INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - ALLANTOIN

SUMMARY:  BEST | EXTREMELY SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A prominent ingredient, used in personal products as a moisturizer, exfoliator. It is used to soothe skin and make it vibrant.

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WHAT IS ALLANTOIN:  It is a white odourless powder  which is a byproduct of uric acid extracted from urea. It also occurs naturally in the body and can also be extracted from plants like chamomile, comfrey and wheat sprouts. It is believed to be the perfect ingredient for sensitive skin.  It has moisturizing properties, healing properties and soothes the skin. It is considered extremely safe to use on all skin types and does not harm the skin or cause any type of irritation. It is used in sheet masks, lotions, bath products, hair care and skin care products.

REVIEW OF ALLANTOIN

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

BEST

1-4

 

Allantoin is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like FDA (Food and Drug Administration ensures the safety, efficacy and security of humans by making sure that cosmetics are safe to use), CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), EU Cosmetics Regulation (It ensures the safety of the consumers while using the cosmetic products) and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products)  have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF ALLANTOIN: The multipurpose Allantoin has the following benefits:

  • Acts as an exfoliator: It is keratolytic in nature - removes the dead skin cells from the skin. It helps in shedding the outer most layer of skin.
  • Hydrates the skin and hair: It retains water in the skin because of its keratolytic property. This prevents the trans epidermal water loss which in turn makes the skin more youthful and softer. It nourishes, hydrates the dry, itchy scalp.
  • Adds shine: It imparts natural shine to hair and makes it soft, smooth and manageable.
  • Soothes the skin: It acts as a calming agent for the skin and prevents the irritation and sensitizing of the skin.
  • Cell Proliferation: It promotes  cell proliferation and makes the skin look less dull by removing the dead skin cells accumulated on top of the skin over the years and makes the skin look younger, smoother and softer.
  • Acts as a moisturizer: It acts as an emollient and therefore keeps your skin moisturized. It prevents dryness and irritation of the skin.

Thus, it is used in personal care products.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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