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Dipropylene Glycol

*Small molecular weight synthetic solvent

Dipropylene glycol is most often used as a solvent in a wide variety of industries and products, but in cosmetics it has also found use as a fragrance, masking agent and in controlling the viscosity of a formulation. It is found in many cosmetics including foundation, sunscreen, hair colour, antiperspirant, conditioner and anti-aging skin products (Cosmetic Database).

*Small molecular weight synthetic solvent

Functions:

Dipropylene glycol is most often used as a solvent in a wide variety of industries and products, but in cosmetics it has also found use as a fragrance, masking agent and in controlling the viscosity of a formulation. It is found in many cosmetics including foundation, sunscreen, hair colour, antiperspirant, conditioner and anti-aging skin products (Cosmetic Database).

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

Dipropylene glycol has been shown to be of low toxicity (Whittington's Dictionary of Plastics), but to be an active irritant of the skin and the eye area (Cosmetic Database). Despite this ingredient’s irritant properties, it is used in such low concentrations (Cosmetic Ingredient Review) in most products (not including deodorants in which it is found to be as high as 50%) that it would have little impact (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). Studies show that this ingredient is minimally toxic when consumed and there is little evidence for sensitization (PubMed).

Recommended Products with Dipropylene Glycol:

E'shee Clinical Esthetic Elixir of Life KI Therapy Serum ($189 in the shop).

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