humectant


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humectant

[hyü′mek·tənt]
(chemistry)
A substance which absorbs or retains moisture; examples are glycerol, propylene glycol, and sorbitol; used in preparing confectioneries and dried fruit.
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Experimental data indicated that among the tested humectants, sorbitol protected E.
Humectants work by absorbing moisture from the air for skin hydration.
A humectant is a substance that has the ability to attract water to the skin.
Duac counteracts this by containing dimethicone as an occlusive agent to trap water in the skin as well as glycerin as a humectant to draw water to the stratum corneum from deeper layers.
Celebration FreezeThaw is a blend of sugar, glucose and humectant sorbitol.
puree (4%), toasted oats (3%), humectant (glycerol), emulsifiers (475,
If your dog's winter hair coat seems dry, combat the problem by bathing it less frequently and using a humectant or bath oil spray.
THE LEADING ALL-NATURAL HUMECTANT FOR PREPARED FOOD APPLICATIONS
A humectant is a substance that has the ability to attract water to the skin and is meant to increase the water contact of the top layers of skin.
A fifth aliquot with no humectant nor added water served as the control.
Special humectant technology is used in the colorants to ensure good pumpability in tinting machines and prevent too quick drying-out of the colorants.
Just to whet your appetite, Ramsay's chocs contain emulsifiers, hydrogenated vegetable oil, humectant (glycerine), hydrolysed milk protein, colours and - horror of horrors - flavourings.