Glycine for Skin

Properties: Moisturizing Agent

Glycine works in cosmetics and skin care products to reduce visible indications of aging, enhance moisture retention, boost collagen formation, and promote skin repair and regeneration. Glycine can also be employed as a buffer. It is considered to aid in collagen formation and stimulation, and may also help with moisture retention in the skin. Glycine and other amino acids are found naturally in the skin as Natural Moisturizing Factors. Finally, glycine might aid in the stability of your product. It also serves as a buffering agent, meaning it is used to set and maintain the pH level of a cosmetic product.


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