Glucosides are natural ingredients modified by a chemical process called glycosylation. Glycosylation makes the ingredients (vitamins and compounds from natural extracts) more stable, bio-available, and water-soluble in formulations. Some glucosides are perfect emollients that also improve the skin's water contents. These parts of beauty formulas can moisturize and soften skin and hair.

There are many glycosides in the planting and animal world. For healing methods, important glycosides are: arbutine in the leaves of Bearberries, salicine in willow bark, anthraglucosides in Rhubarb, and refuse trees. Also, the anthocyans as red and blue dyes of flowers and berries are glycosides. Again other important glucosides are saponins (triterpenoids). The name saponins come to foam from their quality in a watery solution strongly (Sapo is in the Latin soap).

Made from vegetable oils and starch, alkyl glucosides (also called alkylpolyglucosides) are in demand for their performance, mildness, and low ecotoxicity. Alkylpolyglucosides are a unique class of non-ionic surfactants for broad applications in skin and hair care products. Those are widely used in consumer products found on virtually every store shelf, ranging from baby shampoos, facial cleansers, and makeup removers. Alkyl glucosides meet the demand for mild, environmentally green, and powerful ingredients.

Horse Chestnut
In the skincare industry Aesculin used in formulations for eye and foot care to treat under-eye bags and spider veins. It tones vessels, increases skin micro-circulation, and decongest the micro-vein network decreasing dark rings and bags under the eyes.

Arbutin is a white powder, a hydroquinone derivative glucoside found in many plants. Like hydroquinone, it also effectively inhibits the formation of melanin and prohibits hyper-pigmentation caused by sun exposure and ultraviolet radiation.

Vitamin C Glucoside knew as Ascorbyl-2-Glucoside is a derivative of ascorbic acid combined with glucose. It is a flawless form of vitamin C that showcases all the outstanding benefits of the vitamin for skin well-being.
Caprylyl Glucoside
Made from vegetable oils and starch, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside is a non-ionic surfactant in demand for its performance, mildness, and low ecotoxicity
Cetyl glucoside
Cetearyl glucoside is the self-emulsifying base from the wholly vegetable raw material source. Its purpose is to hold together the oil and water-based ingredients.
Coco glucoside
A vegetable-based surfactant based on coconut oil and glucose. An extremely mild cleansing agent with anti-irritant properties, very gentle to the skin and mucus membranes. Biodegradable and ecologically harmless.
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Cytobiol Lumin-Eye is a multi-active complex containing aesculin, a plant-based active substance with convincing vessel-toning properties, improving micro-circulation and reducing dark rings and bags under the eyes.
Decyl Glucoside
Decyl Glucoside is a non-ionic surfactant with exceptional foaming properties, gentle for the skin. This foaming surfactant is plant-derived, ECOCERT certified, and preservative-free.

Glucosylrutin (α-glucosylrutin or AGR) is a radical scavenger with a strong antioxidant effect and a high skin bioavailability. It is a flavonoid used in dermatological preparation and cosmetic products.

Heptyl Glucoside
Heptyl glucoside is a natural non-ionic surfactant derived from sugar and castor seeds. It is also a potent solubilizer, making it possible to mix lipophilic ingredients in water-based formulations
Lauryl Glucoside
Lauryl glucoside is a highly mild surfactant and skin cleanser with excellent foaming properties derived from natural corn starch, fatty acids, and coconut.
A nourishing, boosting, and energizing complex that stimulates the synthesis of pro-collagen, collagens, tropoelastin, and elastin. Fibro-boost revitalizes skin fibroblasts, promoting elasticity, smoothness, and firmness.
Lauryl Glucoside
Plantapon® LGC Sorb retains the excellent mildness of the duo of "green" alkyl glucoside surfactants (Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate and Lauryl Glucoside) while improving important consumer-related attributes such as foam and sensory acceptance.
Rosmarinus officinalis
Rosmarinic acid is a natural polyphenol found in Rosemary and has a lot of benefits (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and photo-protective against ultraviolet C) for skin
In this form, it has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving, as well as antipyretic properties. Salicin can also be used for cosmetic products as well as in biochemical tests for differentiating strains of bacteria.

Dark circles and bags are reported to be one of the biggest concerns for consumers all over the world and more precisely- ly for the Asiatic population (Mintel data), right after wrinkles.

This dual-action natural glucoside dramatically improves the epidermal water content by increasing the dermal water reservoirs and improving hyaluronic acid production in the skin.