Pentylene glycol is typically used within a product to thicken it. It also adds a smooth, soft, and moisturizing feel to the product. It is naturally found in plants such as sugar beets.
The hydrophilic trait of Pentylene Glycol makes it a humectant. As a humectant, Pentylene Glycol helps draw moisture from the air to your skin. This can help keep your skin hydrated.
This property also makes Pentylene Glycol a great texture enhancer. It can help thicken or emulsify a product. Emulsifiers help stabilize a product. It does this by preventing certain ingredients from separating.
Pentylene Glycol also acts as a mild preservative and helps to keep a product microbe-free.
Some people may experience mild eye and skin irritation from Pentylene Glycol. We always recommend speaking with a professional about using this ingredient in your routine.
Pentylene Glycol has a low molecular weight and is part of the 1,2-glycol family.
Pentylene Glycol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 13.7% of the products in our database containing it.
What it does:
Where it's used
Pentylene Glycol is most often found as ingredient number 14 within an ingredient list.
These are the categories of products that use Pentylene Glycol the most:
Products with Pentylene Glycol
- CosIng ID: 58983
- INCI Name: PENTYLENE GLYCOL
- EC #: 226-285-3
- All Functions: Skin Conditioning, Solvent