INCI Name : Zea mays (corn) starch
Common Name : Corn
Origin : Corn of biological origin
The starch is not miscible either in water or in oil, and therefore remains intact in aqueous and oily media.
It has a matifying effect on the skin, that is to say, it deposits a slightly powdery film, which has the effect of camouflaging the imperfections. It also absorbs the secretions of sebum and sweat, and thus reduces the shiny appearance of oily skin.
It also has good hygroscopic properties, and is able to absorb the aqueous components and retain them at the stratum corneum.
It therefore acts as a moisturizing agent.