Emollient, Hydration, Miscellaneous

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WHEAT AMINO ACIDS

A blend of amino acids from wheat protein after it has been broken down via hydrolysis. Most often used in hair-care products as a conditioning agent, but also found in skincare products where it likely has hydrating ability. There is limited research showing that wheat amino acids can penetrate the hair shaft; however, most likely the smaller molecular size of the amino acids can penetrate hair better than whole protein sources.

Reference for this information:

International Journal of Cosmetic Science, October 1997, pages 215Š—–226