A biomimetic peptide that mimics Cone Snail venom from the Indo-West Pacific region. This neuropeptide blocks signals sent from the brain to the facial muscles to contract, it relaxes the muscles instantly. XEP-018™ is often hailed as Smartox as it softens the muscles, resulting in wrinkle smoothing without any invasive procedures. This active provides both an instant and lasting effect as the peptide accumulates and continuously works to help skin repair itself by allowing new collagen to grow and mature, thus increasing skin elasticity.