6 Skin-Care Products With Amino Acids You Need to Try
You may remember amino acids from high school science class — they’re the building blocks of the cells that make up your body (Medline Plus). As we grow older, our skin loses buoyancy and brightness, and replenishing amino acids in our routines can help address this. Ahead, we rounded up six skin-care products formulated with amino acids to incorporate into your routine, STAT.
The Retexturizing Activator by Skinceuticals is a bi-functional resurfacing and replenishing serum. It contains a hydroxyethyl urea/amino sulfonic acid compound that works to stimulate enzymes and evenly exfoliate the skin while maintaining moisture levels.
For a replenishing hair wash, try the Amino Acid Shampoo by Kiehl’s. Made with pure coconut oil and amino acids, this formula creates a creamy lather that gently cleanses. It will leave your hair feeling soft and looking healthy and shiny.
For quick exfoliation, try these Peptide Amino Acid Peel Pads by Peter Thomas Roth. They contain peptide-building amino acids and soothing ingredients like chamomile and green tea to cleanse and soothe the skin.
This serum by the Ordinary helps hydrate the skin with a mix of vitamin B5 and amino acids. To use, apply a few drops onto the skin in the morning and evening before your moisturizer. You can also mix it in with other creams or serums.
Verso 5 Eye Serum is the formula to try if you’re searching for a retinol packed with amino acids. It contains peptides that work to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
This Peptide Booster serum contains an amino acid complex that promotes younger-looking skin with each application. Plus, it’s made for all skin types and concerns, whether you want to boost your complexion or are looking for a daily anti-aging treatment.