Betaine is known as an osmolyte; an ingredient that helps balance our moisture levels

What is it?
Betaine also occurs naturally in the body and skin, and can be found in both a natural and synthetic version. Sugar beet is one of the sources that is high in betaine, and this is also where the ingredient got its name, as it was discovered in the sugar beet.

What does it do?
The ingredient is primarily a humectant that balances the skin’s moisture level, but betaine is also able to strengthen, protect and nourish the skin and hair. This ingredient has been shown to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and the functions this important barrier has. In particular, betaine is able to improve and strengthen the barrier’s ability to keep the skin moist and protect us from dangerous external substances.

The ingredient is also used in various products due to its ability to improve the texture of the product. It is also able to counteract skin irritations.

How safe is it?
This ingredient is neither allergenic nor hormone-disrupting, nor is it suspected of being so. The hypoallergenicity of the ingredient means that both children and adults can use products with betaine without worrying about having allergic reactions or an increased likelihood of developing contact allergies.

The composition of ingredients
In conclusion, however, it is important to remember that the composition of ingredients in care products is just as important as the ingredients individually. You therefore also have to look at the entirety of the product’s composition and not just the individual ingredients individually in order to determine how good the product is, as well as how safe and hypoallergenic it is.

In addition, we as people are different and our skin reacts differently to ingredients. Even if an ingredient is not generally considered allergenic, you can still develop an allergy to it. Therefore, pay attention to your skin’s own reactions