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Our database includes 1377 products that contain Polybutene.


Polybutene is used to help control the viscosity of a product. This just means it helps adjusts the texture.

It is a polymer and does not get absorbed into the skin due to its large size.

Studies found this ingredient did not irritate skin in concentrations below 15%.

People also like: Petrolatum, Propylparaben, Dimethicone

People also dislike: BHT, Glycerin, Allantoin

Polybutene is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.8% of the products in our database containing it.

Where it's used

Polybutene is most often found as ingredient number 4 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Polybutene the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 78566
  • EC #:  -
  • All Functions: Binding, 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.