Harmful ingredient: alcohol, isopropyl (SD-40)

This is a very drying and irritating solvent, made from propylene, a petroleum product. It works to strip your skin’s natural acid mantle, making you more vulnerable to bacteria, molds, and viruses. Long term application to your skin can cause defatting. This is the medical term used to describe the chemical dissolving of dermal lipids from your skin. The result is water loss in the area which leads to whitening and drying of the skin and may result in cracking, secondary infection, and dermatitis. It may also promote brown spots and premature aging of your skin.

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