Allantoin is an odourless, white crystalline powder that is a synthetic version of the active component found in the roots of the comfrey plant. Unfortunately, we cannot source the natural version. It is fully compatible with anionic, non-ionic and cationic materials.
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Allantoin Powder are: Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Soothing.
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It promotes cell proliferation which makes it ideal to use on skin damaged by acne or other dermatitis and eczema-like problems. This also makes sensitive skin more resilient and less reactive. It enhances the desquamation of the upper layers of dead skin cells meaning they will slough off more easily revealing brighter and fresher skin. An obvious choice to add to cleansers and exfoliating scrubs. The sloughing action also increases the smoothness of the skin so it add to anti aging and wrinkle serums.