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Should I use Matrixyl 3000™ or Matrixyl® Synthe'6?

January 25, 2018

Should I use Matrixyl 3000™ or Matrixyl® Synthe'6?

Matrixyl serums assist the skin’s natural repair process and support its restorative capabilities. What are the differences between Matrixyl 3000™ and Matrixyl® Synthe'6? They are both peptide serums with powerful anti-aging benefits, yet they each work a little differently. 

While both Matrixyl products can be part of your anti-aging skin care routine, which one you choose will depend on your specific skin care needs and your skin's sensitivity.

Benefits of Matrixyl 3000™

Matrixyl 3000™ contains peptides called matrikines to help repair and restructure damaged skin. This serum contains two matrikines, Pal-GHK and Pal-GQPR, and both work to restore collagen and elastin, giving skin a more youthful appearance. Another important function of Matrixyl 3000™ is that it also prevents and reverses glycation, which damages the skin’s natural cushion that is composed of collagen and elastin.

When you apply a Matrixyl 3000™ serum as part of your anti-aging skincare routine, you help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, two important compounds found in skin naturally. This leads to the following benefits:

  • Wrinkle reduction
  • Increased firmness
  • Decreased sagging
  • Improved moisture retention

Benefits of Matrixyl® Synthe'6

Matrixyl® Synthe'6 is a powerful lipopeptide that stimulates the synthesis of six major cell-building components that are natural ingredients in the skin’s matrix. This peptide serum helps to rebuild several types of collagen found in the skin that are especially beneficial, along with fibronectin and hyaluronic acid.

Matrixyl® Synthe'6 assists in restoring collagen and elastin, while strengthening the skin’s matrix including: 

  • Smoothing out the appearance of pronounced wrinkles
  • Increasing firmness of skin
  • Improving overall texture.
  • Improving photo damaged skin.

Which Matrixyl Serum Product Provides Better Benefits? 

Both Matrixyl products are special peptide serums that work on repairing, restoring and preventing aging effects on the skin. Matrixyl 3000™ is ideal for maintenance and prevention, while Matrixyl® Synthe'6 targets more accelerated skin aging. While the visual effects of each serum’s benefits overlap, they each have distinct pathways in how they work.

Matrixyl 3000™ vs. Matrixyl® Synthe'6: Which peptide serum should I use? 

If you are looking for just one Matrixyl product, you will want to determine your primary goal:

Are you looking to increase your skin’s elasticity and smoothness for an improved overall appearance?

Matrixyl 3000™ is an ideal serum for overall skin support and preventing the first signs of aging such as fine lines and surface wrinkles. It is also best for sensitive skin types. 

Do you want to strengthen and encourage the skin to rebuild for an overall firmer appearance?

Matrixyl® Synthe'6 is perfect if you are focused on reversing skin aging. This serum provides a more intense, targeted treatment that addresses deep wrinkles, loss of firmness and sun damaged skin.  

Whether you choose Matrixyl 3000™ or Matrixyl® Synthe'6, it should be determined by your skin. No matter which product you prefer, you can count on firmer, healthier skin. 

Are the Matrixyl Products Comparable in Other Ways?

The physical properties of Matrixyl 3000™ and Matrixyl® Synthe'6 are highly similar. Both Matrixyl serums include 1% hyaluronic acid for additional moisturizing power, contain no parabens and are not tested on animals. They are also both quick to dry and won’t leave a greasy residue on your face.

When and how to apply these potent polypeptides will depend on your overall regime and other products you are using. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • If using Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synthe'6 in the same routine, we recommend applying the serums on different areas of concern rather than layering them. For example, apply the Matrixyl Synthe'6 on more pronounced lines and wrinkles, and Matrixyl 3000 on all other desired areas for targeted treatment.
  • Use your fingertips to apply two to three drops of serum onto cleansed skin, either in the morning or at night.

Does Timeless Offer Other Matrixyl Options?

In addition to the classic serum, Matrixyl 3000™ is available as an active ingredient in Timeless Skin Care’s HA Matrixyl 3000™ Spray. These sprays are lighter and more easily applied than the serum, while still providing the same skin-smoothing combination of hyaluronic acid and Matrixyl 3000™

Incorporating the HA Matrixyl 3000™ Sprays into your daily skin care routine will help achieve a brighter skin, increase hydration and maintain an optimal moisture balance.

DISCLAIMER: The information on our blogs has been compiled from published sources and the experience of the Timeless Skin Care team. The blogs are  not intended to diagnose or treat a medical condition or to address every skin type or  condition. While reasonable effort is made to publish reliable and up to date information, Timeless Skin Care cannot predict how a skin care regimen will affect every individual user. Timeless does not guarantee any specific outcomes or the accuracy of all information presented and accepts no liability in respect of any omission or error. If you are uncertain about possible sensitivity when using Timeless Skin Care products, please do a patch test before use. If you have any skin concerns, please talk to your physician or consult a dermatologist.

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