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- Categories: Skin-Restoring
Synthetic blend of the fatty acid palmitic acid with several amino acids. Also known as pal-KTTKS. Theoretically, many peptides have skin-restoring ability. Palmitoyl oligopeptide was the former catchall name for a handful of peptides, including palmitoyl hexapeptide-12. As more peptides were synthesized for use in skincare, specific names were developed to avoid confusion.
References for this information:
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, August 2016, pages 1,171-1,176
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2015, pages 152-160
Biomolecules and Therapeutics, July 2014, pages 321-327
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