Skincare Active Ingredients

Polyglutamic acid for Skin

Polyglutamic acid is a humectant that can draw moisture from the air into your skin. It is said to be 5 times more hydrating than hyaluronic acid.

Polyglutamic acid is also biodegradable, edible, water-soluble, and non-toxic to humans and the environment.

  • ACE inhibition activity: hypertension is a disease that can cause cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes. ACE or Angiotensin-converting enzyme is a component that can regulate blood pressure. Polyglutamic acid can inhibit ACE and reduce high blood pressure.
  • Antimicrobial activity: polyglutamic acid also has antimicorbial activities that can prevent bacteria.
  • Moisturizing effect: polyglutamic acid can help to moisturize the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Wound healing: it can also spped up wound healing.

Who all can use Polyglutamic acid?

Polyglutamic acid is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin and skin of colour. Make sure to conduct a patch test and check if you have any allergies to this ingredient.

What other skincare ingredients can I use with polyglutamic acid?

  • Retinol
  • Vitamin C
  • Niacinamide
  • Peptides
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Azelaic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide

How to use polyglutamic acid?

Polyglutamic acid is available in the form of serums, creams, gels, lotions, and also supplements.

In case of a serum:

You can apply polyglutamic acid on damp skin after taking a shower or bath.

In case of creams, gels, or lotion:

Morning routine:

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Skincare actives like niacinamide or vitamin C.
  • Creams, gels, or lotions containg polyglutamic acid.
  • Sunscreen.

Night routine:

  • Cleanser
  • Skincare actives like retinol.
  • Creams, gels, or lotions containg polyglutamic acid.

Polyglutamic acid supplements:

Polyglutamic acid can also be used as a calcium supplement due to its high rate of absorption. You will have to consult a doctor about this.

Tips for using polyglutamic acid:

  • If you live in a high humid environment area, polyglutamic acid can be used on the skin without applying a moisturizer.
  • If you live in low- humidity environment, apply polyglutamic acid after a bath or shower, and then apply a moisturizer of your choice.
  • You can layer it with an occlusive moisturizer when needed.
  • Using a humidifier at home can make polyglutamic acid more effective.

Frequently asked questions:

Is polyglutamic acid an AHA?

Polyglutamic acid is not an AHA, it is a humectant that draws moisture from the air into your skin.

Is polyglutamic acid safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Polyglutamic acid should be safe to use for pregnancy and breastfeeding just like hyaluronic acid.

Is polyglutamic acid good for acne?

Polyglutamic acid is only a humectant and it cannot treat acne, it can only moisturize your skin. You can use salicylic acid to treat acne and then use polyglutamic acid to moisturize afterward.

Can I use polyglutamic acid with AHA’s and BHA’s?

You can use polyglutamic acid with AHA’s like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and mandelic acid. You can also use it with a BHA like salicylic acid.

Should I use polyglutamic acid before or after retinol?

You should use polyglutamine acid after applying retinol.