Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16



Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16 description

A synthetic, fatty acid-linked peptide known to improve skin's resilience, visibly calm, and help skin look and feel smoother and softer. It is made by combining myristic acid with hexapeptide-16.Myristoyl hexapeptide-16 is categorise as a protein-stimulating peptide, which means it can help skin's surface (which is primarily composed of the protein keratin) look better and become more resistant to moisture loss.

Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16 references

  • Biochemistry, December 2007, pages 14,771-14,781

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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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