Y. Sander, R. Pillai
Pentylene glycol (1,2-pentanediol) offers a complete toolbox for the cosmetic formulator. Numerous studies have already beenPentylene glycol (1,2-pentanediol) offers a complete toolbox for the cosmetic formulator. Numerous studies have already beenpublished on this timeless cosmetic ingredient showcasing its multifunctionality. This versatile cosmetic ingredient has beenincorporated into formulas for over 25 years. It is classic yet remains trendy, addressing current formulator’s needs. While pastdata obtained for pentylene glycol were the result of studies using this multifaceted ingredient at higher concentrations, newstudies demonstrate the benefits of this material even at lower concentrations. Today formulators are compelled to do morewith less and pentylene glycol plays a key role in this space. Biological and emotional benefits for the consumer are the twomains objectives of formulators when developing cosmetic products. Pentylene glycol enhances these two parameters by actingas a moisturizing agent, co-emulsifier and a solubiliser as well as enhancing performance of other active ingredients. Pentyleneglycol provides formulators the solution for the simplicity and minimalism demanded by today’s consumer without compromisingtheir experience.