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Anhydroxylitol

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known as Anhydroxylitol, Aquaxyl

source xylitol + glucose

function hydrating, protects from TEWL

Anhydroxylitol

Anhydroxylitol is a dehydrated derivative of plant sugar xylitol. This efficient saccharide humectant is part of a trio of tack-free sugar-based hydrators which also includes xylitylglucoside and xylitol. Together they optimize skin’s water reserves to instantly plump and shield against dehydration.

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