Allantoin is a chemical compound with formula C4H6N4O3. It is also called 5-ureidohydantoin or glyoxyldiureide.It is a diureide of glyoxylic acid.In 1821, the French chemist Jean Louis Lassaigne found it in the fluid of the allantois; he called it “l’acide allantoique”. In 1837, the German chemists Friedrich Wöhler and Justus Liebig synthesized it from uric acid and renamed it “allantoïn”.
It is used in cosmetics and toiletries for its moisturizing and keratolytic effect. It exhibits soothing, anti-irritant, and skin protectant properties by forming complexes with irritant and sensitizing agents.
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