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Also-called-like-this: Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder
What-it-does: moisturizer/humectant

Official CosIng Information


Glucomannan is a polysaccharide (a big sugar molecule) coming from the Konjac plant. It has great water-absorbing capacity and is one of the key ingredients in the plumping and smoothing active called Ultra Filling Spheres by BASF.

The magic filling spheres have two active parts: a kind of LMW hyaluronic acid  (<40 kDa) and the konjac root powder or glucomannan. The latter one is a big molecule (> 200 kDa) that has outstanding water-absorbing capacities.  These two combined form small spheres which after drying, are transformed into the active spheres.

Thanks to their high hygroscopic properties, the spheres can expand rapidly in the presence of the skin’s water reserve and they can plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Products with Glucomannan

MS skincare Enlighten Retexturizing Glycolic Treatment Mossa Age Excellence Peeling Mask USANA Exfoliating Scrub and Mask Global Beauty Care Cucumber Hydrogel Face Mask With Vitamins A,C,E Petitfee Gold & Snail Hydrogel Eye Patch Farmacy Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum With Acerola Cherry Go-To Skincare Transformazing The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + Ha Spheres 2% Go-To Transformazing Sheet Masks Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Hydrogel Eye Patches Paula's Choice Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer Dermacare Dermacare Atopic Syndet Gentle Cleansing Gel Jean & Len Hair Treatment Rosemary & Ginger Dermacare Atopic Lotion Simple Reviving Under-Eye Hydrogel Mask Simple Water Boost Reviving Under Eye Mask DPC Help Jelly Mask I Got Wrinkles G.M. Collin Repair Lip Balm Simple Waterboost 5-Minute Reset Hydrogel Sheet Mask Youth Lab Lip Balm Arbonne Makeup Primer NIOD Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate NIOD Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate G.M. Collin Glow Mask TOPICREAM Ultra-Moisturizing Serum Eve Rebirth Bio-Intelligent Eye Contour Cream G.M. Collin Lip ''Plumping'' Complex G.M. Collin Lip ''Plumping'' Complex (Rose) Talika Eye Quintessence Biophile Bio-Shroom Rejuvenating Serum Kevyn Aucoin Foundation Balm G.M. Collin Marine Collagen Revitalizing Cream Bionike Defense Mask Instant Hydra Bioten Hyaluronic 3D Night Cream G.M. Collin Hyaluronic Filler G.M. Collin Hydramucine Optimal Cream Bionike Defence Hydra 5 Booster Bionike Defence Hydra5 Bb Cream Bionike Defence Hydra5 Radiance Brightening BB Cream Bionike Defence My Age Intensive Renewing Serum Bioten Hyaluronic 3D Day Cream Eve Rebirth Bio-Intelligent Wrinkle Filler Cream Maybelline Lifter Gloss Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron + Volumising Lip Treatment Nip+Fab No Needle Fix Eye Mask 111SKIN Cryo Activating Hydra Gel The Inkey List Brighten-i Eye Cream G.M. Collin Diamond Cream Clarins Everlasting Youth Fluid Filorga Time-Zero Multi-Correction Wrinkles Serum