Phenylalanine

Our database includes 244 products that contain Phenylalanine.

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Phenylalanine is an amino acid. It is a skin soothing and hydrating ingredient. Amino acids play a crucial role in wound healing and skin hydration.

Phenylalanine is also used to help even out skin tone due to its ability to disrupt the melanin production process.

Two structures of phenylalanine exist: L-phenylalanine and D-phenylalanine. L-phenylalanine is essential, this means our bodies cannot produce it naturally and we must get it from foods. Our bodies convert D-phenylalanine to neurotransmitters, and D-phenylalanine is found in our bodies naturally.

Some foods that contain L-phenylalanine include eggs, soybeans, beef, milk.

Phenylalanine is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 1.3% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Masking, Skin Conditioning

Where it's used

Phenylalanine is most often found as ingredient number 36 within an ingredient list.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 79702
  • INCI Name: PHENYLALANINE
  • INN Name: phenylalanine
  • EC #: Ā 200-568-1 / 205-756-7
  • All Functions: 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.