Weet wat je smeert: ontdek pentylene glycol.

Know what you're lubricating: discover pentylene glycol.

What do I actually put on my skin? A question you may have asked yourself when you stand in front of the bathroom mirror. You are certainly not alone. I too have asked myself that question. One of the reasons I chose to work with our partner Aloe vera de Mallorca is that they are very transparent about this. I would like to share this with you. That is why I would like to take you along in this new series.

Today I want to talk about pentylene glycol, an ingredient that sounds like it came straight from a lab but is actually completely natural.

Consciously natural care products

In its search for the crème de la crème of ingredients for their natural care products, the Aloe vera de Mallorca brand consciously says goodbye to standard preservatives such as parabens.

How do they ensure that the products can be stored?

Pentylene glycol: more than a preservative

Instead of traditional preservatives, they opt for natural alternatives. They use pentylene glycol to store the products. This works in a similar way to brandy: at a certain concentration, micro-organisms stop growing, which also has a disinfectant effect. However, unlike traditional alcohol, pentylene glycol prevents dehydration and promotes skin hydration. Therefore, the Cosmetics Regulation does not classify it as a preservative.

Fact: Products without traditional preservatives, such as parabens, can officially claim to be "preservative-free". This makes it a lot easier to recognize them .

The benefits of pentylene glycol in natural skin care

Pentylene glycol does much more than just extend the shelf life of care products and cosmetics.

On the one hand, it hydrates the skin and it helps active nourishing substances such as aloe vera to be absorbed better. Such a type of ingredient draws its power from natural raw materials, binds water and helps to keep the skin soft and hydrated.

Where does Pentylene Glycol come from?

Pentylene glycol is completely natural. It is a by-product of sugar cane bagasse and corn cob, making it a perfect ingredient for natural cosmetics. It acts as an antimicrobial humectant that prevents the growth of microorganisms without drying or damaging the skin. It is completely safe and gentle on your skin.

Conclusion: pentylene glycol: natural and ideal moisturizer

Pentylene glycol is the hero in skin care products that not only keeps microorganisms at bay, but also ensures that your skin remains wonderfully soft. For anyone who wants to care for their skin without traditional preservatives such as parabens, this is the perfect ingredient.

So the next time you stand in front of the mirror you will know that a product with pentylene glycol is not only natural and safe but is also super hydrating and gentle on your skin.

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