An amazing multi-functional ingredient that will impart several benefits to the skin and hair when incorporated into your formulations.
Also known as trimethylglycine,it is a natural compound found in various foods, including beets, spinach, and whole grains. In recent years, it has gained attention in the skincare industry due to its potential skin benefits. It is a 100% natural, Ecocert approved moisturising and skin conditioning agent.
Here are some of the skin benefits of betaine:
Hydration: Betaine is a natural humectant, which means it can help attract and retain moisture in the skin. This can help keep the skin hydrated and plump, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Barrier function: Betaine can help strengthen the skin barrier function, which is important for maintaining healthy skin. A strong skin barrier can help protect the skin from environmental stressors and prevent water loss, leading to softer, smoother, and more radiant skin.
Anti-inflammatory: Betaine has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help calm and soothe irritated skin. This makes it a great ingredient for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
Brightening: It can also help brighten the skin and improve overall skin tone. It does this by inhibiting the production of melanin, which is responsible for dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Anti-aging: Betaine has been shown to stimulate collagen production, which can help improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Texture Improver – improves the feel of creams and lotions by creating a silkier and smoother skin feel on application.
Add to shampoos to improve dry and damaged hair and improve shine by harnessing the moisture lock benefits of Betaine.
Add to face and body washes to improve foam density and volume. Will also reduce the potential irritancy of detergents (soaps). More
Betaine is a co-solubiliser for allantoin and salicylic acid. Combine with zemea propanediol to allow the incorporation of salicylic acid and or allantoin into aqueous systems.
When it comes to using betaine in skincare products, it is important to note that the concentration and formulation can make a difference in its effectiveness. Products with higher concentrations of betaine may provide more significant benefits, while products with other complementary ingredients can enhance its effects.
Overall, betaine is a promising ingredient for skincare and has multiple benefits for the skin. However, as with any skincare ingredient, it is important to patch test before use and consult with a dermatologist if you have any concerns or allergies.
Usage Rates: 2% to 10% depending on the type of formulation and the desired effect. Try 2% -3% in a cream or lotion to improve moisturisation and texture. Add 2% to 4% in shampoos or washes to improve foam structure
Appearance: Granulated powder – similar to castor sugar. Dissolves easily into warm water