Matrixyl: The Newest Anti-Aging Ingredient

In our continued search for the Fountain of Youth, the key to our potential success is reversing the cause of wrinkles. Because a wrinkle is caused by the breakdown of collagen in the skin, we hunt for ingredients that increase collagen production. Up until now, we've used retinoids, AHA's, growth factors, and antioxidants to treat wrinkles, but now, the new kid on the block are pentapeptides, specifically, Matrixyl.

Matrixyl, a portion of the naturally produced collagen molecule, was developed in the French laboratories of Sederma, where it was shown to stimulate collagen and fibroblasts, both of which are normally lost in the aging process. In clinical studies, after four months of daily use, Matrixyl has been shown to improve the skin’s appearance, decrease wrinkles, and soften the skin’s texture. Moreover, Matrixyl has proved equal to or more effective as an anti-aging indredient than Vitamin A, growth factors, Vitamin C and Antioxidants.

Often people complain that while using Renova, retinol, glycolic acid, or Vitamin C creams, their skin becomes irritated. Matrixyl is compatible with most sensitive skin types and because it is a protein, it maintains the added benefit that it is an excellent humectant, helping the skin to lock in moisture. Up until recently, Matrixyl could only be found in the commercially available products, Oil of Olay Regenerist and Stri-Vectin.

At SkinCareLab we are happy to announce the launch of a new anti-aging product line formulated with Matrixyl, called Alyria. Made in Canada, Alyria has developed two revolutionary products: Alyria Revitalizing Cream and Alyria Revitalizing Eye Serum, both of which are formulated with 3% Matrixyl, the maximum concentration currently available to significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Other products in their line include an Exfoliating Cream (glycolic acid), Retinol Night Complex, an Anti-Dark Circle Night Serum (Vitamin K and Retinol) as well as a Hydrating Complex. For more detailed information on Alyria please visit



Matrixyl is a portion of the naturally produced collagen molecule and was developed by the French company Sederma.

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