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This proprietary technology, developed by ALASTIN, can make a big difference when it comes to keeping skin hydrated, bouncy, and glowing.

Hydrated skin is healthy skin. Maintaining your hydration levels is critical to keeping skin looking youthful and glowing. Octapeptide-45, a new proprietary skincare technology developed by the scientists at ALASTIN, works to help improve skin hydration, both immediately upon application and over time. Read on to understand more about what Octapeptide-45 is, how it works, and why this powerful ingredient can benefit your skin.

This technology, created by ALASTIN for use in the HA (Hyaluronic Acid) IMMERSE Serum®, is a proprietary peptide. Peptides are short-chain amino acids that help improve or facilitate certain functions in our skin.

To understand how Octapeptide-45 works, let’s take a step back and consider hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a slippery substance that helps keep our body moisturized. You can find it in your eyes, your joints, and, of course, your skin. It’s a key molecule in the fight against skin aging because it helps our skin stay bouncy, plump, and full.

The naturally occurring form of hyaluronic acid in the body is high molecular weight HA. Octapeptide-45 helps the body increase its own high molecular weight hyaluronic acid production within the skin. This means that skin looks more hydrated in a natural way, while also helping to increase our HA over time. By helping increase the production of HA within the skin, Octapeptide-45 delivers not just a short-term boost of hydration, but long-term skin-plumping, anti-aging, and hydration benefits.

Octapeptide’s ability to increase hyaluronic acid in the skin leads to many improvements in appearance. More hyaluronic acid in the skin means:
  • - Improved radiance
  • - Plumper looking skin
  • - More elastic-looking skin
  • - Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • - Smoother looking skin
  • - Softer looking skin

Octapeptide-45 is very safe and in clinical studies, nearly zero side effects were reported. However, everyone’s skin is different. It’s always a good idea to patch test on a small area of skin before applying it to your full face.

For best results, apply HA (Hyaluronic Acid) IMMERSE Serum® as the first step in your skincare routine twice a day, right after your cleanser. Place one to two pumps on your fingertips before applying to your face.

Yes, Octapeptide-45 can safely be used alongside products that contain other popular active ingredients like retinol or hydroquinone.