What it is
Saccharide Isomerate is derived from the D-glucose of wheat. Its composition is very similar to the moisturizing carbohydrate complex naturally found in the stratum corneum of human skin.
What it does
Saccharide isomerate is an emollient. It has the ability to bind to the ε-amino group of lysine in the keratin of the stratum corneum, so it’s not easy to wash off. Because of this, it keep skin moisturized a lot longer than other emollients do.
Saccharide Isomerate is generally considered to be safe.