MATRIXYL 3000: MAYBE YOU'VE HEARD SOME ABOUT THIS FUTURISTIC-SOUNDING SKIN CARE INGREDIENT...
I've seen this ingredient more often in the past couple of years, but didn't really know that much about it except that it was a type of peptide (short chain made up of Amino Acids) that is good for your skin. Matrixyl 3000 is in fact a combination of peptides that are designed to ultimately replenish the skin's matrix, while they also work to protect it. The skin's matrix is actually just the framework that creates your skin's structure. There is a common misconception that Matrixyl ("Classic") & Matrixyl 3000- both made by the Sederma corporation, are similar products. In fact, the two are chemically dissimilar and only share in that they are both peptides in common!
DOES MATRIXYL 3000 REALLY WORK?!
There have been several studies, although I could only find some thus far conducted by Sederma themselves- but they did seem to show promising results in reduction of lines, improvement on skin roughness, and skin tone was increased as well. It should be noted that there were virtually no side affects found in the studies either. I would however, like to see some independent studies done with Matrixyl 3000 to really show how effective it is through an unbiased report. Based on the science that I could find, it DOES look like the product may have the positive affects on skin that it's claiming!
BEAUTY PRODUCT REVIEW: RESURRECT- ANTI-AGING MOISTURIZER WITH MATRIXYL 3000 $36.95*
*Amazon.com pricing w/Prime membership!
This was my first time trying a moisturizer that had this complex in it, although I have tried other products that DID contain Matrixyl 3000- like an eye gel I reviewed recently! Resurrect, by Uplifting Beauty, was definitely a product I was excited to try! The company is Arizona-based and distributes products that aim in being affordable, provide the best results, and help other's lives.
As for the product itself- it's a great product! I noticed an immediate brightening with the first application and a very nice softness that really made a noticeable difference too! It absorbed well into the skin and left no oily or greasy residue behind, but it did take about 5 mins. to dry. Resurrect did seem to start to soften my lines slightly, but I also found from research that it can take a month or longer to see ultimate results for line reduction with products containing Matrixyl 3000. I will keep you all updated on this improvement once that I reach that milestone and see how much of a line reduction if really made.
The container is one thing that stands out immediately about Resurrect, that I really liked. It's a sturdy pump bottle with a nice metal cap that easily pulls off. The pump itself works well and dispenses the right amount of product needed for one application. It really does not take much- I only had to use two pumps in order to apply a thin layer to my entire face and part of my upper-neck area. The texture is good and spreads easily and well so you can apply the moisturizer properly. The size of the bottle and actual product at 1 oz. makes this moisturizer with such a prized ingredient, very affordable. You will have for quite a while as not much is needed for application.
Key ingredients for Resurrect include: Sodium Hyaluronate- a patented pentapeptide formula, natural anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, Peppermint Oil, and Green Tea Extract! With all of these awesome ingredients including the Matrixyl 3000, you can see how this moisturizer really does pack a powerful and effective punch! The ONLY drawback that I could really find with the product was the scent! It was NOT bad, yet it could have been improved and I did feel that it might be quite easily. As the product is fantastic, I will definitely forgo this last aspect- but it IS something I think can and should be improved on for the product because it DOES work so well!
Overall impressions of Resurrect Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Matrixyl 3000 were that is works well, feels nice on the skin , leaves no residue behind, and is moderately priced! The smell could be improved on slightly! It will last you a good while and contains a very potent combo of peptides that show very positive, promising results for skin. If you are in the market for a good moisturizer that will do all of those things with Matrixyl 3000, then this is one I HIGHLY recommend!
WHERE CAN I FIND THIS WONDERFUL PRODUCT?