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known as propanediol

source corn

function humectant, emollient, solvent

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Propanediol

Propanediol functions as an emollient, humectant, and solvent and is derived from corn. It is considered a more skin-friendly alternative to propylene glycol.

Propanediol has hydrating properties that leave a smooth, dewy finish and helps prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL). It helps solubilise difficult to dissolve active ingredients and enhance their absorption into the skin. It is a gentle ingredient not known to cause sensitivity.

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