We know it from the beverage industry, of course, but it is also often used in cosmetics: alcohol. Above all, the advertising slogan “alcohol free” can be found again and again on cosmetic packaging, which has led to the widespread opinion that “alcohol is bad for the skin”.
In general, articles on ingredients are a difficult topic. We don't want to make anything bad, we just want to educate and shed some light on the darkness.
We find it important to show both the advantages and disadvantages. And to explain which substances are recommended in our opinion and which we avoid. Everyone should get their own picture and in the end decide for themselves what to look out for and what is right for their own skin.
Many people may be familiar with the saying “the dose makes the poison” and this hits the nail on the head with alcohol. But this is not only true for alcohol. In general, it actually applies to most of the ingredients, including those classified as “good” or “recommendable”. Because even an overdose of actually great ingredients, such as natural oils or the like, can simply be too much for the skin. Care should always be tailored to individual needs and formulated in a balanced way.
Therefore we would like to go into more detail here:
- What is alcohol chemically
- What is alcohol used for in cosmetics and especially at PureBee
- What alcohols to watch out for
- What alcohols do to the skin
- Which alcohols are even good for the skin
- And which alcohols we use at PureBee