Updated: Nov 11, 2021
What is Argireline®?
Argireline® is the brand name for a particular peptide called acetyl hexapeptide-3 (aka acetyl hexapeptide-8). As a quick reminder, peptides are short chains of amino acids, the foundation for proteins including collagen and elastin, making them essential for healthy, youthful skin. While various peptides are common in skincare, this one differs in its ability to reduce muscle movement and the accompanying wrinkles that come with it; actually it’s the first peptide with a targeted effect on expression wrinkles.
Argireline® inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters in the neuromuscular junction, producing a Botox-like effect. Therefore, it is used as a safe needle-free alternative to Botox treatment.
Everyone is trying to mimic Botox's contenders, and so far, Argireline® is one of the best contenders. Along with its muscle-paralyzing effects, it also stimulates collagen production, further helping to keep skin smooth and wrinkle free.