The problem with Propylene Glycol in skin care

20/05/2020 — By Hannah Mepham

The problem with Propylene Glycol in skin care

Ever spotted the ingredient Propylene glycol in a skin care product’s ingredients list? The chances are you will, as it is used in many types of beauty products in the UK.

At Green People we don’t use Propylene glycol in our skin care or hair care. Instead we use natural, plant-based humectants, such as Glycerine, which is safe and gentle on sensitive skin.

Discover Propylene glycol-free products with our quick links:

Propylene-glycol free shampoo

Propylene-glycol free conditioner

Propylene-glycol free skin care

Propylene-glycol free sunscreen

Propylene-glycol free deodorant

Propylene-glycol free make-up

 

Why avoid Propylene glycol in skin care and hair care?

Propylene glycol is a humectant, which means that it is an ingredient that is added to cosmetics to increase moisture retention in skin and hair.

Propylene glycol is well tolerated by the skin and shouldn’t cause redness or irritation. However, the potential problem with Propylene glycol is that it is a penetration-enhancing humectant.

Humectants absorb moisture from anything around them and if your skin care contains a penetration-enhancing humectant, it can mean that harmful toxins may be able to permeate the skin where they would not normally be able to.

If these molecules are skin toxins like pollutants or harsh chemical ingredient, they could harm the lipid barrier and cause skin irritation.

 

Our best-selling Propylene glycol-free products

Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream 50ml
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Vita Min Fix 24-Hour Cream 50ml

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Day Solution Cream SPF15 50ml
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Day Solution Cream SPF15 50ml

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Intensive Repair Shampoo 200ml
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Intensive Repair Shampoo 200ml

Strengthening shampoo for coloured or dry hair

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Intensive Repair Conditioner 200ml
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Intensive Repair Conditioner 200ml

Shine-boosting conditioner for coloured or dry hair

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Quinoa & Prebiotics Deodorant 75ml
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Quinoa & Prebiotics Deodorant 75ml

A gentle yet effective organic deodorant with prebiotics 

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Scent Free Sun Cream - SPF30 200ml
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Scent Free Sun Cream - SPF30 200ml

High factor fragrance-free SPF30 sun lotion suitable for sensitive skin

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HAPPY TO HELP

Do you have a further question about Propylene glycol in skin care? Our UK customer care team are happy to answer your questions and can be contacted on 01403 740350.


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