Know your ingredients: Alcohol Denat.

What it is
Alcohol Denat. is the general name used for denatured alcohol, which is the alcohol found in alcoholic beverages to which a small amount of a denaturant (generally a bittering agent) is added to make it taste bad.

What it does
Alcohol Denat. is used in cosmetic products as an antifoaming agent either to suppress foam during manufacturing or to reduce the tendency of finished products to generate foam.
It is also a preservative, functioning as an antimicrobial agent.
It is also used as an astringent, solvent and viscosity decreasing agent.

Side effects:
Alcohol denat is a very drying and irritating solvent.
It also is a dehydrator as it strips your skin’s moisture and natural immune barrier, making you more vulnerable to bacteria, moulds and viruses.

2 Comment

  1. Interesting article!
    May I share/send you my story, of how easily Alcohol destroyed mine & my late husbands health?
    It is something that every drinker should be aware of.

    Many thanks.
    Sheila

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