Butylene glycol is an alcohol that serves many purposes when used as a skin care ingredient! It’s commonly used to improve skin care formulations’ texture. Beyond improving products’ consistency, it’s a humectant and an emollient.
Benefits: Butylene glycol moisturizes the skin by pulling water to the skin’s outer layers and then preventing the hydrating agents from leaving through the skin barrier!
Skin Types: Irritation from this ingredient is rare, however those with very sensitive skin are encouraged to conduct a patch test before a full application of formulas containing this alcohol.