Allantoin can be found naturally in most animals and plants, and is also synthesised in laboratories for commercial purposes.
Allantoin has a number of skin care applications, bringing moisturising effects as well as properties that help create smooth, healthy skin.
With reported skin-regeneration properties, it is added to moisturisers and anti-ageing creams. It also has applications in shampoos, lipsticks, anti-acne products, sun care products, and clarifying lotions, various cosmetic lotions and creams.
Allantoin has been classified by the Food and Drug Administration Over-The-Counter Topical Analgesic Review Panel as a Category I (safe and effective) active ingredient skin protectant, at use-levels of 0.5%.