Tetrapeptide-14: Now available for Eye Puffiness and Redness

Written by on May 12, 2011 in Cosmetics and Makeup with 2 Comments

tarte-dark-circle-defenseSome news today promoting a product claimed to reduce the appearance of under eye puffiness. Tarte Dark Circle Defense claims the inclusion of a Helix Biomedix designed peptide sequence known as Tetrapeptide-14 is responsible for the anti-inflammatory actions of the concealer.

Cosmetics that are suitable for rosacea sufferers are hard to come by.

This product looks interesting for its potential to reduce swelling. Also the related anti-redness product is worth keeping an eye on.

Don’t be too persuaded by the promise of something as exotic sounding as “Tetrapeptide-14” though. It is a long way from a laboratory peptide to something that rosacea sufferers rave about.

That being said, here is some of the information that is currently available about products based on this peptide.

Tarte Dark Circle Defense

A natural under eye concealer that doesn’t just conceal – it also corrects! Our dark circle defense is clinically-proven to reduce the appearance of under eye puffiness in just 4 weeks.

Unlike concealers that just lay on top of the skin, this under eye corrector is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of eye puffiness in just 4 weeks. Finely milled light refracting minerals actually brighten skin to help camouflage dark circles, puffiness, redness, fine lines and wrinkles.

Tarte Dark Circle Defense Ingredients

Canola Oil, glycine soja (soybean) germ extract, zea mays (corn) starch, silica, bis-diglycerol polyacyladipate-2, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, tribehenin, ozokerite, tocopheryl, lecithin, silica, aqua, honey extract, tetrapeptide-14, polysorbate 20, sorbitan laurate. (+/-): Mica, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Where to Purchase

Tarte Dark Circle Defense is available online from Sephora.com and also at amazon.com

Related Anti-Redness Product

Another product touting the benefits of Tetrapeptide-14 is Granactive AR-1423.

Alleviating Redness with Tetrapeptide-14

Posted: March 23, 2009

Grant Industries Inc. has launched a product that can be used to alleviate skin redness. Granactive AR-1423 (INCI: Water (aqua) (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Camellia sinensis (Tea) Extract (and) Aspalathus linearis (Rooibus) Extract (and) Boswellia serrata Extract (and) Honey Extract (and) Tetrapeptide-14 (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Sodium Benzoate) can be used in cosmetic treatments to alleviate the redness associated with red (rosacea-like) skin types or after mild sun exposure.

According to the company, this ingredient combines a redness diminishing peptide with the antioxidant properties of tea, the calming properties of Boswellia serrata, and the soothing quality of honey. Tetrapeptide-14, a specific peptide sequence designed by the company’s supply partner Helix Biomedix, acts by down regulating interleukin-6 (IL-6) to prevent inflammation, which in turn reduces MMP-1 damage with the net effect of a bright and even skin appearance.

The ingredient was screened in a leave-on cosmetic treatment at 5% on several subjects with excessive facial redness and, when used with tetrapeptide-14 and botanicals, reportedly diminished the redness by 50% in 4 weeks.

See also: Grant Industries Granactive AR-1423

Granactive AR-1423 was evaluated in a leave-on cosmetic treatment at a 5% level on several subjects having redness associated with rosacea. This cosmetic treatment was effective at diminishing the redness by 50% over the course of the 4 week study.

Granactive AR-1423 Available?

It seems that this product is still in the development and promotion phase, and not available to purchase.

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About the Author: David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998. .

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2 Reader Comments

  1. Eyelastin says:

    Wow its a nice product but I used Eyelastin Eye cream and it removed my dark circles and puffiness under eyes within three weeks and it is giving a long lasting result.
    Just check this site for more information

  2. Linda Tieger says:

    The tarte product has been discontinued.

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