Snap-8 is an octapeptide containing 8 amino acids. According to research it helps in the reduction in depth and width of wrinkles by acting as a muscle contraction inhibitor. It is currently being studied as an alternative to Botox and other more harmful treatments. Snap-8 may be able to decrease and even fully inhibit the release of certain neurotransmitters which are the cause of muscle contractions, targeting the same mechanisms connected with the creation and formation of wrinkles. Snap-8 has a molecular mass of 1075.16 and molecular formula C41H70N16O16S1.
The Benefits of SNAP-8
- Reduces the depth of wrinkles on the face caused by the contraction of muscles of facial expression, especially in the forehead and around the eyes.
- A safer, cheaper, and milder alternative to Botulinum Toxin, topically targeting the same wrinkle-formation mechanism in a very different way.
- Has been incorporated in cosmetic formulations such as emulsions, gels, sera, etc., where removal of the deep lines or wrinkles in the forehead or around the eyes area is desired.