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 organic skin care or natural 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 skin care

Propylene-glycol free shampoo

Propylene-glycol free conditioner

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.

 

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Our best-selling Propylene glycol-free products

Volumising Mascara - Black 7ml

Volumising Mascara - Black 7ml

Certified organic mascara with long-lasting black pigment

£17.50

Pressed Powder SPF15 - Honey Light 10g

Pressed Powder SPF15 - Honey Light 10g

Foundation and finishing powder for light skin with pink tone

£22.00

Scent Free Sun Cream - SPF30 200ml

Scent Free Sun Cream - SPF30 200ml

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

£25.00

Manuka & Lemon Tea Tree Antibacterial Hand Wash 300ml

Manuka & Lemon Tea Tree Antibacterial Hand Wash 300ml

Powerful organic hand wash for kitchen and bathroom

£13.50

Manuka & Lemon Tea Tree Hand Cream 50ml

Manuka & Lemon Tea Tree Hand Cream 50ml

Antibacterial organic hand cream for intense moisture and protection

£13.00

 

HAPPY TO HELP

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


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You can read our story to find out more about us or even check out our special offers to take a peek at what's on offer right now.

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