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INCI name
Alternative names
Allantoin, Cordianin, Glyoxyldiureid, 5-Ureido-2,4-Imidazolidindion, 5-Ureidohydantoin, Alantoin, Allantonin
INCI function
alleviative, Emollient
The INCI function describes solely the purpose of a cosmetic ingredient. It does not reveal its actual effects and skin compatibility. You'll find these and other characteristics below.
  • Rating: good Helps lightening discomfort of the skin or of the scalp
  • Rating: good Softens and smooths the skin
  • Rating: good Cares for cracked, raw and strained skin
  • Rating: good Soothes irritation
  • Rating: very good Promotes wound healing
  • Rating: very good Promotes cell construction

Studies, literature and statements on Allantoin

  • Wörterbuch der Kosmetik, page 16

    Product of protein metabolism. Promotes wound healing, accelerates cell regeneration, has keratolytic effect — important in treating acne, makes the skin smoothed and soft.

  • Springer Lexikon Kosmetik, page 16

    Cosmetic ingredient which is well tolerated by the skin. Reduces irritation, heals wounds, regenerates cells, smoothes raw and cracked skin, improves the moisture retention capabilities, keratolytic. Recommended material.

  • Kursbuch Kosmetik, page 54

    Allantoin makes the skin smooth and silky.

  • Körperpflegekunde und Kosmetik, page 76

    Is an isolated active ingredient of comfrey. It has a healing, irritation reducing, light hydrating effect and gives the skin a smooth, soft appearance. The use of 0.1-0.5% in baby and child crèmes, after-sun preparations and impure skin are particularly effective.

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