Amino Acids 101: A Science Lesson With Serious Skin Benefits

Trying to grasp atomic structures and ionic compounds in science wasn't always all that thrilling. Yet poring over the ingredient lists on skincare products is practically a hobby. We all love hearing about the latest skincare ingredients to deliver big results and usually rush to the nearest shop to find them afterward. This is the kind of science we can all get excited about. So for strictly educational purposes, it's our duty to share something that might have had your eyes glazing over in chemistry, but with these serious skin claims, you'll want to know all about it.

We're talking about amino acids for skin. They're essential throughout the body but especially beneficial for your skin. To steer you in the right direction, we spoke with consultant dermatologist Justine Kluk, who gave us the full scoop.