DIBUTYL PHTHALATE

INCI: Dibutyl phthalate

What is Dibutyl phthalate?

Dibutyl phthalate is commonly known as DBP. It is a phthalate derivative, which along with other phthalates extensively used for various diversified purposes other than cosmetics.

Use & Benefits

In cosmetics, DBP is used especially used for the purpose of dissolving certain ingredients and as a plasticizer, to provide flexibility, decrease brittleness and improve the strength of any product. In cosmetics, it is used in nail polish- to make a strong and unbreakable film, fingernail elongators, as anti-foamer and as a skin emollient in shampoos and conditioners. Suspending agent in aerosol and perfumes, lubricants in aerosols, etc.

References
https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetic-ingredients/phthalates

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