Get To Know Your Ingredients: Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol

Also listed as:

1,2-DIHYDROXYPROPANE; 2-HYDROXYPROPANOL; METHYLETHYL GLYCOL; 1,2-PROPANEDIOL; PROPANE-1,2-DIOL; 1,2-DIHYDROXYPROPANE; 1,2-PROPYLENE GLYCOL; 1,2-PROPYLENGLYKOL (GERMAN) ; ALPHA-PROPYLENEGLYCOL; DOWFROST; METHYLETHYLENE GLYCOL

Propylene glycol is an alcohol commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products to seal moisture into the skin. While keeping moisture in skin sounds like a good idea, propylene glycol is not a safe way to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. It coats skin and does not allow toxins to be released, clogging pores. Propylene glycol increases the acidity levels in the body.  It also can cause or increase asthma, hay fever, eczema, skin irritation, kidney and liver damage, nausea, and headaches.

You can find propylene glycol in brake fluid, anti-freeze, paints, and de-icing fluids for airplanes, boats, and cars.  Propylene glycol is also found in body lotions, mascara, personal lubricants, deodorants, toothpaste, and foods.

Get to know what your products contain.  You can ELIMINATE  your propylene glycol intake.

(Pay the same mind to ethylene glycol)