Debunking Skin Care Myth
Updated: Jun 19, 2018
Is alcohol safe in your skincare products?
From beauty bloggers to dermatologists, everyone has an argument to present when the topic of discussion is ‘Alcohol in Skincare Products’. While there are a suite of factors that need to be considered, the bottom line is that you don’t need to miss out on some brilliant skincare products just because they contain alcohol. Yes! It has been clinically proven that certain types of alcohol can be beneficial to your skin. At Fleuron, we can tell you the differences between good and bad alcohols so that you can achieve the most comprehensive results from the cosmetic products you choose for yourself.
Simple Alcohols Vs Fatty Alcohols:
Simple alcohols like methanol, ethanol, propanol, SD and denatured alcohol, are primarily used in skincare for their antibacterial properties but they impart a quick-drying finish which tends to harm your skin in the long run, increasing chances for erosion of skin, or poor replenishment of skin cells. If these alcohols are a part of the first six ingredients listed on a product’s ingredient label, leave it then and there!
In comparison to these simple alcohols, fatty alcohols like cetyl, stearyl, and cetearyl alcohol impart exceptional benefits to your skin. They are absolutely non-irritating and skin friendly. Our Refreshing Rose Facial Cleanser contains cetyl alcohol, a boon for any skin type. In addition to that, its refreshing rose scent leaves your skin feeling cleansed and gorgeous.
Dermatological Benefits of Cetyl Alcohols: • Completely organic; derived from plants • Moisturises rough, dry and scaly skin • Shields skin from irritation