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If you ever wondered what those little Listerine breath strips were made of, you found your answer! Pullulan is a polysaccharide polymer, which basically means that it’s a big molecule made up of smaller sugar molecule units.

It dissolves in water and can make a thin, elastic, and moisture-absorbing film when spread on the skin that can cause an instant tightening effect. It can also be used as a thickener to get a silicone-like feel and can be used in peel-off masks. Btw, it's made from fungus via fermentation. 

Show me some proof

  • “Pullulan for film formation and texture creation.” Hayashibara, 2017.
  • “Pullulan instant lifting effect.” Hayashibara, 2017.

Products with Pullulan

Ren Instant Firming Beauty Shot Supermood Egoboost One Minute Facelift Serum Borghese Insta Form Platinum Susanne Kaufmann Glow Mask Formula 10.0.6 Keep Your Cool Skin-Calming Gel Mask Momotani White Moisture Lotion COSRX Triple C Lightning Liquid Omorovicza Instant Perfection Serum Omorovicza Rose Lifting Serum RevivSerums Telomerase Serum DR ROEBUCK’S Boost & Tighten Serum DR ROEBUCK’S Perky Collagen Boosting Serum Equal Beauty Super Serum Hydrantioxidant™ Limelife by alcone Sotoks Lixir Good Skin Day Shaker Physicians Formula Rosé All Night Ultra-Rich Restorative Cream Algenist Splash Hydrating Setting Mist Burt's Bees Nourishing Mascara Chantecaille Bio Lifting Serum + Hada Labo Tokyo Anti-Ageing Facial Sheet Mask With Hyaluronic Acid, Retinol And Collagen Natura Siberica Snow Cladonia Eye Serum Kiehl’s Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask MINISO Aloe Vera Moisturizing Lotion MasqueBAR Pretty Animalz Zebra Sheet Mask NB Labs Bio-Extracts Glow Boost Omorovicza Oxygen Booster Physicians Formula Rose All Day Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot Time-Restoring VIJUVE 45% Vitamin C Serum With Double Hyaluronic Acid And Collagen Peptides For Face, Eyes, Neck And Chest Aspect Extreme C 20 Bioten Multi-Collagen Antiwrinkle Concentrated Serum Indie Lee Stem Cell Serum Mila d'Opiz Hydro Boost Moisturizing Eye Cream Ren Aha Smart Renewal Body Serum StriVectin High-Potency Wrinkle Filler Tailor Skincare Renew Consult Beauté Champagne Beauté Facial Concentrate Crop Antioxidant Sheet Mask Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer Omorovicza Acid Fix PERDERMA Anti-Aging Face Mask With Korean Red Ginseng ESPA Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Serum Mizon Original Skin Energy Hyaluronic Acid 76 Premium Hydrating Serum Clinique Id™: Active Cartridge Concentrate For Lines & Wrinkles Emma Hardie Midas Touch Revitalising Eye Serum KARMAMEJU Deep / 'Pha' Peeling Mask 03 Mizon Snail Repair Intensive Essence Pai Back To Life Hydration Serum ROUND LAB 1025 Dokdo Cleanser