Allantoin is a derivate of uric acid. It is naturally found in wheat germ, tobacco seeds and sugar beet. It acts like an emollient. Increases the water content of the extracellular matrix. It has been proven to cause cell proliferation and to stimulate epithelialization. It acts as a keratolytic and keratoplastic. Increases the desquamation of the upper dead skin layers, giving the skin smoothness. It has an anti-irritant and protective effect on the skin because it binds agents that cause irritation, creating inert complexes with them. It works by regenerating skin cells, encouraging their renewal, neutralizing scars and soothing the inflammation. Nourishes skin prone to dandruff.
Molecular weight: 158.121 g/mol
“Profile of wound healing process induced by allantoin”- Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira, October 2010, Pages: 460-466.
“Natural oil-based emulsion containing allantoin versus aqueous cream for managing radiation-induced skin reactions in patients with cancer: a phase 3, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial”- International Journal of Eradiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, November 2014 15, Pages: 756-64.