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Alcohol Denat.

Our database includes 2493 products that contain Alcohol Denat..

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What it is



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Alcohol Denat. is an alcohol with a denaturant property. It is created by mixing ethanol and other additives. It has a low molecular weight and will evaporate quickly. This helps other ingredients become better absorbed and dry once applied.

Alcohol Denat. is volatile and may cause irritation. It helps draw out natural oils in skin and dry out your skin.

One study from 2005 found adding emollients to propanol-based sanitizer decreased irritation.

Alcohol is antibacterial by nature. This can help preserve products and increase their shelf life.

Other types of astringent alcohols include:

Also known as: Denatured Alcohol and Ethanol

Alcohol Denat. is a somewhat common cosmetic ingredient, with about 6.1% of the products in our database containing it.

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Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Redness • Dryness

Where it's used

Alcohol Denat. is most often found as ingredient number 6 within an ingredient list.

Of the 10 products in our database that have a known concentration of Alcohol Denat., we've seen concentrations from 5% to 500% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Alcohol Denat. the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 74174
  • EC #:  -
  • All Functions: Antifoaming, Antimicrobial, Astringent, Masking, Solvent, Viscosity Controlling
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.