Mannitol is a low molecular sugar used in the food, medication, and skincare industries. It has a long-spun and well-studied safety profile in medicine and pharmacology.
It has hydrating and antioxidant properties that make it an ideal ingredient for use in skincare formulations. In addition, Mannitol is a powerful free radical scavenger that protects dermal cell membranes and extracellular matrix components from reactive oxygen species and products of UV radiation.
Like many other sugars, it binds water molecules and enhances the skin's moisture-retaining capacity providing volume, firmness, and elasticity. It also may break apart bacterial films that property makes mannitol useful in acne treatment products.