Know Your Ingredients: 1,3-Propanediol

by Gio

1,3-Propanediol

What it is
1,3-Propanediol, also called 1,3-Dihydroxypropane, can be derived synthetically from oil, or from corn sugar.

What it does
1,3-Propanediol is a humectant: it can attract water from the environment into the skin, thus helping to keep it hydrated.
In addition, it is also used as a solvent to dissolve other substances.

Side effects
1,3-Propanediol is a relatively-new ingredients so very few studies have been so far conducted to determine both its efficacy and side effects. However, it is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: cosmeticsandtoiletries.com)

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2 comments

Janessa January 26, 2013 - 6:14 am

Giorgia!!! I’m back from finals and I did really well. 🙂 I’ve seen this ingredient before I think. I’m learning so much from you, thanks. Even though my brain doesn’t retain all of the ingredients, I’m still picking up quite a bit.

And surprise! I picked up both color tattoo golds and the A+-rating-ones on temptalia the light pink one and the cream color all for you. :)) so don’t put those on your wish list haha. Your wish has been granted! As a genie, I grant you unlimited wishes hehe.

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beautifulwithbrains January 26, 2013 - 2:47 pm

Janessa, welcome back! And that’s wonderful, well done! 🙂 And you’re welcome. There are so many ingredients that it’s hard to remember them all, but you can always check out the a-z ingredient page at the top should you need it. I do too sometimes 😉

Awww what a fantastic genie you are! I’m so grateful! Thank you so much! If there’s anything I can ever do for you, just ask. 🙂

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