimulates 6 major parts of the skin:
- Collagen I: the main part of the deeper skin layers
- Collagen III & Collagen IV: collagens produced for wound-healing
- Fibronectin: assists in tissue repair
- Hyaluronic acid: improves skin elasticity
- Laminin-5: anchors the skin’s layers
Matrixyl Synthe’6 studiesFantastic news for skincare geeks: independent research shows that Matrixyl can nearly double the amount of collagen that our bodies produce. As for manufacturers’ studies, Sederma found that 2% Matrixyl Synthe’6 applied twice daily for five days increased type I collagen by 105%, type III collagen by 104% and type IV collagen by 42%.
Should I use Matrixyl 3000 or Matrixyl Synthe’6?Since both Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synthe'6 come from the same compound, there are overlapping benefits — but they don't do the same thing. Matrixyl 3000 was developed in 2003. This double peptide combines two peptides: palmitoyl ogliopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7. Matrixyl 3000 encourages the skin to produce elastin and collagen, leading to:
- Reduced wrinkles
- Decreased sagging
- Better moisture retention