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Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3



A relatively new, four amino acid peptide that promises to help combat hair loss alongside red clover extract as part of the trademarked technology Capixyl

The main thing of  Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 is to stimulate the synthesis of key Extra Cellular Matrix (aka ECM, the gooey stuff between cells that make up the framework of our skin) components in the scalp.  According to the manufacturer’s lab studies, the expression of type III collagen increased by 65% and the expression of laminins (anchoring proteins found in the ECM) was up a massive 285%, resulting in a stronger ECM bed for hair anchoring.

Together with red clover extract, the duo has a synergistic action and works to combat hair loss thanks to a neat multi-faceted approach: it not only stimulates important ECM components but also inhibits the DHT-causing 5-a-reductase enzyme (DHT is the annoying hormone largely responsible for male pattern baldness) and reduces micro-inflammation around hair follicles. The manufacturer’s study over 4 months showed the total impact of Capixyl was an increased anagen (growth phase)/telogen (resting phase) ratio of +46%, resulting in significantly denser hair.

All in all, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3 is a promising ingredient in the fight against hair loss, but as the only results we could find were from the manufacturer, take these claims with a pinch of salt until more research is done.

Products with Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3

Floema Hair Loss Treatment Serum Ipca Laboratories Kera Xl Hair Growth Serum Lara Devgan Platinum Long Lash Serum Hiskin Crazy Hair Scalp Lotion Lavender Mary Kay Lash & Brow Building Serum Monat Intense Repair Treatment Palsons Q-sera Hair Serum Algo Vita Biotin & Peptides Lash & Brow Serum Be Minimalist Hair Growth Actives 18% doris day Rapid Hair Growth Serum virtue Flourish Density Booster Dermelect Xl Lash Volumizer Eyenvy Lash Conditioner MINFIN - HS Hair Serum Monat Ir Clinical Hair Thinning Defense Monat Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum Nécessaire The Scalp Serum Nécessarie Scalp Serum Regaliz Folirich Hair Growth Serum Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Scalp Treatment Arata Intensive Hair Growth Serum Boldify Hair Boost Serum Fania Ffrench Lash ‘n Brow Enhancing Serum InstaNatural Eyelash Enhancing Serum Monat Reshape Root Lifter Monat Restore Leave-In Conditioner Olaplex Lashbond Building Serum SID Systems Hair Growth Activator Vitrue Flourish Volumizing Styler Wild and young Eyelash And Eyebrow Growth Mascara Ageloc nutriol Scalp And Hair Serum Biologique Recherche Complexe Cegaba + Bioproline Brinton Well Grow Gold Cytopeutic Hair Booster Ducray Neoptide Men Hair Lotion Growth Bomb Baby Hair Growth Wand Head Kandy Booster Club Stimulating Scalp Serum Ida Warg Cure Conditioner Monat Moxie Mousse Monat Replenish Masque Monat Volumizing Revitalize Conditioner The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum For Hair Density The Ordinary Multi-peptide Lash And Brow Serum Act + Acre Scalp Renew Babe Lash Enhancing Conditioner Foligain Triple Action Shampoo For Thinning Hair For Women Nu Skin Lash + Brow Serum Dr. Vanita Rattan Hair Anagen Boost Tonic Happy Skin Bakuchiol + Peptide Oil Drops Serum Monat IR Clinical Thickening Conditioner