Our database includes 975 products that contain Sorbitol.

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Good for Dry Skin
Comedogenic Rating:   0
Irritancy Rating:   0


Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol. It is a hydrating and moisturizing agent created from the reduction process of glucose.

Most sorbitol is usually made from potato starch. It is also found in fruits such as apples and pears.

As a humectant, Sorbitol helps draw water to the skin. This helps keep the skin hydrated. Sorbitol also helps create a thicker texture in products. You might find sorbitol in your toothpaste and other gels.

It is a non-irritating ingredient that is great for those with dry skin.

Sorbitol is a prebiotic. It helps promote the growth of healthy bacteria on your skin. The bacteria on your skin form a microbiome. This microbiome helps protect your skin from infection and harmful bacteria.

People also like: Glycerin, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid

People also dislike: Glycerin, Niacinamide, Alcohol

Sorbitol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.3% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

51 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Redness • Sensitivity • Fine Lines

Where it's used

Sorbitol is most often found as ingredient number 13 within an ingredient list.

Of the 1 products in our database that have a known concentration of Sorbitol, they all have a concentration of 70% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Sorbitol the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 38191
  • INN Name: sorbitol
  • EC #:  200-061-5
  • Ph. Eur. Name: sorbitolum
  • All Functions: Humectant, Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.