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Acetyl Glucosamine

Acetyl Glucosamine

A stable derivative of glucosamine, N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG) is a precursor for the synthesis of hyaluronic acid, an integral part of the connective tissue that holds cells together and supports cell membrane structure. Through the stimulation of hyaluronic acid synthesis, NAG is known to improve skin hydration, promote wound healing, reduce hyperpigmentation, and decrease fine lines and wrinkles via topical use. It also has important anti-inflammatory functions, making this ingredient highly effective at improving skin health and function. Finally, glucosamine acts on the linkages that hold skin cells together directly without damaging them. This results is an improved ability for skin to naturally shed dead skin cells.

SYNONYMS:
Glucosamine, N-Acetyl Glucosamine

REFERENCES:
Bissett D. Glucosamine: an ingredient with skin and other benefits. J. Cos. Derm. 2006; 5(4): 309-315.

Bissett D, Robinson R, Raleigh P, et al. Reduction in the appearance of facial hyperpigmentation by topical N-acetyl glucosamine. J. Cos. Derm. 2007; 6(1): 20-26.

Draelos Z. The latest cosmeceutical approaches for anti-aging. J. Cos. Derm. 2007; 6(1); 2-6.

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