Methylpropanediol is a synthetic solvent and humectant.
As a solvent, it helps dissolve other ingredients, helping to evenly distribute ingredients throughout the product. This ingredient has also been shown to have antimicrobial properties which makes it a preservative booster.
Methylpropanediol is able to add a bit of moisture to the skin. It also helps other ingredients be better absorbed into the skin, such as salicylic acid.
Also known as: 2-Methyl-1,3-Propanediol
Methylpropanediol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.3% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
Where it's used
Methylpropanediol is most often found as ingredient number 8 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Methylpropanediol the most:
Products with Methylpropanediol
- CosIng ID: 78489
- INCI Name: METHYLPROPANEDIOL
- EC #: 412-350-5
- All Functions: Solvent