Vitamin C is an active ingredient and Matrixyl 3000 is a peptide, we all know what a dream team they both make together. But let’s compare their individual properties? If you are a true skincare geek, you must have tried both of these ingredients together and also those that include AHA, BHAs. Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid. The bomb combination they make is something every skin enthusiast dies for but in this blog, we will dig up the individual properties of both aka Vitamin c versus matrixyl 3000.
Peptides and active ingredient such as vitamin c together make the best duo and brings different strengths to the relationship but they overlap their strengths and benefits in some areas like collagen production. They counteract with the anti-aging process which we believe isn’t something you’d want in the long run. But if you are looking for a lighter version of vitamin c then using these two is the best option to treat hyperpigmentation, discoloration, open pores, acne scars, and dark spots.
Vitamin C versus Matrixyl 3000 – The real battle
Antioxidants? Yes, please!
If you’re looking to add an antioxidant in your skincare regime and you’re aware of the harmful rays our skin is daily exposed to due to the disruption in our Ozone layer, then Vitamin c is the best catch for you!
Vitamin C would fight free radicals, help with breakouts due to overexposure with the sun, and treats discoloration, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots by inhibiting melanin synthesis.
Poreless, Smooth skin? Peptides to go!
Matrixyl 3000 is oftentimes called as ‘Botox in a bottle’ which is an interesting term to think about. Although Argireline works best as a natural Botox Matrixyl 3000 is no less. It naturally lifts your skin without any fillers. It comes real handy when you’re entering your 30 and beyond because at that age you don’t have stubborn wrinkles but you’re fighting the early battle against fine lines and wrinkles so in that case, matrixyl 3000 comes in really handy. Matrixyl 3000 is made up of Peptides building blocks of proteins that promote collagen production, who doesn’t need collagen? I do!
The matrikine peptide found in both the Skin Deva Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synth 6 serums have similar anti-aging benefits as Retinol (Vitamin A) and are very often used as an alternative to Retinol.
Matrixyl 3000 is made by combining two peptides – palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 and palmitoyl oligopeptide and they both don’t just treat wrinkles and collagen loss but stimulates skin’s repair mechanism. The reason Matrixyl 3000 can be named as the Builder is that it build the skin into a healthy shape, regains skin elasticity, firmness, and texture.
If you’re struggling with large open pores, matrixyl 3000 is your best buy!
How do I layer Vitamin c and matrixyl 3000?
It’s completely fine to layer them together but to wait between applications is a better idea, allowing them to act accordingly and for full absorption. Waiting time up to 30 minutes is recommended for vitamin c versus matrixyl 3000 and using first the active ingredient aka Vitamin c then the peptide aka Matrixyl 3000 since they both work on different pH levels.
What to do if you want to use just one serum?
When it comes to Vitamin C versus Matrixyl 3000, the results and options are variable but Skin Deva has something for everyone. The Skin Deva’s Hyaluronic Acid+Vitamin C+Matrixyl 3000 is a much more gentle derivative of vitamin c than L-ascorbic acid and does not cause any adverse reactions or irritations since it is Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate. The less concentration of Vitamin c makes it great for more sensitive skin or oily skin types.
Which vitamin c to use?
Always check the percentage of Vitamin c before application and select on the basis of your skin’s tolerance level of active ingredient concentration. If you’re used to of acids and active ingredients than there’s nothing better than Skin Deva’s Vitamin C+E+Ferulic acid but if you have much sensitive skin then Hyaluronic acid+Vitamin c+Matrixyl 3000 is your best bet!