What You Should Know
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Peptox is a product line produced by Urban Apothecary. The two main Peptox products appear to be the Peptox Radiance Serum and the Peptox Wrinkle Relaxing Creme. The Peptox Radiance Serum claims to use peptides and marine collagen micro-spheres to restore collagen and elastin. The Peptox Wrinkle Relaxing Creme removes wrinkles and fine lines and restores the body’s ability to produce natural collagen.
At the time of this review, the Urban Apothecary website was down for maintenance but information is available at online retailer websites. Because the products cannot currently be purchased on the company’s website, there is no indication of a satisfaction guarantee or of product samples available for Peptox. Satisfaction guarantees allow the customer to buy with confidence knowing that if the product doesn’t live up to the hype or if it triggers skin allergies, they can return it and get their money back. Product samples allow potential customers to try out the product first before investing in an entire jar. This is especially important to those with skin sensitivities and allergies who may not know until they try a product how it will react with their skin.
There is very little information available at this time about the ingredients in the Peptox products. The Wrinkle Relaxing Creme contains Matrixyl 3000, fibronectin, and hyaluronic acid. We like to see anti-wrinkle products contain Matrixyl 3000 and hyaluronic acid. Matrixyl 3000 is a powerful peptide that penetrates deeply and stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid can hold over 1,000 times its own weight in water and deeply hydrates the skin. Fibronectin has some research behind it that shows it may be helpful in tissue repair.
There does not appear to be a full ingredient list available for either product which can be frustrating for consumers trying to decipher what exactly is in their skin care products. Those with skin allergies and sensitivities may want to exercise caution if using this product before you know exactly how it will react with your skin.
- Contains Matrixyl 3000 and hyaluronic acid.
- Available for purchase through online retailers.
- Company website defunct.
- No money-back guarantee apparent.
- No full ingredient list available.
- Not labeled as non-allergenic.
The Bottom Line
There are several attractive features of Peptox skin care products, the most important of which is the inclusion of Matrixyl 3000 and hyaluronic acid in the formulation, two ingredients that we like to see in an effective anti-wrinkle product. However, the best products team these powerful ingredients with Argiriline, a peptide that smoothes wrinkles by relaxing the underlying facial muscles. Consumers could definitely do a lot worse than the Peptox skin care products, however, they may wish to find a product with the same ingredients and more information on the entire formulation.