Acetyl Hexapeptide-1 is a reaction product of Acetic Acid (q.v.) and Hexapeptide-1 (q.v.). – Source, EWG
A melanin-regulating peptide that appears to stimulate the skin’s production of melanin. It is said to mimic the skin’s own natural defense mechanism against UVB. Found in sun-protection products and products that treat age or sun spots.
Derived from proteins, it is used in skin conditioners. It is a “tanning” ingredient.« Back to Dictionary Home