Amino Acids are vital components to making our bodies work, serving as the building blocks for proteins such as collagen. There are 20 amino acids that are divided into two types. Essential and non-essential. The non-essential amino acids are just as important and are obtained through food or supplements. Amino acids are implemented into skincare and beauty products working to soothe, moisturize and maintain the appearance of healthy skin.
Types of Amino Acids
- Proline, leucine and glycine
Amino acids in skincare can target various concerns to increase firmness and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Lysine visibly firms the surface of the skin by reinforcing its supportive elements. Studies have shown that topical use of amino acids maintain and improve skin elasticity.
The amino acids naturally present in the top layer of our skin work to keep it hydrated and moisturized. Keeping the skin hydrated prevents and diminishes rough textures and fine lines on the surface. Topical use of amino acids work to moisturize and plump the skin leaving a more youthful appearance.
Promote Cellular Repair
Peptides are an evolved form of amino acids. Topical use of peptides stimulates collagen production. Certain peptides reduce wrinkle formation, inflammation and promote skin repair. Arginine plays a huge role in repairing visible damage while histidine contains antioxidant abilities that work to soothe the skin.