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Saccharum Officinarum Extract

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

Official CosIng Information


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

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