Allantoin is an effective anti-aging skin care ingredient to look for in the facial rejuvenation products that you choose for your regime. It is actually a rather common ingredient found in a range of skin care products due to its amazing moisturizing properties.
What is particularly beneficial when allantoin is used as an active ingredient in anti-aging treatments is its' "keratolytic" effect.
In other words, it helps to bind moisture to the skin, enhancing the skin's water content which is especially beneficial for dry skin types.
The skin care industry has harnessed the benefits of allantoin which can now be found in many facial cleansers, toners, acne products, moisturizers, sunscreens and specialty skin care treatments.
As a pharmaceutical, it is even found in oral hygiene products such as toothpaste and mouthwash. Allantoin is also used as an active ingredient in shampoos, lipstick, sunscreen and acne treatments.
Refer to WebMD for allantoin use as a topical medication.
Even at very low concentrations of 1% to 2%, the anti-irritating properties of this skin treatment has proven beneficial facial rejuvenation effects in stimulating cell renewal, promoting healthy skin, and as an extremely effective skin softening agent.