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Why You Need To Use Hydrolyzed Proteins

Why You Need To Use Hydrolyzed Proteins

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As we trek into bigger and better biotechnology and create formulas that make a difference in the biology of the skin, we begin to find a similar pattern of ingredients that keep popping up in our research. One particular type of ingredient is hydrolyzed proteins. Essentially, it’s a process (hydrolysis) by which proteins are broken down into either individual amino acids or a smaller chain of amino acids called peptides (and water molecules of course). These smaller components play an important role in the development of cell function to muscle maintenance, skin generation, repair, and are necessary for your overall health.

So, we’ve taken the liberty of jotting down some noteworthy benefits of hydrolyzed proteins and how they can really change the way your skin looks and feels. 

If It Doesn't Absorb. Why Bother?

Proteins are the major structural blocks of the body, but they’re already inside you. And your skin doesn’t just let anything pass through it. If it’s too large, let’s say over 500 Daltons (A Dalton is a unit of mass [g/mol] and is used to describe the molecular weight of different substances), the molecule cannot pass through the skin. When the protein is hydrolyzed it is broken down further and able to pass through layers of skin and actually make a difference.

Repair, Regenerate, And Resist

Like the brand of the car and its particular parts that make it perform, each protein has a unique set of parts that is specific to its function. Compounds such as isoflavones from soy are very high in antioxidant properties to reduce the impact of stress on the skin and repair wrinkles and dull skin. 

Other compounds from cottonseed, for example, protect the skin’s moisture barrier to resist the apocalypse (for the skin at least) that is happening on the outside.

Fast Facts:




  • Hydrate the skin
  • Increase Water Retention
  • Protect the Skin
  • Reduce Inflammation 
  • Build Collagen
  • Make Other Products Work better
  • Cellular Repair
  • Smooth Out Fine Lines

WHO SHOULD USE IT: For all skin types


Arginine: helps to restore visible skin damage.

Histidine: soothes the skin and has antioxidant properties.

Methionine: protects the skin from harmful substances.

Lysine: strengthens the skin’s surface.

Proline, leucine, and glycine: make fine lines and wrinkles less deep.

WORKS WELL WITH: Everything, in particular, peptides.


Amino Acids Are What The Doctor Ordered

With so many studies, and MDs backing these building blocks of life, amino acids could be one of the leading ingredients to healthier skin. From deep hydration, reducing inflammation, and building back collagen to reduce aging skin, amino acids should be a component in every skincare routine. And so, in light of the above benefits, GOA packs the Purifying Face Cleanser with two hydrolyzed proteins and a blend of essential amino acids to provide the skin with immediate results. Learn more about how the Purifying Face Cleanser can transform the skin to become stronger, clearer, and healthier.

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