It can be a real challenge when you’re searching for the most useful and advanced products in the skincare industry, especially if you find yourself scratching your head when reading the ingredients list. You mostly wonder, what will it mean for your skin?
What is Allantoin?
If you ever see Allantoin listed on the ingredients list of a skincare product you should definitely perk up and take notice.
Allantoin is a white powder. Allantoin can be found in most mammals and in several plants like sugar beet, comfrey, chamomile, tobacco seed and even wheat sprouts. A popular source of allantoin is comfrey, which is an herb native to Europe. Besides being an organic compound, allantoin can be made artificially or synthesized using animal urea. Synthesized bulk allantoin as the laboratory created equivalent to natural allantoin, is safe and non-toxic according to the International Journal of Toxicology, and is compatible with its cosmetic raw materials and meets CTFA and JSCI requirements.
Allantoin has many anti-aging benefits. It is considered to be an effective moisturizer for the skin, and it is also gentle and has non-irritating qualities. That’s what makes it such a perfect fit for anti-aging products, especially those designed for people with sensitive or easily agitated skin.
Allantoin is also a known keratoyltic, which means that it is able to increase the water held inside of your skin’s cells while also helping the desquamation process in the skin’s outer layers. In this sense, allantoin calms down irritations, helps shed the upper layers of dead skin cells and promotes the growth of healthy tissue. Plus, it offers countless other benefits that may make it effective at treating eczema, psoriasis, burns and other skin conditions. It is particularly effective at smoothening the skin and is remarkable at helping speed up the healing of wounds.
What are the Benefits of Allantoin?
Allantoin is effective at nourishing, hydrating and moisturizing the skin. Allantoin is both soothing and nourishing while also being very calming for the skin. These qualities are among the reasons we have Allantoin as an ingredient in Shinkafa Face Masque that is highly effective on acne.
Many skin care products incorporate Allantoin since it is able to produce anti-aging benefits while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles thanks to its skin smoothing properties. It is often combined with lactic acid and retinoids in anti-aging products, and that’s because these other two ingredients often irritate the skin. Allantoin as noted previously will help calm the irritated skin and makes it ideal for those with sensitive skin.
Glycolic acid and peptide blends are also often incorporated with allantoin to boost their anti-aging properties while keeping your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Obviously, moisturizing is an important part of skin health and maintaining youthful skin, and that’s why you are likely to see allantoin listed often in your favorite beauty products like Shinkafa Body Cream With Natural Toning.
The wonders of Allantoin
There are a lot of skincare products on the market for you to choose from. Don’t be discouraged from researching the ingredients you are unfamiliar with, because you never know what information may come up! Ingredients like Allantoin provide such incredible benefits and must not be overlooked. It is among the class of ingredients that work wonders for your skin and for your overall health and beauty and that is why at Shinkafa, we believe in using Allantoin in our formulations particularly Shinkafa Body Cream with natural SPF.