Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract
Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract is popular for beauty products due to its high level of absorption because of the smaller size of its molecules (they are smaller than water molecules!). Therefore, sugar maple extract can deliver its host of nutrients into the skin and hair. The main reason it is used in skin care is that it contains natural AHA acids, namely Malic and Tartaric, and hence why it supposedly helps slough off dead skin cells in combination with other acid-containing fruit extracts. It removes bacteria and dead skin buildup on the skin, repairing damage caused by free radicals and preventing new blemishes and wrinkles from forming.