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Monday, October 27, 2008Cosmetics glossary

Humectant

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Humectants help to keep constant the water content of a cosmetic while in its package and on the skin.

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Among humectants:
• Pidolic Acid (PCA) and by-products (Arginine PCA, Chitosan PCA, Copper PCA, Ethylhexyl PCA, Lauryl PCA, Magnesium PCA, Sodium PCA, Zinc PCA…)
• Butylene Glycol
• Calcium Gluconate
• Fructose, Glucose, Isomalt, Lactose, Maltitol, Mannitol, Polydextrose, Sorbitol, Saccharose (Sucrose), Xylitol
Glycerin
• Glycyrrhizic Acid and by-products
• Histidine
• Hyaluronic Acid and its salts (Sodium Hyaluronate…)
• Hydrolysats of silk, of keratin, of soybean
PEG (-7, -8, -10, -12, -14 …)
• Phytantriol
• Propylene Glycol
• Serica
• Urea

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