It is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D and E, proteins, lipids and fatty acids, as well as minerals such as zinc, magnesium and iron. It is antimicrobial. Its ability to retain water makes it a natural moisturiser that helps skin stay smooth and youthful. It penetrates the first layer of the epidermis to moisturise the surface and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It is a natural alternative to chemicals used in cosmetics, similar to petrochemical carbomer. Konjac Root can be used to thicken textures, helping to control the viscosity of a product.