According to the National Institutes of Health, 80% of women experience hot flashes or flushes (HFs) and night sweats (NS) during menopause. Other research shows that women of all ages feel the heat when stressed or having “a moment”.
Traditional antiperspirants rarely seem to help. Most are targeted at the armpit, when in reality our hot flashes can be a full body experience. Then, in 2017, researchers experimented with peptides to see if they could act as perspiration controllers. These peptides included the neuropeptide now ubiquitous in anti-aging cosmetics, acetyl hexapeptide-30.
Violet noticed that the researchers also worked with the newer and less well-known, pentapeptide-18.
A peptide with five amino acids, pentapeptide-18 was reported for the first time in 2015. Like other neuropeptides, this is a signaling peptide that works on neurotransmitters. In cosmetics, they are used because they act in various ways to inhibit expression lines. Pentapeptide-18 decreases a specific neurotransmitter called acetylcholine (ACh) that activates the sweat glands.
Studies show that a solution with pentapeptide-18 can result in a reduction in perspiration by almost 48%.
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