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Alcohol

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Also-called-like-this: Ethanol

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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

ACO Acne Solution AURA Fix Me Acnol Lotion For Acne Aquasoft Max Intensive Moisturizing Cream Aromatherapy Associates Mattifying Deep Cleanse Face Mask Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer - Aromatica Rosemary Root Enhancer [#scalp Tonic] Aromatica Tea Tree Purifying Tonic Avon Loção Tônica Facial Adstringente Avon Anew Invisible Protective Mist SPF 50 BIOSSANCE Squalane + 70% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Babington soap Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Babé Laboratorios Hidratante Matificante Acción Seburreguladora Bagóvit Solar Spray Transparente FPS50 Bare Republic Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Sport Spf 50 Beautederm Underarm Whitening Toner Beauty so clean Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist Ben Sherman Face Peel Off Mask For Men Bergamot Extra Hair Tonic Biogena TAE-X Acnis Gelcrema SPF 30 Boots Skin Clear Drying Lotion With Salicylic Acid COSRX AC Blemish Spot Drying Lotion Calvin Klein Euphoria Body Lotion Cay Skin Isle Body Oil SPF 30 Cetaphil Pro Itch Control Moisturizing Lotion Chanel Allure Eau De Parfum Ciracle Red Spot Pink Powder Circadia Vitamin A Gel Clarins Eau Ressourçante Doux Déodorant Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm With Essential Rose Wax Clarins Sun Care Body Oil Spray SPF30 Clarins Men After Shave Energizer Clear skin by Avon Loción Tónica Facial Astringente Deliplus Corrector Fijo Y Cubriente Dermage Loção Tonica Facial Secatriz Oil Control Dermarium Tricky Duet 2% Salicylic Acid Dior Bronze Beautifying Protective Oil In Mist Sublime Glow SPF 15 Dior J’Adore Eau De Parfum Dr Hauschka Revitalising Leg & Arm Tonic Dr. Ceuracle Blue One Dr. Jart+ Teatreement Soothing Spot Ducray Tonifying Gel Enchanteur Anti-perspirant Deodorant Charming Environ Youth Essentia Vita-Peptide Toner Everyday Humans Germaphobe Hand & Surface Sanitizer Formula Dra Norma Bustos Maxima Spray Fresh Galderma Dermotivin Soft Gatsby Super Hard Set & Keep Spray Guerlain Shalimar Eau De Parfum H2O at Home Roll-on Skin Balm