When you hear the words anti-aging and wrinkle fighting, your mind probably jumps to your grandmother's medicine cabinet that's overflowing with floral and perfume scented creams and moisturizers. Well, even if you're not visually aging it's never too early to start preventing those fine lines and wrinkles. Besides just wearing sunscreen and keeping up with a healthy skincare regimen, knowing which skincare ingredients actively prevent aging is key to losing ten years on your face. Here we are breaking down everything you need to know about Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Arjuna tree extract, and Adenosine; three ingredients praised for fighting fine lines and wrinkles.
What is Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5?
Palmitoyl tripeptide-5 is a peptide chain (a peptide is a naturally occurring or lab synthesized chain of amino acids) made up of three amino acids that can deeply penetrate the skin and enter the dermis layer of the skin to administer its many benefits. See, it isn't that complicated! Now, let's dive into how it works:
This peptide ingredient works by activating and releasing transforming growth factor-beta (aka TGF-beta) past the epidermis and into the deeper dermis layer of the skin. TGF-beta is then responsible for a resolute increase in the amount collagen produced in the skin and prevents the breakdown of collagen. Collagen is a protein that is responsible for providing structure, elasticity, and connection to various parts of the body. By improving the collagen production in the body Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is able to improve your skin's moisture retention and firmness while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benefits of Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
The benefits of Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 might seem minor, but the magnitude is astronomical.
- Firms the skin
- Increases the skin's moisture retention
- Significantly reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles
All of these benefits come from the increase of collagen production that Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 activates, making drastic changes to the skin.
What is Arjuna Tree Extract?
Arjuna is an Indian tree that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for decades. While it used to mainly promote cardiovascular health, the bark is now used for many health and cosmetic reasons. For skincare, Arjuna extract is referred to as oleic acid. Oleic acid is natural and enriched with the cardiotonic protective molecules of the Arjuna tree, when used in skincare it provides many anti-aging benefits.
Benefits of Arjuna Tree Extract
Thanks to the naturally occurring molecules that are taken from the Arjuna tree and used in oleic acid, terpenoids, flavonoids, and phenolic acids all act to improve the skin's appearance in the following ways:
- Visibly reduces wrinkles and fine lines under eyes
- Promotes microcirculation: This Plays a significant role in the transportation of nutrients, waste, and hormones, along with regulating the inflammatory response in the skin
- Decreases eye bags and puffiness
What is Adenosine?
Adenosine is naturally present in our bodies and in all life forms. It is part of the molecule ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) which has the role of converting and transferring energy on the cellular level.
In skincare, adenosine is derived from yeast and is a white crystalline solid that is soluble in water. When used in skincare, it is only used in very small amounts (a typical concentration of 0.01-0.1%), but still yields major results. By energizing the skin’s surface, adenosine works to stimulate collagen production. This is crucial for youthful and plump skin because collagen promotes skin elasticity, making the skin bouncy, smooth, and soft.
Benefits of Adenosine
Due to its promotion of energy conversion and collagen synthesis adenosine has many anti-aging benefits, such as:
- Wrinkle prevention
- Fine line reduction
- Skin restoration
- Hydration preservation
- Soothing and smoothing
- Wound healing
- Inflammation reduction
Using These Ingredients in Your Skincare Routine
These ingredients individually are an easy addition to your skincare routine as they are found in a large variety of products such as, anti-aging products, eye serums, moisturizers, sun cream, and so much more. It's an addition that can transform your skin!
That is why we decided to make all three of these ingredients a staple part of our eye serum not only because of their magical benefits, but because they're cruelty free, GMO free, and vegan. No matter your age or gender, this ingredient is a must in your skincare regime. Start preventing and fighting aging before it's too late.