Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, which could be obtained from various fruits, vegetables and even fungi, most often from birch. Well known as an alternative to refined sugar in many dietetic desserts, xylitol brings several "sweet" benefits for the body when used as a cosmetic ingredient, as well.
Its unique structure makes it a "poisonous" food for bacteria living in the oral cavity, thus, reducing their propagation. Without the harmful microorganisms, complaints such as caries, plaque accumulation, gingivitis and bad breath quickly subside.
On the other hand, xylitol is devastating for the causes of atopic dermatitis, which numbs the skin in uncomfortable redness, itching and dryness.
This sugar alcohol is also a very promising agent in the field of anti-aging cosmetics, thanks to its ability to support the synthesis of the main protein in connective tissues.