A study in France used profilometry (image analysis of skin) to measure one of the primary ingredients in our Seaplex Fine Line Complex. Unlike Retinol or Vitamin C, which can induce irritations and skin hyper reactivity. Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-7 (Matrixyl), help stimulate the cellular matrix that leads to the synthesis of collagen I and IV, fibronectine and glycosaminoglycans. This indicated wrinkle reduction and wound healing.
In this study they recorded and observed the density, depth and volume of wrinkles around the eyes which involved treating the area and monitoring the changes over time. In the first split-face, double-blind trial, 49 women applied either applied the pentapeptide cream or a placebo twice daily. In the active controlled study, 16 women compared the effects of cosmetic creams containing the pentapeptide actives or retinol 700 ppm on photoaged skin. This trial also used a split-face, double-blind design and included profilometry, echography, and clinical assessments after two and four months of treatment.
In both trials, the study findings were statistically significant, saying treatment with pentapeptides saw
50% decrease in wrinkle depth
68% decrease in wrinkle density
24% decrease in wrinkle volume.
Lipopeptides were also associated with increases in elastin fiber density and thickness and improved regularity of collagen IV, both critical for smooth, supple skin.
The Seaplex Fine Line Wrinkle Complex contains the pentapeptides and also combines other formidable ingredients that alone are extremely effective on the face. Each compliment the lipopeptides, aiding with other changes in the skin as we age.
Japanese Green Tea: Reported to fight damage from excessive sun and environmental damage. Primarily this ancient Asian plant has the ability to prevent free radicals from damaging cell structure further.
Wild Mushroom: A natural astringent shown to improve skin tightness and firmness as it diminishes the appearance of pores.
Cucumber: is a natural astringent and helps tighten pores. It naturally contains potassium, silicon, and sulfur. Imparts a soothing feeling. Commonly used in skin care products as an anti-inflammatory, acting as an excellent skin-soother and skin-conditioning ingredient.
Pea Protein: Has proteins and amino acids that are easily absorbed in the skin (also potassium, silicon, and sulfur). A hydrating complex, offering a combination of moisture-balancing and film-forming properties which imparts a soothing feeling.