Emollient, Emulsifier, Preservative, Skin-Restoring, Viscosity Control, Fragrance, Surfactant


Synthetic blend of the fatty acid palmitic acid with several amino acids. Also known as pal-KTTKS. Theoretically, many peptides have skin-restoring ability. Palmitoyl oligopeptide was the former catchall name for a handful of peptides, including palmitoyl hexapeptide-12. As more peptides were synthesized for use in skincare, specific names were developed to avoid confusion.

See palmitoyl hexapeptide-12

References for this information:

Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, August 2016, pages 1,171-1,176

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2015, pages 152-160

Biomolecules and Therapeutics, July 2014, pages 321-327