Our database has 2256 products that contain Propanediol.

Community rating: Mixed


Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.

It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.

Propanediol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 20.87% of the products in our database containing it.

Also known as: Propandiol, 1,3-dihydroxypropane, trimethylene glycol, methylpropanediol. propane-1,3-diol, 1,3-dihydroxypropane, 2-deoxyglycerol

What it does:


Where it's used

Propanediol is most often found as ingredient number 8 within an ingredient list.

Of the 3 products in our database that have a known concentration of Propanediol, we've seen concentrations from 3.1% to 5% specified within their ingredient lists.

It is currently used 27175 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 58392
  • EC #:  207-997-3
  • All Functions: 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.