Why do some Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products contain alcohol?Herbs and flowers are the core of Dr.Hauschka Skin Care preparations and many are extracted in a mixture of alcohol and water. We use a Certified Organic food-grade ethyl alcohol (ethanol) from wheat. Many plants are extracted in alcohol because it extracts the widest variety of plant constituents. Alcohol also serves as a natural emulsifier, preservative and carrier, helping ingredients penetrate the skin. Alcohol is not drying to the skin when part of a carefully formulated Dr.Hauschka composition. Our alcohol is derived from a fermentation and distillation process and is gluten-free. Isopropyl alcohol is never used in Dr.Hauschka Skin Care products.
Benzyl AlcoholA naturally occurring essential oil compound that is part of the pure essential oil blend that makes up the scent of many formulations. Benzyl alcohol has solvent and preservative properties and is naturally occurring in pure essential oils such as clove, jasmine, and wallflower.
Cetearyl AlcoholA fatty alcohol derived from plant oils that has a firm, white, wax-like appearance with emulsifying properties. Helps bind the components of creams, hydrate the skin and make it soft and supple.