Our database includes 1382 products that contain Arginine.

Community rating: Mixed


Fungal Acne

Arginine is an amino acid that is important for human development. Your body uses is it to produce hair keratin and skin collagen.

As a cosmetic ingredient, Arginine has antioxidant properties and can also help repair damaged skin.

Arginine is derived either synthetically or from animals.

Arginine isn't fungal acne safe when used in the presence of other lipids (fats, fatty acids, oils, esters, etc). Oils and fats occur naturally within the skin, so you should take caution when using Arginine if you're prone to fungal acne.

Also known as: L-Arginine and (2s)-2-Amino-5-Guanidinopentanoic Acid

Arginine is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 7.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Masking, Skin Conditioning

Community Data

85 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Oily Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Wrinkles • Fine Lines • Sensitivity • Dullness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Combination Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne • Dryness • Dullness • Redness

Where it's used

Arginine is most often found as ingredient number 19 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Arginine the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 74314
  • INN Name: arginine
  • EC #:  200-811-1 / 230-571-3
  • All Functions: Antistatic, Hair Conditioning, Masking, Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.