Allantoin not only reduces skin irritation, it also
moisturizes and improves the texture of skin.
Allantoin appears to be safe for skin and for overall health.
Allantoin is present in botanical extracts of the comfrey plant, which is safe and non-toxic. Benefit of allantoin in personal care product including
- a moisturizing and keratolytic effect
- increasing the water content of skin
- enhancing the desquamation of upper layers of dead skin cells
- increasing the smoothness of the skin
- promoting cell proliferation and wound healing
- a soothing, anti-irritant, and skin protectant effect by forming complexes with irritant and sensitizing agents
- treatment of pruritus in atopic dermatitis
- treat skin conditions like diaper rash in babies, wind burned skin from exposure to cold, sunburned skin from overexposure to the sun, chapped lips and to ease the discomfort of cold sores.
- applied to scrapes, burns and cuts as a way to soothe and protect the area.