Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.
Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.
Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.
Allantoin is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 13.0% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
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Where it's used
Allantoin is most often found as ingredient number 16 within an ingredient list.
Of the 3 products in our database that have a known concentration of Allantoin, they all have a concentration of 0.5% specified within their ingredient lists.
These are the categories of products that use Allantoin the most:
Products with Allantoin
- CosIng ID: 31411
- INCI Name: ALLANTOIN
- INN Name: allantoin
- EC #: 202-592-8
- All Functions: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing