Glossary — Glycine

Glycine

Glycine

Glycine — an amino acid that is primarily used in anti-aging skincare products because of its ability to improve moisture retention, increase collagen production, and promote skin repair and regeneration. Glycine helps prevent tissue breakdown and is a key amino acid in collagen (collagen is composed of about one-third glycine). Data support the findings for glycine playing an important role in epidermal differentiation and epidermal barrier formation.

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Amino Acids

Alanine Amino Acids Arginine Asparagine Aspartic Acid Cysteine Glutamic Acid Glutamine Glycine Proline Serine Taurine Tyrosine

Amino Acids — Amino acids are naturally present in skin, as part of what’s called our natural moisturizing factors (NMFs). Within skin’s uppermost layers, amino acids work to move moisture throughout skin, allowing our skin to thrive and stay hydrated.  Because of this, the primary benefit is that the amino acids help maintain skin’s smoothness and hydration, something they also do when applied via skin care products.  There are at least 20 amino acids that are important to our health, 11 of which your body makes on its own (alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline,...

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