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Cosmetics Ingredients
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Cosmetics Ingredients


CAS Number 97-59-6
Chem/IUPAC Name: Urea, (2,5-dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)-
EINECS/ELINCS No: 202-592-8
COSING REF No: 31411
Allantoin is a moisturizing and healing agent that has the ability to shed dead skin cells and leave the skin fresh and glowy. It is used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products because of its many benefits. Allantoin is one of the latest trending ingredients that can be found in shampoos, scar creams, acne products and lotions. It improves skin irritation and hydration levels while also reducing the impacts of aging on the skin. The chemical formula of Allantoin is C4H6N4O3.

What is ALLANTOIN used for?

Allantoin is one of those magical cosmetic and personal care ingredients that isn't hyped enough in the world of overhyped ingredients. It serves many purposes such as moisturization and healing of scars and is added to a variety of products such as lotions, mascaras and shampoos.
  • Skin care: It is great for the skin as it helps in moisturizing and healing damaged surfaces. It also reduces skin irritation and inflammation. Further, it is helpful in treating scars. It makes the cosmetic products more hydrating and better textured. It is also an anti-aging ingredient that is a rage among Korean cosmetics. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Hair care: It is added to hair care products as it is beneficial in treating itchy and dry scalp by providing deep nourishment. It can soothe the scalp and make it feel refreshed.


Allantoin is a naturally occurring ingredient that appears as a white powder in its raw form. It is derived from plants like chestnut, bearberry, and comfrey. However, it can also be made from urea and glyoxylic acid. Lastly, Allantoin can be synthetically made as well.

What does ALLANTOIN do in a formulation?

  • Moisturising
  • Refreshing
  • Soothing

Safety Profile of ALLANTOIN

Allantoin is safe for skin and hair and has no known risks or side effects. It is a natural ingredient that is non-comedogenic and does not cause acne or breakouts. It suits all the skin types and is also quite beneficial for sensitive skin. Further, limited data has shown no risks when used during pregnancy. Allantoin can or cannot be vegan depending on its source of derivation.

ALLANTOIN Technical profile

Property Values
Boiling Point 478°C
Melting Point 230°C
pH 3.0-8.0
Solubility Soluble in water

Commercial Selection : Grades containing solely ALLANTOIN

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