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Pullulan is a glucose homopolysaccharide consisting of α (1-6) associated maltotrioses. It is a natural polymer which is obtained by fermentation of fungus Aureobasidium pullulans. Thanks to its specific composition, pullulan creates fibers and films that are insoluble in oils and do not leak oxygen. As a polysaccharide polymer, it protects skin cells from drying out. It is non-toxic, non-immunogenic, non-carcinogenic and non-mutagenic. Due to the presence of nine hydroxyl groups and the possibility of creating different derivatives, it has the ability of adhesion, agglomeration and thickening. It is a powerful antioxidant.


Molecular weight: differ from the type

CAS: 9057-02-7

INCI: Pullulan




“Pullulan: an exopolysaccharide and its various applications”- Carbohydrate Polymers, June 2013, Pages 540-549

“Topical film prepared with Rhus verniciflua extract-loaded pullulan hydrogel for atopic dermatitis treatment”- Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part B Applied Biomaterials, October 2019, Pages:  2325-2334

“Anti-skin-aging benefits of exopolymers from Aureobasidium pullulans SM2001”- Journal of Cosmetic Science, Sep-Oct 2014, Pages: 285-298

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