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INCI name
Alternative names
Arginin, L-Arginin (Natürliche, Essentielle Aminosäure), L-Arginin
INCI function
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: average Reduces static electricity by neutralizing electrical charge on a surface
  • Rating: average Better tolerance in combination with other aggressive substances
  • Rating: good Tolerated by the skin
  • Rating: good Stabilizes the pH value of the skin
  • Rating: good Ensures moisture
  • Rating: good für zertifizierte Naturkosmetik zugelassen

Studies, literature and statements on Arginine

  • Wörterbuch der Kosmetik, page 21

    Moisture-protecting active ingredient. Belongs to the amino acids. Stabilizes due to its buffer action the acid protective coating of the skin and works to moisturize the skin as a consequence.

  • Kosmetik Lexikon, page 198

    Protein materials are the carriers of life functions and are a significant component of skin, hair, the nails, muscles and tendons They are found in milk, eggs and many plants, especially in seeds They are built of various individual components of amino acids. Through hydrolysis, one obtains products which are water-soluble and are also important for cosmetics They possess a substantiator (conditioning material) It is tolerated by the skin and improves in many cases the tolerance of other aggressive substances such as, for example, basic washing materials By building up a film on the skin and the hair, it lends a feel of smooth skin and improves the combability of the hair. It has also been shown that it can build protein hyrdrolysate moisture in the skin and hair. It can produce skin-friendly surfactant through the storage of fatty acids, one can make peptides or amino acids soluble in alcohol and acetone, and is therefore found in hairsprays, nail polishes and nail polish removers.

  • Springer Lexikon Kosmetik, page 30

    Protein building block, also building block of skin and hair. Cosmetic application in skin creams because they stabilize the acid coat of the skin due to their buffering effect; skin-moisturizing. Amino acid complexes (alanine, arginine, leucine, etc.): these are water-retaining substances that can decrease wrinkles.

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