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Our database includes 1098 products that contain Glycine.


Glycine is an amino acid that helps build proteins. It is already present in our skin as our bodies produce them naturally.

Glycine helps keep skin hydrated and reduce signs of aging. Amino acids help transport moisture throughout our skin; glycine already plays a role in helping keep our skin moisturized.

As collagen is made up of glycine and other amino acids, it is believed Glycine may help our skin produce more collagen. Collagen helps keep skin plump and firm.

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Glycine is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.6% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Skin Conditioning, Buffering

Community Stats

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Dullness • Fine Lines • Redness

Where it's used

Glycine is most often found as ingredient number 24 within an ingredient list.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 34117
  • INN Name: glycine
  • EC #:  200-272-2
  • Ph. Eur. Name: glycinum
  • All Functions: Antistatic, Buffering, Hair Conditioning, 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.