Amino Acids/Derivatives and Peptides in Skin Care: Current Status and Trends
Individual amino acids, their derivatives, and peptides have been used in skin care products for many years. Current status of their use in various skin care products and relevant trends are presented.
Amino acids are organic molecules that contain a carbon backbone with attached amino (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) functional groups, and a side-chain. Peptides are short chains or oligomers comprised of two or more amino acids linked by the peptide bond. Individual amino acids, their derivatives, and peptides have been used in skin care products for many years.
Mintel searches and analyses of data published between January 2015 and November 2016 were conducted using the following search criteria: regions of Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa; product categories of skin care and color cosmetics; ingredient list containing amino acids/derivatives and peptides.
The 12,856 amino-acid containing products were distributed by regions of their launch as follows: Europe 42.0%, Asia Pacific 39.0%, North America 12.4%, Latin America 4.6%, Middle East and Africa 2.1%.
Thus, Europe a ...