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Quintessence Q-Strixin Micro-Active Emulsion


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.

Product Details

  • Quintessence Skin Science
  • Directions For improving appearance of stretch marks:

    Clean and dry the skin. Apply Q-Strixin before bedtime and at the beginning of the day. It can be used up to three times a day for faster results. Use sparingly, product is concentrated. Massage cream into skin using a circular motion until is fully absorbed. Read and follow directions on tube before using.

  • Deionized Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stri Vera Blend (Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3, Phyllanthus Emblica Root Extract, Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract, Polyglyceryl Methacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glucosamine HCL, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract, Urea, Butylene Glycol, Hydrocotyl Extract, Coneflower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Bearberry Extract, Licorice PTH, and Aloe Vera Barbadensis), Sesame Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Cocoa Butter, Stearic Acid, Sweet Almond Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Shea Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Mango Butter, Peppermint Oil, Methy Paraben, Xanthan Gum, Propyl Paraben, Butylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Disodium EDTA, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

Customer Reviews

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Nice Results


This is the second time to buy and so far it has been a wonderful facial cream. It has helped to keep wrinkles at bay, it is a little pricey though, however , a little goes a long way.

Fri Apr 03 13:24:46 BST 2015 by Pchez

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Great Product


I have been using this cream since a dermotologist recommended it 7 years ago. I have never had to use a moisturizer again. And the compliments on my skin just keep increasing (pretty good for 55 yrs!). I'm not even sure why my dermotologist wanted me to use it on my face but I will continue. One tube lasts about a year so the price actually is not that bad.

Sun Jan 16 17:07:30 GMT 2011 by JinDC

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not for the face


I used this on my face and did not see results as I see with the other stretch mark creme. I wouldn't buy it again

Mon Jan 08 22:27:28 GMT 2007 by J S

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Nothing like it1


I am a skincare fanatic, and I have honestly tried most skincare brands on the market. I have to say that this cream is amazing for stretch marks. Tnere is no cure for stretch marks, but this cream defintely comes really close. Ive used it for about 2 yrs now, and my stretch marks are practically all gone. I cant believe it, and neither can my friends. It really is amazing, and I would tell everyone to try it. The results arent overnight, but with time you will get incredible results..I promise.

Fri Aug 11 06:28:24 BST 2006 by Natalia

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Highly Recommended


I was placed on this product by my Dermatologist because of some stretch marks I had on my outter thighs and buttocks because of weight gain. My Dermatologist noted that I would have to use the product for at least 6 months before I could see improvement. However to my surprise, I started using this product for the first 8 weeks, (applying it 3 times a day) and my stretch marks are starting to fade already, I am really excited about it, so I will continue to use it a little while longer for more fantastic results. If you hate the sight of ugly stretch marks, use this product cause it really works!! :D

Sat Aug 05 14:13:30 BST 2006 by Nicole

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Highly Recommend


A dermotologist recommended this because I had sun damaged/blotchy skin. Didn't show under makeup though. I've used this for 6 months and people are saying things like "Your skin is so beautiful" AND I don't even wear foundation any longer! It's worth the price that's for sure.

Tue Nov 08 04:23:14 GMT 2005 by jane d

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