INCI: Propanediol



A natural, skin-friendly, preservative-boosting alternative to petroleum-based glycols for formulators who desire versatile and innovative cosmetic ingredients.

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%