Fructan, a carbohydrate stored by plants for energy and protection against drought and extreme temperatures, can be found in about 15% of flowering plants. D-beta fructan is a polysaccharide and has been studied for the improvement of the immune system and as an anti-inflammatory agent.
So how does Fructan help the skin?
Fructan is naturally superior at water retention as it can help plants survive during a drought. This natural ingredient will retain and maintain the ideal amount of moisture in the skin. It has functions of moisture binding, protective and skin softening, and is an essential ingredient for moisture starved skin.