Saccharide Isomerate aka Pentavitin…. What is the group’s consensus?
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.