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Study Shows Moisturizing Properties of Chitin-glucan Ingredient

Posted: January 12, 2009

New research supports the use of a biopolymer duo in moisturising and anti-aging products.

Belgium-based company KitoZyme has performed a number of trials investigating the potential of its chitin-glucan ingredient in skin care products. Chitin-glucan is a copolymer found in the cell wall of several fungi, including Aspergillus niger, the source of KitoZyme’s ingredient.

The company performed two tests, in conjunction with researchers from the University Hospital of Liege, Belgium, to investigate both the tolerance and the efficacy of the ingredient.

Moisturizing properties

According to the research, which was published in the December issue of the International Journal of Cosmetics Science, it suggests that chitin-glucan has good moisturizing properties and can help fight against some of the signs of skin aging.