INCI: glutamic acid
CAS No.: 56-86-0
EINECS No.: 200-293-7
Molecular Weight: 147.1
COMPOSITION: 99.0 – 101.0% Glutamic Acid
APPEARANCE: White crystalline powder.
Synonyms: 1-AMINOPENTANEDIOIC ACID; 1-aminopropane-1,3-dicarboxylic, 2-aminoglutaric acid, glutamic acid, L-glutamic acid, LGLUTAMIC acid; 1-aminopropane-1,3-dicarboxylic, 2-AMINOPENTANEDIOIC acid; ACIGLUT; alpha-aminoglutaric acid, alpha-glutamic acid
SOLUBILITY: Easily soluble in boiling water, slightly soluble in cold water, practically insoluble in acetic acid, in acetone and in alcohol.
Our glutamic acid is an active ingredient that acts as a moisturizer and conditioner in skin and hair care products. In addition, it has cushioning and neutralizing properties that help reduce the potential for skin irritation.
This acid is derived from amino acids and, in particular, L-glutamic acid is the type used in natural cosmetics. Its ability to hydrate and condition skin and hair makes it an ideal ingredient in personal care products.
As a hair conditioner 1-3%.
As a moisturizer in body and facial creams 1 to 5%
Store in a cool, dark place, away from light. Store at room temperature
higher than 30ºC
What is glutamic acid and why is it so effective for the skin?
Glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid found naturally in the human body and in some foods, such as soybeans, wheat, and corn. In natural cosmetics, it is used as an active ingredient to improve skin hydration and reduce the signs of aging.
This amino acid is a powerful humectant that helps keep skin hydrated by retaining water in the cells. Also, Glutamic Acid is a very safe and skin-friendly ingredient, making it an excellent choice for sensitive and reactive skin.
Who can benefit from using glutamic acid?
Glutamic acid is suitable for all skin types, including dry, sensitive, mature, and oily skin. In addition, it is also effective in improving hair health.
For dry and mature skin types, glutamic acid is an ideal ingredient as it helps hydrate and smooth skin, reduce fine lines, and improve skin texture and radiance.
For oily and acne-prone skin, glutamic acid is beneficial as it helps regulate sebum production and reduces the appearance of blemishes.
As for hair, glutamic acid helps hydrate and strengthen hair, reduce breakage, and improve hair texture and shine.
How to use glutamic acid?
Glutamic Acid can be used in different formulations of natural cosmetics, such as moisturizing creams, serums, masks, shampoos and conditioners.
The recommended dose of Glutamic Acid in each product will depend on the type of formulation and the desired result. Generally, a dose of 1 to 5% per 100 grams of product is recommended.
It is important to note that Glutamic Acid should not be used in concentrations greater than 10% as it can be irritating to the skin.
Applications of glutamic acid in natural cosmetics:
Glutamic acid is used in a wide variety of natural cosmetic products, from moisturizers to shampoos and conditioners.
In moisturizers, glutamic acid helps keep skin hydrated and reduce signs of aging. In serums, glutamic acid is used to plump and smooth
Additionally, glutamic acid is also used in face masks to improve skin hydration and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. In hair products, Glutamic Acid is used to strengthen hair and improve its texture and shine.
Some popular formulations containing glutamic acid include hydrating serums, anti-aging creams, fortifying shampoos and conditioners, and facial and hair masks.
Benefits of glutamic acid on skin and hair:
Glutamic acid offers a wide variety of benefits for the skin and hair, such as the following:
Hydration: Glutamic acid is an effective humectant that helps keep skin and hair hydrated.
Reduced Signs of Aging: Glutamic Acid helps plump and smooth skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Improved texture and shine: Glutamic acid helps improve the texture and shine of both skin and hair.
Strengthening: Glutamic acid helps strengthen hair, reducing breakage and improving overall hair health.
Precautions to consider
Although glutamic acid is generally safe and gentle on skin and hair, it is important to keep a few precautions in mind when using it.
First of all, glutamic acid should not be used in concentrations higher than 10%, as it can be irritating to the skin.
Also, if you have very sensitive or reactive skin, it's a good idea to do a patch test before using products that contain glutamic acid to make sure it doesn't cause a reaction.
Remember that glutamic acid is a very effective and safe ingredient for skin and hair. As a powerful moisturizer, it helps keep skin and hair hydrated, reduce signs of aging, and improve texture and shine.
If you are interested in trying natural cosmetic products that contain glutamic acid, be sure to follow the recommended dosages and keep in mind the precautions mentioned above for best results. Your skin and hair will thank you!