Allantoin is a moisturizing, healing, anti-irritating, soothing, keratolytic and non-toxic chemical compound useful in cosmetic, dermatological and veterinary preparation. It is an effective cell-proliferating and healing agent that stimulates good tissue formation. It has an attested skin softening and keratolytic action, and also performs as a chemical cleaner of scaling and necrotic tissue. Being a natural element, Allantoin is present in fetal Allantoic fluid, rice polishing, comfrey roots, wheat germ, dog urine as well as in pregnant women urine. It can be an organic part of soil and is also found in earthworm.
Allantoin is often used in skin care products like creams and lotions. It can also be found in different personal hygiene products like antiperspirants or deodorants. Allantoin is a natural chemical compound that is often produced by animals and plants. This compound can be naturally derived as well as chemically synthesized. Allantoin is commonly found in plants like comfrey, chamomile, sugar beet and wheat sprouts. Whether it is naturally or chemically derived, Allantoin is safe, non-allergenic and non-toxic.
Allantoin is also a known keratoyltic, which means that it is able to increase the water held inside of your skin’s cells while also helping the desquamation process in the skin’s outer layers. In this sense, allantoin calms down irritations, helps shed the upper layers of dead skin cells and promotes the growth of healthy tissue. Plus, it offers countless other benefits that may make it effective at treating eczema, psoriasis, burns and other skin conditions. It is particularly effective at smoothening the skin and is remarkable at helping speed up the healing of wounds.
Specification of Allantoin
White crystalline powder
White crystalline powder
PH(0.5% in H2O)
Loss on drying
Residue on ignition
Benefits & Applications of Allantoin
- Allantoin promotes cell proliferation, which means with regular use, the rate of skin cell growth increases. The result is renewed skin that looks fresher and healthier.
- This ingredient soothes skin, and because of that, it has been used to treat everything from redness to dermatitis, eczema, acne and even burns.
- Allantoin is known to increase the water content of skin’s extracellular matrix. In simpler terms, Allantoin helps make skin softer, more resilient and more hydrated.
- It’s also a great exfoliant. When used in a face wash, Allantoin removes layers of dead skin, which results in a cleaner, brighter complexion.
Quite a lot of research has been carried out on the compounds found in Allantoin.
- Hydrating: Increases the water content of skin.
- Desquamating: It encourages natural exfoliation in the stratum corneum, the outer layer of the skin.
- Repairing: It is well known for its ability to stimulate cell proliferation, encouraging new tissue growth.
- It is known to be extremely wound healing, research has shown that it clears away necrotic tissue, making way for a healthy new tissue.
- Healing: An active skin protector, it naturally encourages the skins healing process; making it a suitable ingredient for treating minor wounds and irritations.
- Relieves dryness: Promotes cellular regeneration, counteracting dryness and repairing an impaired barrier, allantoin encourages sensitive skin to become more resilient.
- Protecting: This is one ingredient that really does soften the skin, it also protects chapped, sun damaged skin, studies have shown that it protects against UV induced cell damage.
- Soothing: It is considered an excellent anti-irritant, calming and soothing inflamed skin. So its great when used in baby products.
- Free Radical Activity: Topical application helps reduce free radical activity on the skin.
- Keratolytic action: In performing its protective and regulatory functions, the outer layer of skin our epidermis, synthesises a very large number of proteins and oils (lipids) that are naturally found in the stratum corneum.