- Essential amino acid that naturally occurs in the body
- Aids the recovery of muscle tissue and enhances energy
- Research is still needed on this ingredient to establish all of its skin benefits
- Provides impressive amounts of hydration for the skin
Who can use it?
Valine is one amino acid that is not naturally occurring in the body but is vital for the general health of the skin. This is why it is important you perform a patch test on your forearm for 24 hours before applying it to the skin.
What is Valine?
As part of the amino acid collection, valine plays an important role in keeping the overall health and maintaining beautiful skin. In total there are over 20 amino acids and they are split into 2 separate types: non-essential and essential, with valine belonging to the latter. You will find that due to valine not being produced in the body you must introduce it into your skin with your diet or applied topically in your skincare products. Skin restoring, this amino acid can help strengthen the building blocks that make up the skin as well as locking in water and hydrating the skin. Having said that, valine is one of the least potent amino acids compared to others such as histidine and isoleucine. It considered important to use in your skincare routine for a protected, soothed, firm and hydrated complexion.
Side effects of Valine?
There are no side effects of valine if there is no known allergy or irritation to the ingredient. If you have any concerns, consult your GP or dermatologist.