Allantoin - Comfrey Extract. The LGC Co's (not so) secret ingredient

Allantoin - Comfrey Extract. The LGC Co's (not so) secret ingredient

One of our favourite ingredients and our best (not so well) kept secret - Allantoin. Allantoin is a naturally occurring compound found in a variety of botanical extracts, including comfrey, a herbaceous plant known for its medicinal properties. Comfrey extract has been traditionally used for wound healing and skin conditions due to its high allantoin content and is used in almost all of The LGC Co.'s hero, skin healing products.

Allantoin contains potent anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce redness and swelling associated with eczema lesions and is an incredible natural remedy for managing eczema flare-ups.

Science Stuff

Allantoin is a humectant, meaning it helps the skin retain moisture by drawing water into the epidermis. Comfrey extract, rich in allantoin, can effectively hydrate the skin, reducing dryness and preventing further irritation. The high concentrate levels of comfrey extract in our products, accelerates wound healing by promoting cell proliferation and tissue regeneration. Allantoin also possesses mild analgesic properties, which can help alleviate itching and soothe irritated skin.

Why does The LGC Co. use Comfrey Extract?

Here at the LGC Co. all of our products are formulated by pharmacists and backed by extensive scientific research and clinically trialled ingredients. The research has shown that incorporating allantoin-rich products, such as comfrey extract creams or ointments like The Original Concentrate, into eczema management routines, may provide considerable relief and improve the overall quality of life for those affected by this chronic skin condition.

Relief from any kind of dermatological condition is why we are here and why our products are so effective. The science never lies!



Back to blog