Propylene Glycol

Our database has 457 products that contain Propylene Glycol.

Ingredient Description

A humectant that helps stabilize a product’s freeze/thaw temperature.
There are a plethora of articles on the internet that delve into the science of this product and why it is used in cosmetics.

Alternate name: Propane-1,2-diol

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Propylene Glycol Stats

  • Propylene Glycol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient.
  • 12% of products in our database contain it.

Ingredient Functions

Humectant A substance that promotes retention of moisture.
Skin Conditioning to hydrate and soften skin
Solvent Capable of dissolving another substance.

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
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