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known as hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin

source cyclodextrin (starch)

function skin conditioning, emollient, ingredient stabilizer

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Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin

Hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin is skin-friendly, plant derived carbohydrate and skin conditioning agent.  It helps keep skin soft and smooth and provides a visible lifting effect. Due to its unique cylindrically shaped molecular structure, it is able to form complexes with hydrophobic (water-repelling) ingredients so it can help protect and extend the life of sensitive oil-soluble actives.1


[1] Cyclodextrin. (2022). Retrieved 8 September 2022, from

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