June 17, 2021


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Beet Sugar Extract (Vegemoist)

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Beet sugar extract a food grade humectant, anti-irritant, and it helps with collagen promotion and elasticity improvement. For hair, its used as a moisturizer, detangler, conditioner and shine enhancer.
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Beet Sugar Extract is a humectant

Beet Sugar

INCI: Glycine Betaine (Beta vulgaris (Beet)) Sugar Extract

If you don’t want to deal with dew points and humidity, my first choice is Glycine Betaine (Beet sugar) extract.  Its known as Vegemoist at ingredientstodiefor.com.

Its a food grade humectant, anti-irritant, and it helps with collagen promotion and elasticity improvement.  For hair, its used as a moisturizer, detangler, conditioner and shine enhancer.

The best thing about beet sugar extract (Vegemoist) is that it adds hydration directly instead of trying to draw moisture out of the air around you.  The “saccharides” makes it a good choice to use in any climate.  In other words, you don’t have to worry whether its humid or not, or what the dew point is.  Just use it.

The grade sold by ITDF is EcoCert approved, Kosher, NPA and NSF approved.

TIP: 3% Vegemoist improves slip, spreadability and texture

7% improves smoothness of skin and gloss of the finished product

And yes I have actually used it repeatedly since its a water soluble powder which easily dissolves.  I’ve sprinkled some in my lemon balm hair spritzer, which is basically Lemon Balm tea and a preservative.

I’ve used it in my normal flaxseed gel mix.  I add it to about 2 TBSP of water and mix it into the finished flaxseed gel.  It was pretty good.  My hair was not as crunchy as it is when I use regular flaxseed gel.

Flaxseed Hair Gel (Basic)

I’ve also used it to make my mom one hell of a moisturizing leave in conditioning cream.  I was impressed because it moisturized even when I put it on my dry, dry, dry curls.

Usage Rate: 1 to 10%
Shelf life: 3 years (when stored properly)
Solubility: Water soluble
Physical look: white crystallized powder; odorless

Use this if you don’t want to worry about dew points, and need something which is easy to handle and will leave a moisturized feel. It is my go-to humectant that works with everything.

Products using this:
Donna Marie MiraCurl Curling Gelly

Satin Smooth Hair Cream



6 thoughts on “Beet Sugar Extract (Vegemoist)

  1. What is the difference between VEGEMOIST, INCI:Glycine Betaine (Beta vulgaris (Beet)) Sugar Extract.
    AND : BEET ROOT EXTRACT G INCI: Water & Glycerin & Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract; In addition to first is powder and last one is liquid? are both the same? since they have different INCI names?

    1. I have never used a liquid version of Beet root extract, so I can’t tell you. I’ve only used the powdered version. I can’t confirm that they’ll work the same in the amounts listed in the recipes.

  2. Being that this humectant is amazing for any climates.. what are some other humectants that won’t alter/ take away the benefits of Beet sugar– but add to it, making it even better?

    1. I really can’t answer that question from personal experience because i haven’t don’t any side-by-side comparisons about the effectiveness of Beet sugar extract alone vs with other humectants. I do use Beet sugar extract with propanediol, which itself has some slight humectant properties as well. But if you want even more humectant feel, you’ll have to experiment with the percentage of beet sugar extract along with combining it with other humectants. If Beet Sugar extract isn’t good enough for you, you might try a more synthetic humectant like Butylene glycol.

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