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PROPANEDIOL

on May 01, 2024
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Other Name: 1,3 Propanediol, Propane-1,3-diol.

What it is: Propanediol is a humectant derived from natural sources, which helps to add and trap moisture to the skin and hair without a heavy and oily feel. In product formulations, it helps to dissolve other ingredients to give a good finish.

Mode of usage pertaining to the discussion below: Topical application in cosmetics and personal care products.

Safety Profile (Based on regional guidelines):

European Union – CIR Safe to use, as per current practice
European Union – SCCS Data unavailable
US FDA Data unavailable
ASEAN guidelines Data unavailable

Safety in special situations:

Pregnancy Women
Safe to use, as per current practice
Nursing Mother
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by nursing mothers based on currently available data
Babies under 2 years
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided in baby products based on currently available data
Childrens
Not listed as an ingredient to be avoided by children based on currently available data
Cancer Free
Safe to use, as per current practice

Environmental and Ecological Concerns:

Vegan
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Biodegradable
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Ecotoxicity
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Natural Origin
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Notes:

  • You may need to look at the exact product label to know if a naturally derived ingredient was used.

Attributes:

Comedogenicity
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acne prone skin
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sensitive skin
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Notes:

  • It may rarely cause mild irritation on the skin after use, but it is not a sensitizer.

Conclusionconclusion
Propanediol is considered a safe ingredient in cosmetic products.

Referencesbook

  1. https://online.personalcarecouncil.org
  2. https://www.federalregister.gov
  3. https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
  4. Zhu, Y et al.,(2021), Current advances in microbial production of 1,3-propanediol. Biofuels, Bioprod. Bioref., 15: 1566-1583.
  5. https://european-union.europa.eu

Disclaimer: The above information is based on ongoing toxicology research at CHOSEN®’s R&D. We will do our best to update the information as and when the latest studies are available. If you have any inputs regarding the above information, please email us at ingredients@chosenstore.in

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