Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid


Texture enhancer

Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid at a glance

  • Synthetic skin-soothing ingredient noted for its ability to calm aggravated skin
  • May even be suitable for skin that is prone to dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis
  • Can also be used to improve formulary texture
  • Researchers point out similarities to the active compounds in Avena sativa (oat)

Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid description

Hydroxyphenyl propamidobenzoic acid can be used as a texture-enhancing ingredient in skin care and other cosmetic formulations. There is also research indicating hydroxyphenyl propamidobenzoic acid offers soothing properties, which is why this ingredient is not uncommon to see in blends aimed at relieving sensations related to irritated skin. In fact, it may even be suitable for dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis-prone skin. While this ingredient is synthetic, it has been demonstrated to mimic the same skin-calming action as _Avena sativa_ (oat).

Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid references

  • Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, June 2020, pages 658-660
  • Dermatology and Therapy, February 2020, pages 87-98

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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