Amino acids

Amino acids are organic compounds produced from the amine and carboxylic acid functional group. The key elements of amino acids are carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen. There are about 500 amino acids that can be classified in six main ways -- The Aliphatic, Hydroxyl, Cyclic, Aromatic, Basic, and Acidic plus their amide. Further, other non-protein amino acids act as metabolic intermediates.

Amino acids have not only found their uses in human nutrition but also in the cosmetic industry. In human nutrition, amino acids are used to synthesize proteins and additional biomolecules thus they are vastly found in the human body. These compounds are the building blocks our organism uses to build its proteins, enzymes, and peptides. 

Famous skin proteins collagen, elastin, and keratin are also made of amino acids. In addition, they are oxidized to urea and carbon dioxide to generate energy.

However, the function of amino acids is not limited to just being building material for dermal proteins. They are also involved in regulating a large number of processes associated with skin healing, moisture retention (NMFs), and protection from UV irradiation. Due to their comprehensive beneficial features, safety, and insensibility, amino acids are common ingredients in many beauty concoctions.
Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate

Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate is an acyl-amino acid type (acylglutamate) mild anionic surfactant used in soaps and cleaners. It is compatible with anionic and non-ionic surfactants used in cleansing applications and incompatible with cationic surfactants and other substances.

Avena Sativa

Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids is a sodium salt of acylated oat (Avena Sativa) amino acids, a functional surfactant from modified natural raw material. It is compatible with anionic and non-ionic surfactants used in soaps and cleansing applications.


Sodium PCA is contained abundantly in the skin and plays the role of a "natural moisturizing factor" (NMF) ingredient. It is extremely hygroscopic and imparts a pleasant moist feeling to skin and hair.

Sodium stearoyl glutamate
Sodium stearoyl glutamate is derived from L-Glutamic acid and natural fatty acid (stearoyl acid), an anionic surfactant with a pH similar to human skin
Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
Tetrasodium EDTA is a sodium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (diamine amino acid), a widely used chelating agent against metal ions.
Lysine Carboxymethyl Cysteinate

Sulfur and its derivatives are already well-established ingredients in preparations for the treatment of seborrhea and excess oil.

Vegetable Amino Acids is a general name for grain protein (from Soy, Wheat, Maize, and Barley) hydrolyzates obtained by complete enzymatic or chemical hydrolyzation. Usually, it is a solution, a clear colorless to pale yellow liquid with a slight odor.

Palmitoyl Isoleucine

Voluform™ (Palmitoyl Isoleucine) is a lipo-amino acid, an active ingredient that acts on every layer of the skin, providing volume, firming, and detoxifying dermal tissues.

Pseudoalteromonas calony

The stratum corneum is the selectively permeable outer layer of the epidermis, responsible for protecting the skin from dehydration and external changes and retaining water to maintain skin functions.

Zinc has a critical role in the metabolism of one of the most important proteins in the epidermis called Filaggrin (filament aggregating protein). Metabolites of Filaggrin are NMFs (natural moisturizing factors) attracting water molecules and improving skin hydration.