Milk amino acids

Milk amino acids consist of highly soluble amino acids derived from milk proteins made by a combination of enzyme and acid hydrolysis. It contains all the essential amino acids and can be viewed as a balanced treatment for the skin and hair.

Free amino acids are found on the skin as a part of the final breakdown product of the involucrins (a form of keratin) which constitute a key part (nearly 50%) of the skin’s own Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF). They play a major role in maintaining barrier homeostasis and ensuring that the skin’s surface feels soft and does not look dry.

The correct balance is essential for protecting the skin from looking dry and as an aid in preventing wrinkles from developing (especially as we age), normal-looking skin is indicative that the skin cells are renewing correctly and that the skin’s surface is not being damaged by environmental issues (for example, surfactant attack when using cleansers and shampoos).

The topical application of Milk amino acids helps to replenish the NMF of the skin and provide for a normal skin cell turnover which will give the skin a healthy look. Moreover, these amino acids can be re-used in normal cell metabolism to produce new proteins, especially the differing keratins (cellular keratins 1-17, filaggrins, and involucrins) in the epidermis.

Often skin dryness is associated with the loss of glutamine (a form of glutamic acid – a conditionally essential amino acid). Milk has very high levels of this amino acid and when topically applied using Milk amino acids, it will help to optimize the levels in the skin, alleviating dry, dull-looking skin.

Hair conditioning
Skin conditioning
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Milkamino 20
Amino Acids, Milk