Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 powder is a synthetic anti-wrinkle cosmetics ingredient. It is a peptide which is a fragment of SNAP-25, a substrate of Botulinum toxin. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is used in attempts to decrease the visible effects of aging by reducing the deep wrinkles and lines that occur around the forehead and eyes. Chemically, when applied as a solution to specific areas of the face, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 inhibits the reactions that cause muscles to move or contract – for example when forming facial expressions such as smiling or frowning.
1. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 reduces existing facial wrinkles.
2. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 is effective against the development of new wrinkles.
3. Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 decreases the depth of facial wrinkles caused by the contraction of muscles from facial expressions, especially near the eyes and on the forehead.