Origin: Produced synthetically from amino acids. It is a fragment of SNAP-25, a substrate of botulinum toxin (Botox).
Also Known As: Acetyl hexapeptide-3
Overview: Argireline NP, also known as acetyl hexapeptide-3 is a peptide derived from SNAP-25, a substrate of the botulinum toxin. It reduces the depth of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of facial muscles particularly in the forehead and around the eyes. It works through a unique mechanism which affects the skin’s firmness and tightness.
- Anti-aging and anti-wrinkle products such as creams, lotions, and gels
- Protective creams
- Sun care products
- After sun products
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: Use at a concentration level of 5% to 10% in formulas.