Pentaxyl says that it can reduce skin discolorations and increase hydration, improving skin texture and color.
It also claims to be able to work on both the dermal and epidermal layers to reduce wrinkles and increase skin firmness and thickness. These are all of the essential things that we would hope to see accomplished in a wrinkle cream, but claims mean little.
Pentaxyl could give us those kinds of results if it contained proven, effective ingredients in high concentrations, and we need to look closely at the ingredients and at consumer reviews before we can recommend this product.
What are the Ingredients in Pentaxyl?
Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 – This peptide is clinically proven to reduce wrinkles on the forehead and eyes caused by facial expression muscles by disrupting nerve signals to the skin. This softens deep wrinkles, particularly those found around the eyes and mouth.
Palmitoyl Oligopeptide – Palmitoyl Oligopeptide stimulates both collagen production and glycosaminoglycan synthesis, providing skin firming and anti-wrinkle properties. These help your skin to naturally replace what it loses as you age.
Matrixyl – Also known as palmitoyl pentapeptide-3, Matrixyl stimulates collagen production in the skin and produce the same effects of BOTOX® injections used for its anti-wrinkle properties.
Extracts – Pentaxyl contains various plant extracts, including Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola), Coneflower, Bearberry and Licorice extracts. These all claim to soothe and moisturize the skin in various ways, but the fact is that extracts are not capable of permeating the epidermal layer of the skin, and will not reduce wrinkles or fine lines.
Vitamins – A variable alphabet of vitamins, Pentaxyl contains vitamins A, C, and E. Again, these help the skin in various ways, giving moisture and temporarily improving the texture and brightness of the skin, but they will not have any permanent anti-aging effects.
What Else Should I Know About Pentaxyl?
Pentaxyl contains some very impressive ingredients, including a complex of three different peptides. It has received many positive consumer reviews as well. However, we can’t recommend this product because we could not find a complete ingredient list.
An ingredient list would tell us exactly how much of each ingredient was in the product, rather than just saying that it contains some of each.