Maltodextrin

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Maltodextrin

Overview

Maltodextrin is a slightly water-loving formula helper with a sweet flavor manufactured from starch. It is often used in rinse products to support their foaming structure. Like other polysaccharide gums, it also helps to form a water-binding film on the skin’s surface.

It is reportedly the most used polysaccharide gum and its molecules consist of 20 or fewer glucose units.

Science

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CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) (2015). Safety Assessment of Polysaccharide Gums as Used in Cosmetics.