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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

AHC Serum Aqualuronic AMPLE:N Purifying Shot Toner AOA Studio A+ Setting Spray Aprilskin Calendula Pha Peel Pads Aprilskin Real Calendula Deep Moisture Essence BONAJOUR Green Tea Essential Be Minimalist Hair Growth Actives 18% Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask With Charcoal CSI Vitamin C + 12% Youth Serum Caudalie Vinofresh Deodorant Cezzane Skin Conditioner Chemist Confessions The Specialist 18% Mandelic Acid Treatment Cremorlab T.E.N. Cremor Fresh Water Gel Defenage 2-minute Reveal Masque Dermalogica Awaken Peptide Eye Gel ELFormula 28 Days Acne Relief Repairing Solution First Lab Probiotic Pore Tightening Essence Formula 10.0.6 Turn Up The Heat Self-Warming Clay Mask Charcoal + Ginger Hale Stay Toned Essence Toner Jewels cosmetics Face Wash KIKO Milano Bright Lift Night KIKO Milano Hydra Pro Eyes LANCER The Method: Polish Normal-combination Skin LANEIGE Cream Skin Refiner Mist Melano CC Anti Spot Whitening Essence Moremo Water Treatment Miracle Murad Environmental Shield - Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum NudeStix Nudeskin Tight + Bright Face Mask NudeStix Tight And Bright Face Mask OXY Emergency Wash Origins No Offense Alcohol And Aluminum Free Deodorant PHARCOS Spotless Forte Palsons Q-sera Hair Serum Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence Purito Fermented Complex 94 Boosting Essence Regaliz Folirich Hair Growth Serum Rohto Skin Aqua Tone Up Uv Essence Mint Green SKKN by Kim Exfoliator Shiseido Tsubaki Extra Moist Conditioner Skin&Lab E Plus Moisturizing SkinMTX Comedone Ati-clear Lotion Skinfood Garden Bean Gentle Serum Cleanser VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Illuminants + Cleansing Cream Youth Lab Brightening Vit-C Serum Youth Lab Retinol Reboot Serum iS Clinical Brightening Serum iWhite Korea Recovery Sleeping Gel Mask +FUL Retinol 1% Serum