Published on October 4th, 20130
Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes
— Mozart (@DogNamedMozart) October 2, 2013
But it lists cetearyl alcohol, which is an alcohol, as an ingredient.
What gives? Cetearyl alcohol is a “fatty alcohol,” which does not dry out skin as ethanol alcohol does. Consumers avoiding alcohol products in skincare are generally trying to avoid the drying type of alcohol. And while cetearyl alcohol is not drying, it’s still an alcohol, making the “no alcohol claim” a little misleading. A label claim that the product contains “no drying alcohol” would be accurate.
Consumers, as always, should be wary of label claims. Check the ingredient list if you’re not sure. For more on faces, check here.