Know Your Ingredients: Menthoxypropanediol

Menthoxypropanediol

What it is
Menthoxypropanediol is a synthetic derivative of menthol.

What it does
Menthoxypropanediol is often used in lip plumpers. It works by irritating lips causing them to swell.
In addition, it is used as a fragrance to mask the smell of other ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products.

Side effects
Menthoxypropanediol is twice as stong as Menthol and is therefore twice as irritating.

(Source: paulaschoice.com)

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