The Science of Matrixyl 3000®

The Science of Matrixyl 3000® - Source Biology

Matrixyl 3000®, created by Sederma, works like the skin’s natural repair system. It contains a range of active ingredients that mirror the natural process of skin regeneration. These biomimetic peptides stimulate the production of skin components like collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, resulting in scientifically proven anti-ageing effects. It has consistently demonstrated its ability to reverse chronological ageing, as well as damage caused by exposure to the sun. The anti-wrinkle efficacy of Matrixyl 3000® has been measured as equivalent to an age gain by 2 years in 1 month, and up to 5.5 years after 2 months.

How it Works

Matrixyl® ingredients use exact replicas of natural skin cell messengers (Matrikines®) to simulate the body’s own mechanisms to reduce wrinkles and other signs of ageing.

In 1999, the French Professor, François-Xavier Maquart and his team published their first article mentioning Matrikine®[1].

Matrikines® are peptides, derived from the surrounding extracellular matrix. These particular peptides act like messengers to other cells, that start the repair process within the tissue matrix, hence the name.

When a Matrikine® peptide is recognised by a cell membrane receptor and binds to that receptor, it triggers intracellular action that:
– Promotes tissue repair
– Helps with wound healing
– Stimulates macromolecule synthesis

Since 1999, a huge number of different Matrikines® have been identified. Some with very specialised functions like the stimulation of collagen and fibronectin synthesis in the skin.

These are the kind of peptides Sederma has been developing for their anti-ageing properties. It’s these Matrikines® you’ll find in the Matrixyl® range.

Matrixyl® – Specific Peptides That Work

Peptides are used everywhere in cosmetics. From skin care and hair care to body care and sun care.

Around 2000 new products, dedicated to skin care containing peptides, are launched every year around the world. One of the main reasons for this is that peptides work.

But not all peptides have the same function. It is important to understand that only very specific endogenous peptides are involved in cell metabolism as upstream regulating messengers.

It works like a key and a keyhole specific peptide sequences trigger specific protein production, and when it comes to skin proteins like collagen or elastin, the anti-ageing possibilities are clear.

As the forerunner in peptide development for cosmetic applications, Sederma developed a full range of peptides to answer various beauty concerns.

These peptides are now replicated throughout the Matrixyl® range and are scientifically proven to be one of the best examples of guaranteed efficacy you can have.

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