What is palmitoyl oligopeptide or palmitoyl tripeptide-1?
Also known as pal-GHK and palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-1 is a synthetic fatty acid-linked peptide that can help repair visible skin damage and strengthen skin’s underlying supportive elements. It contains alanine, oligopeptide with arginine, aspartic acid, glycine, histidine, lysine, proline, serine and valine, hexadecanoyl derivatives.
It’s categorized as a messenger peptide because of its ability to “tell” skin how to look better, specifically in regard to visibly fading signs of sun damage like wrinkles and rough texture.
Some research has shown that this peptide has similar anti-aging benefits to retinol, but rest assured, you can use both together.
Palmitoyl oligopeptide was the former catchall name for a handful of peptides. As more peptides were synthesized for use in skincare, specific names were developed to avoid confusion.
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