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What is it?
According to The Ordinary official web site, it is:
“Matrixyl is a trademarked peptide composition developed by Sederma in France. This highly-effective composition has been shown to reduce the look of static and dynamic wrinkles. This formula contains two generations of Matrixyl, Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synthe’6, at a combined concentration of 10% by weight in a specialized Hyaluronic Acid delivery system. The peptide in Matrixyl 3000 is palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 and the peptide in Matrixyl Synthe’6 is palmitoyl tripeptide-38.”
In my opinion, it is a great serum that plumps my skin and makes it well hydrated and bouncy. You know that feeling of wet, healthy skin that glows from within? Yeah, me neither.
Well, this serum makes it as close to that as possible.
How to use it?
Apply a few drops to face AM and PM.
My way of using it is alone or mixed with the other The Ordinary water based serums like Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% or any other water based serum or ampoule e.g. Leejiham Vita Propolis Ampoule for that extra kick. This works fine on my skin.
It’s: cleansing, toner, this serum alone or mixed with others, heavier serums (optional), moisturizers, oils.
You can also use it as an eye serum.
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
See, bunch of peptides and non-irritating stuff that should make skin plump, hydrated and most of all – rejuvenated.
Yes, never broke me out, or had any undesirable side effect when using it.
Who is it for?
Everyone, actually. Not exactly for teenagers and perfect young skins as they would see no effect on skin whatsoever. However, skin types that require an extra attention in anti-aging department would definitely see the difference. I think. Well, I do.
Of course, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed, steer away from this one. But you already know that.
Does it work?
Oh, yes! My forehead wrinkles are less visible, skin is more even and I have no crowfeet (around eyes) at all. And we are talking about one month of using it. Skin is overall well hydrated and absorbs other skin care products better.
I have always loved this immediate effect of Matrixyl. No matter how tired my skin was, no matter how dull, this serum would lift it up in no time.
Answer to that everlasting question: would I repurchase it? Absolutely yes.