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Saccharum Officinarum Extract

Also-called-like-this: Sugar Cane Extract
What-it-does: moisturizer/humectant


Also known as Sugarcane, Saccharum Officinarum is a handy moisturizing ingredient mostly used as a humectant. This means that it can help the skin to attract water and then to hold onto it. 
It bears a close relationship to AHA superstar, Glycolic Acid that can be derived from it, so it's often claimed that Sugarcane Extract itself also exfoliates and brightens the skin. We could not find any research studies to back this up, but Saccharum Officinarum very often comes to the formula combined with other acid containing plant extracts trade named ACB Fruit Mix. According to manufacturer data, 5% of the fruit mix increases cellular renewal by 24%, while 4% pure Glycolic did the same by 33%. So maybe, a tiny bit of exfoliation, but if you want proven efficacy, stick to pure acids. 

Show me some proof

  • Faznurfariza Firdaus, Nicholas. Extraction of glycolic acid from natural sources. Diss. Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 2012.

Products with Saccharum Officinarum Extract

Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub SkinMedica Rejuvenative Toner Blithe Patting Splash Mask - Soothing & Healing Green Tea Sephora Glow Peel Pads iS Clinical White Lightening Complex Dr. Jart+ Firming Sleeping Mask Glow Lab Gel Cleanser J.One Black Jelly Pack JMsolution Water Luminous Black Jelly Pack LACURA Daily Cleansing Pads Missha Near Skin Simple Therapy Mist Toner Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Acid Pads The Inkey List Alpha Hydroxy Acid Algenist Concentrated Reconstruting Serum Botanics All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum Fresh Vitamin C Antioxidant Glow Face Mist Garnier Fructis Argan Silky & Shiny Conditioner IS Clincal Active Serum Make P:rem Safe Me. Relief Moisture Toner Nanowhite Refining Treatment Toner iS Clinical Active Serum Acure Incredibly Clear Acne Spot Acwell Betaglution Ultra Moisture Toner Ahava Facial Renewal Peel Grown Alchemist Rose, Ginseng, Chamomile Balancing Toner JMsolution Water Luminous White Jelly Pack Serious Skincare Creamerum Evolve Cream/Serum Blended Facial Beauty Treatment SkinCeuticals Equalizing Toner Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel Abib Rebalancing Toner Skin Booster Boyzz Only No Nonsense Detangler Brillare Science Hairfall Control Shampoo COSRX Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule Carbon Theory Facial Purifying Tonic Corpa Flora Antidote H+ Holika Holika Lazy And Easy Smooth Egg Peeling Gel Jordan Samuel Skin PliƩ Missha First Treatment Essence Mist (50 Ml Size) Monat Skin Revitalizing Essence Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Radiance Shot Ole Henriksen So Nurturing Cleansing Cloths Rahua Volumizing Shampoo SkinMedica Aha/Bha Exfoliating Cleanser iS Clinical GeneXC Serum Alba Botanica Good & Clean Pore Purifying Mini Peel Boots Laboratories Serum7 Brightening Toning Water Burt's Bees Cotton Extract Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towlettes Goodal Clarifying Plum Infused Mist Hanz De Fuko Natural Conditioner IOPE Pro Peeling Enzyme Wash