Propanediol

Propanediol is a chemical that is used to control the viscosity in a formula. That means it can be used to make a formula thicker or thinner. It is considered similar to propylene glycol, but it is different in a few ways. Propanediol has a higher melting point and a lower melting point.

Usually, it is man-made synthetically. But it can be derived from fermented corn sugar. And corn-derived Propanediol uses up to 35% less non- renewable energy than chemically-derived propylene glycol.

 

Sources:

https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/723043/PROPANEDIOL/#.W5lPqM5KiUk

http://thetoxicfreefoundation.com/database/ingredient/13-propanediol

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