Prebiotic Moisturizer

GENENCARE® XL is a prebiotic moisturizer that supports microbiome profile of skin. Upcycled from a paper production side stream, this highly purified xylitol provides moisturization benefit and improves microbiome diversity. It is easily dissolved in water and suitable for applications in skin care, hair care, hygiene products and solid cosmetics.

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GENENCARE® XL is a prebiotic moisturizer that supports microbiome profile of skin. Upcycled from a paper production side stream, this highly purified xylitol provides moisturization benefit and improves microbiome diversity. It is easily dissolved in water and suitable for applications in skin care, hair care, hygiene products and solid cosmetics.

Prebiotic moisturizer that supports the skin microbiome profile

Benefits of GENENCARE® XL natural xylitol

Prebiotic

Stimulates lactate production by S. epidermidis. As part of the NMF, lactate helps to maintain skin hydration and contributes to maintain skin's physiological pH.
Helps to maintain the skin's microbiome diversity.

Moisturization

Provides skin hydration for up to 8 hours by retaining water in skin and contributes to improve the composition and organization of the lipid layer.

Cooling effect

Can be used as a cooling agent in powder scrub formulations as the dissolution in water is an endothermic reaction.

The greater the diversity of skin microbiome, the stronger the skin barrier is.

Our skin is the largest organ in the human body. It plays a key role as a protective barrier for the body and is home to an ecosystem of microorganisms. Skin dryness disturbs the skin microbiome equilibrium by creating suitable conditions for opportunistic pathogens to take over commensals. When the balance between commensals and pathogens is disturbed, skin barrier may be breached.

 

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Upcycled, moisturizing and skin-friendly xylitol

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Technical Datasheet

INCI: Xylitol

Appearance: White crystalline powder

Recommended use: 1 - 4%

Origin: Non-GMO hardwood, responsibly sourced from Europe and upcycled from a pulp and paper production side stream

Featured Formulations

No Filter Intimate Cleansing Gel

Gently clean and protect your intimate areas with this soap-free cleansing gel. The low pH formula is enriched with GENENCARE® moisturizing actives to provide hydration while maintaining the balance of your intimate zone microflora.

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Fresh Up! Icy Eye Stick

Wake-up and energize your look with this fresh eye contour stick. When applied on the delicate zone of the eye contour area, the smooth stick melts at the contact of your skin and provides an instant ice-cold effect.

 

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An IFF wood-based circular economy concept

The integration of xylitol production with a pulp and paper plant takes advantage of the high carbohydrate content of the side stream and utilizes this waste stream as feedstock. The xylose in this feedstock is already in a hydrolyzed form, and there is consequently no use of acid for hydrolysis. Once xylose is extracted, the remaining side stream with reduced xylose content and reduced energy value is returned to the pulp and paper plant for energy production.

Sustainability Profile

Based on cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment, GENENCARE® XL has a lower environmental footprint compared to conventional xylitol extracted from corn: lower CO2/kg emissions and lower use of energy, land and blue water.

GENENCARE® XL xylitol is 100% naturally derived according to ISO 16128 (NI=1) and carries the following certifications: COSMOS and NATRUE approved.

NATRUE Approved

COSMOS

Upcycled from a paper and pulp production side stream

Natural-derived Origin

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