Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is a synthetic peptide comprised of the amino acids Lysine and Valine linked with a fatty acid derived from sustainable palm. Topically, it improves skin firmness and elasticity by encouraging collagen synthesis.
The obsession with collagen is hard to miss. It’s everywhere - in our coffee, smoothies, candy, and skincare. Thrilled by the zeal to nurture collagen, I am equally troubled by the volume of misinformation. Let’s look beyond the hype, at what works, what doesn’t, and why.