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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

ACO Acne Solution 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 Lierac Sebologie Blemish Correction Spots MUCA Day Cream Mizon Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot Purell Hand Sanitizer TonyMoly Foot Peeling Shoes Ultrasun Sports Gel Spf50 Ultrasun Transparent Sun Protection Sports Gel SPF30 400ml VMV HYPOALLERGENICS Illuminants+ Brilliance Toner Vivant Skin Care Exfol-A Forte A'pieu Pure Block Aqua Sun Gel Spf 50+ Pa+++ ACO Acnegel Acnol Gel For Acne Acwell Dermild Fresh Sun Control Essence Spf 50 Alba Botanica Good & Clean Pore Purifying Mini Peel Allie Extra UV BB Gel Spf50+ Pa++++ Allie Nuance Change UV Gel CL Spf50+ Pa++++ Alterra Mizellenwasser Alverde Naturkosmetik Hydro Pflege-Essenz AmorePacific Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Serum Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Gel A Spf50+ Pa++++ Anessa Perfect Uv Sunscreen Skincare Gel Spf 50+ Pa++++ Anessa Uv Perfect Gel SPF 50+ Anna Sui Clear Lotion Anna Sui Skin Hydrating Booster Anna Sui Smoothing Lotion Annamarie Borlind Zz Sensitive Strenghtening Facial Gel Annemarie Börlind Energynature System Pre-Aging Cooling Facial Gel Arya Laya Regeneration Night Care Avon Mark MagiX Setting Spray Avon Vitamina C Renew Avoskin Hydrating Treatment Essence Avoskin Perfect Hydrating Treatment Essence Avoskin Perfect Hydrating Treatment Essence BE THE SKIN Botanical Pore Toner Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel 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 Benefit Cosmetics 24-Hr Brow Setter Shaping & Setting Gel