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Humectants are a hydrophilic (water-loving) family of ingredients. They can also be known as disodium acetyl glucosamine phosphate or saccharide isomerate and are able to attract water towards them via charges between the molecules. They are therefore brilliant hydrators, and are able to plump out fine lines and wrinkles via surface hydration to provide an anti-ageing effect.

What is Humectants?

Humectants are a class of skincare ingredients known for their moisture-attracting properties. They play a vital role in skincare products by drawing and retaining water, helping to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.

What does Humectants do?

Humectants offer benefits such as: - Provide hydration to the skin by attracting water and holding it on the skin's surface. - Improve the skin's moisture retention abilities, helping to prevent dryness and maintain a healthy moisture balance. - Enhance the effectiveness of other skincare ingredients by promoting better absorption and penetration into the skin. - Can be used in various formulations to improve product texture and spreadability.

Who is Humectants good for?

If any of the following apply Humectants might be a good option for you:

Dry and dehydrated skin

Fine Lines

Impaired skin barrier




Who should avoid Humectants?

If any of the following apply it might be best to avoid Humectants:

Related Allergy

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