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.
Matrixyl®, a trademark of Sederma, represents a range of synthetic, signaling peptides that boosts the skin’s production of collagen, the protein responsible for providing strength and structure. Signaling peptides, or Matrikines, are chemical messengers instructing the cell to perform a specific function, stimulating the skin’s natural process. Derived from the amino acids paired with a fatty acid Palmitic Acid, each form of Matrixyl® delivers distinct benefits, in addition to accelerating collagen production.