Proteins

Proteins

Proteins are the building blocks of nature. Proteins are huge polymeric molecules that vary greatly in molecular weight and dimensions. All proteins are constructed from small mono-meric units known as amino acids.


Just as proteins are the building blocks of nature, they are also basic ingredients important to many cosmetic formulations. Many skin care and hair care formulations are built around the utilization of proteins. Proteins within cosmetic formulations are valued for their strong moisturizing and film forming properties. They are often used in formulations to condition the hair, while offering protection and moisture binding. Many proteins that have been used throughout the years in the cosmetic industry were derived from animal sources.


Today, this is no longer the case, as there has been a tremendous movement towards a greener, more environmentally friendly practice. Formulator Sample Shop offers a wide range of non-animal derived proteins for use in the cosmetics industry.
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