Proteoglycans: what they are and how they benefit our skin

Proteoglycans are one of the secret components of anti-aging products. Due to their multiple benefits, these active ingredients are often used in dermocosmetics. Keep reading to find out exactly what they are, the benefits they offer our skin and, of course, which MartiDerm products you can find them in.

What are proteoglycans and how do they benefit our skin?

As we’ve said, proteoglycans have become one of the key ingredients in anti-aging formulas, because they’re responsible for creating a structure that supports and attracts water molecules, helping to hydrate our skin and making it firm and supple.

The benefits of proteoglycans include:

  • Supporting the skin’s functions: preserving its mechanical properties and giving it a healthy appearance.
  • ● Keeping the face hydrated and radiant: proteoglycans have water-retention properties that help provide our skin with lasting hydration, giving it a fresh, radiant appearance.
  • ● Helping to delay skin aging: over the years, our skin undergoes certain changes, including skin aging, sagging and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Thanks to their anti-oxidant properties and firming action, proteoglycans stimulate the collagen and elastin fibres, slowing down these signs of aging.

To prevent our skin losing hydration, radiance and elasticity, we recommend using products containing active ingredients that can restore these properties, such as Proteum 89+: MartiDerm’s exclusive proteoglycan.

Proteum 89+, MartiDerm’s exclusive proteoglycan

Proteum 89+ is the name of the third-generation proteoglycan developed by MartiDerm. Its reduced size enables it to penetrate our skin more effectively than conventional proteoglycans, counteracting the effects of aging, such as facial wrinkles.

Proteum 89+ also provides a x4* firming capacity that helps prevent sagging and provides intense hydration, giving your face a youthful, healthy appearance.

To enjoy these benefits, we recommend incorporating the products from MartiDerm’s Black Diamond range, with our exclusive skin-replenishing formula, into your skincare routine.

How to integrate proteoglycans into your daily skincare routine?

Show off visibly firmer skin in 4 weeks,** combat visible wrinkles and benefit from 4 times stronger firming action,* thanks to the presence of Proteum 89+ in the products we share with you below:

Sublime Expert Eye Contour

The multiple-action 360 eye cream from MartiDerm, Sublime Expert Eye Contour, firms the delicate skin in this area of your face, providing intense hydration, reducing the appearance of wrinkles (and the lines known as “crow’s feet”) and preventing bags and dark circles. Includes a handy metal applicator for effortless use each morning and night.

The Sublime Expert Eye Contour formula includes hyaluronic acid and our exclusive proteoglycan, Proteum 89+, helping your eye area look 93% firmer and brighter.*** In addition, the metal applicator provides an instant soothing effect.

Beneficios de Sublime Expert Eye Contour de MartiDerm

Skin Complex Advanced Ampoules

You can also enjoy the benefits of proteoglycans in ampoule format. MartiDerm offers another way to experience their nourishing properties, by trying the serum in our Skin Complex Advanced Ampoules, the formula of which combines 5% Proteum 89+ and 25% Vitamin Complex to nourish and repair your skin.

These ampoules with proteoglycans reduce wrinkles by 52%**** and help create younger-looking skin in just 4 weeks.**** Apply the serum to your face, neck and neckline (in the morning and at night) and gently massage in until fully absorbed.

Ampollas con proteoglicanos de MartiDerm

Epigence 145 Cream and Epigence 145 Sleeping Cream

Finally, incorporate proteoglycans into your skincare routine by applying our total action anti-aging creams: Epigence 145 Cream in the daytime and Epigence 145 Sleeping Cream at night. These daily care products delay the signs of aging, and increase production of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin, so you can enjoy firmer and more supple skin.

Cleanse your face and apply our creams daily to your face, neck and neckline. Use your fingers to carefully extend the product over your skin, massaging gently until fully absorbed.

Beneficios de las cremas MartiDerm con proteoglicanos

Are you ready to give your skin the power of proteoglycans? Start a firming routine with our Black Diamond range and see the effects for yourself.


*In vitro synthesis of type I collagen by Proteum 89+ compared to animal-origin proteoglycans. Figure rounded from the x3.8% result. Ref: Proteum RM_02.

**Anti-aging efficacy of Skin Complex Advanced under dermatological control. Maximum figures. Ref: 13820520.A.

***Subjective assessment of efficacy by 30 women aged between 34 and 56.

****Anti-aging efficacy of Skin Complex Advanced under dermatological control. Maximum figures. Ref: 13820520.A.

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