INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - GLUCOSE

SUMMARY: GOOD | EXTREMELY SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A prominent, extremely useful and safe natural ingredient used in personal care products for its water retaining properties and skin conditioning property.

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WHAT IS GLUCOSE: Glucose is simple sugar which is a monosaccharide derived from Carbohydrates. It is the main source of energy for all living cells which are produced by plants as a by-product of photosynthesis. This white, crystalline solid substance is produced commercially by the enzymatic hydrolysis of starch. Because of its skin hydration and anti-ageing properties, this beauty ingredient is incorporated in many anti-ageing creams and serums. 

REVIEW OF GLUCOSE

Name of the Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1

 

Glucose is well known and one of the most reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products.

BENEFITS OF GLUCOSE: This valuable natural ingredient has the following benefits:

  • Acts as an exfoliator: Glycolic acid and AHA present in glucose, act as an excellent exfoliator, removes dead skin cells, controls excess of oil produced by skin, maintains equilibrium of the skin.
  • Moisturizes skin: It acts as a natural humectant and hydrates the skin by locking in the moisture.
  • Exhibits anti-ageing property: It is rich in Glycolic acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acids which penetrate deep into the skin and promote cell regeneration, boost collagen production, resulting in younger looking skin.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY

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