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Allantoin USP (Pharma grade) is a compound found in Comfrey. Allantoin has several properties for cosmetics, including moisturizing and keratolytic (removing dead skin cells) effect, increasing the water content of the extracellular matrix of the skin and increasing the smoothness of the skin. Allantoin has the ability to speed up the healing of cuts, wounds and sores, and acts as an anti-irritant and skin soothing agent. Allatoin also stimulates the growth of new, healthy tissue.
Allantoin is typically used at rates between 0.1 – 2%, and as it is completely water soluble, it is usually added to the aqueous phase of formulations.
Common uses include;
Moisturisers Added to increase skin hydration and smoothness
Exfoliants Assists with removal of dead skin cells
Healing creams Promote growth of new healthy tissue
Scalp creams Assist with dry scalp issues
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