The superior wrinkle reducing ingredients are the key to the benefits of Q-Strixin, Micro-Active Emulsion. Studies presented at the 20 th World Congress of Dermatology, on July 2, 2002, document that the key effective ingredients, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 (Pal-KTTKS) and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide are known to stimulate cell growth, reduce depth, length and volume of wrinkles, increase skin thickness, decrease overall skin roughness, helps correct discoloration and repairs sun damaged skin.
Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 , originally used in wound healing, this ingredient consists of a group of amino acids linked together attached to a fatty acid structurally related to the precursors of collagen type 1. Researchers recently found that when added to a culture of skin cells, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 stimulates the synthesis of the key constituents of the skin matrix: collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans. Clinical studies have shown a dramatic improvement in skin smoothness and decreased wrinkle depth in test subjects.
More importantly,Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 proved to be even more effective than Retinol or vitamin C in reducing fine lines and wrinkles associated with photo-aged skin. A four-month study comparing Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 to Retinol, showed the peptide yielded similar dermal thickening as the Retinol, but without any negative side effects.
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide is a synthetic protein, made up of a fragment of collagen and palmitic acid. The palmitic acid is used to make collagen more lipophillic and make it more compatible with the human skin. Developed through intensive research, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide was the result of an effort to create a substance that would act like retinoic acid without the negative characteristics and irritation. The following statistics were gathered using image analysis of volunteers who used creams containing a 3% concentration of Palmitoyl Oligopeptide for 28 days.
- Surface roughness Reduced 17%
- Mean depth of wrinkles Reduced 23%
- Depth of main wrinkle Reduced 39%
- Skin thickness Increased 4%
Photo aged skin occurs when the underlying collagen and elastin support breaks down from sun exposure. This results in the skins’ foundation becoming stiff and hard with age. The ingredients in Q-Strixin can spark new growth at the cellular level, thus increasing the production of new collagen and elastin – rebuilding your skin’s foundation from the ground up.
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Directions for Facial Rejuvenation:
For use on face to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, also improving skin tone and fitness. Apply a small amount of Q-Strixin once in the morning and again at night to clean, dry skin at the targeted area. It can be used up to three times a day for faster results. Gently massage into skin using a circular motion until it is fully absorbed. This is a concentrated formula, so you can use sparingly. Apply prior to makeup, moisturizer or sunscreen. Continue to use twice daily for a minimum of 8 weeks. For maintenance, continue at least once daily after you achieve desired results.
What About Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks (Striae) develop when the skin is excessively stretched, damaging the collagen fibers and proteins in the underlying layer of the skin called the dermis. This is most often caused by weight gain. The resulting stretch marks are visible, unsightly scar tissue.
One key ingredient in Q-Strixin , Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract , has been shown to be beneficial in restructuring the collagen mix, aiding in wound healing and tissue regeneration. This helps to normalize the appearance of scars and stretch marks while restoring elasticity to the skin. Clinical studies on its application to stretch marks show a 52% decrease in length and indentations, a 12.9% decrease in depth, and a 13.7% increase in smoothness, texture, color and tone.
Another key ingredient is Emblica, the trade name for the extract from the tannin-rich root Phyllanthus Emblica, which has been used for centuries in Aryuvedic Medicine. Studies have shown Emblica to possess powerful, broad-spectrum antioxidant properties. In addition, Emblica is extremely stable and is not subject to photodegradation. One of Emblica’s most exciting applications is as a skin lightener. While most skin lighteners such as Hydroquinone, Arbutin, and Kojic Acid have toxicity issues or can cause negative reactions on the skin, Emblica is well tolerated without any known negative side effects.
As a result of using Q-Strixin for a few weeks, you should notice that the indentations associated with stretch marks will appear smoother while the discoloration begins to blend with your natural skin tone making stretch much less noticeable.