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Acetyl Glucosamine

Acetyl Glucosamine


Official CosIng Information


An amino acid sugar that can be found in the skin and does there good and important things. One of them is that it's a precursor for the biosynthesis of superstar moisturizer, hyaluronic acid. So acetyl glucosamine itself is also an important skin-identical ingredient and natural moisturizing factor.

But that is not all, acetyl glucosamine has two other great properties proved by double-blind clinical trials. First, it's a promising ingredient against wrinkles:  2% can improve wrinkles, particularly in the eye area.

Second, the same amount can also fade - always stubborn - brown spots. (Do not expect magic, though - the photos from the study show the difference after 8 weeks of daily use. The difference is visible, but not that big. It's always good to have realistic expectations. :))  Combined with skincare superstar niacinamide the duo is synergistic and is more effective at improving hyperpigmentation, so if you are after the skin-lightening benefit look out for products that contain both. 

Show me some proof

  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Volume 5 (4) – Dec 1, 2006, Glucosamine: an ingredient with skin and other benefits

Products with Acetyl Glucosamine

Dermafix Brightening Cleanser Neostrata Enlighten Pigment Controller Neostrata Skin Active Firming Collagen Booster Neostrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster Skinlex 10% Niacinamide Serum (Extended Version) Exuviance Age Reverse Total Correct + Sculpt Serum Medik8 White Balance Original Serum Neostrata Enlighten Illuminating Serum Neostrata Enlighten Ultra Brightening Cleanser Neutrogena Bright Boost Illuminating Serum Paula's Choice Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment Purid Lab. Restoring Brightening Serum Satin Naturel Bio Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate Satin Naturel Bio Vitamin C Serum Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum Ddf Discoloration Reversal Moisturizer Exuviance Age Reverse Day Repair Spf 30 Neostrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy Neostrata Skin Active Matrix Support Spf 30 Neutrogena Bright Boost Moisturizer - Spf 30 Paula's Choice Resist Brightening Essence Treatment Paula's Choice Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot - Brightening Skincerely Yours 'Make It Even' Serum modest. Alpha-Arbutin + B3 Ausceuticals Vitamin B Serum Ausceuticals Vitamin B Serum (Reformulated) Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice A Day Exfoliator Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Soothing B3 Serum Paula's Choice Clinical Niacinamide 20% Treatment Serious Skincare Ultra-Mare Pure Marine Infusion Concentrated Treatment Pads Stubborn Cosmetics Skin Mercy Antioxidant Face Mist AnteAGE MD Brightener Becca Skin Love Glow Elixir CoverGirl Plus Olay Eye Rehab Concealer - Fair Dr Ko Ko Dermacare Clarifying Mist Holy Snails Shark Sauce Max Factor Miracle Prep Illuminating & Hydrating Primer Neostrata Skin Active Retinol + Nag Complex Neutrogena Bright Boost Gel Cream 2Sol Duna Tiger Repair Ampoule Biopelle KNR Serum Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster With Pure Vitamin C 10% DHC Coq10 Lotion GLAMGLOW Flashmud Holy Snails Holy Snail Water (Phenoxyethanol Version)