Proteins cosmetics ingredients, advantages and how they affect
Proteins and peptides are widely used in cosmetics, hair care and skin care products. Collagen, elastin and keratin are the existing protein-based structures in our body. Applying topical proteins causes improvement of skin firmness and fights signs of ageing. Vegetable proteins are a natural group of proteins used in cosmetics; wheat, oat and soy proteins are categorized in this group. Hydrolyzed wheat and soy proteins can reduce the irritation caused by surfactants and can be added to cosmetic formulations as cosurfactants. The Australian cosmetics supplier, Trulux, supplies PEA PROTEIN ISOLATE, a gluten-free natural cosmetic protein.