By now it has become clear to us that you have to read the product label. Well. You already do it. But oh! You just came across the word "alcohol" on the list. And you don't like that. Because the first thing that comes to your head are words like: dryness, irritation, tightness ... You feel cheated because that brand that you love so much and that claims to be natural, turns out to use alcohol among its components..
Friend, you have to read this article. When you have done it, your prejudices about alcohols in cosmetics will have disappeared.
Alcohols are widely used in cosmetics, for its preservative, solvent and emollient properties. Some of natural origin and others derived from oil. To make this information more clarifying, we will classify them into two groups, short chain alcohols and long chain alcohols.
The short chain alcohols can irritate some sensitive skin, although some of them are allowed in natural cosmetics due to their infinitely low risk but in exchange with great preservative properties for cosmetics, such as benzyl alcohol. Some of the short chain alcohols are ethanol, methanol, denat alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol.
The long chain alcohols are fatty alcohols with moisturizing properties that will provide moisture to your skin and a better texture in the product . For this type of alcohol you will not have to worry, since they won't irritate your skin or cause dryness . Some of them are butylene glycol, glycerin, and cetearyl alcohol.
¿What alcohols you will find in our formulations? to get started all of natural origin and vegetable and all allowed in natural and vegan cosmetic formulations . We will start with benzyl alcohol as a mild preservative that will keep fungi and bacteria at bay, butylene glycol that will allow moisture to be retained in the skin, cetearyl alcohol derived from fruits and plants and that is used to emulsify the aqueous and oily phases. , and finally the glycerin that protects the skin from external aggressions.
It is true that when we consume natural cosmetics, in our mind there is the idyllic image of a homemade formulation free of any of these compounds. And yes, it is true, this would be possible but If we want a product that reaches your hands with total security of conservation, texture and properties, the use of this type of alcohol is absolutely necessary. .
Khorali will never use alcohols derived from petroleum, and they will always have authorization in natural and vegan cosmetic formulations.
Now you know a little more about the use of alcohols in cosmetics and surely your concept of them has changed.