Alcohol

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Also-called-like-this: Ethanol

Details

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

Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Deep Cleanse Face Mask Ducray Tonifying Gel Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot Ultrasun Ultrasun Sports Gel Spf50 A'pieu Pure Block Aqua Sun Gel Spf 50+ Pa+++ Acwell Dermild Fresh Sun Control Essence Spf 50 Barry M Flawless Hydro Fix Primer Water Biore Uv Aqua Rich Watery Essence Spf 50+/Pa++++ COSRX Natural Bha Returning A-Sol Caudalie Beauty Elixir Chanel Blue Serum Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum Dr Hauschka Foundation ECLADO Cell Magic Skin Lotion Etude House Bebe Foot Mask Goodal Green Tangerine Moist Mist Toner Holika Holika Moisture Sun Gel Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead Peeling Massage Gel IOPE Pore Clinic Tightening Essence Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Lador Lador Perfect Hair Fill-Up MINISO Aloe Relaxing Moisture Soothing Gel May Coop Raw Sauce Nature Republic Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel (Tube) Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Fresh Watery Cream Rohto Skin Aqua Super Moisture Gel Pump (Spf50 + Pa ++++) Sebamed Clear Face Deep Cleansing Toner Sulwhasoo Essential Balancing Water Ex Ultrasun High 30 Spf Face Weleda After Shave Balm innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Toner lavera Anti-Pickel Gel Bio-Minze skyn ICELAND Nordic Skin Peel A'pieu Aqua Sun Gel Spf 50 Biore Uv Perfect Face Milk (Spf50+ / Pa++++) Bioturm Naturkosmetik Anti-Redness Face Cream No.48 Blithe Inbetween Make-Up Prep COSRX Natural Bha Skin Returning Emulsion Chanel Hydra Beauty Gel Cream Deoproce Snail Recovery Brightening Ampoule Dr Hauschka Lavender Sandalwood Calming Body Cream Dr Hauschka Translucent Bronzer DrGL Moisturiser Anti-Aging Holika Holika Wine Therapy Sleeping Mask (Red Wine) Huxley Secret Of Sahara Essence; Grab Water IOPE Hyaluronic Serum IOPE Hyaluronic Softener It's Skin Power 10 Formula Po Effector Kenzoki Melt-In Moisturizing Lotion