Magnesium Palmitoyl Glutamate



Magnesium Palmitoyl Glutamate description

Magnesium palmitoyl glutamate is an amino acid (glutamic acid) and mineral (magnesium) blend that conditions and softens skin. It can be synthetic, animal-derived, or can come from plants, with Paula's Choice opting to use the plant-derived version. Magnesium palmitoyl glutamate is often used as part of a blend with other amino acids. It is considered safe as used in cosmetics. The magnesium portion easily penetrates skin's uppermost layers where it delivers this micro-nutrient's hydration-boosting benefits.

Magnesium Palmitoyl Glutamate references

  • Magnesium Research, June 2016, pages 35-42

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Ingredient ratings


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


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


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


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


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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