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Cosmetic Humectants

Find a large selection of high quality cosmetic humectants designed to retain the skin's natural moisture by preventing loss of moisture. Humectants are also used in hair care products as volume enhancers which expand the hair shaft by attracting moisture. Chemically classified as polyols, these humectants include glycerin, sorbitol and propylene glycol.

Spectrum specializes in providing the top cosmetic humectants but if you do not see the product, grade or form of the ingredient you require, just contact our chemical specialist at 800-772-8786. 1,200 USP/NF/FCC chemicals and custom solutions - Trust Your Ingredients!

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  • Aloe Vera, 200:1, Powder

    A1861 | 85507-69-3 | Spectrum Chemical

    Aloe Vera, 200:1, Powder - Spectrum's freeze dried aloe vera powder is easy to use. Just add 199 parts distilled or deionized water to 1 part aloe vera powder to reconstitute the oil ...

  • Aloe Vera Oil

    A1612 | 100084-89-7 | Spectrum Chemical

    Aloe Vera Oil is a succulent plant species used in herbal medicine. It is typically used in cosmetics and known for its healing and rejuvenating properties. Ungraded products supplied ...

  • Arlacel(R) 186

    A1786 | Spectrum Chemical

    Arlacel(R) 186

  • Betaine, Anhydrous

    B1572 | 107-43-7 | C5H11NO2 | Spectrum Chemical

    Betaine, Anhydrous is an organic compound found mostly in plants and is considered an N-trimethylated amino acid. The addition of betaine to polymerase chain (PCR) reactions improves ...

  • 2,3-Butanediol

    B1590 | 513-85-9 | C4H10O2 | Spectrum Chemical

    2,3-Butanediol, also known as Dimethylene glycol, is used in the resolution of carbonyl compounds in gas chromatography. Ungraded products supplied by Spectrum are indicative of a grade ...

  • Dextrose, Monohydrate, Powder, USP

    DE145 | 77938-63-7 | C6H12O6•H2O | Spectrum Chemical

    Dextrose, Monohydrate, Powder, USP - All Spectrum Chemical USP products, including all USP dextrose products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good Manufacturing Practices ...

  • Dextrose, Anhydrous, USP, EP, BP, JP

    DE140 | 50-99-7 | C6H12O6 | Spectrum Chemical

    Dextrose, Anhydrous, USP, EP, BP, JP - All Spectrum Chemical USP, EP, BP, JP products, including all USP dextrose products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good Manufacturing ...

  • D-Galactose, Anhydrous, Reagent

    GA110 | 59-23-4 | C6H12O6 | Spectrum Chemical

    D-Galactose, Anhydrous, Reagent

  • D-Glucurono-3,6-lactone

    G2160 | 32449-92-6 | C6H8O6 | Spectrum Chemical

    D-Glucurono-3,6-lactone, also known as glucuronolactone, is a natural chemical that is a component of almost all connective tissues. It is used as a precursor for ascorbic acid synthesis. ...

  • DL-Carnitine Hydrochloride

    CA197 | 461-05-2 | C7H16ClNO3 | Spectrum Chemical

    DL-Carnitine Hydrochloride is a quaternary ammonium compound bio-synthesized from the amino acids lysine and methionine. It used in cosmetic and personal care products as a humectant ...

  • D-Mannose, Reagent

    MA170 | 3458-28-4 | C6H12O6 | Spectrum Chemical

    D-Mannose, Reagent is a crucial element in the glycosylation of certain proteins in human metabolism. It is a sugar monomer of the series of aldohexose of carbohydrates. The Reagent ...

  • D-Ribose, Reagent

    RI105 | 50-69-1 | C5H10O5 | Spectrum Chemical

    D-Ribose, Reagent is known to form part of the backbone of RNA and related to deoxyribose which is also found in DNA. The Reagent grade denotes that this chemical is the highest quality ...

  • D-(+)-Trehalose, Dihydrate

    T1097 | 6138-23-4 | C12H22O11•2H2O | Spectrum Chemical

    D-(+)-Trehalose, Dihydrate, is a natural alpha-linked disaccharide that is also referred to as mycose or tremalose. It is found naturally in plants and microorganisms such as grasshoppers, ...

  • Ethylene Glycol, Reagent

    E1051 | 107-21-1 | C2H6O2 | Spectrum Chemical

    Ethylene Glycol, Reagent is a colorless, odorless, sweet tasting organic compound that has a syrupy texture and is a liquid. It has many lab applications including use as an antifreeze, ...

  • Fructose, Granular, USP

    FR106 | 57-48-7 | C6H12O6 | Spectrum Chemical

    Fructose, Granular, USP is a white, odorless crystalline solid that is extremely sweet and is the most water soluble of all sugars. It is used as a sweetener in pharmaceutical formulations. ...

  • Glycerin, Natural, USP

    G1589 | 56-81-5 | C3H8O3 | Spectrum Chemical

    Glycerin, Natural, USP is one of two USP grade Glycerins available from Spectrum with the other being ...

  • Glycerin, Natural, USP, EP, BP

    G1016 | 56-81-5 | C3H8O3 | Spectrum Chemical

    Glycerin, Natural, USP, EP, BP is one of two USP grade Glycerins available from Spectrum with the other being ...

  • Glycerin, Synthetic, USP, EP, BP, JP

    G1015 | 56-81-5 | C3H8O3 | Spectrum Chemical

    Glycerin, Synthetic, USP, EP, BP, JP is one of two USP grade Glycerins available from Spectrum with the other being Glycerin, ...

  • Inositol, FCC

    I1004 | 87-89-8 | C6H12O6 | Spectrum Chemical

    Inositol, FCC is a vitamin-like substance, sometimes known colloquially as 'vitamin B-8', is a beneficial nutrient that has been implicated in the treatment of some behavioral or emotional ...

  • Lactic Acid, Racemic, USP

    L1010 | 50-21-5 | C3H6O3 | Spectrum Chemical

    Lactic Acid, Racemic, USP is used as a food preservative, curing agent, and flavoring agent. All Spectrum Chemical USP products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good ...

  • L-Alanyl-L-glutamine

    A2026 | 39537-23-0 | C8H15N3O4 | Spectrum Chemical

    L-Alanyl-L-glutamine is dipeptide formed from Alanine and Glutamine and is a stable and soluble delivery form of glutamine, an amino acid. In cosmetics and personal care products, it ...

  • L-Carnitine Hydrochloride

    C1154 | 6645-46-1 | C7H15NO3•HCl | Spectrum Chemical

    L-Carnitine Hydrochloride is a quaternary ammonium compound which has a role to play in the body's fat metabolism process and is used as a nutrional supplement. Ungraded products supplied ...

  • L-(+)-Lactic Acid, High Purity

    L1004 | 79-33-4 | C3H6O3 | Spectrum Chemical

    L-(+)-Lactic Acid, High Purity, also known as milk acid, is used in various biochemical processes. It is a carboxylic acid and has a hydroxyl group adjacent to the carboxyl group. Ungraded ...

  • Maltitol

    M3108 | 585-88-6 | C12H24O11 | Spectrum Chemical

    Maltitol, also known as Amalty, is a sugar alcohol and used as a sugar substitute. Ungraded products supplied by Spectrum are indicative of a grade suitable for general industrial use ...

  • Maltose, Monohydrate, NF

    M1079 | 6363-53-7 | C12H22O11•H2O | Spectrum Chemical

    Maltose, Monohydrate, NF is a compressibility enhancer and diluent excipient. All Spectrum Chemical NF grade products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good Manufacturing ...

  • Maltose, Powder, Reagent

    MA155 | 6363-53-7 | C12H22O11•H2O | Spectrum Chemical

    Maltose, Powder, Reagent, is also referred to as maltbiose or malt sugar. Maltose is a disaccharide that occurs naturally in germinating seeds, when the seed breaks down starch to use ...

  • Mannitol, Powder, USP

    MA165 | 69-65-8 | C6H14O6 | Spectrum Chemical

    Mannitol, Powder, USP is used as a sweeting agent, tablet and capsule diluent excipient for chewable tablets, a tonicity agent, and as a vehicle (bulking agent) for lyophilized preparations. ...

  • meso-Erythritol

    ER123 | 149-32-6 | C4H10O4 | Spectrum Chemical

    meso-Erythritol is a four-carbon sugar that is found in algae, fungi, and lichens. It is twice as sweet as sucrose and can be used as a coronary vasodilator. It is used in cosmetic and ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 3350, USP

    PO125 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 3350, USP acts as a lubricant, coating the surfaces in aqueous and non-aqueous environments. All Spectrum Chemical NF products, including all NF polyethylene glycol ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 1000, NF

    PO118 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 1000, NF acts as a lubricant, coating the surfaces in aqueous and non-aqueous environments. All Spectrum Chemical NF products, including all NF polyethylene glycol ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 1450, NF

    P1492 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 1450, NF acts as a lubricant, coating the surfaces in aqueous and non-aqueous environments. All Spectrum Chemical NF products, including all NF polyethylene glycol ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 1500, NF

    PO120 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 1500, NF acts as a lubricant, coating the surfaces in aqueous and non-aqueous environments. All Spectrum Chemical NF products, including all NF polyethylene glycol ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 300, NF

    PO108 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 300, NF acts as a lubricant, coating the surfaces in aqueous and non-aqueous environments. All Spectrum Chemical NF products, including all NF polyethylene glycol ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 400, NF

    PO110 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 400, NF acts as a lubricant, coating the surfaces in aqueous and non-aqueous environments. All Spectrum Chemical NF products, including all NF polyethylene glycol ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 4500, NF

    P1792 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 4500, NF acts as a lubricant, coating the surfaces in aqueous and non-aqueous environments. All Spectrum Chemical NF products, including all NF polyethylene glycol ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 600, NF

    PO115 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 600, NF acts as a lubricant, coating the surfaces in aqueous and non-aqueous environments. All Spectrum Chemical NF products, including all NF polyethylene glycol ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 8000, NF

    PO131 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 8000, NF acts as a lubricant, coating the surfaces in aqueous and non-aqueous environments. All Spectrum Chemical NF products, including all NF polyethylene glycol ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 200

    PO107 | 25322-68-3 | H(OCH2CH2)nOH | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 200, commonly referred to as PEG 200, is a polyether compound that is used in a wide variety of fields including pharmaceutical manufacturing as an excipient and ...

  • Polyethylene Glycol 2000 Monomethyl Ether

    P2070 | 9004-74-4 | HO(C2H4O)nCH3 | Spectrum Chemical

    Polyethylene Glycol 2000 Monomethyl Ether, commonly referred to as PEG 2000 MONOMETHYLETHER, is a polyether compound that is used in a wide variety of fields including pharmaceutical ...

  • Propylene Glycol, USP

    PR130 | 57-55-6 | C3H8O2 | Spectrum Chemical

    Propylene Glycol, USP is used in pharmaceutical products as an excipient solvent in oral and topical drug products. All Spectrum Chemical USP products are manufactured, packaged and ...

  • 1,2-Propanediol, Reagent, ACS

    P1440 | 57-55-6 | C3H8O2 | Spectrum Chemical

    1,2-Propanediol, Reagent, ACS or propylene glycol is an organic compound and colorless liquid without odor. It has a slightly sweet taste and chemically classed as a diol. It is considered ...

  • Sorbitol, Powder, NF

    SO219 | 50-70-4 | C6H14O6 | Spectrum Chemical

    Sorbitol, Powder, NF is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a sweetener or humectant. Spectrum Chemical NF grade products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good ...

  • Sorbitol Solution, 70 Percent, USP

    SO220 | 50-70-4 | C6H14O6 | Spectrum Chemical

    Sorbitol Solution, 70 Percent, USP is a sweetener excipient. All Spectrum Chemical NF products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) ...

  • Stearyl Palmitate

    S2711 | 2598-99-4 | C34H68O2 | Spectrum Chemical

    Stearyl Palmitate

  • Sucrose, Crystal, NF

    SU103 | 57-50-1 | C12H22O11 | Spectrum Chemical

    Sucrose, Crystal, NF is used in medications to impart a more pleasant taste to often unpalatable chemicals and can be found in many medical dosage forms including chewable tablets, syrups, ...

  • Triethylene Glycol Methyl Ether

    T1335 | 112-35-6 | C7H16O4 | Spectrum Chemical

    Triethylene Glycol Methyl Ether, also known as TEG or triglycol, is a viscous liquid used in air sanitizer products and as a plasticizer for vinyl, Ungraded products supplied by Spectrum ...

  • 1,2,6-Trihydroxyhexane

    T2117 | 106-69-4 | C6H14O3 | Spectrum Chemical

    1,2,6-Trihydroxyhexane is a stable, high boiling, liquid polyol that is miscible with water and is non-toxic. 1,2,6-TRIHYDROXYHEXANE is used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical cream formulations ...

  • 2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol-isobutyrate

    T1362 | 25265-77-4 | C12H24O3 | Spectrum Chemical

    2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol-isobutyrate

  • 3,6,9-Trioxaundecanedioic Acid

    T1374 | 13887-98-4 | C8H14O7 | Spectrum Chemical

    3,6,9-Trioxaundecanedioic Acid

  • Tripropylene Glycol

    T1377 | 24800-44-0 | C9H20O4 | Spectrum Chemical

    Tripropylene Glycol is typically used in ink removal formulations and stick deodorant products. Ungraded products supplied by Spectrum are indicative of a grade suitable for general ...

  • Urea, USP, JP

    UR107 | 57-13-6 | CH4N2O | Spectrum Chemical

    Urea, USP, JP is used in topical dermatological products to promote rehydration of the skin. Urea preparations are also used for non-surgical removal of damaged or dead nails. All Spectrum ...

  • Xylitol, NF

    X1017 | 87-99-0 | C5H12O5 | Spectrum Chemical

    Xylitol, NF is used as a sugar substitute in pharmaceutical formulations. All Spectrum Chemical NF grade products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good Manufacturing ...

  • Xylose, USP

    XY110 | 58-86-6 | C5H10O5 | Spectrum Chemical

    Xylose, USP - All Spectrum Chemical USP products are manufactured, packaged and stored under current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) per 21CFR part 211 in FDA registered and inspected ...