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What would you guess the above image is? Spray paint?  An aerosol self-tanner?  A retro can of hairspray?  How about the star lotion in a line of advanced amino acid-based cosmetics?  AminoGenesis has built an entire range of anti-aging products around the original formula that comprises Cocoon Total Body Emollient.  After a decade of research, a team of scientists discovered how to harness the power of amino acids using newly pioneered techniques and thus planted the seed for AminoGenesis.  What makes amino acids so special that they merit their own posse of products decked out with flashy black and gold packaging?


Amino acids are the proverbial building blocks of the body, accounting for the smallest molecular components of proteins.  Next to water, protein makes up the greatest portion of human body weight, present in hair, nails, muscles, tendons, organs, and glands.  Because proteins are involved in every major process in the body, amino acids are essential to health.  Of the 20 amino acids found within proteins, ten are manufactured by the body (alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine). The rest must be obtained from the diet and are thus called essential amino acids (arginine, histidine, isoleucine, lueine, lysine, methionine, phenylanine, theonine, tryptophan, and valine).


Nine of these essential amino acids, in addition to eight others, are delivered to the skin in AminoGenesis's Cocoon lotion.  Amino acids support proteins in the skin, such as collagen, elastin, lipids, and all cellular tissues, and when used in certain combinations, help regulate oil production in the skin and scalp.  Threonine and lysine are particularly important for the formation of collagen, while histidine neutralizes free radicals and helps prevent skin cell damage.  More than half of the skin's natural moisturizing factors (NMF), which prevent damage from dryness and irritants, are made up of amino acids and their derivatives.


An admirable component of natural skincare, amino acids can convey vital benefits through topical application.  It has been medically proven that the loss of important proteins manufactured in the skin leads to visible signs of aging.  Studies indicate that applying amino acids on the skin can dramatically increase moisture content while decreasing noticeable lines.  The introduction of amino acids onto the skin's surface can boost the skin's production of healthy proteins, such as collagen, elastin, and lipids, which slows as skin ages.  Amino acids can also diminish discoloration inflicted by sun damage and regulate sebaceous gland activity.


The 17 amino acids in AminoGenesis's product line were derived from plant sources and then purified and blended using low energy emulsion technology.  This innovative process enables free form amino acids to be assembled into a stable, non-greasy formula.  AminoGenesis's water-based delivery system, which has controlled viscosity and compatible electro-static properties, enables its nutrients to instantly penetrate the stratum corneum.  Unlike other moisturizers that simply cover and seal to prevent moisture loss, this direct hydration system deeply moisturizes to improve the condition of the surface layer of skin.


By nourishing the skin with necessary amino acids, the Cocoon lotion is meant to induce skin to do a better job with its own maintentance.  AminoGenesis's hypoallergenic formula can be used anywhere on the body, even the face, and is so effective that it is commonly used as a skincare treatment in chemotherapy centers.  Moreover, Cocoon is an acclaimed remedy for problem skin areas plagued by psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.


AminoGenesis calls it " Cocoon" because your skin is meant to undergo a metamorphosis right before your eyes as rejuvenating nutrients penetrate deep into your skin.  Once you get beyond the cheesy concept, you'll find a truly enriching lotion that makes skin feel silky and look healthy.  When I was afflicted with a dry patch on my leg last week, Cocoon cleared it up instantly.  Contrary to other thick creams that are easily washed off, Cocoon seems to really sink in and stay there. With all those amino acids filling its formula, I like to think that I am doing my skin a service by wrapping up my body in Cocoon.


Ingredients:


Deionized Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Amino Acids: (L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, L-Histidine Monohydrochloride Monohydrate, L-Argine Monohydrochloride, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Threonine,  L-Serine , L-Glutamine, L-Proline, L-Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Valine, L-Methionine, L-Isoleucine L-Leucine, L-Tyrosine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Acetyl Tyrosine), Polysorbate 60, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Triethanolamine,Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance