Sorbitol: The Hidden Champion for Summer Time Hydration

The hot summer months are here, but dry skin after a day in the sun is not an option.  Time for some sorbitol please!


One small fruit sugar – one large effect

Sorbitol is a natural product occurring in many stone fruits including plums, apricots, peaches, apples and pears. Nutritionally, sorbitol has about 60% the sweetness of processed sugar making it a viable alternative sweetener for diabetics.

Natural Sorbitol: Apple Trees in our Garden.  San Diego, California.  

Natural Sorbitol: Apple Trees in our Garden. San Diego, California. 

In nature, sorbitol serves to bind water molecules making it an ideal humectant. For this reason, sorbitol is an ideal moisturizing factor that can hold its own with other moisturizing champions - even Hyaluronic acid! In the skin, this water-binding property creates a more robust skin barrier and increases the skin’s hydration.


In terms of our skin, sorbitol is sweet!

Once sorbitol is applied, it is incorporated into our skin’s natural barrier, thus strengthening it. With this added support less moisture is lost to our environment, and the skin itself holds more moisture.

This increase in hydration helps:

  • Our skin appear more vital and invigorated
  • Plump our skin thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Activate the enzymes in our skin’s outer layer resulting in a better turnover of dead skin cells and a smoother complexion


Let’s make this our sorbitol summer

Following a day at the beach, my own beauty routine always includes our sorbitol-enhanced Rich & Silky Body Butter. It moisturizes, smooths and indulges my skin.

For over 65 years, naturally beautiful skin has been at the heart of our business. We create skin care – using highly effective ingredients such as sorbitol - designed to help you feel and look your best.


For a lifetime of healthy, beautiful skin,


Verena Eckstein