Your body needs 20 different types of amino acids, and while it can make 11 on its own, the other 9, called essential amino acids, your body takes from foods or supplements.
As we already mentioned, they are the building blocks crucial to your skin’s health.
Now remember how we talked about how urea transforms the skin from dry and cracked to soft and moisturized and how AHAs renew and exfoliate the skin?
If you were to add amino acids to the mix, you’ve got yourself quite the superhero skincare team, with amino acids playing the role of essential skin protectors.
Let’s meet the essential amino acids of the team that make it all possible.
Histidine – with its antioxidant properties it shields the skin against damage. It is great for sensitive skin and works to fight against inflammation.
Glutamine – also known for helping the body to produce antioxidants, it makes your skin more resilient and prevents toxins from entering the body giving it a more radiant appearance.
Methionine – works hard to repair tissues, upgrades your skin’s tone and elasticity, and fights against evil pollutants.
Glycine, Proline, and Lysine – make up an anti-aging fighting trio of amino acids that stimulate collagen production and keep your skin looking firm and smooth all while fighting the appearance of wrinkles.
Leucine – its superpower is the ability to repair and regenerate aging skin tissue, and leaves skin looking firmer and smoother.
Arginine – helps treat acne scars and is needed to create collagen. While not an essential acid, it stands ready to give support whenever your supplies are low.
Now because amino acids are natural compounds, they don’t cause unwanted itchiness or irritation to the skin. Even if you suffer from sensitive skin, including psoriasis, dermatitis, or eczema, they are safe to use.
When it comes down to it, amino acids are like the ultimate skincare superheroes.
And while they aren’t saving the planet, they are saving and protecting your skin by building proteins, hydrating, protecting, and promoting youthfulness for your skin's healthiest glow.
And Dermal Therapy skincare products are our way of bringing this superhero team to your skin, every day.