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name of ingredient

propylene glycol

scientific name

propylene glycol

function
- solvent used in place of glycerin
- mostly used as a moisture-carrying ingredient
- found in items such as baby lotions and mascara
benefits

pros:

cons:

 - increases the amount of acid in the body, resulting in    metabolic problems; however, large amounts are needed to    produce this effect(ATSDR, 2003)
 - neurotoxin
 - inhibits skin cell growth and alters cell membranes
 - safety label states to avoid skin contact
origin

petroleum or vegetable sources

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