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Isopropyl Alcohol

Our database includes 881 products that contain Isopropyl Alcohol.

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What it is



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Isopropyl Alcohol is more commonly known as rubbing alcohol. It is most commonly used as a solvent, meaning it helps other ingredients dissolve.

This ingredient is an astringent alcohol. Astringent alcohols may also irritate skin as they high amounts may strip away your skin's natural oils.

Other types of astringent alcohols include:

According to the National Rosacea Society based in the US, you should be mindful of products with these alcohols in the top half of ingredients.

Any type of sanitizing product will have high amounts of alcohol to help kill bacteria and viruses.

People also dislike: Niacinamide, Alcohol, Hyaluronic Acid

Isopropyl Alcohol is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.2% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


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Often have the following skin types:

Dry Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Dryness • Sensitivity • Redness

Where it's used

Isopropyl Alcohol is most often found as ingredient number 13 within an ingredient list.

Of the 2 products in our database that have a known concentration of Isopropyl Alcohol, we've seen concentrations from 4% to 50% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Isopropyl Alcohol the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 34680
  • INN Name: isopropyl alcohol
  • EC #:  200-661-7
  • All Functions: Antifoaming, Perfuming, 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.