INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Barrier Strengthener

Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-27

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Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-27

Peptide that upregulates filaggrin and loricrin, two essential proteins in a healthy skin barrier.

Type of Ingredient

Barrier Strengthener

Why we use it

Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-27 is a signaling peptide that tells keratinocytes to create more filaggrin and loricrin. These two proteins are vital in ensuring a skin cell’s healthy life cycle, developing from a baby cell to a keratinized structure in the moisture barrier. When combined with Palmitoyl Oligopeptide-78, one study showed that after 28 days of daily use, epidermal thickness increased by 10% and transepidermal water loss (TEWL) decreased by 9%.

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firming & repairing peptide cream