After the vitamin c hyaluronic acid serum I metnioned in my previous post, I smooth on another serum. As you know, I only use products with active ingredients scientifically proven effective to obtain more youthful skin. This next serum contains: matrixyl, niacinamide, ubiquinone, argireline, and skin-identical ceramides. There is also some hyaluronic acid in this serum for extra moisture.
Matrixyl is a combination of peptides which stimulate the skin to produce more of its own collagen. A peer-reviewed scientific study has shown that matryxil, doubles levels of collagen in the skin and significantly reduces wrinkles as well as skin roughness.
Niacinamide is a vitamin/antioxidant that is a very effective skin restoring ingredient. In peer-reviewed scientific studies, niacinamide was found to also stimulate collagen, and minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles hyperpigmentation spots, texture, and red blotches.
Ubiquinone (also known as CoQ10) is a powerful anti-oxidant, naturally produced in the body, but decreases significantly as we age. In clinical studies this ingredient, when applied topically, resulted in 72% of people using it reporting a reduction in lines and wrinkles, 78% reporting a reduction of roughness and dryness and 94% reporting an improvement in softness and smoothness.
Argireline is a peptide that is a fragment of substrate of Botox. When applied as a solution to specific areas of the face, argireline inhibits the reactions that cause muscles to move or contract – similar to the effects of Botox in inhibiting frown lines, crow’s feet, etc.
Finally, ceramides make up about 40% of the barrier of our skin’s outermost layer which keeps skin hydrated. The skin must remain well hydrated in order to stay youthful and healthy. Replenishing ceramides ensures skin has an ample supply to avoid dryness and damage.
As I said, I have done my research combing the multitude of products and ingredients that make grand promises, to find the ones that truly have proof behind the claims. This serum is a heavyweight in my anti-aging skin care routine and one I never go without.