Xylitol comes from the fibrous material of a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as mushrooms, berries, oats, corn husks, sugar cane and birch. Known as a sugar substitute which helps people who are diabetic, it is also known for its antibacterial properties which help with oral care.
As an alkalizing agent, it is known to increase alkalinity and decrease the acidity which controls bacterial infections. As a humectant, it helps the skin retain its natural moisture, improve the skin’s barrier function and stimulates ceramide synthesis for better hydration. It also helps increase hyaluronic acid, promoting collagen production for plumper and firmer skin.