Pentapeptide-4 activates certain genes involved in the process of extracellular matrix renewal and cell proliferation. Its 16-carbon aliphatic chain is for improving the penetration of the molecule through the lipid structures of the skin. Stimulates collagen I, III and VI fibronectin, elastin, glucosamnoglycans production.
Palmitoyl pentapeptide-4 activates the neosynthesis of extracellular matrix macromolecules, providing good anti-wrinkle and anti-aging effects. It has been used in facial and body care and eye repair products.