Someone else had mentioned emollient alcohols which work to help retain moisture which is true but the ingredient list provided for this product doesn't specify the specific alcohol in this product. Alcohol is also usually included in a formula to minimize drying time. Alcohols evaporate very quickly when exposed to air so it cuts drying time significantly. It's also why make up artists use alcohol solutions to clean their brushes or disinfect lipsticks. Based on my personal experience with this product, I wouldn't recommend this product if you have dry or sensitive as its heavily scented and doesn't provide much hydration. It made my skin feel initially hydrated but once is dried so did my face.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
Alchol (see my review of today of this product) is used as a solvent, or surfactant. In other words, when you wipe an alcohol
containing product off of skin, it removes dirt and accumulated
oils and toxins.
However, in the process, it also strips your skin of its protective moisture barrier, thus leaving your skin vulnerable to moisture loss.
Emollient alcohols, such as cetyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, arachidyl alcohol, lanolin alcohol and acetylated lanolin alcohol also cleanse skin, but because they are emollient as opposed to solvent alcohols, they do not disturb the moisture barrier and hence, will not
dry out your skin.
Basically, the use of solvent alcohols is simply a cheaper way to clean skin than using emollient alcohols.
Learn to read ingredients on every skin-care item you purchase. Understand which ingredients are skin saviours and which are skin destroyers. Your skin will thank you.
answered 4 months ago
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)