Propylene glycol is an additive in a number of cosmetic and common topical items. It is commonly a moisturizer in cosmetics, food, medicine, toothpaste.


Propylene glycol is used in a number of products for daily or medicinal use, it will require checking the label on different products to determine where it is used.

It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
  E Number E1520
Propylene Glycol
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Deodorant sticks
Personal lubricants
Food coloring
Hand sanitizers
Moisturizer additive (medicine, cosmetics, food, toothpaste, mouthash)

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This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.