- INCI Name: Zinc PCA
- Chemical Name: Proline, 5-oxo-, zinc salt
- CAS No: 15454-75-8
Zinc PCA is the zinc salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid， also known as Zinc pyrrolidone carboxylate, it act as a moisturizer, oil control and anti-seborrheic, antibacterial agent in skin care formulations. Sodium pyrrolidone carboxylate (PCA-Na) is the main component in the stratum corneum of the skin and one of the natural moisturizing factors. Zinc pyrrolidone carboxylate (PCA-Zn) replaces the sodium ions with zinc ions with antibacterial effect, and provides moisturizing effect and excellent antibacterial performance for the skin at the same time.
- Effectively antibacterial and prevent acne
The antibacterial effect of Zinc PCA mainly comes from the fact that it contains zinc ions, which can strengthen the activity of various enzymes in the anti-inflammatory response, thereby inhibiting the inflammatory response.
0.25% concentration of Zinc PCA completely inhibits the growth of Staphylococcus albus, a common bacterium on the skin;
Zinc PCA at a concentration of 0.75% completely inhibits the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, one of the important factors that cause acne.
- Improve skin metabolism, improve skin immunity
Supplementing the skin with zinc can help maintain the normal metabolism of the skin, while improving skin resistance and improving skin quality.
- Replenish water and moisturize, regulate skin water and oil balance
L-PCA is an ingredient of natural moisturizing factors. Supplementing PCA zinc can also replenish natural moisturizing factors to the skin, and at the same time help regulate the skin to achieve a healthy water-oil balance, leaving the skin moisturized and shiny.
Uses & Applications
Zinc PCA is a great skincare ingredient in many formulations because of its numerous benefits.It can be founded in moisturizers, toners, serums, and masks with the effect of moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-acne.
It is added to hair care products because of its anti-bacterial quality. It leaves the scalp feeling clean as well as light, while also regulating the sebum production making the hair look healthier and smoother.
White to off-white powder
pH value (10% aq.)
Loss on drying
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