Our database has 267 products that contain Alcohol.
A drink, cleanser, and common ingredient in skincare products.
Alcohols are a group of organic compounds with many forms.
In many cases, ‘alcohol’ refers to ethanol in cosmetics.
Ethanol is commonly used as an astringent and is antimicrobial. However, it can be drying on the skin and can destroy your skin’s natural barrier with long-term use.
Alternate name: Ethanol
What it is:
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- Alcohol is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient.
- 9% of products in our database contain it.
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Products With Alcohol:
|Antimicrobial||Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms|
|Astringent||Tending to draw together or constrict tissues; styptic. May unclog pores, remove excess oil, shrink appearance of pores, tighten skin, cleanse irritants from skin, reduce inflammation, reduce acne, provide anti-bacterial benefits|
|Masking||obscuring or blocking|
|Solvent||Capable of dissolving another substance.|
- CosIng ID: 31401
- INCI Name: ALCOHOL
- INN Name: alcohol
- EC #: 200-578-6
- Ph. Eur. Name: alcoholum / ethanolum
- All Functions: Antifoaming, Antimicrobial, Astringent, Masking, Solvent, Viscosity Controlling
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