The Science Behind our Snake Serum
Intoxicated Cosmetics Snake Serum is an anti-aging serum, ideal for normal to combination skin. In addition to the synthetic variation of Temple Viper Snake venom also known as Syn-Ake, this serum also contains extracts of Licorice, Green Tea, White Tea, Vitamins C and E, and an enzyme known as CoQ10.
Below, please find the scientific breakdown of each one of Snake Serums main ingredients:
Syn-ake: For wrinkle relaxing effect, wrinkle smoothing and skin firming. This biomimetic peptide derived from Temple Viper Snake venom delivers powerful action to smooth the appearance of expression lines around the forehead, eyes and mouth with significant results in as soon as 7 days. The viper’s venom contains proteins for different functions including digestion, paralyzation, and toxins. Walgerin 1 is an antagonist of muscular nicotinic acetylcholine membranes receptor (mnAChR), thereby blocking neuromuscular contraction. SynAKE mimics a small sequence of Waglerin 1, and therefore reduces the neuronal signal transduction by binding to mnAChR.
Mosscell tec no1: For multiple signs of aging and better resistance to both genetic and epigenetic aging processes. In vitro and clinical studies have shown that MossCellTec™ No. 1 helps the skin to adapt to fast climatic changes. This results in a significant increase in skin hydration, homogeneity and barrier function despite changing climatic conditions in just two weeks, as well as a reduction in wrinkle depth after just four weeks.
- Enables skin to adapt to environmental changes
- Improves skin moisture, even in stressful conditions
- Refines skin and creates a flawless complexion
- Maintains cell nucleus health to ensure youthful skin
- Strengthens skin resilience against urban aggressors
Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant called EGCG that fights DNA damage from UV rays to prevent skin cancer. That means it’s also a potent anti-aging ingredient that combats signs of aging when ingested or applied topically. Green tea also has anti-inflammatory properties thanks to its high content of polyphenols called catechins. The catechins in green tea reduce irritation, redness, and swelling.
Green tea is also a powerful antibacterial agent for treating acne and unclogging pores. Polyphenols in green tea damage bacterial membranes and fight against infection, meaning it is a useful tool for treating the bacterial growth that causes acne. It also helps kill systemic bacterial inflammation for smoother, toned skin.
Additionally, green tea is chock full of Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, both essential for skin health maintenance. B2 plays an essential role in maintaining collagen levels for youthful skin structure and firmness. Vitamin E supports new skin cell growth and also acts an intense hydrator for soft and nourished skin
Licorice plant extract has skin-soothing properties. In addition, licorice root may be effective in improving the look of an uneven skin tone. One of its components, known as glabridin, is a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing ingredient
In a nutshell, white tea extract keeps your skin looking younger by protecting it from damage. Researchers believe that the antioxidants reduce oxidative stress to the skin. This type of stress is thought to promote skin cancer, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation.As an anti-aging product, this extract protects your skin from more than just sun damage. I’m sure you’ve heard about collagen and elastin; in fact, you can't read a skincare article without coming across these two proteins associated with youthful skin. You may be less familiar with the enzymes MMP, or matrix metalloproteinases. All skin contains MMP, which is healthy, but the amount increases with age. Unfortunately, increased levels of MMP gobble up the collagen and elastin that keeps our skin looking young. White tea extract to the rescue! Applying this extract to your skin helps inhibit the activity of MMP, so collagen and elastin perform their assigned task of maintaining your skin’s freshness while they stop functioning as appetizers for wrinkle-inducing, firmness-reducing enzymes.
CoQ10, also known as ubiquinone or coenzyme Q, is an enzyme produced naturally in the human body, found in every cell and tissue. It is involved a number of biological functions including helping to produce energy, neutralizing free radicals, and keeping cells both inside the body and in the skin healthy.
A young body has the ability to produce as much CoQ10 as it needs. However, various factors such as aging and stress can lower levels of CoQ10. As a result, the ability of cells to regenerate and withstand stress declines.
Because CoQ10 decline correlates with the aging process, it is regarded as one of the most accurate biomarkers of aging. CoQ10 penetrates deeply to provide antioxidants and help create collagen and elastin.
Vitamin C provides a range of benefits, from helping to even out your skin tone, shielding skin from the visible impact of pollution, significantly improving hydration, and keeping your skin looking younger. Vitamin C (aka ascorbic acid) helps create younger-looking, firmer-feeling skin while signs of uneven skin tone and spots seem to disappear. Ascorbic acid also helps skin’s surface defend itself from external stressors, lessening the effects of exposure to the elements. Ascorbic acid is a powerhouse when mixed with other antioxidants.
Concentrated in the sebum, a substance produced by oil glands, and in the membranes of skin cells and the lipid-based “glue” that holds them together, vitamin E is uniquely positioned to maintain the integrity and beauty of your complexion. When skin is exposed to UV light, smoke and air pollution, it produces free radicals and other rogue molecules that damage collagen (your skin’s support structure), DNA and skin cells, all of which ultimately contributes to wrinkles and brown spots. Vitamin E fights those effects by neutralizing the free radicals. Because vitamin E lives in and protects cell membranes, which form a barrier around cells to keep them healthy and hydrated, it indirectly helps skin stay moisturized and supple. Plus, along with being an effective antioxidant, vitamin E also fights inflammation.
Also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a very effective skin-restoring ingredient that offers multiple benefits for aging skin. Among these benefits is the ability to visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, dullness, and a weakened skin surface.
Betaine & Trehalose:
From Sugar Beets, Betaine works as a humectant. A humectant is a substance that is primarily used to keep products moist. Trehalose is a sugar found in plants, fungi and invertebrate animals, and used in cosmetics and personal care products as a moisturizer. It is considered useful because of its rehydrating and water binding properties, as well as its antioxidant powers.
For deep hydration, instant skin smoothing and plumping, HA-like benefits and protection of the skin against environmental factors. Provides instant skin smoothing and plumping, HA-like benefits and protection of the skin against environmental factors. The bacterium producing hydasine was collected in an intertidal bay called Douarnenez which is located in Brittany, France. Organisms that inhabit that bay are highly dynamic due to the exposition to harsh factors such as wave action, thermal and desiccation stress, UV exposure and nutrient depletion. Essentially, hydasine is a marine alternative to hyaluronic acid.