If you think about alcohol in your skincare. You might think it must be bad for your skin. Spoiler alert: not all alcohol is bad for your skin. Let's find out which one are good or bad.
Bad VS. Good Alcohols
The bad alcohols like Alcohol, Alcohol denat, Ethanol etc. will irritate some skin types. These bad alcohols can weaken and strip your skin out of its natural protective oils, so it becomes dry, vulnerable to bacteria (yes, the kind that causes acne and irritation), and accelerate skin ageing.
Please avoid these kind of alcohols when you want to buy some skincare products.
Good thing that there are good fatty alcohols. If you see "cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, t-butyl alcohol, Glycol in the ingredients list, you're safe to purchase this product. These alcohol are from natural sources like coconut oil, and are used as emulsifiers and stabilisers. This ingredients will be used to help maintain their texture and for their moisturizing and soothing benefits. These alcohols are safe to go for all skin types, even for dry skin.
It is important to choose your skincare products wisely. Here a quick guide you can save it for later: