Every time I read a marketing blurb on this ingredient....I stop and ponder. Is this just good marketing hype...or am I missing something? I am always suspect of ingredients that have been on the market for 10 years and seem to have made little headway. I guess I feel that if something were truly special....it would be in a LOT of (commercial) products after 10 years.
So since cosmetic data is often suspect and limited....how about your personal experiences? Do you feel it made a product better?
When I looked at some material on Google Scholar....it made me doubt it more...as they would pair it with something like a ceramide, and then state a benefit. If you are going to test something....you don't add a second ingredient, then state that the first ingredient made the difference.
What about from a scientific approach? Is it logical to assume this is a superior humectant?
I read many of the old threads....and it seemed like there was a lot of straddling the fence....not much of any strong opinions...pro or con. Time to vent on this ingredient....
On a second side note...just for curiosity..... I think one of the areas they promote in the marketing...is ability to be used in a wash-off product. It somehow forms a bond quickly with the skin, and will adhere even in the midst of a sudsy episode. I find this hard to believe...but always open to an enlightening. Is this possible...to make a cleansing product into one that moisturizes?
Let me hear your experiences.... Good or Bad.