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Bev Sidders Skincare Glossary

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7

Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 — (fragment of immunoglobulin G) peptide complex used in anti-aging products for its ability to help improve the skin’s visible elasticity, firmness and softness. This peptide is believed to stimulate the regeneration of collagen in the dermis and improve the epidermal barrier.  Synthesizes extra cellular matrix and improves the visible appearance of wrinkles.

Matrixyl™ 3000 is the commercial name of a product that combines Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 and Palmityol Tetrapeptide-7.  These are messenger peptides for collagen renewal.  Also known as signaling cascade peptides.  Palmityol Tetrapeptide-7 was the second most used peptide in 2011.