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Categories: Amino Acids, Antioxidants

Procysteine Skin Benefits:

Procysteine, also known as koprosteine, is a modified form of the amino acid cysteine. Procysteine is a more stable version of cysteine that serves as the building block for the antioxidant glutathione. Due to its water-soluble property, procysteine is often infused into skincare formulations as a way to equip a product with antioxidant protection. In doing so, procysteine helps to protect the skin by neutralizing free-radicals present in the environment. If left unregulated, these harmful molecules can cause damage to the skin’s structural integrity, which may lead to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines. By effectively reducing oxidative stress, topical application of procysteine can help maintain skin quality and appearance. 1

  1. Aparajita, V. and Ravikumar, P. Liposomes as carriers in skin ageing. Int J Curr Pharm Res 6.3, 1-7 (2014)
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