Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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CAS number: 69-79-4; Maltobiosis; Malt sugar

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Maltose, a reducing disaccharide consisting of 2 molecules of glucose linked by alpha 1,4-glycoside. Both glucose molecules are present as pyranose. Maltose is one of the 3 most common disaccharides found in nature, along with lactose and sucrose.

Maltose is used in cosmetic formulations. Maltose acts as a moisturizer (increases the water content of the skin, moisturizes), skin care product (nourishes the skin) and fragrance (reduces or inhibits the basic smell or taste of a product).

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Lactose (inci); Sucrose;


Last updated on: 29.10.2020