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All Natural Sweeteners That Can Be Used In Cosmetics

SpecialChem / Nick Morante – Jan 5, 2009

As more and more cosmetic products are leaning towards an all-natural status, some products are even adding sweeteners to their labels to give the natural flavors and fragrances a boost. This is obviously most prevalent in the lip product area. The use of natural sweeteners as a replacement for conventional sugars such as sucrose, and synthetic sweeteners such as Sodium and Calcium Saccharin and Sucralose (Splenda®) is becoming more and more popular. The sugars we are talking about can either have 5 carbons (pentose) or 6 carbons (hexose) in their rings and can be either monosaccharides (one ring) or disaccharides (two rings). In my research I have found 6 sugar alternatives: Honey, Molasses, Barley Malt Syrup, Brown Rice Syrup, Stevia and Sorghum. As we all know Honey is a very common sweetener obtained from the hives of the honey bees, all members of the genus Apis of the order Hymenoptera, which use the honey as a food source and for energy particularly in the cold winter months when their food supply is scarce.

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