GABA

Natural Facial Wrinkle Relaxer

EWG Rating
Skin Deep Cosmetic Review

Scientific Name: {Gamma aminobutyric acid}
Common Name: {GABA}


GABA is one of the body’s most essential amino acids. Amino acids, in all their forms, act as building blocks for other cells, or sometimes, as in the case of GABA as neurotransmitters or neurotransmitter blockers. GABA is specially produced in the brain to alleviate the symptoms of depression and even mitigate the likelihood of seizures. In cosmetics, it is used to work underneath the skin, in the muscles of the face, to ease their contractions and therefore smooth muscles on the surface of the skin. The same properties it uses to inhibit neural relay in the brain, it uses to affect the ability of muscles to move, creating a Botox-like effect, without an injection.(You have probably heard of Wrinkle Freeze or Freeze 24/7, the main ingredient is GABA.)

Having been only recently recognized for its ability to relax muscles, it is now often added to tea, to provide a body-wide relaxation reaction. In the East, it is being added to a myriad of foods and drinks. Most still prefer to use it topically, to relax tensed muscles from the surface downward. It is widely used in skincare and beauty products as it is a natural wrinkle relaxer.

GABA is just one of many amino acids that his this effect, which is said to mimic Botox and is a great alternative for women who do not want to undergo such extreme measures quite yet. We have muscles in the face, especially around the eyes, forehead, and mouth, which through use, become permanently contracted. These contractions, over time, start to cause wrinkles in the skin. Crow’s feet around the corners of the eyes, parentheses around the mouth, and worry lines on the forehead are all results of these tensed muscles.

To counteract this, many women turn to Botox, which uses a substance similar to the bacteria that causes food poisoning, to temporarily paralyze these muscles. In turn, as these muscles relax, the skin above them begins to relax, and the look of these fine lines and wrinkles are significantly diminished. GABA produces these same results, no needle required. By relaxing the skin and the muscles, the entire face looks younger, as these muscle-contraction lines are usually the first and most telling signs of age.

Because it is an amino acid, it also provides vital nutrients to the skin, which help accelerate cell turnover and rebuilding of support structures. Unlike Botox and other topical anti-aging ingredients, it fights, rather than causes inflammation, nourishing irritated skin to help even out the appearance of discoloration, redness, and even shrink the look of pores.
5 item(s) - Page 1 of 1
Optimize your skin's appearance by diminishing the look of wrinkles and restore your skin's natural firmness with Illuminate Argireline Cream!
$34.95 $29.95
Eye Bright contains 25% Argireline, 15% Matrixyl and 8% Pepha Tight to reduce the appearance of crow's feet, tighten and lift the eyelids, bringing back a youthful contour to the eye area.
$26.95
Lift your spirits and your jowls with the Perfect Moisturizer! It contains Organic moisturizer ingredients and antioxidants that firm and tightens the jawline.
$28.50
Our Smart Moisturizer helps your skin be more resilient to aging! Achieve a youthful, radiant glow, younger looking skin, decrease the look of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin's firmness & elasticity, and brighten your skin tone.
$32.95
Firm up aging skin with our Firming Moisturizer! The Firming Moisturizer is a light, daily moisture. Matrixyl 3000 improves the skins youthful appearance.
$28.50