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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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The composition has a humectant selected from the group consisting of glycerin, sorbitol and combinations thereof.
Processing yield values of duck jerkies with different concentration of humectants added are presented in Table 3.
This anti-ageing complex also contains glycolic acid, three humectants, anti-oxidants and skin soothers and conditioners.
"Chewy," high-moisture cookies should contain natural humectants, such as maple syrup, honey, or vegetable glycerin.
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.
"It is formulated with our exclusive Bio Moisture Complex -- a special blend of humectants, emollients, antioxidants and vitamins."
MOISTURISING You need two kinds of moisturisers - a full-scale, cream-based one that includes lipid restorers and humectants. Star ingredients like propolis, aloe vera, calendula, and rose-hip seed oil all make miraculous components for full moisturising creams.
I recommend you looking at products which contain emollients and humectants particularly.
Experimental data indicated that among the tested humectants, sorbitol protected E.
has become DSM's (Delft, The Netherlands) exclusive North American distributor for Maxinvert (invertase), which hydrolyzes sucrose into glucose and fructose, thereby eliminating the need to add invert sugar or other humectants to food product formulations.
They might also contain humectants such as propylene glycol and/or glycerin, specialty additives like lipid layer enhancers and/or actives, chelating agents, pH buffers and, of course, preservative(s).
Not only will they effectively and economically clean away oil, grease, paint and tar and but they contain humectants and emollients so they will care for your hands at the same time.