Acetyl Glucosamine

Acetyl Glucosamine



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

Paula's Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster Skinlex 10% Niacinamide Serum (Extended Version) Neostrata Enlighten Ultra Brightening Cleanser Paula's Choice Resist Pure Radiance Skin Brightening Treatment Paula's Choice Resist Brightening Essence Treatment Paula's Choice Resist Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot - Brightening modest. Alpha-Arbutin + B3 Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Soothing B3 Serum Holy Snails Shark Sauce Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster With Pure Vitamin C 10% DHC Coq10 Lotion GLAMGLOW Flashmud Holy Snails Holy Snail Water (Phenoxyethanol Version) Olay Regenerist Cc Cream Spf 15 Moisturiser Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Lotion Stratia Rewind Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate Estee Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion Olay Regenerist Luminous Brightening Moisturiser Cream Spf 20 Skin Actives Collagen Serum Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser 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 2Sol Facial Recovery Booster Mad Hippie Vitamin A Serum Zo skin health Brightenex™ 0.5% Retinol Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum (Old version) Murad Luminous Shield Spf 50 SHANI DARDEN Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum Kristina Holey + Marie Veronique Micronutrient + Hydro Mask Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist Medik8 Advanced Night Restore Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging Eye Cream Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum Marie Veronique Gentle Retinol Night Serum Neogen Cereal Real Fresh Foam Cleanser Skin Actives Skin Brightening Cream Clinique Even Better Essence Lotion Combo-Oily Skin La Mer Genaissance De La Mer The Serum Essence Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Sunscreen Spf 30 Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Serum Hexapeptide-8 Abib Relaxing Sleeping Pack Bright Tube Patchology Flashpatch Eye Gels Erasa Xep-30 Purito Centella Green Level Eye Cream