• INCI Name:          Glutathione
  • Chemical Name: (2S)-2-amino-4-{[(1R)-1-[(carboxymethyl)carbamoyl]-2-sulfanylethyl]carbamoyl}butanoic acid
  • CAS No:             70-18-8

What is Glutathione?
Glutathione is a tripeptide compound formed by the condensation of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine through peptide bonds. It is an active short peptide with a wide range of uses. It participates in almost all antioxidant reactions in the human body. Its super powerful antioxidant properties can play a role in melanating, removing yellowing, whitening, and improving skin quality.

The role of Glutathione
Skin brightening and whitening
Glutathione can directly inhibit tyrosinase activity, scavenge a large number of oxidative free radicals, prevent free radicals from activating tyrosinase, and also hydrolyze into cysteine, interfering with melanin synthesis. In other words, during the whitening process, it has the dual effects of “antioxidation” + “inhibition” at the same time.
Glutathione is also a small molecule peptide that can be absorbed by the skin when applied to the skin. Moreover, it is also a natural antioxidant component in human cells, making it easier to “cheat” the defense layer and enter the human body.

Fights inflammation and allergies
Glutathione can fight allergies, and its effects include inhibiting hyaluronidase and inhibiting delayed allergic reactions.

Detoxification effect
Glutathione can detoxify both exogenous and endogenous toxins. Its specific structure makes it the main free radical scavenger in the body, and it can purify the internal environment by scavenging free radicals.

Uses & Applications

Personal care and cosmetic

  • Skin Care. Glutathione has antioxidant capabilities in cosmetics, has anti-aging and skin whitening effects, can inhibit browning of skin veins, and can effectively condition and moisturize the skin.
  •  Hair Care. The sulfhydryl group of glutathione can form a cross-linking bond with the cysteine sulfhydryl group in hair. It is often used in hair perming agents together with cationic polymers such as JR400 to reduce damage to hair tissue.

Product Details






White to off white crystalline powder


98.0 min.

Specific Rotation

-15.5°~ -17.5°

Loss on drying, %

0.5 max.

Shelf Life

24 months

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