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- Categories: Skin-Restoring
A synthetic, fatty acid-linked peptide known to improve skin’s resilience, visibly calm, and help skin look and feel smoother and softer. It is made by combining myristic acid with hexapeptide-16.
Myristoyl hexapeptide-16 is categorized as a protein-stimulating peptide, which means it can help skin’s surface (which is primarily composed of the protein keratin) look better and become more resistant to moisture loss.
References for this information:
Biochemistry, December 2007, pages 14,771-14,781
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