Allantoin for Skin: A Must-Have Ingredient for Your Skin Care Routine?
December 7, 2021
Social media has driven beauty trends for a while now, from facial contouring to dermaplaning.
One of the latest favorite ingredients? Allantoin.
The popular K-beauty brand Soko Glam posted a photo of a powder containing allantoin to its more than 380,000 followers a couple of years ago. Experts like NYC-based celebrity dermatologist Dr. Jarrod Frank say people have asked about it more frequently over the last 2 years.
“It is known in K-beauty products as a potent water-soluble hydrator, mild exfoliator, and anti-inflammatory agent,” says Frank, the author of The Pro-Aging Playbook and creator of “The Pro-Aging Podcast.”
But allantoin is not a new ingredient.