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Ingredient Insights Series: Allantoin, the under-the-radar moisturising and soothing ingredient

Ingredient Insights Series: Allantoin, the under-the-radar moisturising and soothing ingredient

By Kulaa Show, Apr 08 2021

This wonder ingredient is one of beauty’s best kept secrets but did you know that this ingredient has a whole list of hydrating, protecting and healing benefits that are wondrous for your skin?

 

Introduction: What is Allantoin?

Allantoin, also known as aluminum dihydroxy allantoinate, is an ingredient known for its skin-soothing and moisturising benefits and non-irritating composition. It is extracted from the root of the comfrey plant, a tall and slender flowering shrub that grows in Asia and Europe. Allantoin can also be found in other plants such as chamomile and beets and is a naturally-occurring molecule in our body.

The Benefits of Allantoin for Your Skin

Allantoin is a power-packed ingredient with multiple benefits for the skin. Think about it like a lethal Swiss Army knife! Some of the benefits are:

 

  • Soothes the skin. It has anti-irritant properties including being able to relieve skin redness and tingling.
  • Hydrate the skin.  It has the power to increase the propensity of the corneocytes (cells in the epidermis) to absorb water. Thus, the skin is able to hold onto water more effectively for better skin health. 
  • Rejuvenate skin cells and improves skin dullness. As Allantoin encourages and accelerates cell proliferation, skin cell renewal happens quicker which leads to a more radiant skin.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin. Because of its highly anti-inflammatory nature, it’s been used in many sensitive skincare products and in
  • Fights skin damage. It is highly anti-inflammatory which treats skin damage caused by UV rays and sun exposure.
  • Repairs skin tissues and scars. It is often used as an active ingredient in formulations for healing wounds and burns because it stimulates scar formation.
  • Exfoliates skin. Allantoin sloughs dead skin cells off, leaving skin feeling softer and smoother. 

Introduce Allantoin Into Your Beauty Ritual

We have got good news! You don't need to look elsewhere to start introducing this powerful ingredient into your skin because you can start first with our Duo Cleanser Hydrating Micellar Water

Containing Allantoin and a powerful blend of 5 plant extracts that soothes and hydrate your skin, remove your makeup with speed and effectiveness. Consisting of a dual-cleansing system, water-based and oil-based makeup can be cleaned in a few swipes. Its powerful and fast-acting formulation is able to cleanse stubborn, waterproof and even glitter makeup. A potent blend of 5 plant extracts including Vitamin C and Vitamin E-rich French Sea Fennel and Moringa Seed Oil are added for skin happiness. Anti-inflammatory Allantoin is also added to calm skin and hydrate for a soothing finish that leaves your skin clean and happy to face the rest of your skincare routine. 

 

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