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Also-called-like-this: Ethanol

Official CosIng Information


Simply alcohol refers to ethanol and it's a pretty controversial ingredient. It has many instant benefits: it's a great solvent, penetration enhancer, creates cosmetically elegant, light formulas, great astringent and antimicrobial. No wonder it's popular in toners and oily skin formulas. 

The downside is that it can be very drying if it's in the first few ingredients on an ingredient list. 

Some experts even think that regular exposure to alcohol damages skin barrier and causes inflammation though it's a debated opinion. If you wanna know more, we wrote a more detailed explanation about what's the deal with alcohol in skincare products at alcohol denat. (it's also alcohol, but with some additives to make sure no one drinks it).

Products with Alcohol

ASAP Advanced Hydrating Moisturiser Acnol Lotion For Acne Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Deep Cleanse Face Mask Avon Loção Tônica Facial Adstringente Beauty so clean Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist Clear skin by Avon Loción Tónica Facial Astringente Dr Ceuracle Blue One Ducray Tonifying Gel Etude House Ac Clean Up Pink Powder Spot MUCA Day Cream Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot Purell Hand Sanitizer TonyMoly Foot Peeling Shoes Ultrasun Sports Gel Spf50 VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Illuminants+ Brilliance Toner A'pieu Pure Block Aqua Sun Gel Spf 50+ Pa+++ Acnol Gel For Acne Acwell Dermild Fresh Sun Control Essence Spf 50 Alba Botanica Good & Clean Pore Purifying Mini Peel Anessa Uv Perfect Gel SPF 50+ Arya Laya Regeneration Night Care Avon Mark MagiX Setting Spray Avon Vitamina C Renew BE THE SKIN Botanical Pore Toner Bare Republic Mineral Face Lotion Spf 30 Barry M Flawless Hydro Fix Primer Water Barry M Makeup Setting Spray Illuminating Finish BeautyRX Essential 8% Exfoliating Serum Biopelle Dark Circle Relief Cream 1 Percent Vitamin K Oxide Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Spf50+ Pa++++ (2019 formula) Biore UV Athlizm Skin Protect Essence Biore Uv Aqua Rich Watery Essence Spf 50+ Pa++++ (2018 Formula) Boiron Arnicare Bruise Boiron Calendula Gel COSRX Calming Liquid Intensive COSRX Natural Bha Returning A-Sol Caudalie Beauty Elixir Celeteque Acne Solution and Oil Control Toner Chanel Blue Serum Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum Chanel Le Blanc Day/Night Intensive Spot Treatment - Night Chanel Le Blanc Masque Chanel Le Lift Crème Chanel Le Lift Flash Eye Revitalizer Chanel Le Lift Masque De Nuit Chanel Le Lift Sérum Chanel Sublimage L'Essence Chanel Sublimage L’Essence Lumière Ciracle Pore Control Tightening Serum Clarins Daily Energizer Wake-Up Booster