28 Apr '15, 8pm

I’m confused about alcohol in cosmetics you say?! The Beauty Brains blog breaks it down for us.

I think you bring up an excellent point: Ingredients must be listed whether they are stand alone or used to incorporate/process another substance. It frequently happens that a so-called “bad” alcohol is being used in the processing of a “good” substance. Since most of us are not cosmetic chemists and wouldn’t have the slightest idea as to what purpose the “bad” alcohol was being used; much less the amount, I suppose we must look to the ingredient list and hopefully find the “bad” alcohol listed towards the end. Even Paula B. –who is not the most rational or unbiased reviewer around–has often said, when reviewing a product that otherwise meets her approval, that the tiny amount of “bad” alcohol in the product should not be a problem for people with normal, healthy skin. Extremists; however, will condemn the product no matter how infinitesimal the amount of “bad” alcohol or ...

Full article: http://thebeautybrains.com/2015/04/16/im-confused-about-a...

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