L-Carnitine is a multipurpose active cosmetic agent that has its benefits in diverse applications ranging from stretch marks to hair growth, to skin softness and hydration and exfoliation. etc. L-Carnitine is a lower-pH beta hydroxy acid, therefore it gives exfoliating properties to the skin – increasing skin cell exfoliation. For better results, it can be combined with other AHAs like Lactic or glycolic acid. It accelerates the oxidation of fat to generate energy. It improves the tolerability of skin and slows down the ageing process.
Functions of L-Carnitine in Formulation:
Anti-fat and anti-cellulite: L-Carnitine made its debut in cosmetics as an agent for skin contouring and in the treatment of cellulite. In more recent developments, it is applied in cosmetics to treat skin conditions like wrinkles and sunburn peeling and in the removal of chickenpox scarring. L-Carnitine is also used in cosmetic products to reconstruct the breakage of weft protein of the dermis – the skin condition otherwise known as Stretchmarks. It is also effective at sebum reduction and production, therefore is effective in mild to moderate acne.
Hydrating and Moisturizing Properties: L-Carnitine is hygroscopic, so even small amounts are able to hydrate the skin, and smoothen and soften it. A test conducted on human skin with L-Carnitine showed increased skin hydration greater than 25%.
Hair Growth: In a recent study, researchers found that hair follicles treated with L-Carnitine showed significant hair growth. The treatment also slowed follicle cell death (apoptosis) and improved follicle cell growth (proliferation). It also improved local cell growth proteins in the outer root sheath.
Benefits of L-Carnitine in Formulation:
Smoothens and softens the skin
Increase in epidermal thickness
CAS NUM: 3040-38-8
INCI Name: L-Carnitine
Percentage Purity : 99%
pH Range: 3.5 – 8
Colour & Appearance: White powder
Grade: Cosmetic Grade
Recommended Usage: 1% – 5%
Mixing Method: Add into water phase. Avoid temperature above 60C.
Application: Cream , Lotion , Clear Gel , Toner , Mask , Scrub , Liquid Soap , Bar Soap (pH >7) , Bar Soap (pH <7) , Shampoo , Conditioner
Country of Origin: USA
Packaging: Our powders are packed in water proof zip lock pouches avoid spillage.
Recommended Storage: Our powders should be stored in cool temperatures away from direct sunlight and moisture in an airtight container. (Current Lot will expire: 03-2025)
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