Also known as Creatinine, it is a breakdown product of phosphate creatine in muscles. Chemically, it is an amino acid derivative, cyclic derivative of Creatine.
In cosmetics, it is sold by Evonik under the tradename Tego Cosmo C250. Evonik claims the following properties for Tego Cosmo C250 :
- Skin brightening : it has been demonstrated to inhibit tyrosinase activity in melanocytes.
- Skin conditioner