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Our database has 367 products that contain Sorbitol.


Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that's used as a hydrating and moisturizing agent within cosmetic products. It helps skin hold onto water and thicken the formulation of products.

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

Sorbitol occurs naturally in nature and is found within fruits and other plants.

Sorbitol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.81% of the products in our database containing it.

At a glance

Dry Skin

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.