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Reviewed and recommended: Faitox-25 for lip lines

Is a Solution for:
Sagging Skin
Reviewed by Marta September 17, 2008 10 Comments
Years of smoking, pursing and pouting have made their mark on my upper lip. I started to notice fine lines a couple of years ago and - unlike the rest of my wrinkles, which I am pleased to say are largely on the retreat - they seemed to be settling in for good. Nothing I tried seemed to make any difference. Until...small drum roll.....I hit on a combination of Faitox-25 and Your Best Face Correct.

I was tipped off about Faitox-25 ($89) by Susan, who posted a comment on Five Best Products That Contain Matrixyl 3000. I was immediately impressed by an approach that is becoming increasingly appealing to me: a streamlined roster of ingredients, used at full strength, with no superfluous crap. Faitox-25, made by Synovia Labs, fits the bill perfectly.

The four key ingredients are 50% hyaluronic acid, 25% Argireline, 15% Matrixyl 3000, 10% SNAP-8. Hyaluronic acid is supposed to help moisture retention and, as such, probably helps plump out the lines. This is mostly superficial, but at least it gives me some hope while I wait for the matrixyl to kick in.

Matrixyl 3000 is a potent antioxidant made by combining two peptides, palmitoyl oligopeptide and palmitoyl tetrapepide-7. It outperforms Vitamin C (and unlike some of the Cs, it doesn't irritate) by stimulating the matrix molecules - collagens 1,3, 4 and fibronectin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. According to clinical trials, matrixyl 3000 led to a 33% decrease in wrinkle density, a 23% decrease in the volume of wrinkles and a 20% decrease in the depth of wrinkles (buyer beware that this research was conducted by the manufacturer).

Argireline is an ingredient I am warming to. It is a peptide, specifically acetyl hexapeptide, that mimics both a collagen shot and a Botox injection simultaneously. Hexapeptides don't actually work like Botox. They don't destroy the protein, like Botox does, but keep it from connecting to the cell and turning on
the muscle contraction. Now, I used to dismiss these topical applications as not having a very powerful effect and give the impression of working mostly by clinging to the surface of the skin.

I have since come across and used some good quality potions with Argireline is a good concentration and am changing my mind. Faitox-25 certainly seems to be doing a good job of preventing me from sneering too much. It is doubtless being helped by a 10% shot of SNAP-8.  I have been told the SNAP-8 is a superior version of Argireline that is approximately 30% more active. It is also more expensive (perhaps that is why it is a 10% concentration against the 25% of the cheaper Argireline).

I use Faitox-25 after first smearing on a layer of YBF Correct. This is my favorite eye cream and it also has Matrixyl 3000 and SNAP-8. It also has something else called spin trap. This is a molecule that stops free radicals spinning out of control and damaging the skin. The concentrations in Correct are: 10.5% Snap-8, 5.7% Pepha Timp, 5.6% Matrixyl 3000, 3.8% Syn-ake, 3.3% Haloxyl.

Ingredients in Faitox-25

Water, sodium hyaluronate, acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl oligopeptide, acetyl octapeptide-3, ascorbyl palmitate, tocotrienol, phenonip.
  • July 25, 2016

    by Jat

    How is it that Faitox-25 can contain 25% Argireline when the highest use rate is only 10%?
    Anyone?

  • March 30, 2011

    by Roni

    I've been using the Faitox-25 for 3 1/2 weeks, and have noticed that it does help keep me from frowning; which makes my number 11 and vertical forehead lines less visible. I think I'm going to send it back though because I've noticed zero difference with my lip lines and it gives my skin a weird texture.

  • March 31, 2009

    by Val

    So I'm absolutely one of those "totally confused" consumers. Any other thoughts on this product? I'd like more information in response to Romira's comments.
    Thanks in advance!

  • January 30, 2009

    by Romira

    Here we go again, and my question is still the same: How do the chemists who created Faitox balance their formulation to 100.0 when the total of the HA, Argireline, Matryxil and Snap-8 comes to 100.0....... how do they get the water phase in? How do they incorporate the C and E? How do they work in the preservative?

    Also, why do they use Argireline at 25% when Lipotec specifically states in their scientific research that its to be used at a minimum of 3% and a maximum of 10% and anything above that does NOT make it more effective. In fact ALL of their supporting scientific data was collected by using 3% and 5% formulations on test subjects over a T0 and T28 time frame.

    Yes, Snap-8 is almost twice the cost of Argireline per kg. However, they use it at 10% because Lipotec recommends that to be the maximum and not because it is more expensive.

    So MANY lies about ingredients and their levels of use on the ineternet about products competing for sales.

    Either Faitox has totally incompitent chemists, or, they are lying. Their formulation makes NO sense at all.

    I feel sorry for the consumers who must be totally confused about all the competing claims.

  • September 22, 2008

    by Marta

    <p>A couple of weeks. Also, since I am using them so judiciously on a small area I expect them to last for ages so the expense over time might not be that bad.</p>

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