Fructose description

Fructose is often called fruit sugar, and is a type of sugar composed of glucose. It has water-binding properties for skin.

Fructose references

  • Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, October 2019, pages 39-44
  • Foods, March 2019, ePublication
  • The Scientific World Journal, March 2015, pages 1-9
  • Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, April 2007, pages 692-697

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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Not rated

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