INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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

A well-known ingredient used in personal care products as a solvent, conditioning agent and a viscosity controlling agent.

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WHAT IS BUTYLENE GLYCOL:  A prominent ingredient used in the beauty and cosmetics industry in the formulation of hair and bath products, eye and facial makeup, fragrances, personal cleanliness products, and shaving and skincare products. It adds moisture and helps in conditioning the skin and hair. It also helps in imparting a thick, luxurious texture to products.

REVIEW OF BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1

 

Butylene Glycol 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) along with popular skin care brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF BUTYLENE GLYCOL: The multifaceted Butylene Glycol has the following benefits:

  • Acts as a conditioning agent: It is used as a skin conditioner as it makes the skin and hair softer and smoother. It absorbs moisture which keeps the skin and hair hydrated. It makes the skin and hair look younger.
  • Acts as a solvent: It is used as a solvent and can dissolve almost any ingredient which makes the product much easier to apply and is able to enhance the composition of different product formulas.
  • Acts as a viscosity controlling agent: It makes the product thicker and gives it a better, smoother and softer gel-like consistency. This makes the application of product easier

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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