Structure1,3-Butylene glycol
CAS No. 107-88-0
EC No. 203-529-7

1,3-Butylene glycol

​1,3-Butylene Glycol is a natural diol, very pure, clear and odourless liquid. It is a common humectant used in cosmetic as moisturizer for the skin, solvent, fragrance enhancer. The bio-Butylene Glycol is COSMOS approved.

1,3-Butylene Glycol is well known in cosmetic for its good moisturizing proprieties and for improving preservative systems. It inhibits gram-positive and gram-negative microorganisms as well as moulds and yeasts.

1,3-Butylene Glycol is water soluble at room temperature and can be added directly in aqueous phase.

Concentration recommended: 2 - 30%

In presence of preservatives (such as Biocon PHE, Biocon OC, Biocon DB…), 1,3-Butylene Glycol boosts the performance of the preservative system and stabilizes the formulations.

Shelf Life

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life is 24 months.

​Health & Safety

Detailed information on the product described can be found in our relevant Health and Safety Information (Material Safety Data Sheet).