Betaine Betaine

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Betaine is a natural compound and an amino-acid. It is usually derived from sugar beet. It is considered to be an essential ingredient for skin and hair care products thanks to its ability to properly hydrate.

Betaine not only efficiently distributes water to the skin cells, but enables them to maintain their water content without becoming over oversaturated. Betaine can be used by all skin types, though is most effective at rejuvenating dry, sensitive, ageing skin thanks to its ability to moisturise and soften. When used in cosmetic products it can help improve the skin’s texture.

Why it’s good for your face

  • Preserves the necessary amount of water in the skin
  • Effectively treats irritated and flaky skin
  • Accelerates healing of minor injuries and mild rashes

Why it’s good for your hair

  • Contains excellent conditioning properties
  • Smooths dry hair and makes it shiny, strong and glossy
  • Cares for and soothes itchy and irritated scalps

Why it’s good for your body

  • Improves the skin’s appearance
  • Actively moisturises and softens the skin
  • Treats irritated and flaky skin


Individual intolerance.

Scientific evidence

[1] Scientists have concluded that Betaine is a highly effective natural moisturiser, which can be used widely in skin and hair care products. It also protects the skin and makes the hair strong and silky.


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