Pentylene Glycol

  • Humectant
  • Emollient
  • Solubilizer
  • Antimicrobial
INCI Pentylene Glycol
  • Exceptional natural humectant with a pleasant, non-tacky skin feel
  • Binds water to the surface hair and skin, increasing moisturization, hydration and softness
  • Plant-based glycol, COSMOS approved, Palm Free and PEG Free
  • Alternative to glycerin and petrochemical-derived glycols (propylene glycol)
  • Helps solubilizer oils in aqueous solutions and stabilize formulations
  • High performance moisturizer, very effective for lightweight hair and skin products
Type Natural
Kind Humectant
Also Called
  • Pentylene Glycol Natural
Optimal pH 3 - 10
Usage Guidelines 0.5% - 10%
Form Colorless, thin viscous liquid
Scent Odorless
Solubility Water soluble
Derived From Corn or Sugar (vegetable by-products from food production)
Products Intensive Creams, Lotions, Facial Products, Hair Care Products & Specialty Products
Skin Type Recommendations All skin types
  • Propanediol