PENTAVITIN® - the true hydration artist

Skin bioactives

The natural skincare ingredient that nourishes and moisturizes the skin and keep it as it best

Every day, indoor and outdoor stress negatively affects the skin’s natural hydration, causing it to dry out much faster.  The key needs of skin exposed to urban stress are fast-acting and long-term hydration with targeted care for problem areas. Used daily, the skincare ingredient PENTAVITIN® provides powerful hydration to all facial areas. Regular use of the natural skin bioactive PENTAVITIN® brings tired and dry skin back to life, giving consumers a confidence boost and a smile on their face. Consumer test panels confirm reduction in flakiness and itchiness caused by dry skin and skin becomes visibly smoother.


Product Features

  • Inci name: Saccharide Isomerate
  • 100% natural and plant derived 
  • Unique skin idententical carbohydrate complex
  • Binds to the skin like a magnet 
  • Preservative free
  • Quasi Drug Additive Status Japan 





  • True hydration power to all facial areas
  • Excessively dry skin areas become quickly hydrated
  • Deep hydration for up to 72 hours
  • Strengthens skin barrier function
  • Suitable for leave-on and rinse-off
  • Skin feels more comfortable and looks healthier


See Regulatory Status China Statement
Raw material approved by ECOCERT GREENLIFE, conform to the ECOCERT Natural and Organic Cosmetics Standard
99.95% Natural (20% Organic) 
0% Water 
0% Derived Natural 
0% Nature-Identical 
Complies with the NATRUE Criteria
100% Natural Origin 
67.1% CPAI
Certified to COSMOS Standard
Halal certified by HFCE (Halal Food Council of Europe)

PENTAVITIN® - our skin microbiome active ingredient for scalp comfort

A strong skin barrier and a well-balanced skin microbiome are both essential for scalp comfort. Our skin microbiome active ingredient  PENTAVITIN®, ensures instant, deep hydration to strengthen the scalp surface and promote a harmonious interaction between scalp skin and its microbiome.

The EPIBIOME BEAUTY™ approach to a healthy scalp microbiome

When the scalp microbiome is imbalanced, microbial infiltration leads to inflammation in the epidermis at the hair shaft. This causes the skin barrier to weaken, and flaking skin on the scalp may increase. A downward spiral is then set in motion, with microbial infiltration multiplying as the scalp barrier function diminishes.
In-vitro tests have shown that PENTAVITIN® can break this vicious circle by influencing the equilibrium of microbial species such as Malassezia furfur and Staphylococcus epidermidis in the scalp microbiome. In addition, in-vitro gene expression studies by DSM’s scientists have demonstrated that PENTAVITIN® effectively stimulates the epidermal building blocks that play a key role in skin barrier improvement.



New skin microbiome study especially for dry skin!




Biodiversity is crucial for healthy looking skin

Healthy looking  or normal skin harbours an increased diversity of microbial species compared to damaged skin. Our modern lifestyles has resulted in the loss of a large part of the microbial diversity on our skin. Changes in the normal bacterial diversity can contribute to the development of inflammation or other skin disorders. New studies reveal that DSM’s PENTAVITIN® not only nourishes and moisturizes skin, but also increases bacterial diversity.

DSM’s PENTAVITIN® helps to balance all these bacteria:

Staphylococcus Aureus is known to weaken the skin barrier and may exacerbate dry skin conditions. Staphylococcus Epidermidis helps to maintain a balanced skin homeostasis. Corynebacterium Kroppenstedtii is associated with skin redness., promoting a healthy-looking, well-moisturized skin. 

Facial skin hydration color mapping – a revolution

At DSM, we believe that single point measurements cannot describe the complexity of facial skin hydration properly. We therefore developed a new tool that enables us to visualize the hydration of facial skin. Hydration levels are measured at 30 different pre-defined points on the face, and a specific algorithm is then used to translate them into detailed facial color maps. This particular mapping technology draws attention to skin areas with special hydration needs and thus helps meet consumer demands for effective hydration.

Three hours after single application of 3% PENTAVITIN® significant hydration boost of forehead, eye region and cheek area.

Mode of Action

Unique moisture magnet
Dry skin lacks water in the upper scaly layers, whilst the underlying layers are normally hydrated by the skin’s internal moisturizing mechanism. The secret to resolving dry skin involves not only having enough moisture, but also keeping that moisture where it’s needed. Unlike other ingredients, PENTAVITIN® connects perfectly with the skin’s surface layers and doesn’t easily wash off, locking in moisture like a magnet. It also strengthens the skin’s natural defenses and preventing further dehydration.

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Formulations Featured

  • PENTAVITIN® Smoothie skin care formulation

    This Smoothie facial cream formulation includes the moisture magnet power of PENTAVITIN®, a natural certified cosmetic ingredient, to create true skin hydration and restores skin’s natural glow.

  • ON-THE-GO Refreshing Pen

    The soft and light formulation texture can be easily used for an ON-THE-GO skin care application on dry skin areas. Skin feels revived that lasts.

  • Rescue calm shampoo formulation

    The rescue calm shampoo formulation relieves a dry and itchy scalp. The formulation features moisturizing cosmetic active ingredients and hair conditioning ingredients.

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