INCI: Propanediol

Use: 1 – 10%



A natural, skin-friendly, preservative-boosting alternative to petroleum-based glycols such as propylene glycol, derived from corn sugar. Our propanediol is ideal for formulators who desire versatile and innovative cosmetic ingredients that are natural and green.

With its skin-friendly performance, including no irritation, enhanced moisturization and excellent aesthetics, Zemea® propanediol is ideal for skin care, hair care, deodorants, fragrances, and other cosmetic and personal care products. It can be used as a humectant, preservative booster, emollient, natural solvent, viscosity enhancer, hand-feel modifier and for botanical extraction and dilution. It can also be used as a component in various types of ingredients including a carrier for actives, botanical extracts, or fragrances, an ingredient in natural preservative systems, and for developing natural esters and ethers.


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• Lack of skin irritation or sensitization

• Improved humectancy

• High purity

• Boosts preservative efficacy

• Excellent sensory characteristics

• Favorable environmental profile

• Can function as a solvent for salicylic acid

Appearance: Clear

Odor:  Low, Sweet

Solubility in water: Soluble

Viscosity, cP (20°C): 52

Density, g/ml (20°C): 1.053

pH: Neutral

Purity: 99.8%