My Cart 0 $0.00

You have no items in your shopping cart.

Problems Adding to Cart? Click here for assistance.

Pentylene Glycol

* A humectant

Functions:

Pentylene Glycol is synthetic humectant used in cosmetics and beauty products that is also secondarily used as a solvent and preservative. It is both water and oil-soluble and can have moisture-binding and antimicrobial properties (Source).

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

The Cosmetic Database rates Pentylene Glycol as a low hazard ingredient and only notes studies done in the 1970s that warn that high doses have shown neuro and organ toxicity in animals, as well as skin irritation. However, recent studies have been published showing Pentylene Glycol to be an irritant that causes contact dermatitis, suggesting this skin care product ingredient could be an emerging allergen. "It has properties that are similar to a known allergen--propylene glycol--although it is considered by some to be less irritating or allergenic." In a case in Belgium published in Contact Dermatitis, a patient developed facial and eyelid dermatitis; in two cases in Cleveland, patients developed hand and body dermatitis, all after using topical creams containing Pentylene Glycol.

Recommended Products w/ Pentylene Glycol:

Stemulation Eye Cream ($75 in the TIA shop), Lumixyl Moisturelock Sunscreen SPF 30 ($58 in the TIA shop). Striking Multi-Peptide Serum with SmartPeptides, Dermalogica Environmental Control Deodorant, Lorac Natural Performance Foundation, Murad Firm and Tone Serum for Cellulite, Estee Lauder Time Zone Line Wrinkle Reducing Lotion SPF 15

As much as possible, products in the Truth In Aging shop are chosen for their safety profile as well as effectiveness.

sign up for our newsletter

Discover with Marta

Discover With Marta

Members get to find out what anti-agers really work.

Join Today

Truth In Aging Videos

Helpful how-tos and reviews from Marta and friends.

Watch Now

Becky

Meet Our Contributors

The TIA community consists of our trusted reviewers.

Meet Them

jennifer aniston

Be Inspired

Inspiring thoughts and women who are aging gracefully.

Read More

Please wait...

Continue shopping or View cart & checkout
Continue shopping or View cart & checkout
  Loading...