Our database includes 676 products that contain Sorbitol.

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Good for Dry Skin

Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol. It is a hydrating and moisturizing agent within cosmetic products. Sorbitol is created from the reduction process of glucose. Redox is the gain of electrons of decrease of oxidation. 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.

Sorbitol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.5% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Data

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

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Dry Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dryness • Redness • Dullness • Sensitivity

Where it's used

Sorbitol is most often found as ingredient number 14 within an ingredient list.

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.