INCI Name: Taurine
CAS Numbers: 107-35-7
Taurine, or 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, is an organic acid widely distributed in animal tissues. Taurine is one of the various chemical constituents of bile and this organic acid is synthesized in the pancreas. Taurine is an organic, carbon based compound which has acidic properties. It is a naturally occurring organic acid belonging to the sulfonic acid group of organic compounds that contain sulfur.
Cosmetic compositions containing Taurine have been introduced, possibly due to its antifibrotic properties. It has been shown to prevent the damaging effects of TGFB1 to hair follicles. It also helps to maintain skin hydration.