1,3-Butylene glycol is an excellent solvent, which helps active ingredients that could become gritty or clumpy stay dissolved and keeps the ingredients in cosmetics spread out and in their desired state for use. It is a humectant and a conditioning agent, working to condition skin and hair by coating the surface of our cells, especially for dry skin.
In addition, butylene glycol makes other ingredients less likely to stick together, giving makeup and self-care products a fluid and even consistency.
Like all glycols, butylene glycol is a type of alcohol. It’s often made from distilled corn.
Butylene glycol is a chemical ingredient used in self-care products like:
• anti-aging and hydrating serums
• sheet masks