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Butylene Glycol

Rating: good good
INCI name
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Alternative names
1,3-Butylenglykol, Butylen Glycol, Butylene
Origin
Chemical
Definition
Butane-1,3-diol
INCI function
Humectant, Solvent
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.
Characteristics
  • Rating: average Dissolves other substances
  • Rating: good Holds and retains moisture
CAS-No.
107-88-0
EINECS/EILINCS-No.
203-529-7

Studies, literature and statements on Butylene Glycol

  • Wörterbuch der Kosmetik, page 46

    Use as moisture-retaining material for O/W emulsions.

  • Kursbuch Kosmetik, page 134

    Solute and moisture retaining material with conservation effect.

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