Dextrin is used to thicken a product and helps bind ingredients together. It is created from starch and glycogen.
As an emulsifier, dextrin prevents ingredients from separating. This helps elongate a product's shelf life.
Studies show coating UV filters with dextrin prevents these ingredients from being absorbed. This helps UV ingredients last longer on the skin.
Dextrin is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.1% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
Where it's used
Dextrin is most often found as ingredient number 26 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Dextrin the most:
Products with Dextrin
- CosIng ID: 75529
- INCI Name: DEXTRIN
- INN Name: dextrin
- EC #: 232-675-4
- All Functions: Absorbent, Binding, Bulking, Viscosity Controlling