Type of Ingredient:

  • Humectant

Benefits of Allantoin:

  • Skin Calming
  • Sooths Irritation and Itching

Best For:

  • Oily Skin
  • Dry Skin
  • Normal Skin
  • Combination Skin
  • Sensitive Skin

What is Allantoin?

  • Allantoin is a byproduct of uric acid that can be taken from urea and is made by most organisms, including humans and animals. It is made by metabolic processes that happen in most organisms, including animals and bacteria. It can also be made from comfrey roots and leaves, and it is safe and effective because it doesn't have the alkaloid compounds that can be bad for your body.
  • Even though allantoin comes from plants that are safe, the type of allantoin used in skin care products is usually made synthetically. This way, there are no impurities and allantoin's effectiveness isn't lost. It is an effective calming agent and has moisturising properties, which makes it a good choice for products that are meant to help people with sensitive or damaged skin use them. It can also help lessen the skin's reaction to stronger active ingredients, and it's often added to formulas to help with any possible side effects.
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