Quintessence Q-Strixin Micro-Active Emulsion

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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 skins foundation from the ground up.

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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

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