Know Your Ingredients: Methylpropanediol

by Gio

methylpropanediol

What it is
Methylpropanediol is an organic glycol. It is colorless and odorless.

What it does
Methylpropanediol is a solvent.
In addition, it enhances the penetration of other active ingredients into the skin.

Side effects
Methylpropanediol is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: cosmeticscop.com)

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4 comments

Janessa April 15, 2012 - 5:19 am

I’ll probably forget names likes these, unlike the plant and fruit names which I just seem to remember better. :] LOVE your blog!

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beautifulwithbrains April 15, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Janessa, I wish they had given these ingredients simpler names. It would be easier for people then to remember what they are and what they do. 🙂

Aww, I’m glad you do. <3

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arre January 7, 2013 - 1:05 am

Hi, I like the consept of knowing your ingredients!
In addition, a negative side effect of methylpropanediol is absorbtion of bad chemicals into the skin from the surrounding due to that it enhances the penetration of ingredients into the skin. But it is, as said, considered to be safe enough.

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beautifulwithbrains January 7, 2013 - 9:47 pm

Arre, I’m glad you like it and thanks a lot for your sharing that with us!

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