Diglucosyl Gallic Acid 101

Jun 11, 2021
Diglucosyl Gallic Acid 101

Diglucosyl Gallic Acid 101

Here at Honest we’re all about ingredient transparency and knowing what you’re putting on your skin. So, we’re breaking down some of our fave skincare ingredients. Today, we’re getting to know Diglucosyl Gallic Acid. (Pronounced: die-gluko-sil gal-ick acid. We know, it’s a mouthful.)

What it is

Diglucosyl Gallic Acid is a Gold Medal winning active ingredient that acts as a skin melanoregulator, meaning it regulates the pigmentation of your skin.

How it works

Diglucosyl Gallic Acid interacts with the skin’s natural microbiome through 7 different pathways related to skin pigmentation.

What it does for your skin

When it interacts with your skin through those 7 pathways, you reap benefits like reduced redness + signs of inflammation, brighter skin, smaller pores and less noticeable dark spots. When it comes to brightening, this is the best of the best.

What to pair it with

To give Diglucosyl Gallic Acid’s brightening power a boost, we love to pair it with Vitamin C and/or Artichoke Extract to maximize brightening from all angles + make dull skin a thing of the past.

And that’s the tea on Diglucosyl Gallic Acid. You’re now one step closer to reading that label like a pro and the glowy, radiant skin of your dreams.


We aim to provide you with the most honest and credible information possible. This article was reviewed for accuracy by The Honest Team and was written based on trusted sources that are linked at the bottom of the article.