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Allantoin

| [a-ˈlan-tə-wən] |

Categories: Plant Extracts, Antioxidants, Emollients

Allantoin Benefits:
Anti-Aging
Moisturizing
Soothing

Allantoin is a chemical compound that is naturally found in animals, plants, and bacteria. It is generally obtained as a botanical extract from the comfrey plant. With its anti-aging, moisturizing, and skin-soothing properties combined, allantoin skin benefits are commonly implemented into moisturizing products such as body creams and lotions. 1

Allantoin’s moisturizing mechanism works by increasing the skin’s ability to retain water. As a result, the skin’s hydration levels can rise. Improved skin moisture may also contribute a skin-soothing effect, which can help to alleviate problematic skin. Overall, the use of allantoin in skin care is renowned for its ability to help alleviate dryness, leaving skin soft and smooth to the touch. 1

  1. G.O, I. et al. Rapid Method for the Identification and Quantification of Allantoin in Body Creams and Lotions for regulatory activities. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 3(7), 552-557 (2014)