This is a popular ingredient used to combat wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. Tetrapeptide 3 is also sometimes known anecdotally as The Youth Molecule.
Tetrapeptide-3 (or TX3, or or TPP 3 for short) is a type of peptide that is composed of four amino acids that have been bound together to create a synthetic peptide. Tetrapeptide-3 is found in everyone's skin and can help to boost skin health and moisture levels.
Tetrapeptide-3 is a part of your skin's natural defence system, discovered by scientists in 2013 and now one of the newest and most popular anti-ageing ingredients on the market.
Tetrapeptide-3 helps to stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin to strengthen the skin structure. As we age, the epidermis (the outside layer of skin that we see) and the dermis (the layer that holds our collagen and elastin) begin to separate, which can give the appearance of thinner skin and more pronounced lines and wrinkles. Tetrapeptide 3 works to strengthen the connection between these two layers to slow ageing.
Tetrapeptide 3 is one of the most effective peptides for skin that can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions or concerns. It has been proven to treat a range of issues including ageing and wrinkles.
Our Tetrapeptide-3 skin care stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, helping your skin produce more of these essential proteins to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. We use this ingredient in a number of different products, so you can choose a product that suits you and easily build your skin care routine to meet your needs.
At SKINICIAN, our Ageless Overnight Retinol Powerbalm contains Tetrapeptide 3, designed to reduce the signs of premature ageing.