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What is Snap-8?

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Cosmetic Ingredient Safety Ranking for Snap-8Scientific Name: {Acetyl Octapeptide-3}
Common Name: {SNAP-8™ peptide, Snap-8, Snap 8}

It is the newest form of Argireline, one of our favorite anti-aging peptides. Argireline is a hexapeptide, a chain of six peptides. It relaxes the muscles in our face so that there is less muscle contraction.

Snap-8 is an octapeptide or a string of eight peptides. Undoubtedly, the two peptides provide additional anti-aging benefits.

wrinkle-relaxing Snap-8

Expression Lines and the Skin's Matrix

As the skin ages, it then loses the ability to produce or utilize some of its natural peptides.

Enzymes are designed to break down skin structures, make way for new structures, and further work against collagen and elastin.

However, the skin cannot replace these supportive structures or matrices with new ones; the face begins to droop and sag from its original position.

Also, as part of aging, the skin becomes less able to hold onto its natural moisture.

To compound this, it produces less moisture. When cells are not adequately hydrated, they are sunken, further worsening the look of already sagging, wrinkly skin.

Snap-8 Benefits

  • Wrinkle-Relaxer
  • Targets Expression Lines
  • Under $30!
  • Super Easy to Use
  • Works on Forehead Wrinkles, Crow's Feet, and Fine Lines

This anti-aging peptide helps to reverse these signs of aging by working under the skin to relax muscles. In addition, it provides the nutrients that the skin needs to function correctly. Meanwhile, under the face layers, we have some vital muscles, making it possible to create expressions.

So as we repeatedly smile, blink, speak, and squint, our muscles become increasingly contracted under the skin. This expresses itself markedly around the mouth, eyes, and forehead as we mature.

These muscles become permanently contracted, causing wrinkles on the skin's surface. Fine lines and wrinkles are so widespread that we even have nicknames for them.

Around the eyes, we have crow's feet, the 11's, around the mouth, lip lines, vertical creases, parentheses, and worry lines on the forehead.

How does Snap-8 Work?

It inhibits these contractions in much the same way that Botox does. Further, Snap-8 captures and blocks the neurotransmitters that tell these muscles to contract.

As the muscles receive fewer and fewer of those neurotransmitters, they begin to relax, releasing the terminal end of SNAP-25; therefore, the wrinkles they cause also start to relax.

Although Snap-8 is produced synthetically, the body responds to it as a naturally occurring peptide. This means using it will not irritate sensitive skin because the body does not try to rid itself of the peptides.

Use alone or with these anti-aging ingredients and peptides to enhance its performance:

Snap-8 vs. Argireline

In clinical studies, Snap-8 (Acetyl Octapeptide 3) was compared to Argireline (Acetyl Hexapeptide 8). You can use both twice daily, but Snap-8 proved 30% more effective than Argireline. In addition, it reduces the depth of wrinkles better.

Argireline is an excellent alternative to botulinum toxin. In fact, it uses the SNARE complex by releasing neurotransmitters at the terminal end of snap-25. Snap-8 targets the same wrinkle formation.

How to Make a Snap-8 Serum

Determine the concentration that you would like to add. We recommend using the manufacturer's highest level for the fastest results, which is 10%. Next, choose the base you would like to use. You can use any premade serum or simply Hyaluronic Acid. Follow the Serum Booster Chart included with your order.

For a one-ounce serum:

Mix and bottle.


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Written by Kari Thomas.