Booming Cosmetics Industry Driving Demand for 1,3-Butylene Glycol in Asia-Pacific

With the expansion of the cosmetics industry, the demand for 1,3-butylene glycol is rising sharply across the world. This is because the compound is heavily used as a humectant in cosmetics, due to its ability to be used as viscosity-decreasing component. In addition to this, the compound fixes volatile compounds such as flavors and fragrances in cosmetic formulations, which, in turn, stabilizes them, assists in aroma retention, and prevents the spoilage of cosmetic formulations by microorganisms.