Propylene glycol alginate (inci)

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Alginic acid, ester with 1,2-propanediol; CAS number: 9005-37-2

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"Propylene glycol (1,2-propanediol)' means a dihydric alcohol which, due to its chemical and physical properties, is widely used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and technology both as a monosubstance and as a component of an ester, 'alginate' means a salt/ester of alginic acid.

Propylene glycol alginate is used in cosmetic formulations. The substance acts as a binder (ensures the desired cohesion of powdery, powdery or creamy products, prevents solids and liquid components from separating) and as a viscosity regulator (increases or decreases the viscosity of cosmetic products),

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020