What is Acetyl Hexapeptide-8? 

In the skin care industry, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is sometimes referred to as “Botox in a jar.” This is an ingredient that works by intercepting neurotransmitter signals sent by the brain, which helps to relax facial muscles and reduce the depth of wrinkles.

 

Benefits of Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 

  1. Research shows that Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 can reduce wrinkle depth by up to 30% over the course of 30 days. 
  2. Because Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 produces similar results to Botox, it’s considered an excellent non-toxic alternative. Creams with this ingredient are designed for topical application, so not only is Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 a non-toxic alternative to Botox, but it’s non-invasive, as well. 
  3. Peptides are well known for their moisturizing abilities. Creams and serums containing peptides help combat dry skin because peptides help bind water to the skin. 
  4. In addition to water-binding properties, peptides also help improve skin elasticity and the skin’s natural moisture barrier. 

    Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 Chemical Model

     

    Dermatological Tips 

    1. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is most beneficial when used in creams or serums rather than cleansers. 
    2. This ingredient can be used day or night, use it whenever you do your normal skin care routine. 

     

    Other Ingredients to Consider 

    Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 belongs to a family of peptides called “neuropeptides.” There are a variety of other neuropeptides on the market, including Argireline and Myoxinol, but Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is one of the most well-researched and effective neuropeptides. 

     

      Products Containing This Ingredient 

      1. Tiege Hanley Bedtime Facial Moisturizer 
      2. Tiege Hanley AM/PM Eye Cream 
      3. Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment