Unlock the Secrets of AQUAXYL™: The Hydration Hero with an inclusive moisturizing power

March 14, 2024

Clue #1: I'm an universal and complete solution made up of a patented complex of natural sugar and renowned for my ability to bind water molecules thanks to my highly hygroscopic nature.

INCI: Xylitylglucoside - Anhydroxylitol - Xylitol

AQUAXYL™ is a natural active ingredient derived from two water-binding plant sugars: xylitol and glucose, well-known for moisturizing properties. Efficient on all skin types, it regulates the skin's water reserves, preventing dehydration and leaving the skin moisturized. With its proven in vivo performance, AQUAXYL™ provides short and long-term moisturization with long-term visible results. Indeed, our studies have shown that AQUAXYL™ can provide significant moisturization for up to 30 days compared to placebo, making it the perfect choice for hydration and barrier function improvement.


Thanks to AQUAXYL™, the skin is restructured within 1 month!

Clue #2: I reinforce the barrier function by stimulating ceramides synthesis among others.


AQUAXYL™ efficiently reinforces the barrier function of the skin through different ways:

AQUAXYL™ normalizes desquamation by stimulating the expression key enzymes (Kallikreins-5 & -7) playing a huge role in the desquamation process for a smooth skin.

AQUAXYL™ reinforces the intercellular cement boosting the natural synthesis of cholesterol and ceramides 1 & 2 which are key lipids in lipidic cement.

AQUAXYL™ acts on the stratum corneum impermeability, boosting the natural synthesis of key proteins (Loricrin & Keratin) and enzymes (Transglutaminases) involved in the structure and the maintenance of water within the epidermis.

Clue #3: Optimizes water reserves by boosting hyaluronic acid and NMF.


AQUAXYL™ efficiently optimizes water reserves of the skin through different ways:

AQUAXYL™ boosts the levels of Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF) in the skin, which maintain water in corneocytes. By stimulating the expression of the Caspase-14 enzyme, AQUAXYL™ boosts the natural synthesis of NMF.

AQUAXYL™ optimizes the skin's epidermal and dermal water reserves by boosting the natural epidermal and dermal hyaluronic acid content of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a highly hygroscopic polysaccharide that plays an important role in skin hydration and elasticity and helps to retain moisture, smooth away wrinkles and fine lines, and plump the skin. In fact, our studies have shown that AQUAXYL™ can significantly boost epidermal and dermal water reserves whereas Glycerin has no effect at all!

AQUAXYL™ boosts the natural chondroitin sulfate content of the skin, which is another highly hygroscopic polysaccharide that plays an important role in skin hydration and elasticity.

Clue #4: I maximize water circulation within the epidermis with my specific action on aquaporins and tight junctions.


AQUAXYL™ efficiently optimize water reserves of the skin through different ways:

AQUAXYL™ acts on the tight junctions in the skin which behave like a seal and control the flow of water. These tight junctions are made up of transmembrane proteins called claudins and occludins. AQUAXYL™ boosts the synthesis of these proteins, which in turn helps the skin control its water circulation.

AQUAXYL™ helps with the distribution of water and glycerol within the skin by increasing the expression of Aquaporin-3 (AQP-3). These proteins ensure that water and glycerol are distributed evenly within the skin, which is essential for good skin health. Water is important for the process of keratinization, while glycerol helps moisturize the skin. Thus, AQUAXYL™ increases AQP-3 with the stimulation of its gene expression.

Bonus: I have an excellent tolerance for everyone and for all types of skin and I can be used in synergy!

AQUAXYL™ is a safe, clean and effective ingredient that can be used by everyone. Indeed, AQUAXYL™ is ideal for sensitive or irritated skin, baby care, oral care and intimate hygiene with cutaneous and ocular tolerance as well as tolerance on immature skin, skin with impaired barrier function, and on vaginal epithelium.


AQUAXYL™ and Glycerin are a winning combination for hydrating your skin.

AQUAXYL™ and Glycerin are a great combination for moisturizing your skin.

Glycerin is a widely used ingredient that maintains moisture levels but can sometimes create a sticky feel. When combined with a specific ration: 1.5% AQUAXYL™ & 3% Glycerin, they provide short and long-term moisturization, with 30% more hydration than Glycerin alone. This combination also provides hydration that lasts up to 7 days after application.


Moisturization is at the heart of a beautiful skin, thanks to AQUAXYL™.

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