What does it do?

5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a naturally occurring amino acid and the chemical precursor to serotonin (otherwise known as the 'feel-good' hormone). In cosmetics, it's used for its long-term anti-aging benefits, helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines and improve skin tone.

Where does it originate from?

5-HTP is extracted from the seeds of the Griffonia plant, a native African shrub.

When should I use it?

This ingredient can be used day and night.

What skin type is it best suited to?

5-HTP is best suited to mature skin types due to their anti-aging benefits.

What does it work well with?

Incorporating 5-HTP into your evening routine can complement the effects of Retinol, providing additional anti-ageing benefits.

Which Q+A products feature 5-HTP?