Butylene Glycol

Our database includes 9177 products that contain Butylene Glycol.

Rating: Mixed

Written by Jacob Laboissonniere | Published May 22, 2020

Comedogenic Rating:   1
Irritancy Rating:   0


Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

People also like: Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol

People also dislike: Glycerin, Parfum, Niacinamide

Also known as: Bg

Butylene Glycol is a common cosmetic ingredient, with about 35.3% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

455 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Dullness • Dryness • Redness • Fine Lines

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Dry

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Fungal Acne • Redness • Texture

Where it's used

Butylene Glycol is most often found as ingredient number 10 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Butylene Glycol the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 74756
  • EC #:  203-529-7 (i), 228-532-0 (ii)
  • All Functions: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.