Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
INCI: Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
What is Hydrolyzed vegetable protein?
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein contains protein hydrolysates from vegetables, which have amino acids, peptides, and proteins in their structure. This hydrolysis can be of acidic, alkaline or enzymatic in nature. The vegetables used here are wheat, corn, soybeans, peas or other vegetables. It comes as beige colored powder with characteristic odor.
Use & Benefits:
The protein hydrolysate has amino acids in its structure. So, when they are applied on the skin, they form a protein-lipid mixture which attracts more water from surroundings for skin, so the skin becomes hydrated and plump. It conditions the hair and skin and provides luster to it. It is a mixture of amino acids, these acids are amphoteric in nature, meaning it has both acid and base in its structure, so it has a charge neutralizing capability which can be eventually used as antistatic agent. It is used in creams, lotions, hair care products, and skincare products.