- Categories: Skin-Restoring
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’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 there’s no reason a person cannot use both ingredients for even greater benefits.
References for this information:
Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, August 2016, pages 1,171-1,176
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, June 2000, pages 207-218
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