Dosage: in emulsionen 2 - 5%
as moisturizer to 10%
Sorbitol is - similar to glycerine - actually a type of alcohol. Sorbitol is considered to be excellently tolerated and can be used as a hydrating substance up to 5 % application concentration, as an emollient and humectant also up to 10 %. Dissolve the powder in the water phase. As sorbitol is heat-tolerant, it does not necessarily have to be cooled down to hand heat. If desired, sorbitol can be replaced 1:1 with glycerine, which is "stickier" but also more moisture-attracting (hygroscopic). In high doses, sorbitol has an antibacterial effect. However, not to the extent that a conventional preservative can be dispensed with. When used in shower gels, sorbitol significantly reduces the degreasing effect of surfactants.