Amino Acids

Category

Building Blocks

Ingredient

Amino Acids

Definition

Category: Building Blocks

Type: Group of Ingredients

Definition: Amino acids are naturally found in our skin and are divided into essential amino acids and nonessential amino acids. Essential amino acids we get from the food that we eat and/or supplements, where nonessential amino acids are produced by our bodies. Fundamentally, amino acids are the building blocks that make up proteins and are critical to healthy skin.

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Benefits

  • Soothe skin
  • Antioxidant
  • Maintain moisture
  • Compliment other ingredients like Peptides well!

Danger

  • There are not any known side effects of the use of amino acids in skincare. That said, if a client is vegan - they may be lacking these in their diet, which isn’t great - so make sure they have things like quinoa, buckwheat, and soybeans in their diet!

Hint

the ones ones to know are: - Arginine: restore free radical damage - Histidine: antioxidant/skin soothing - Methionine: protective - Lysine: skin barrier supportive - Proline, leucine and glycine: reduce signs of ageing

Contraindications

N/A

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