PROPYLENE GLYCOL: WHAT DOES IT DO TO YOU?

IN MY QUEST TO CONTINUE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE SCIENTIFIC WORDS MEAN AND HOW THEY AFFECT ME, AN AVID SKINCARE USER, I HAVE CONTINUED MY RESEARCH AND TODAY I WILL BE SHARING WITH YOU THE RESULTS OF MY FINDINGS ON METHYLPARABEN. THIS INGREDIENT IS USUALLY LISTED TOWARDS THE END OF THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS IN A SKINCARE PRODUCT, MEANING THAT IT IS IN VERY SMALL QUANTITY. BY CONTRAST THE ITEMS LISTED FIRST IN THE LIST ARE THOSE THAT ARE IN HIGH AMOUNT IN THE PRODUCT.

The following that I want you to read carefully, is an extract from online general research.

In contrast to ethylene glycol, a potent cause of acute toxicity in humans, propylene glycol is a “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) additive for foods and medications. Propylene glycol rarely causes toxic effects, and then only under very unusual circumstances.

Propylene glycol is a Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) food additive that is widely used in

  • food and tobacco products,
  • pharmaceuticals, and
  • cosmetics.

In certain medicines, cosmetics, and food products, propylene glycol acts as

  • an emulsifying agent,
  • industrial drying agent,
  • surfactant, and
  • solvent.

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