Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol often used as a sweetener substitute in “sugar-free” foods. In cosmetics and personal care products, sorbitol is used as a skin conditioning agent that increases water content of the top layers of the skin by drawing moisture from the surrounding air 1. Sorbitol is included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inactive Ingredients Guide as safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2. It is also approved for use as a food additive by the U.S. FDA 3.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  2. FDA Inactive Ingredients Guide. 2007.
  3. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.