What is Allantoin?

Allantoin is prized as a skin-soothing agent that offers several extra benefits. This chemical compound is extracted from the root of the comfrey plant, and because it has such far-ranging effects, it can be found in a variety of skincare products—everything from scrubs to moisturizers to sunscreens.

 

Benefits of Allantoin

  1. Allantoin promotes cell proliferation, which means with regular use, the rate of skin cell growth increases. The result is renewed skin that looks fresher and healthier.
  2. This ingredient soothes skin, and because of that, it has been used to treat everything from redness to dermatitis, eczema, acne and even burns.
  3. Allantoin is known to increase the water content of skin’s extracellular matrix. In simpler terms, Allantoin helps make skin softer, more resilient and more hydrated.
  4. It’s also a great exfoliant. When used in a face wash, Allantoin removes layers of dead skin, which results in a cleaner, brighter complexion.

    Allantoin Chemical Formula

     

    Dermatological Tip:

    Use Allantoin daily so you get the most from all of this ingredient’s benefits.

     

    Other Ingredients to Consider

    Salicylic acid has a lot of the same skin soothing and exfoliating properties of Allantoin. When it comes to an exfoliating scrub, however, Allantoin has the added advantage of moisturization, which helps prevent post-exfoliation dryness.

     

    Products Containing This Ingredient 

    1. Tiege Hanley Exfoliating Scrub
    2. Derma-E Scar Gel
    3. Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum