Amino acids can be a beautiful barrier that builds confidence
Whether it’s just a simple smile, a wave, a handshake, or a kiss, healthy skin helps people feel positive about themselves and build confidence. The popular saying, beauty is more than skin deep, is truer than you might imagine. That’s because the most beautiful thing about our skin is the way it protects our health by maintaining moisture. That’s a pretty big job when you consider that about 60% of our body weight is water. Amino acids are natural skin moisturizers and are present in the stratum corneum, the protective barrier that forms the outermost layer of the skin. Skin collagen, which is found in the dermis, is also composed of amino acids. It gives the skin its firmness and elasticity.
Ajinomoto Group studies into the relationship between amino acids and healthy skin led to the development of a cream containing more than 20 amino acids including serine, proline, and arginine. It was released in Japan as part of the JINO® series of personal care products. Applied as a topical form of nutrition, it enhances the barrier function of the stratum corneum, resulting in better moisture retention and healthier skin overall.
We’re just getting started. Consider the delicate skin of a newborn baby, the firm skin of an Olympic swimmer, the face of a nomad, exposed to the elements every day, or the tough yet sensitive skin on the bottom of your feet, scampering across the beach. Skin provides protection for the whole body. Amino acids may hold the key to a range of new skincare products for everyone in the world.
The deeper we go, the more beautiful it gets.
Find out more:
- Amino Acids for Skin and Hair | Enhancing Life with Amino Acids
- Our healthcare businesses | Our businesses
Stories you may like
Enjoying longevity: umami helps seniors eat better
Food is one of life’s great pleasures. For millennia, young and old, families and friends, have gathered around communal tables spread with delicacies to celebrate ...
Get the rest you deserve: glycine can help you enjoy deeper, healthier sleep
Some people wake up feeling refreshed and energetic. Others still feel tired after many hours of sleep. Why is that? The truth is, how well ...
Unlocking amino acids’ potential: passion and a bit of luck
Some scientific discoveries happen by accident—think penicillin. In 1928 biologist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab from holiday to find mold growing in a petri ...