Ingredients: Purified Water, Butylene Glycol, Heptapeptide-8
Heptapeptide is one of the newest anti-aging ingredients that is being incorporated into skin care. It is known to mimic the action of laminin-5, an important molecule that is present in the dermal-epidermal junction and is responsible for improving its function. Studies have indicated that laminin-5 is necessary for the health and appearance of the skin and is directly involved with skin ageing.
Clinical studies by the ingredient manufacturer found that using Heptapeptide over a 21 day period helps tonify the skin, improves its smoothness and helps regenerate and renew the skin on a cellular level.
Heptapeptide-8 has the ability to enhance the integrity of the skin and improve its function through the dermal-epidermal junction.
Heptapeptide mimics the action of laminin-5, an important protein present in the basement layer of the skin and responsible for improving its function.
Heptapeptide also stimulates the synthesis of integrins and keratins which are proteins produced in the epidermis and that are involved in the barrier function of the skin. They are involved in cell to cell adhesion, improving the skin barrier function and allow the skin to appear firmer.
Heptapeptide stimulates the biosynthesis and secretion of laminin-5 and B1 integrins, which may assist in protecting the basement membrane against damage caused by ageing and helps to improve its structure and function.
Heptapeptide has been demonstrated to increase the biosynthesis of collagen producing genes.
Heptapeptide has also been found to stimulate the biosynthesis of fibronectin, which is a glycoprotein that assists in the process of wound healing and is involved in cell adhesion, cellular growth, migration and differentiation.
Recommendations: It is useful for mature skin types.
Applications: Cosmetic manufacturing.
Appearance: A colourless clear and bright liquid.
Solubility: Soluble in water.
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