Propylene Glycol

Our database has 1255 products that contain Propylene Glycol.

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An odorless, colorless liquid used as a humectant, meaning it helps skin retain moisture.
Within a product, it helps deliver actives and also protects it from melting or freezing.

Propylene Glycol is considered an organic alcohol and commonly added into both cosmetics and foods.

Propylene Glycol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 11.61% of the products in our database containing it.

Also known as: 1,2-dihydroxypropane, 1,2-propanediol, methyl glycol, and trimethyl glycol

Where it's used

Propylene Glycol is most often found as ingredient number 11 within an ingredient list.

It is currently used 11304 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.

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

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 37269
  • INN Name: propylene glycol
  • EC #:  200-338-0
  • Ph. Eur. Name: propylenglycolum
  • All Functions: Humectant, 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.