Origin: Animal, Vegetal, Synthetic
In our products: vegetable
INCI name: Allantoin
Derived from : Animal urine, Comfrey (plant)
Allantoin is a nitrogen extract that was discovered by Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin. It is a result of the oxidation of uric acid. It is found mainly in the amniotic fluid of cows, in the urine of many mammals (with the exception of large primates) and in the roots of certain plants and cereals. It has been used for a long time for its restorative, soothing and anti-irritant properties.
In cosmetics, it is used in a very wide variety of products since it is very effective, even in small quantities. Some studies have shown that it will help heal wounds and soothe irritation (by modulating the inflammatory response), in addition to stimulating tissue regeneration. It would also be a good ally to soften the skin and protect it.
What to remember:
Allantoin can be obtained synthetically or isolated from animal urine or different plant roots. The last option remains the one to privilege in our opinion. This ingredient is known to be safe for topical use. It is an excellent appeasing and it would help in the healing process, so it's good to find it in your skin care.
- Not a significant allergen
- Araújo LU, Grabe-Guimarães A, VC Mosqueira, Carneiro CM, Silva-Barcellos NM. (2012-10-22). "Profile of wound healing process induced by allantoin". Acta Cir Bras. 25 (
- Buniva and Vauquelin (1800) "On the water of the amnios of woman and cow" (On the amniotic fluid of women and cows), Annals of Chemistry, 33 269-282