Propylene Glycol, Alcohol


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A colourless, volatile, flammable liquid produced by fermentation of yeast and carbohydrates. Alcohol is frequently used as a solvent. As an ingredient in ingestible products, alcohol may cause body tissues to be more vulnerable to carcinogens.

Mouthwashes with an alcohol content over 25% have been implicated in mouth, tongue and throat cancers. Note, the forms of alcohol used in cosmetics are not necessarily those used in alcoholic drinks, and may be much more dangerous.

Some examples

Ethylene glycol, is commonly used in acrylic paints, brake fluid, antifreeze, tile grout, primer, sealant paste, floor polish, tyre sealant and shoe polish. Oh yes.......and it's also used in some "smoothing lotions" and "firming moisturizer"!

Known health effects: throat irritation, headache, backache, kidney problems, oedema (swelling), necrosis (cell death). If swallowed, can cause drowsiness, and: slurred speech, possibly stupor, vomiting, respiratory failure, coma, convulsions, and death

Propylene Glycol

A cosmetic form of mineral oil found in automatic brake and hydraulic fluid and industrial antifreeze. In the skin and hair, propylene glycol works as a humescent, which causes retention of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water.If you use "plumping" or "wrinle" type products, it is VERY lkely they contain Propylene-Glycol

The Material Safety Data Sheet warns users to avoid skin contact with propylene glycol as this strong skin irritant can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

Known health effects.

Eye irritation, skin irritation, skin drying, defatting (dissolving natural fats). Ingestion has serious health effects similar to above.

Propylene glycol is Commonly found in:

  • makeup
  • shampoo
  • deodorant
  • detangler
  • styling mousse
  • cleansing cream
  • mascara
  • soap
  • skin cream
  • bubble bath
  • baby powder
  • conditioner
  • toner
  • after shave
  • baby wipes
  • Electronic "cigarettes"

Also in:

  • Tyre sealant
  • Rubber cleaner
  • De-icer
  • Stain removers
  • Fabric softener
  • Degreaser
  • Paint
  • Adhesive
  • Wallpaper stripper

Propylene Glycol-free products and Recommended product for each category

Propylene Glycol-Free Soaps

YouthShield Naturals Everyday Gel Cleanser with Lycopene

YouthShield Naturals Everyday Gel Cleanser with Lycopene

"Anti-aging gel cleanser removes all traces of make-up & skin impurities leaving skin smooth, comfortable & moisturized"


Propylene Glycol-free Kids Shampoos

Naughty Nits Shampoo

Naughty Nits Shampoo

"Natural shampoo, hair oil, and spritzer to eradicate head lice & remove nits to prevent re-infestation"


Propylene Glycol-free Bubble-baths

MellowMama Aromatic Bath Oil

MellowMama Aromatic Bath Oil

Relaxing and therapeutic aromatic bath oil to promote relaxation during pregnancy


Propylene Glycol-free Childrens soaps / shampoos

Diaper Distress Cream

Diaper Distress Cream

Herbal formula and natural baby skin care product to soothe baby's butts in the diaper area


Propylene Glycol-free Body wash

YouthShield Naturals Foaming Cleanser with Alpha Hydroxy 10%

YouthShield Naturals Foaming Cleanser with Alpha Hydroxy 10%

"Anti-aging foaming cleanser gently dissolves oil, dirt & make-up revealing soft, supple, radiant skin without over-drying "


Propylene Glycol-Sensitive Skin wash

ClearSkin-E Eczema Cream

ClearSkin-E Eczema Cream

Natural skin care cream with vitamin E to promote normal healthy skin


Propylene Glycol-free Cosmetics and toners

YouthShield Naturals Balancing Toner with Seaweed Extract

YouthShield Naturals Balancing Toner with Seaweed Extract

"Anti-aging, pH balancing toner hydrates and softens skin increasing the absorption of other key ingredients and enhancing the skin?s ability to repair itself"


Propylene Glycol-free Mouthwash

Pure-n-Fresh Breath Spray

Pure-n-Fresh Breath Spray

"Natural herbal mouth spray w/ peppermint for bad breath, promotes fresh breath, plus sustains oral health"


Propylene Glycol-free Acne / Pimple removal and prevention

ClearSkin Acne Gel

ClearSkin Acne Gel

"Natural skin cream with essential oils to support clear skin and maintain a smooth, trouble-free complexion"


Propylene Glycol-free Face Wash

ClearSkin Skin Wash

ClearSkin Skin Wash

Natural facial cleanser is a skin care product to nourish skin and clear pimples for a blemish-free face


Propylene Glycol-free itchy/scaly skin treatment

Skin Dr.

Skin Dr.

Homeopathic remedy relieves symptoms associated with eczema such as dry itchy skin & rashes


Propylene-Glycol-free Exfoliator

YouthShield Naturals Get Buffed Exfoliator with Glycolic Acid 3.5%

YouthShield Naturals Get Buffed Exfoliator with Glycolic Acid 3.5%

"Anti-aging exfoliating wash buffs away dull skin and impurities for brighter, polished skin and a radiant, younger looking complexion "


Propylene-Glycol-free Childrens rash treatment

Chikkie Spot Soother

Chikkie Spot Soother

"Natural cream to stop children or adults from itching rashes, blisters or red spots on their body"


Propylene-Glycol-free Eye Cream

YouthShield Naturals Hyaluronic Defense Eye Cream with Squalane & Arnica

YouthShield Naturals Hyaluronic Defense Eye Cream with Squalane & Arnica

"Hydrating eye cream reduces the visible signs of aging & fatigue, including dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles & fine lines for a rested, younger, lifted look "


Propylene Glycol-free Tooth paste

Propylene Glycol-Free Hair Colouring

Propylene Glycol-Free Anti-fungal / Anti dandruff Shampoo

Propylene Glycol-Free His and Hers Shave Cream

Propylene Glycol-Free Aftershave Balm and Mosituriser

Propylene Glycol-Free Hair vitamins and treatments

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