2023 Author: Jessica James | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 15:47
During the day we experience dozens of emotions, and all of them are accompanied by active facial expressions. According to research, facial muscles contract more than 15,000 times a day! As a result, small creases are formed on the skin - mimic wrinkles. At first, they are almost invisible, but due to unfavorable environmental conditions, unhealthy diet, stress and insufficient skin hydration, they can become deeper. Are there non-invasive ways to correct facial wrinkles, or are botulinum toxin-based drugs the only solution to the problem? We have good news: myo-relaxing drugs may well compete with them.
Who are myo-relaxing drugs and how do they work?
The main component of myo-relaxation drugs are peptides - substances consisting of two, three or more amino acid residues. The principle of operation of such cosmetics is quite simple. Unlike proteins, peptides easily penetrate into the dermis through the stratum corneum due to their small size and simple composition. That is why myo-relaxing drugs belong to non-injection methods of combating mimic wrinkles and are available in the form of creams, gels, serums and capsules. Such cosmetics reduce muscle mobility, improve blood microcirculation, stimulate collagen synthesis, have an anti-inflammatory effect and increase the elastic properties of the skin.
The first competitor to botox and dysport was argileline (INCY: Acetyl Hexapeptide-3), which appeared in the early 2000s. Penetrating into the dermis through the stratum corneum, it blocks the impulses of the neurotransmitters of the facial muscles. Due to this, they relax and mimic wrinkles practically disappear. The principle of action is approximately the same for preparations based on botulinum toxin.
Due to its structure, it stimulates the processes of skin regeneration, helping to fight expression wrinkles. The peptide easily crosses the epidermal barrier and activates collagen production. Studies of Matrixil have shown that with its regular use, the depth of expression lines is reduced by more than 45%.
Decorinil is an analogue of the decorin protein, which is responsible for the synthesis of high-quality skin callogen. What does quality mean? The fact is that with an insufficient amount of decorin, instead of the normal "springs" that help maintain skin elasticity, useless deposits of collagen fibers begin to be produced. Decorinil also acts as a controller, successfully coping with the duties of a protein and preventing the formation of scar tissue.
In addition to the peptides themselves, antioxidants - retinol, nicotinamide, tocopherol and ascorbic acid - are included in cosmetics based on them. These substances help maintain the integrity of the epidermal cells, thereby increasing the density of the skin. It is possible to use peptide-containing cosmetics from 20-25 years old as a prevention of the formation of mimic wrinkles and reducing the depth of existing ones. The modern market offers instant action products, the effect of which is noticeable within 20-30 minutes after application, and preparations with a cumulative effect.
Serum from mimic wrinkles Wrinkle Therapy Serum, about 9768 RUB., Hikar
Serum Wrinkle Therapy Serum effectively acts on expression lines in the corners of the lips, eyes, as well as on the forehead and nose. The serum contains 38 active ingredients, including a complex of biomimic peptides that improve skin structure, the exclusive Geranyl Geranyl Propanol complex, which prolongs cell life, and Human Oligopeptide, a peptide that slows down the destruction of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin. Wrinkle Therapy Serum is suitable for all skin types and can be used under makeup.
Peptide mask with instant effect Instant Peptide Miracle Mask, about 2 790 rubles., HydroPeptide
The mask has an instant relaxing effect on the facial muscles and relieves facial tension. Thanks to the neuropeptides included in its composition, the skin is smoothed and toned, and the protease promotes cleansing and accelerates the natural process of cell renewal. Regular application of the mask allows you to stimulate the production of new, high-quality collagen and significantly reduce the depth of expression lines. As a result, the skin becomes smoother and more hydrated.
Capsules for application to areas with active mimic movements Boldcare Capsules, about 5 760 rubles, Holy Land
Boldcare is a line for the prevention of mimic wrinkles from the Israeli manufacturer of professional cosmetics Holy Land. Capsules are intended for application to areas with the most active facial expressions - eyelids, forehead, around the eyes and lips. The main active ingredient of the drug is argylerine, which helps to relax the facial muscles and stimulates the production of collagen fibers.
Text: Natalia Kapitsa
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