Glucose is a natural sugar that’s often obtained for cosmetics via the breakdown of various natural starches, which are also carbohydrates. Helps bind moisture to skin, adds flavour to lip products, and is part of many saccharides that work as prebiotics.

References for this information:

International Journal of Molecular Sciences, March 2020, ePublication
Foods, March 2019, pages 1–27
Nature Medicine, May 2018, pages 617–627
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, September 2003, pages 1,224–1,228

See mucopolysaccharide

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