Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9

Best

Peptide

Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9 description

A synthetic peptide created by the acetylation (a chemical reaction that joins a stronger substance with a weaker one) of tetrapeptide-9, which is composed of the amino acids aspartic acid, glutamine, histidine and valine.Acetyl tetrapeptide-9 helps visibly restore skin's natural support, including a specialized protein known as lumican, which helps keep skin smooth and taut.

Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9 references

  • Cosmetics, May 2017, ePublication
  • PLoS One, June 2013, ePublication

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Ingredient ratings

Best

Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.

Good

Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.

Average

Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.

Bad

There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.

Worst

May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.

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