Collagen plays a big part in the health of the skin as it is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and it is responsible for the firmness and elasticity of the skin. In young skin it is found in abundance, but the amount lowers as we age which results in ageing signs such as wrinkles. When the collagen breaks down as we get older and also due to environmental factors such as pollution and sunlight, short segments of amino acids are formed known as peptides. When these peptides are used in skincare products and applied to the skin, they ‘trick’ it into thinking the collagen is breaking down so it needs to make more. This is why these amino-acids have become more popular and are now of interest in research for anti-ageing where it has been shown how they can interact with the appearance of ageing signs such as wrinkles. Click here for more information on this research..
The science behind the beauty
The key to what makes this product so amazing for the skin in based on two main ingredients and how they work together in synergy to help with the appearance of ageing. These two skin-loving ingredients are Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide-8) and Hyaluronic acid.
Also known as Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Argireline is a peptide, the building blocks of proteins, that is most commonly used in cosmetics for its revitalising properties. What makes peptides beneficial for the skin is their water-binding feature and research has shown they can penetrate further into the skin when using the correct type of emulsion (a higher water content showed greater penetration). Find out more here.
Also called Hyaluronan, Hyaluronic Acid occurs naturally in the body and is said to contribute towards healthy and firm looking skin. Just like with collagen, as we age the naturally occurring levels decrease which is why it can be beneficial for the skin to use products that contain Hyaluronic Acid. When applied topically, it can help to soothe and moisturise the skin which can help with the appearance of ageing.
Full list of ingredients
Water (Aqua), Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Ethoxydiglycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol.
Take a small amount on your fingertips and gently massage or tap onto the desired areas of skin (such as around the eyes) using a circular motion. If you apply too much you can easily remove any excess with a cotton swab. Skinception Instant Wrinkle is perfectly safe for the skin so it can be applied more than once a day if you prefer. This means it can be ideal to use in the morning before going about your day and then again in the evening before a big night out.