Here’s some news that will put a smile on your face, especially if you’re of a certain age and worried about wrinkles around your eyes: Anti-aging creams really do work, especially if they contain Matrixyl, an ingredient that has the power to turn back the hands of time. Matrixyl (also known as “palmitoyl pentapeptide”) can double the amount of skin-plumping collagen, the anti-wrinkle protein that your skin produces, so that your skin looks plump and youthful. Fortunately, you can find Matrixyl in several over-the-counter skin care products like Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid + Matrixyl + Algae Eye Cream, a paraben-free and the product dries clear and can be worn under makeup. The eye cream contains Matrixyl 3000TM, a major wrinkle fighting ingredient used as an alternative to Retin A. Matrixyl increases collagen synthesis up to 350% and a 4% concentration is used for maximum results. The product also contains hyaluronic acid, one of the most powerful hydrating and moisturizing ingredients on the market today, and algae extract, which tightens and strengthens skin as well as stimulating collagen production. The product retails for $19.98 on-line.
Olay’s Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum contains Matrixyl and the product aims to instantly brighten the look of the overall eye area to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of crow’s feet in just two weeks. The formula, in addition to Matrixyl, has an amino peptide complex that exfoliates skin to aid skin surface turnover. The product is fragrance-free, non-greasy, and fast-absorbing and it retails for $19.49 on-line.
If you’d like to wear eye masks made with Matrixyl, try these 24K Gold Eye Mask Patches that are designed to reduce wrinkles, dark circles, puffiness, and dark eye circles. This eye mask has a rose water scent and it will give you a spa-like experience for just $12.49 on-line for 10 masks.
Oxford & Wells® Restoring Eye Cream contains Matrixyl and other ingredients, such as peptides — the building blocks of protein, lipoic acid – a powerful anti-oxidant with the capability to regenerate anti-oxidants back to their active states, Coenzyme Q10 to protect cells from free radical attack, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, and vitamins A and E to moisturize your skin. A small dab of the cream goes a long way and at just $10.00 for a 0.5-ounce tube, you’ll have something to smile about.
Serious Skincare Pure-Pep Peptide Power Eye Beauty Treatment is formulated with Matrixyl and multiple peptides specifically for the area around the eyes. The product also targets crow’s feet and laugh lines that surround the eyes and it costs $17.90 on-line.