magnesium palmitoyl glutamate

Magnesium palmitoyl glutamate is an amino acid (glutamic acid) and mineral (magnesium) blend that conditions and softens skin. It can be synthetic, animal-derived, or can come from plants, with Paula’s Choice opting to use the plant-derived version.

Magnesium palmitoyl glutamate is often used as part of a blend with other amino acids. It is considered safe as used in cosmetics. The magnesium portion easily penetrates skin’s uppermost layers where it delivers this micro-nutrient’s hydration-boosting benefits.

References for this information:

Magnesium Research, June 2016, pages 35-42
https://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/alkyl_amides.pdf

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