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Acetyl Glucosamine

Acetyl Glucosamine

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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

Neostrata Enlighten Brightening Complex 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 Neostrata Enlighten Illuminating Serum Neostrata Enlighten Ultra Brightening Cleanser Paula's Choice Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum Exuviance Age Reverse Day Repair Spf 30 Neostrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy Neostrata Skin Active Matrix Support 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 Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice A Day Exfoliator Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Soothing B3 Serum Serious Skincare Ultra-Mare Pure Marine Infusion Concentrated Treatment Pads Holy Snails Shark Sauce Neostrata Skin Active Retinol + Nag Complex 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) Neostrata Sheer Hydration Spf 35 Olay Regenerist Cc Cream Spf 15 Moisturiser Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Lotion Primera Organience Water Stratia Rewind Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate Clinique Self Sun Face Tinted Lotion Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Moisturiser Cream Spf 20 YOU Skincare Clarifying Glow Serum Skin Actives Collagen Serum Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser SENSAI Lotion Ii (Moist) Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator Tosowoong Spot Whitening Vita Clinic Vitamin Tree Fruits Extract Crave Skincare Virgin Skin Tightening And Brightening Serem IOPE Pro Peeling Enzyme Wash Zo skin health Ossential® Brightalive Non-Retinol Skin Brightener LANEIGE Water Bank Hydrating Gel