• INCI Name:          Allantoin
  • Chemical Name: (2,5-Dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)urea
  • CAS No:                97-59-6

What is Allantoin?

  • Allantoin is a non-toxic, odorless, non-irritating, non-allergic white crystalline powder,it can moisturize the skin and make the skin smooth,relieve and treat dry skin, also with functions of promoting cell growth, accelerating wound healing, and softening keratin. Therefore, it is used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products because of its many benefits. 

Benifits of Allantoin

  • Skin care repair effect
    Allantoin has a very good skin care effect, especially for dry, cracked and uneven skin, which can make it repair smooth and moisturized.
  • Moisturizing and hydrating effect
    It can increase the water absorption of the skin and the top layer of the hair, and improve the hydrophilic power of the keratin molecular structure. , Make the damaged stratum corneum thin enough to repair and repair its natural water absorption.
    Allantoin promotes the water absorption of the top layer of the skin and hair and reduces the volatilization of skin moisture. In addition, it can also produce a moisturizing film on the surface of the skin to seal the moisture, thereby achieving the effect of skin moisturizing and hydrating.
  • The effect of softening the stratum corneum
    Allantoin has the distinctive keratin-solubilizing properties, so it has the effect of softening keratin. It breaks away from the stratum corneum of metabolic waste products. In addition, it fills the voids of body cells with water to make the skin moist .
  • Anti-infection and anti-oxidation effect
    Because allantoin is a two-character compound, it can fuse a variety of substances to produce a double salt. In addition, it is also an antioxidant. Like other water-soluble vitamins, its ability to bind oxygen free radicals is similar to vitamin C. Therefore, the antioxidant capacity of somatic cells can be improved.

Uses & Applications

Personal care

With effect of preservation and antioxidant, it can keep the skin water, moisturize and soft, is a widely used additive in cosmetics and personal care products like cream, lotion, shampoo, hair care products, convergence agents, anti -sweat deodorizing toilets, etc

Pharmaceutical Field

With functions as promoting cell growth, accelerating wound healing, and softening keratin, it is a good healing agent and anti-ulcer agent for skin wounds. It can be used to relieve and treat dry skin, and has good curative effect on acne.

Product Details





White Powder



Melting Point



Slightly soluble in water, Very slightly soluble in alcohol





Related substances


Loss on drying (%)


Heavy metal (Pb)


Shelf Life

36 months

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