We are developing instant moonlight cream. This contains the bioactive peptide “HDB-243”, recently discovered by our team in the venom of the spider Heteropoda davidbowie. This peptide suppresses muscular contractions at the skin surface, reducing wrinkles and giving a Botox®-like effect without the need for injections.
Don’t worry: you won’t put a real spider on your face! Our product is a perfect copy of the natural peptide. A high quality product made in Switzerland.
As an expert in the study of venoms, lover of Nature and David Bowie fan, when eight years ago a shaggy haired yellow spider was named Heteropoda davidbowie, our boss Reto couldn’t resist working on it. Our scientific team investigated the so-called davidbowie spider venom and discovered numerous bioactive peptides over the years.
One of these revealed remarkable potential for anti-ageing treatment. We named it HDB-243 (HDB for Heteropoda DavidBowie) and our project began!
Heteropoda davidbowie is a large yellow huntsman spider from Malaysia. It was named after the singer David Bowie in 2008 by its discoverer, German biologist Peter Jäger in order to raise awareness about animal species threatened with extinction.
It refers to David Bowie’s early 70’s band “The Spiders From Mars”, songs such as “Glass Spider”, and the resemblance of the frontal view of the spider to the singer’s painted face and orange hairs in his early career.
HDB-243, the active ingredient of instant moonlight is a bioactive peptide, in other words a small protein that has a biological activity. Our research has demonstrated that it acts on the neuromuscular system. The HDB-243 peptide potently blocks a receptor located at the skin surface, which induces instant inhibition of muscle contraction without any need for skin penetration. This relaxes the clenched facial muscles that cause wrinkles and makes skin smoother, for example at crow’s feet around the eyes.
instant moonlight cream uses a chemically synthesized version of the peptide, which is a perfect copy of the natural HDB-243 isolated from spider venom.
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