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About the Ingredient: Allantoin

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Categories: Botanical extract

What Is Allantoin Used For? It helps protect the skin against external forces (i.e. cold/dry weather, wind), making it an excellent temporary anti-irritant.

Allantoin helps to heal damaged skin and is even believed to stimulate new tissue growth.

Skin is softened and soothed while cell regeneration is stimulated.

What Is the Definition of Allantoin? Allantoin is derived from the comfrey root.

What Are the Benefits of Allantoin?

  • Non-allergenic
  • Good for sensitive and acne-prone skin
  • Soothing and calming
  • Protects the skin

What Is Allantoin Used In? Moisturizers, Creams, Lotions, Cleansers, Toners, Deodorants, Sunscreens

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What Is the Origin of Allantoin? Authors from as far back as the 16th century onward reported the positive effect comfrey root had on ulcers and gangrene.

Since 1838, allantoin has been available via a synthetic process.

Since the 1930s, scientific journals have reported the use of allantoin in topical skin creams.

Cautions: While allantoin is usually good for all skin types, it may aggravate or irritate skin in extreme cases.

Products That Include Allantoin: Alana Mitchell Daily OC Cream Cleanser