Australian Natural Industry (Ani) Acetyl-Hexapeptide-8 review
I received a no-frills package from Ani (pronounced Annie) Naturals (https://www.aninatural.sg) and I was very intrigued by it. They sent me a bottle of Niacinamide, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Hyaluronic Acid Micro Essence.
i tested the Niacinamide on my cheeks/forehead and the Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 on my undereye areas where I have fine lines. I love the niacinamide. It doesn’t affect my other skincare products (like The Ordinary one does badly) and i feel like my sebum control is more regulated.
I did some read up on this ingredient and its known as ‘Botox in a jar'‘. The ingredient is a peptide compound used to reduce appearance of wrinkles (such as frown lines and laugh lines). It is a known active that can help rebuild skin and promote skin’s natural production of collagen.
i tested it for over 2.5 weeks as the box mentioned results were more obvious after 15 days and peaking at 30. I was pleasantly surprised at the results; both irl and on pictures. IRL, my makeup wasn’t sinking into the lines as much. I could see that the area was more hydrated and plumped. In pictures, it’s even more obvious. My lines were less significant, and less pronounced. The entire area was generally more lifted. Very impressive.
I love actives cause I feel like they are the ones that show significant results in skin so this was very exciting for me especially since i’m entering into my 30s soon. Product was lightweight enough to not cause me any issues and doesn’t irritate me even when I apply it close to my eyes. Love it.