Amino Acids are building blocks making up proteins.
There are 20 amino acids, 11 of which are considered ‘Nonessential’, and 9 that are considered ‘Essential,’
Nonessential does not mean that they are not important, on the contrary, it simply means that the body already makes them on its own.
Essential means that the body cannot make them on its own, so they must be acquired through either diet or topical.
The nine essentials are found in proteins, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy and plants.
For Vegans essential protein options include quinoa, buckwheat and soybeans.
In skincare, amino acids enhance the skin’s overall quality and appearance.
Studies (Farris, P. et al. Journal of drugs in dermatology JDD 13.1. 41-46 (2014)) show amino acids are an effective measure for lessening the appearance of the signs of ageing, making the use for skin an option to infuse into topical cosmetic formulations for anti-ageing benefits.
They are essential components to maintaining the appearance of healthy looking skin and can be found in all types of skincare products, from moisturisers, serums, eye creams, and cleansers.
Unlike many skin care acids that require some caution when being introduced to your skincare regime, these acids are easy to incorporate into your current routine as they work well with all skin types.
However, as always, it is recommended to perform a patch test before using any skincare product and stopping use if you have any adverse reaction.
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