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
  • When used in rinse-off application immediate increase of skin hydration up to 24h
  • Reinforces skin barrier while protecting against skin dryness even with frequent showering
  • Just one hour after showering skin moves from dry to normal
  • When showering daily PENTAVITIN® provides optimum skin hydration
  • Reduces unwanted effects of skin dryness when used in hand sanitizer formulations with up to 70% alcohol
  • Moisturizes dry scalp / Strong scalp barrier
  • Provides visible reduction of scalp flaking
  • Reduces Sebum
  • Balances scalp microbiome
  • Boosts Foam


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
Certificação Halal por HCFE (Conselho de Alimentos Halal da Europa)

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.

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.


NEW rinse-off study results!

No more skin dryness after cleansing

We all know that dealing with dry skin can be an uphill battle. Using good facial and body moisturizers is important, of course, but it’s equally important to find a proper cleansing product. The problem is that washing repeatedly can strip moisture from your skin and impair skin barrier function, leaving skin rough and tight, or maybe even reddened, scaly and itchy. In one of our recent surveys, consumers around the world made it clear they want to find a way to overcome these issues. What they are looking for are effective skin cleansers that also provide instant and long-lasting moisturization after use.

To respond to this unmet consumer need, we conducted new studies on rinse-off application powered by PENTAVITIN®. The findings from these studies prove that common skin cleansing formulations containing PENTAVITIN® immediately increase skin hydration for 24 hours, meaning an end to skin dryness post-cleansing or showering. We also found that even with frequent showering, PENTAVITIN® helps reinforce the skin’s barrier while protecting against dryness.

Moisturizing care and hygiene go hand in hand

New study shows that PENTAVITIN® reduces unwanted effects of skin dryness in hand sanitizers

Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to help stop the spread of infectious diseases. However, frequent washing and use of sanitizers can also have an impact on the skin barrier, leaving the skin on your hands feeling dry and uncomfortable. In PENTAVITIN®, DSM has just the solution though.  New studies proved that when this hero ingredient is used in a hand sanitizer (with up to 70% alcohol) it reduces unwanted effects of skin dryness in hand sanitizers by:

  • increasing hydration by up to 9% just one hour after use
  • delivering a 14% hydration boost after 3 hours

So good hygiene and moisturizing care really can go hand in hand.

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Formulations Featured

  • Deep Moisturizing Cream Wash Deep Moisturizing Cream Wash

    Deep Moisturizing Cream Wash

    This deep moisturizing cream wash rinse-off formulation perfectly cleans and takes care of your skin in one easy step, leaving you feeling fresh and fabulous after every wash.

  • Hydro Mousse Cleanser Hydro Mousse Cleanser

    Hydro Mousse Cleanser

    This soft, foamy mousse cleanser skin care formulation gently washes away dirt and other impurities without stripping skin of its natural moisture, powered by PENTAVITIN®.

  • Micellar Cleansing Water Micellar Cleansing Water

    Micellar Cleansing Water

    This powerful gentle micellar water skin formulation works like a magnet - the micelles capture and lift away dirt, impurities and make-up, leaving skin perfectly clean, and refreshed.

  • Extra Moisturizing Mousse Cleanser Extra Moisturizing Mousse Cleanser

    Extra Moisturizing Mousse Cleanser

    This Extra Moisturizing Mousse Cleanser rinse-off formulation with the moisturizing ingredient PENTAVITIN® and the skincare ingredient SERICIN nourishes and soothes the skin all day long.

  • 24H Hydration Shower Gel 24H Hydration Shower Gel

    24H Hydration Shower Gel

    This 24H hydration shower gel formulation is a soap-free, daily hygiene formulation that gently cleanses, hydrates and protects fragile skin.

  • ON-THE-GO Refreshing Pen ON-THE-GO Refreshing Pen

    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.

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