The superior wrinkle reducing ingredients are the key to the benefits of Q-Strixin, Micro-Active Emulsion. Studies presented at the 20 th World Congress of Dermatology, on July 2, 2002, document that the key effective ingredients, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-3 (Pal-KTTKS) and Palmitoyl Oligopeptide are known to stimulate cell growth, reduce depth, length and volume of wrinkles, increase skin thickness, decrease overall skin roughness, helps correct discoloration and repairs sun damaged skin.The following statistics were gathered using image analysis of volunteers who used creams containing a 3% concentration of Palmitoyl Oligopeptide for 28 days.Surface roughness Reduced 17%Mean depth of wrinkles Reduced 23%Depth of main wrinkle Reduced 39%Skin thickness Increased 4%What About Stretch Marks?One key ingredient in Q-Strixin , Siegesbeckia Orientalis Extract , has been shown to be beneficial in restructuring the collagen mix, aiding in wound healing and tissue regeneration. This helps to normalize the appearance of scars and stretch marks while restoring elasticity to the skin. Clinical studies on its application to stretch marks show a 52% decrease in length and indentations, a 12.9% decrease in depth, and a 13.7% increase in smoothness, texture, color and tone.Another key ingredient is Emblica. Studies have shown Emblica to possess powerful, broad-spectrum antioxidant properties. One of Emblica's most exciting applications is as a skin lightener. While most skin lighteners such as Hydroquinone, Arbutin, and Kojic Acid have toxicity issues or can cause negative reactions on the skin, Emblica is well tolerated without any known negative side effects.As a result of using Q-Strixin for a few weeks, you should notice that the indentations associated with stretch marks will appear smoother while the discoloration begins to blend with your natural skin tone making stretch much less noticeable.