Know Your Ingredients: Acetyl Octapeptide-3

by Gio

Acetyl-Octapeptide-3

What it is
Acetyl Octapeptide-3 is a peptide made with acetic acid and Octapeptide-3.

What it does
Acetyl Octapeptide-3 has water-binding properties that help to hydrate and smooth skin.
Although this peptide is also said to reduce wrinkles, there is, as yet, no independent study to support this claim.

Side effects
Acetyl Octapeptide-3 is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: european commission)

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4 comments

Janessa July 14, 2013 - 9:40 am

Somedays I feel overwhelmed by the far too many ingredients I want to know and confused whether I have any mixed up. It depends on what product lists I am reading for fun that day. 🙂 I had no idea what this ingredient was and I felt a bit hopeless. Then I realized I can just refer to your A-Z list! 🙂 thank goodness for you and technology.

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beautifulwithbrains July 14, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Janessa, there are too many ingredients, aren’t there? It’s so easy to get confused and I confess I have to consult the A-Z list too sometimes lol. I’m glad you find it useful too.

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Janessa July 14, 2013 - 9:42 am

I’ve decided to at least keep up all your new posts and catch up rather than continuously fall behind!

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beautifulwithbrains July 14, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Janessa, sounds like a good plan. 😉

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