Good VS Bad alcohols

Good VS Bad alcohols

With so much misleading information online regarding alcohol in skincare, it can get pretty confusing and easily misunderstood.

But, not all alcohols are bad!

Yes, there are good and bad alcohols.

The bad alcohols: 

  • SD alcohol
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Isopropyl alcohol

    These alcohols give products a quick-drying finish, immediately degreases the skin, and allows the product to feel weightless. These effects are especially attractive for those with oily skin.

    These alcohols gives the skin short term benefits with long term consequences. It strips away the skin's natural oils and the skin barrier, making it dry and weak. It is best to avoid these 3 bad alcohols!

    The good alcohols:

  • Cetyl alcohol
  • Stearyl alcohol
  • Cetearyl alcohol

    Also known as fatty alcohols, they are non-irritating and are beneficial for the skin! Fatty alcohols are used as emollients and thickeners in skincare products and can be beneficial for dry skin, don't be afraid of them!


    The next time you pick a new skincare product up, be sure to check its ingredients list to ensure that it does not contain bad alcohols.

    All of Sigi Skin's products are free of alcohol and toxin. We truly only want what's best for your skin!

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