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Types of Alcohols in Skincare and Hair care (Meladerm reviews)

alcoholinskincareAlong with dryness and irritation, most people also associate alcohol with redness and think of isopropyl, or rubbing, alcohol. Some people even avoid using skin and hair products with any alcohols, thinking that they will end up drying out the skin and hair. However, contrary to popular belief, not all alcohols are drying or irritating. Alcohols are used in skin and hair products for several reasons, including acting as stabilizers and emulsifiers or as a delivery system for hair products to be released from the packaging (e.g. with an aerosol hairspray). Here is a breakdown of the most commonly used alcohols for both skin and hair products:


  • Cetyl, cetearyl, cetostearyl, cetyl 40 alcohol – usually derived from coconut oil, these are called fatty alcohols and have a long molecular chain. These act as hydrators and emulsifiers to create a creamy consistency for facial and body moisturizers, and shampoos and conditioners.
  • C12-15 alcohol.
  • Stearyl alcohol – acts as a moisturizing agent.
  • Lanolin – derived from the sebaceous (oil) glands from sheep and acts as an emollient.


  • SD alcohol 40 – a high concentration of ethyl alcohol that is denatured and therefore unfit for human consumption. Used in hair products such as styling gels to provide even distribution and quick drying upon contact, and to leave little to no residue and provide maximum hold. This is the most commonly used alcohol in hair products and can cause the hair cuticle to become rough, due to the quick evaporation of water. Therefore, this is the alcohol that some people avoid using in hair care products.
  • Lauryl, cetyl, myristyl, stearyl, cetearyl and behenyl alcohol – all fatty alcohols used to give hair products a smooth, creamy feeling and to help seal the hair shaft and smooth down the cuticle.

The belief that alcohols will overdry the skin comes from the use of low molecular weight, or short chain, alcohols, the ones that will dry out the skin and hair since they evaporate very quickly. Low molecular weight alcohols include:

  • SD alcohol and SD alcohol 40.
  • Isopropyl alcohol.
  • Benzyl alcohol.
  • Ethanol – found in some hairsprays.
  • Ethyl alcohol.
  • Denatured alcohol (alcohol denat).
  • Methanol.

If these ingredients are found at the top of the list of ingredients for a product, it is safe to say that they will be too drying. But dermatologists and skin and hair experts emphasize that if they are found toward the bottom or last of the list, they were probably used as a degreasing agent and to help with the formation of a product.

The main concern of alcohol, especially with skin care, is when it is consumed – while people are aware of the health effects, drinking excessive amounts can cause a flushed appearance and dilation and eventual rupture of blood vessels. Excessive alcohol intake will also decrease the absorption of vitamin A (important for the anti-aging process) and cause increased toxicity of vitamins A and B carotene.

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Exposed Skin Care Review – Best Acne Treatment To Opt For!

exposed-skin-care-acne-scar-treatment‘Oh my God! Acne, now what to do? It’s not nice and pretty at all.’ Sounds familiar? Well, acne or pimples is one of the most common problems that haunt us during teenage or to be precise, any time. I too had spent too much on numerous anti acne treatments to get rid of the issue, but without any impressive outcome. Then a colleague told me about Exposed Skin Care. This is a pack of many solutions that cater to all the needs of the skin that is acne prone. Let us know more.

About the Solutions!

Exposed Skin Care is a great and advanced skin care kit to gain clear and healthy skin in a short time period. The kit has many skin care products that guarantee you acne free and clear skin naturally. Since acne is a real problem for people, these products offer you a clear skin within 30 days and leave you with a smooth face that looks healthy and pretty. Besides, they even help you with the most severe acne forms.


  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Green Tea
  • Aloe Vera
  • Tea Tree Oil

Does Exposed Skin Care Work?

These products help to kill the bacteria that causes acne and renew your skin naturally without any difficulties. They not only treat the acne scars but also prevent your face from forming new acne. Also, they help return your skin’s healthy and natural balance. This kit has many acne treatment products in it that offer reasonable and best acne cure that help you look and feel your best.

Read more: The Truth About Exposed Skin Care: Customer Reviews 2016, Ingredients, Side Effects, Where To Buy It & More

Advantages you will Get!

  • Works for person of any age
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Prevents future breakouts
  • Kills bacteria and unclog pores
  • Reduces inflammation and controls sebum
  • Clears up existing acne blemishes

Besides, for maximum and overall results, you should order its complete kit rather than going for an individual product.

When to Expect Results?

I experienced amazing anti acne results in just a month. The solutions though claim to work within 2-5 weeks, and provide complete results within 30 days. Easy to use! I used the solution on my skin twice a day. Once in the morning and once in the evening as per the directions.

Avoid using, if…

  • Your skin is allergic
  • You are under 18

Any Side Effects

No! This is a very effective and best solution that I have came across so far. For me, every product of the solution is great to use!

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