The launch of Fullmoon Serum introduces one of our most potent products that is also gentle and ideal for those with sensitive or sensitized skin.
Fullmoon Serum is particularly amazing for those hoping to slow the relative signs of aging because of our inclusion of an oligopeptide complex derived from hibiscus extract. Research on this particular oligopeptide have shown to fend off the development of wrinkles when applied topically by inhibiting muscle contractions.
What are peptides and how do they work?
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that act as messengers within the skin and body. One of the most significant signs of aging is the texture of our skin and surface wrinkles. In our bodies, peptides modulate muscle contractions and serve as a natural collagen manufacturer. In skincare, peptides are publicly known for stimulating collagen synthesis, wound healing, “Botox-like” wrinkle smoothing, as well as antioxidative, antimicrobial, and lightening effects. The oligopeptides derived from hibiscus that we have included in Fullmoon Serum are particularly effective and researched as neurotransmitter inhibitor peptides, meaning that they inhibit acetylcholine release at the neuromuscular junction to prevent muscle contraction mimicking the effect of Botox when applied to the skin.
Researched peptide Benefits:
- Reducing the signs of aging
- Reducing the look of expression lines and wrinkles
- Antioxidant that helps to decrease free radical damage
The peptides from hibiscus extract have been found to work effectively against expression lines and wrinkles in both in vitro and human clinical trials. One of the most promising studies found that regular application of a cream containing just 1% hibiscus oligopeptides resulted in significantly reduced wrinkle depth in 3 short weeks. It was also found to reversibly inhibit muscle cell contractions responsible for expression lines.
Who should use skincare products with neurotransmitter inhibitor peptides such as those derived from hibiscus?
Peptides are becoming increasingly popular in skincare formulations and are amazing for those looking to slow the signs of aging and to reduce the formation of expression lines. Oligopeptides derived from hibiscus extract is a great ingredient to try if you are considering more invasive treatments such as neuromodulating injections like Botox to reduce lines and wrinkles. Although this is not a replacement for Botox, it is a gentle way to improve the health and condition of your skin while helping to reduce fine lines. Graydon Skincare's Fullmoon Serum is a light, water-based serum that can be layered under makeup or other products in your skincare regimen to further enhance the health and youthful appearance of your skin.
Dr. Jen Newell is the founder of Naturopathic Skin Care Clinic at the Integrative Health Institute. Also Graydon Skincare's resident ND! :)