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Description

Allantoin is a naturally occurring compound found in the urine of mammals, as well as in plants such as comfrey and chamomile. It is used in many skincare products as an active ingredient due to its ability to soothe and protect the skin. Allantoin is a keratolytic, meaning it helps to break down the outer layer of skin cells, allowing for the growth of new, healthy skin cells. It also helps to reduce inflammation and irritation, making it a popular ingredient in products designed to treat acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

Common side effects of allantoin include skin irritation, redness, and itching. In rare cases, it can cause an allergic reaction, resulting in hives, swelling, and difficulty breathing.

Associated brand names:
  ▸  Neutrogena
  ▸  Aveeno
  ▸  CeraVe
  ▸  La Roche-Posay
  ▸  Eucerin
  ▸  Burt's Bees
  ▸  Dermalogica
  ▸  Kiehl's
  ▸  Olay

Synonyms
  • allantoin
  • glyoxyldiureide
Classifications
  • antipsoriatic
  • dermatological
  • topical

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