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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Sorbitol is an artificial humectant that is widely used in the jerky industry for several reasons: it has a low caloric value, is well tolerated by diabetics, extends the shelf life of food products, and does not cause browning in food when heated (Emerton and Choi, 2008).
The newest products, third-generation moisturizers, have occlusive and humectant properties but also add ingredients to provide the raw materials for stimulating barrier repair and for anti-inflammatory effects.
Experimental data indicated that among the tested humectants, sorbitol protected E.
Betaine is an excellent humectant in foods since it reduces water activity, thereby extending shelf life.
An example of an entry is 'Maltitol (maltitol syrup): a compound used as a humectant, stabiliser or bulking agent in foods.
Most contained prunes, which are naturally high in fiber (it traps air, as fat does) as well as sorbitol (a humectant to counteract dryness) and malic acid (a flavor enhancer).
Honey is a key ingredient in the conditioner because it is a humectant and therefore draws in moisture.
The main job of propylene glycol is to act as a humectant, not to help chemicals reach the bloodstream.
It is known for being a humectant, meaning that it attracts water.
Tint-Ayd AQ is an aqueous tinting system, based on a dual humectant technology- and is part of Elementis's third generation VOC compliant architectural tinting systems for decorative coatings and aqueous industrial coatings.
The serum is a multibenefit skinperfecting cocktail containing a high percentage of hyaluronic acid-a powerful humectant that literally trains your skin to be a moisture magnet-Trish's unique formula provides immediate and long-term results.
A humectant is a substance that has the ability to attract water to the skin.