Xylitylglucoside

An emollient extract from rice bran, the brown outer part of the rice kernel. It includes palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic acids, and antioxidants such as tocopherols and γ-oryzanol.
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Xylitylglucoside

Overview

Xylitylglucoside is a humectant moisturizing, sugar-derived ingredient that is a part of the popular moisturizing complex called Aquaxyl (by the company Seppic). This complex, when used in a clinical test at a 4% concentration in a gel formula, had the same great moisturizing abilities as 4% Urea, but even better moisturizing abilities than 4% Natural Moisturizing Factor.

Similarly to many other sugar-derived ingredients, Xylitylglucoside is able to bind water to the skin’s surface and leave it nicely moisturized.

Science

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Leite e Silva, Vânia Rodrigues, et al. "Hydrating effects of moisturizer active compounds incorporated into hydrogels: in vivo assessment and comparison between devices." Journal of cosmetic dermatology 8.1 (2009): 32-39.