Know Your Ingredients: Saccharide Isomerate

by Gio

saccharide isomerate

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.

Side effects
Saccharide Isomerate is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: Cosmetics And Toiletries)



Cheryl March 6, 2016 - 8:59 am

YAY – I am formulating with this at the moment… I love it as a non-sticky/viscous humectant type moisturiser! It has some great comparison soothing results to other hero ingredients like Bisabolol

Gio March 6, 2016 - 12:02 pm

Cheryl, it’s wonderful, isn’t it? It’s a shame it’s not more popular.

leslie June 22, 2020 - 7:31 pm

Hi, would this product be safe to use in a baby product? What about using it while pregnant? Thank you!

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