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Butylene Glycol

Butylene Glycol

Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 1


Butylene glycol, or let’s just call it BG, is a multi-tasking colorless, syrupy liquid. It’s a great pick for creating a nice feeling product.  

BG’s main job is usually to be a solvent for the other ingredients. Other tasks include helping the product to absorb faster and deeper into the skin (penetration enhancer), making the product spread nicely over the skin (slip agent), and attracting water (humectant) into the skin.

It’s an ingredient whose safety hasn’t been questioned so far by anyone (at least not that we know about). BG is approved by Ecocert and is also used enthusiastically in natural products. BTW, it’s also a food additive. 

Products with Butylene Glycol

AOA Studio A+ Setting Spray Aprilskin Real Calendula Deep Moisture Essence Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence Skin&Lab E Plus Moisturizing VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Illuminants + Cleansing Cream iWhite Korea Recovery Sleeping Gel Mask 11Huesday Pha Refining V. Ceramide 23 Years Old Badecasil P-Original 23 Years Old Cocoon Willow Silky Mask 23 Years Old Cocoon Willow Silky Mask 2Sol Ongoing Toner 2Sol Perfect Cica Treatment 365 Skin Workout Essentials Active Toner 3INA The Fixing Spray A'pieu Cucumber Slice Sheet Mask A'pieu Green Tea Milk Sheet Mask ANSALIGY Amber Eye Lift Patches With Amber Pellets ASIS-TOBE Hyaluronic Essential Toner Abib Hydration Gel Water Tube Acnes Hydrating Toner African Botanics Infinité Resurfacing Mask Algenist AA Barrier Serum Algenist Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Sleeping Pack Allies of Skin Promise Keeper™ Blemish Facial Alovivi Urea & Hyaluronic Acid Body Lotion Alpha-H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream Amore Pacific Time Response Skin Reserve Creme Amore Pacific Treatment Toner AmorePacific Youth Revolution Radiance Creme & Masque Answer from Black Volume Gold Radiance Cream Aprilskin Carrot Blemish Serum Aqulabo Mask Boosting Jelly Mist Armani Prima Soft Peeling Lotion Aromatica Lively Superbarrier Hyaluronic Acid Toner Atopalm Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex Atrue Real Black Tea True Active Essence Avene Eau Micellaire Micellar Water BONAIR Premier Aloe Real Squeeze Toner BONAIR Rose Illuminator Drop Oil BONAJOUR Green Tea Natural Moisturizing Cream BONAJOUR Green Tea Water Bomb Toner BONAJOUR Peptides Water Bomb BONAJOUR Propolis Serum BONAJOUR Seaweed Lotion BOSCIA Cactus Water Moisturizer BY WISHTREND Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream BY WISHTREND Hours-Long Moisturizing Gauze Sheet Mask BY WISHTREND Natural Vitamin 21.5 Enhancing Sheet Mask BY WISHTREND Vitamin 75 Maximizing Cream