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Article: Syn-Ake

Syn-Ake - skinChemists


What is Syn-Ake?

If the word Syn-Ake looks vaguely like Snake and scares you away, you are both right and wrong. 

Right, because it is a man-made compound that mimics a natural compound found in the venom of the Temple Viper snake, a venomous snake found in Southeast Asia. It is known for its potent anti-wrinkle properties in its venom, which inspired the development of Syn-Ake.

Wrong, because you should not be scared off. Syn-Ake offers amazing skincare benefits. Being a product inspired by a snake, we can use very emotive words - Syn-Ake will kill your wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines.

How is Syn-Ake produced?

Because this is a man-made synthetic compound, the science behind it does get a bit complex.

Syn-Ake is developed by the Swedish company, Pentapharm Ltd. Syn- Ake is produced through a synthetic peptide technology known as recombinant DNA technology. This involves creating a new sequence of amino acids that mimics the active peptide compound found in the Temple Viper's venom, known as Waglerin-1. To make this even scarier, the official name of the Temple Viper is Tropidolaemus wagleri.

The resulting synthetic tripeptide, Syn-Ake, is then purified and standardized for use in skin care products. This process allows for the creation of a controlled supply of Syn-Ake, ensuring that skin care products containing this ingredient have a consistent level of efficacy. The final product is a glycerine-based aqueous solution that is preservative-free and vegan-friendly.

How does Syn-Ake work?

Fine lines, wrinkles, frown lines, and smile lines are created over time by muscles that continuously perform the same motion, stretching the skin so that it cannot return to its original state.

Snake venom paralyzes the muscles of its prey, making it unable to move. Syn-Ake works similarly on a low level by penetrating the skin. It effectively freezes or paralyzes these tiny muscles, reducing and vanishing the lines. It is fast-acting and long-lasting and you will see a difference within weeks.

The results of using Syn-Ake are not permanent and will wear off after a month or so if you stop using the skincare product.

What does it do for skin?

Here are some of the many benefits it offers for skin:

Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Syn-Ake works by relaxing the muscles in the face, causing the skin to smooth out, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Frown lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet, puckering above the lip line, lines around the eyes, and wrinkles on the neck will all be dramatically reduced.

Improve firmness and elasticity.

By firming and tightening the skin, Syn-Ake makes it appear more youthful and radiant. Firm skin looks younger, plumper, and fresher with a natural glow.

Boost the skin's production of collagen

It also helps to boost the skin's natural production of collagen, which is essential for maintaining skin elasticity. Collagen decreases as we age, and this starts as early as age 20. By stimulating cells to produce collagen, your skin remains firm and is less prone to wrinkles and fine lines.

Indirectly hydrates the skin

Although Syn-Ake does not have a direct effect on hydrating the skin, by boosting collagen production, your skin is able to retain moisture and stay hydrated leading to a more plump and youthful appearance. Hydrated skin is healthy and won’t show signs of dryness or flakiness.

It won’t cause dryness or irritation

Bakuchiol is a natural and gentle product and is not known to cause any skin irritation. It is ideal for sensitive and mature skin.

    Calms and soothes the skin

    Syn-Ake has anti-inflammatory properties, making it effective for calming and soothing irritated or sensitive skin.

    Brightens the skin

    Hydrated, firm skin always looks brighter and younger. Skincare products that contain Syn-Ake give the skin a more radiant and refreshed appearance.

    Can Syn-Ake be used by everyone?

    Syn-Ake can be used by women of all ages. For younger women, it will delay the appearance of wrinkles with its age-freezing effect. For mature skin that is already showing signs of age, it will substantially reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

    Our Wrinkle Killer Sun Protection Day Moisturiser is a soothing face cream that works fast with killer-action to reduce wrinkles. It has an SPF 50 rating to protect your skin against harmful UV rays. This rating is very high and is able to filter 98% of UVB radiation from reaching the skin cells. Use it before exposure to the sun and reapply after swimming, showering, bathing, drying off, or perspiring.

      Who shouldn’t use Syn-Ake?

      Please consult your doctor or dermatologist for advice if you have a chronic skin condition.


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