Acetyl tyrosine is an amino acid complex that functions in skin care as a skin-conditioning agent, leaving the skin soft and smooth.
Acetyl tyrosine may help for skin pigmentation to appear more even
Acetyl tyrosine has also been found to help regulate melanin production within the skin (MibelleBiochemistry).
Tyrosine may help with the penetration of vitamin C and other antioxidants into the skin
Acetyl tyrosine is also used in conjunction with vitamin C as L-ascorbic acid to help to prevent and/or repair damage to the skin’s dermal layer. For example, it has been reported that a composition including ascorbic acid, tyrosine and a non-toxic zinc salt result in a readily perceivable diminution of the fine wrinkle structure. It has also been reported that ascorbic acid topical aqueous compositions are unstable unless maintained at a pH below about 3.5 (source). This indicates acetyl tyrosine may be useful for helping antioxidants penetrate the skin.
Acetyl tyrosine is one of 17 amino acids that help to generate collagen. We recommend using a regimen with all 17 amino acids regularly to help to stimulate collagen production.