As a humectant, Sorbitol prevents moisture loss by pulling water (by osmosis) from the air thereby hydrating skin. Also acts as a thickening agent.
A sugar alcohol derived from fruits, corn and seaweed. It is used primarily as a humectant although it is also a fragrance ingredient. As a humectant, Sorbitol prevents moisture loss by pulling water by osmosis from the air, hydrating skin. It is used in Bellatorra products because it retains moisture, thickens the texture of the product and helps the product be distributed easily over the skin. It also provides clarity and translucency glycerin based Bellatorra product. Because it’s a natural food, there is no known risk in applying it directly to skin. Also known as D-sorbitol, D-glucitol, Glucitol, Sorbol and Sorbit.