- Categories: Hydration
An amino acid salt that may be animal-derived or made in a lab (Paula’s Choice uses the latter type). Like all amino acids and derivatives, lysine HCI plays a role in keeping skin hydrated by aiding the balanced transport of water through skin’s layers.
Lysine also plays a role in helping skin produce supportive substances that keep it looking smooth and youthful.
References for this information:
Essays in Biochemistry, November 2012, pages 113-133
Amino Acids, June 2012, pages 2,481-2,489
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