What You Should Know
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There is no official website for the anti-aging cream Pentaxyl, which is always an initial warning sign. There is some product information available from those who market and sell it online, however. Some online retailers compare Pentaxyl to the popular treatment Strivectin. Strivectin is, of course, the famous cream originally designed to reduce stretch marks, which went on to be marketed as an anti-aging cream that the manufacturers claim reduces lines and wrinkles. Other online shops selling Pentaxyl tell us that it is a safe alternative to cosmetic surgery, and that Pentaxyl is a powerful new product that penetrates into the fine layers of the skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
Pentaxyl can be purchased from online stores, at an average price of $70. There is a full and comprehensive ingredient list available for Pentaxyl. It contains a number of peptides that are also available in other anti-aging creams for sale, as well as other ingredients such as Shea Butter. More specifically, Pentaxyl contains Palmitoyl Pentapeptide 7 which is otherwise known as Matryxil. The ingredients in Pentaxyl are also listed as consisting of Acetyl Hexapeptide 3, an ingredient derived from natural proteins. Acetyl Hexapeptide is also referred to as Argireline, and is said to have a Botox like effect as it relaxes the facial muscles, which in turn minimizes wrinkles caused by recurrent muscle contractions. There is no doubt that Pentaxyl does contain some ingredients in which clinical studies have shown them to have an anti-aging effect on the skin. There is absolutely no evidence however that Pentaxyl is in any way superior to other anti-aging creams available for sale that also contain Argireline and Matryxil. Additionally, many Matryxil based formulas are replacing that active ingredient with the improved peptide Matryxil 3000.
- Pentaxyl does contain ingredients on which clinical studies have been carried out.
- This product can be ordered online.
- There is a full and comprehensive list of ingredients available for Pentaxyl.
- There is no official website online for Pentaxyl.
- Pentaxyl is not the only anti-aging cream on the market to contain Acetyl Hexapeptide 3 and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide.
- Product information concerning Pentaxyl is only available from online shops selling it, not from the manufacturer.
- There is no evidence that it is superior to other anti aging creams which contain similar peptides.
The Bottom Line
It is not possible to have confidence in a product when all of the information concerning it can only be derived from online retailers that sell it. An official website for Pentaxyl, from which we could obtain relevant product information, would be a step in the right direction. There is certainly more transparency of information needed where this product is concerned. As things stand we cannot recommend Pentaxyl over and above other anti aging creams that contain similar ingredients, such as Argireline, or the more advanced Matryxil 3000.