INCI: Aspartic acid
What is Aspartic acid?
Aspartic acid is a non-essential amino acid. It is available in racemic form, or in other words, due to the orientation of different atoms, there are three varieties of Aspartic acid: L-aspartic acid, R-aspartic acid, and d-β-aspartic acid. L-aspartic acid is the most active form of aspartic acid. According to one study as we get exposed to harmful UV rays, L-aspartic acid gets converted into its lesser active form- R-aspartic acid and d-β-aspartic acid. Now when they get incorporated into collagen-elastin synthesis, they create skin that is not healthy. So, it is important to either apply or ingest whichever way desired to get an extra dose of Aspartic acid.
Use & Benefits:
It is useful as skin and hair conditioner, due to its unique structure, it can hold moisture along. Also, as told earlier, it is important in maintaining healthy looking skin.