Snap-8 (Acetyl Octapeptide) is an anti-aging peptide that is an elongated version of the more popular anti-wrinkle ingredient called Argireline. Argireline is famous for its Botox-like effects, making it the most popular Botox alternative today. Argireline relaxes the muscles on your face, reducing facial tension and preventing fine lines and wrinkles from developing along your face’s expression lines.
Argireline is a hexapeptide, which contains six amino acids in one chain, while Snap-8 is an octapeptide, which contains eight amino acids in one chain. Both peptides have fairly equal anti-wrinkle powers and both can relax facial tensions easily.
However, in a 2001 study which compares Argireline, Snap-8, and Placebo, Snap-8 performed fairly better than the other two. Argireline achieved about 28% reduction in wrinkle depth while Snap-8 produced about 35% wrinkle depth reduction. Please note though that the tests were only done on the foreheads of the human volunteers. Argireline has been shown to perform better than Snap-8 in other areas besides the forehead.
Snap-8 is most commonly found as an active ingredient in eye serums and anti-wrinkle creams that focus on the wrinkles and fine lines on the forehead. Snap-8 effectively reduces wrinkle depth around the eyes and on the forehead by relaxing the muscles and vesicles in and around these areas. It is considered as a safer and cheaper alternative to Botox, which can cause several side effects. Snap-8 has no established side effects at all.
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