GLycine

EWG level: 1

This is a naturally occurring amino acid. Glycine is 20 most common amino acids found in proteins. This is may be used in cosmetics and personal care products. Products in which these ingredients may be found include baby products, bath products, cleansing products, eye makeup, shaving preparations and hair and skin care products. Amino acids, normally found in dietary protein, are released as the protein is digested in the gastrointestinal tract. Eight of the amino acids, isoleucine, leucine, Glysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine are considered essential and must be obtained through the diet.

Its functions are: Buffering Agent; Fragrance Ingredient; Hair Conditioning Agent; Skin-Conditioning Agent -Miscellaneous; Antistatic; Skin conditioning.

“Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)

No Ecological corcerns, “Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food” (FDA Food Additive Status)

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