Uses and Benefits of Xylitol

Summers are right on our heads and let’s be real our faces are bearing the brunt of most of the effects of the sun, and they’re definitely not good. What can we do tackle it? Use xylitol.

Let us explain why your skin will thank you for using xylitol. 

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol which may be derived from plants or produced synthetically. Naturally, it is found in many vegetables and fruits, such as, lettuce, yellow plums, bananas, strawberries and more.

Similar to glycerin, xylitol is a hydrating agent that protects the skin’s barrier. Research has also shown that it has skin-replenishing properties which is why it is a popular ingredient in the skincare industry.

Xylitol also has a commendable role in normalizing the skin and the natural process of keratinocytes as they move up the multiple layers of skin. The reason behind it is the capability of it to pull out damaging factors from the skin which would otherwise throw the skin’s natural process out of whack. 

Advantages of xylitol include:

  • Boosts collagen production: xylitol has been shown to boost collagen production in your skin. Collagen is essentially a fibrous protein naturally occurring in the skin that aids in keeping the skin intact and keeps it from sagging.

  • Water-preserving properties: research has shown that xylitol has a role in enhancing the skin’s hydration levels by improving the skin barrier function. It helps preserve water inside of the skin and is used as a humectant.

  • Wrapping up, xylitol is a popular ingredient for the various reasons mentioned above. To get a hands-on experience of xylitol on the skin try the Finite 01 Face Cleansing Gel, infused with betaine and xylitol, it is bound to make your skin feel healthier and more plump! 

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