Saccharide Isomerate

Saccharide isomerate is a product of isomerization of plant-derived D-glucose that increases the water-binding capacity of the stratum corneum, adheres to the keratin of the horny layer, and reduces dryness and irritation caused by Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs).

Thanks to the natural structure and composition, saccharide isomerate serves as a very effective moisture regulator providing prolonged water retention in the skin. It binds to the stratum corneum's keratin on free amino groups of lysine. This unique binding mechanism provides a special and natural affinity to the skin while preventing washing out from the surface and long-lasting effects. Therefore, the saccharide isomerate remains in the epidermis until natural desquamation.

Comparative tests with classic moisturizer ingredients like glycerin and urea showed that saccharide isomerate effectiveness is higher. Moreover, it is very effective in preventing transdermal water loss in lower relative humidity conditions.

Prolonged moisture-binding and long-lasting hydration make this sugar complex an ideal ingredient from almost all skincare formulas. This "water-magnet" is a functional moisturizer that protects dry skin and prevents classical issues like roughness, unevenness, and itching.

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