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maltodextrin

A plant-based sugar created by hydrolyzing a saccharide with starch from corn, potato, or rice. Maltodextrin does many things in cosmetic products, including absorbent, binding agent, stabilizer, film-forming agent, and skin-softener.

References for this information:

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, September 2016, pages 2,091-2,100
https://www.cir-safety.org/sites/default/files/polysaccharide_gums.pdf

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