ARGIRELINE® is synonymous as the first peptide for targeting expression wrinkles — fine lines and wrinkles caused by skin tension that is a result of repeated facial muscular contractions. ARGIRELINE® reduces muscle contractions and subsequently lessen the formation of expression wrinkles. ARGIRELINE® interferes with the formation and stability of the complex and induces muscle relaxation instead of contractions.
Unlike Botulinum Neurotoxins (BoNTs) which is famously used in cosmetics but result in muscle paralysis, ARGIRELINE® is a safe topical alternative. Additionally, the peptide also inhibits glutamate release to discourage anti-expression wrinkle activity.