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SKIN CELLS IN THE LAB

THROUGH MILLIONS OF YEARS OF EVOLUTION, IT IS KNOWN THAT NATURE KEEPS ONLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS.

One of these things is Quthero’s Heptapeptide

scientifically proven to keep skin cells viable under harsh conditions, designed to reduce scarring and attenuate inflammation.


Laboratory experiments consistently show that Quthero’s heptapeptide will keep the skin surface cells, called keratinocytes, alive when they are exposed to harsh agents such as peroxides, which are found in every day pollution. These polluting agents act to accelerate aging by causing constant damage and death to the cells on the skin’s surface (Xiao et al Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2016).

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Quthero’s hetpapetide keeps human skin cells alive after exposure to a harmful peroxide. The more peptide, the higher the survival.

  • Control is the group without any peptide
  • The ‘Low’ group receives some peptide
  • The ‘High’ group receives the most peptide

Encouraging nature to do its best work

Quthero's heptapeptide helps to create an environment in the body where your innate immune system and skin cells work together to support regeneration (Mandla et al American Chemical Society Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2019). When human skin from tummy tucks was injured and then treated with Quthero heptapeptide, its collagen structure regenerated completely.

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Samples of untreated wounded skin (2nd panel) were treated with a competitive product (3rd panel) and Quthero’s heptapeptide (4th panel).

The results show Quthero’s heptapeptide restores skin structure closest to that of unwounded skin (1st panel).

Wounded skin after treatment

Unwounded Skin

Natural Healing

Competition

Quthero

*Collagen was imaged 28 days post wounding and treatment

These findings form the basis for

a product that is specially bioengineered to support skin health and dimish the signs of aging through a patented formula of Quthero’s heptapeptide.