Know Your Ingredients: Inulin

by Gio

Inulin

What it is
Inulin is derived from chicory root.

What it does
Inulin is a humectant: it draws water from the environment into the skin, thus helping to keep it hydrated.
In addition, it is also used as a skin-conditioning agent. That means that it makes skin soft and smooth.

Side effects
Inulin is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients by Ruth Winter)

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2 comments

Fi January 6, 2019 - 5:52 pm

Hi how would this be used in skincare? is there a formulation recipe you could recommend? Thanks

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Gio January 12, 2019 - 2:33 pm

FI, I don’t blog about DIY skincare. This is just a feature for people who want to know what this ingredient does in their skincare products.

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