Our database includes 2073 products that contain Arginine.

You should know


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.

People also like: Niacinamide, Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid

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

Arginine is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 7.1% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Masking, Skin Conditioning

Community Stats

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

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Wrinkles • Fine Lines • Dullness • Sensitivity

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne • Sensitivity • Dryness • Texture

Where it's used

Arginine is most often found as ingredient number 20 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.