Cosmetic Sanitizer Mist
|Ingredient name||what-it-does||irr., com.||ID-Rating|
|Ethyl Alcohol||antimicrobial/antibacterial, solvent, viscosity controlling||icky|
|Isopropyl Palmitate||emollient||1, 3-4|
|Isopropyl Myristate||emollient, perfuming||3, 3-5|
|C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate||emollient, antimicrobial/antibacterial|
Beauty so clean Cosmetic Sanitizer MistIngredients explained
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).
A clear, colorless emollient ester (oily liquid from isopropyl alcohol + palmitic acid) that makes the skin nice and smooth. It has very good spreading properties and gives a silky touch to the products.
A super common emollient that makes your skin feel nice and smooth. It comes from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s light-textured, clear, odorless and non-greasy. It’s a nice ingredient that just feels good on the skin, is super well tolerated by every skin type and easy to formulate with. No wonder it’s popular.
A clear, colorless oil-like liquid that makes the skin feel smooth and nice (aka emollient) and it does so without it being greasy.
What's more, it can even reduce the heavy, greasy feel in products with high oil content. It's also fast-spreading meaning that it gives the formula a good, nice slip. It absorbs quickly into the skin and helps other ingredients to penetrate quicker and deeper.
Thanks to all this, it's one of the most commonly used emollients out there. There is just one little drawback: it has a high comedogenic index (5 out of 5...), so it might clog pores if you're prone to it.
|what‑it‑does||antimicrobial/antibacterial | solvent | viscosity controlling|
|irritancy, com.||1, 3-4|
|what‑it‑does||emollient | perfuming|
|irritancy, com.||3, 3-5|
|what‑it‑does||emollient | antimicrobial/antibacterial|