Amino Acids

Nature's skincare superstars!

While most of us have heard about amino acids, few really understand the role they play not only in the health and beauty of your skin, but the essential role they play in life itself.

All life on planet Earth is made of just a few of these life supporting nutrients. Every single living plant and animal share these same building blocks, and the only difference between you, me, the birds in the air and the plants on the ground is how nature arranges them to make life as we know it.

With that in mind, it’s no wonder that amino acids are the very nutrients that make your skin beautiful. Every part of your skin is made of various combinations of different amino acids.

Conversely, when the skin becomes depleted of amino acids, the skin cannot perform its daily routine of repair. This leads to the skin beginning to have an aged, worn out and dry appearance. Without enough amino acids the skin loses its elasticity, sags, discolors, wrinkles and the radiant appearance of your youth is lost.

The sun, the weather, the environment and the normal aging process all can lead to the skin becoming depleted of amino acids. However you can fight back, by bathing your skin every day in these wonderful nutrients, your skin can look more radiant, youthful and beautiful with every use!

Amino acids are the key to the most beautiful,
flawless looking skin possible and
they will never go out of style!

Our proprietary amino acid extraction method

Zue’s proprietary method of amino acid extraction through fermentation of our natural ingredients is similar to the method used in producing yogurt, beer, vinegar, miso, soy sauce, etc. Fermented amino acids start with nutrients (starches, cane sugars) which are converted to target amino acids using microorganisms and enzymes. Instead of breaking a protein into amino acid pieces and trying to clean it up with solvents and chemicals, fermentation uses optimized metabolic pathways and specialized complex enzymes in order to “build” the target amino acids. It is the same natural way our bodies make many amino acids.

Zue Beauty plant based- amino acids are all produced by this fermentation process, and they begin with vegan-based sources, which are fermented for greater cellular delivery. For these reasons, especially if you are vegetarian, vegan, or are concerned with being Kosher or Halal, you should consider incorporating our products into your daily regime. We use the same process in all our amino acids—even amino acids used in specialty formulations, like our Daily Facial Moisturizer.

Meticulously selected ingredients

Clearer, healthy-looking skin through the science of plant-based amino acids and 100% natural ingredients.

These organic ingredients are harvested in small parcels by indigenous farmers in southern Colombia. Each master farmer specializes in one crop variety, which he meticulously nurtures for 6 to 8 months before harvesting.

This process is unique to the region and not only ensures the most natural ingredients, but guarantees freshness and quality not found anywhere else in the world.

Each aroma, each plant, each fruit used in our skincare products is full of the love, knowledge and care that our amazing partners put in cultivating every crop.


Quinoa for Skin

Amino Acids Superstar

Quinoa is often known as a superfood, but did you know it also has super skin care properties? The native Quechua even refer to quinoa as “the mother of all grains” —and we’d have to agree! Not only does it allow us to create wonderful natural products for you, quinoa is jam-packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids— all of which have the power to restore and revitalize your skin.

Quinoa Super Powers

Have you ever wondered if there was a food with benefits that could make you feel as though you had super powers?

Well, we’re happy to let you know that it actually exists! And the best news is you can find it in all of our skin care products. It works just as well outside as it does inside your body, only better because it provides all its benefits directly to your skin, where you can actually see the results.

Quinoa (keen-wah)comes from a species of Chenopodium, or goosefoot, plants that originate from Perú in South America. It is actually a seed but commonly referred to as a grain. Quinoa is cultivated as a food source and has been named a “super food.” The plant itself usually grows to about 1-2 meters tall and has broad, powdery leaves arranged in an alternating pattern and in colors of purple, green, orange or red. The quinoa seeds usually vary in color from white to gold, red or even black.

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) officially declared 2013 as “International Year of Quinoa,” defining it as a food with high nutritive value, impressive biodiversity, and one that has a worldwide important role to play in the achievement of food safety.

In addition to the wide health benefits of adding its nutrient richness to your diet, quinoa offers many other health benefits when applied to your skin! It is gluten-free and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids that can improve and preserve the health and appearance of your skin.

Commonly, most grains are considered to be inadequate as total protein sources because they lack sufficient amounts of the amino acids lysine and isoleucine. In comparison, quinoa is a complete protein source as it has substantial amounts of these amino acids, especially lysine, which is a protein building block in the skin’s collagen production mechanism.

Quinoa is also packed with calcium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, fiber, manganese (which helps to protect your skin from free radicals that cause cellular damage), and significant amounts of certain tocopherols (vitamin E family members) largely absent from most grains. Additionally, it has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients which make it a likely candidate for cancer risk reduction in humans.

For all these reasons, it’s clear to see
why we have chosen quinoa as the main character
in our quest to bring you the absolute
best natural skin care products!

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