Butylene Glycol / 1,3-Butylene Glycol: NOT in Heal Yes! Products

Butylene glycol, also known as 1,3-butylene glycol, is a colorless, odorless liquid ingredient; to be precise, it's an organic alcohol or diol derived from distilled sugarcane, corn, or petroleum.

In cosmetics, it's a popular ingredient for overall product performance. It acts as a humectant: it helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin, an especially beneficial notion in skincare products. Additionally, butylene glycol acts as a solvent, helping dissolve and disperse other ingredients, ensuring a smooth texture in various formulas. Still, Heal Yes! avoids it. . . .

Butylene glycol comes with downsides. People with sensitive skin may experience irritation or allergic reactions when using products containing butylene glycol. Also, there are concerns about the environmental impacts of butylene glycol, particularly regarding its biodegradability and persistence in water.

For those seeking more natural alternatives, there are options! Glycerin or natural plant extracts can be used in place of butylene glycol and help provide hydration and moisture retention.