Allantoin Powder



Allantoin Powder is skincare ingredient with moisturizing, soothing and exfoliating properties. It can be found on the ingredient list of diverse personal and bodycare products including serums, lotions, shampoos, shaving products, sunscreens and more.

Allantoin is used in skin care products for its skin conditioning and soothing and properties. It also helps the skin to better tolerate other ingredients used.

INCI: Allantoin

Ingredient Function: Humectant/ Moisturizer, Soothing, Occlusive, Exfoliating

Derived From: Comfrey plant and also found in other plants such as Sugar Beet and Horse Chestnut

Appearance: White to off-white powder

Smell: None

Solubility: Allantoin Powder is water-soluble. It’s not oil soluble

PH: 4 to 6 in a 0.5% solution in water

Storage: Store in a cool, dark, and dry place

Shelf Life: 2 Years

Usage Rate: 0.1-0.5%, up to 2% [Allantoin is insoluble when used at above 0.5%]

  • Lotions & Creams: 0.5% to 2%
  • Bar Soaps: 0.5% to 2%
  • Lip Balms: 0.5% to 2%


Formulation Notes:

  • Best used at below 0.5% concentration. When more than 0.5% is used, Allantoin Powder will be hard to dissolve and the finished product will be gritty/ grainy;
  • Add Allantoin Powder to either your water phase or cool down phase
    • Incorporate to your water phase at low temperature, around room temperature [below 50°C (122°F))], and then heat to 60-90°C to further dissolve it, stirring vigorously
    • Allantoin can also be incorporated at the cool-down phase (below 50°C) of a formulation. Ensure to blend vigorously to ensure it fully dissolves;
  • To Avoid Crystallization: Adding Allantoin to a formulation at high temperatures and quickly cooling it can cause it to crystallize and create a gritty and irritating final product
  • Stir/ blend dissolved Alantoin Powder vigorously and thoroughly to ensure proper mixing
  • Final PH: Allantoin is stable in formulations at PH 3 to 8
  • Allantoin is known to sometimes recrystallize in formulations. When formulating with Allantoin, be careful to stay within the recommended temperature guides in order to ensure that it properly dissolves and not recrystallize


Properties and Benefits of Allantoin to the Skin

  • Anti-inflammatory property: Allantoin helps relieve skin irritation and rashes
  • Soothing Anti-irritant: Allantoin is effective at reducing redness and helps soothe irritated skin
  • Humectant/ Moisturizing Property: Allantoin helps the skin retain moisture and stay hydrated, which results in a smooth skin
  • Occlusive Property: Allantoin creates an occlusive barrier on the skin that helps protect the skin from external irritants and at the same time blocks moisture from evaporating off the skin cells
  • Promotes wound healing: increasing cell regeneration/ Stimulating cell regeneration
  • Improves skin texture
  • Keratolytic/ Exfoliating Property: Allantoin promotes skin renewal by promoting exfoliation/ shedding of dead skin cells, to reveal new healthy skin cells
  • Anti-Ageing Property: Assist in the reduction of the appearance of skin damage and ageing. Assist in the reduction of the appearance of skin damage and ageing


Benefits of Allantoin to Hair

  • Promotes Healthy Scalp: Due to its anti-irritant property, Allantoin helps reduce redness and soothe itching and irritated scalp
  • Improves Dry Scalp and Hair: Due to its humectant and occlusive properties, Allantoin helps relieve and prevent dry scalp and dry hair, while keeping the hair hydrated
  • Promotes Shiny Hair: Allantoin helps improve luster in hair
  • Makes Hair Softer: Allantoin helps improve the hair elasticity and leaves hair softer
  • Suitable for all skin types, especially dry and itchy skin


Types of Products Formulated With Allantoin Powder

  • Serums
  • Anti-ageing products
  • Lotions and Creams
  • Cleansers
  • Shampoos
  • Hair products including shampoos, hair gels, conditioners
  • Deodorants
  • Bar Soaps
  • Cleansers
  • Shaving creams
  • Sunscreens and after-sun products
  • Makeup products including lipsticks, powders, lip balms


*NOTE: This is a cosmetic grade product; For external use only; Use for formulation of cosmetic & personal care products only.

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