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denatured alcohol

A drying type of alcohol that aggravates and weakens skin. Typically, if denatured alcohol is listed as the fifth ingredient or higher, it is of considerable risk for sensitizing skin.

Visit our “Alcohol in Skincare: The Facts” article for a more an in-depth look at how denatured alcohol affects skin.

References for this information:

BBA Biomembranes, May 2012, pages 1410-1419

Alcohol, April 2002, pages 131-202

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