Learn about propylene glycol together

Propylene glycol is an organic compound with the chemical formula C3H8O2, which is miscible with water, ethanol, and various organic solvents. Under normal conditions, it is a colorless viscous liquid, almost odorless, and slightly sweet upon closer inspection.


Propylene glycol is an important raw material for unsaturated polyester, epoxy resin, polyurethane resin, plasticizer, and surfactant.

Propylene glycol has good viscosity and hygroscopicity, and is widely used as a hygroscopic agent, antifreeze, lubricant, and solvent in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. In the food industry, it is mainly used as a food emulsifier; Propylene glycol is an excellent solvent for condiments and pigments. It is used as a solvent for spices and Food coloring in the food industry; Propylene glycol is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry as a solvent, softener, and excipient in the manufacturing of various ointments and ointments. It is also used as a solvent in the pharmaceutical industry as a blending agent, preservative, ointment, etc.

Due to its good solubility with various spices, propylene glycol is also used as a solvent and softener in cosmetics.

Propylene glycol is also used as a humidifier for tobacco, a mold inhibitor, a lubricant for food processing equipment, and a solvent for food labeling inks.

The aqueous solution of propylene glycol is an effective antifreeze. Also used as a tobacco wetting agent, mold inhibitor, fruit ripening preservative, antifreeze, etc.

What is the effect of propylene glycol on the skin?

Propylene glycol mainly has a moisturizing and moisturizing effect on the skin. Propylene glycol can enhance the skin’s water absorption and moisturizing ability. Propylene glycol can adsorb water molecules, and its use can enhance the skin’s ability to absorb water, making the skin feel refreshed.

Propylene glycol can promote the absorption of active ingredients in the skin. Adding propylene glycol to face cream can help some ingredients in cosmetics penetrate into the skin and promote the absorption of active ingredients in the skin.

What cosmetics can propylene glycol be used for?

Propylene glycol is a kind of fatty alcohol with certain viscosity and hygroscopicity. It is contained in ointment, facial mask, make-up water, facial cleanser, essence, makeup remover, etc., which is non-toxic and harmless to the skin and avoids excessive dryness of the skin.

Is propylene glycol harmful to the body?

Generally, a small amount of propylene glycol will not harm the body. If the dosage of propylene glycol is strictly controlled when added and meets national safety regulations, it generally will not cause harm to the body.

When choosing food or daily necessities, it is important to observe whether propylene glycol is present in the added ingredients. If it is present, it should be noted whether it meets national safety standards.

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