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Butylene Glycol

According to,
“Butylene glycol is a chemical ingredient used in self-care products like: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, anti-aging and hydrating serums, sheet masks, cosmetics. sunscreen
Butylene glycol is included in formulas for these types of products because it adds moisture and conditions hair and skin. It also works as a solvent, meaning it keeps other ingredients, dyes, and pigments from clumping up inside of a solution.
Like all glycols, butylene glycol is a type of alcohol. It’s often made from distilled corn.
There are some health concerns that surround the use of butylene glycol. Some experts warn against its use, and cite it on lists of ingredients to avoid when choosing self-care products.
The risk in using butylene glycol is still somewhat unclear. More research is needed to understand how it can affect your body in the long term.



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