Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract. Pomegranate is highly useful for entrapping moisture. When isolated, the higher weight carbohydrates of pomegranate create a film on the skin’s surface. This film layer acts as a barrier enhancement where hydrating spheres can hold moisture at the surface level allowing for a noticeable lifting effect with increased suppleness. For this reason, pomegranate carbohydrates are capable of creating immediate lifting effects and optimising skin barrier functions.
Pullulan. A polysaccharide produced from starch by cultivating the yeast, Aureobasidium pullulans. Used in cosmetic formulations as a thickener. It also creates a thin, elastic film on the skin that can have a tightening effect.