Sodium PCA is a humectant and light conditioning agent for hair and skin derived from amino acids. It is highly hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the surrounding air) and is used in everything from gels to lipsticks
Sorbitol is used as a humectant and is derived from a sugar solution called dextrose which originates from wheat. It consists of D-mannitol and D-glucitol. It’s supposed to be very easy to use and comes in powder form.
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.
Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid and is already a favorite among soap makers. But did you know sodium lactate is a "natural moisturizing factor" component of skin? Its a natural humectant added to lotions and creams…