• Pronunciation: \ ˌī-sə-ˈprō-pəl\ \ ˈal-kə-ˌhȯl\

What Is Isopropyl alcohol?

Isopropyl alcohol, also known as rubbing alcohol, 2-propanol, isopropanol, 1-methylethanol or 2-hydroxypropane, is a colorless liquid with a sharp odor.[1,2]

What Does Isopropyl alcohol Do in Our products?

Isopropyl alcohol is an antiseptic and astringent that also functions as a solvent, antifoaming agent and viscosity decreasing agent.[3] It is in a wide variety of products, such as lotion, soap, detergents, makeup, fragrance, hair colorants, shampoo, shaving cream and hand sanitizer.[4,5]

Why Puracy Uses Isopropyl alcohol

We use Isopropyl Alcohol in our alcohol-based hand sanitizer as it is an FDA-approved active ingredient to kill 99.9% of germs on your hands when used correctly. The World Health Organization cites the ingredient in its best practices for disinfecting skin prior to injections.[7] The Cosmetic Ingredient Review has concluded that this ingredient is safe as currently used.[8] Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its beauty products.[9]

How Isopropyl alcohol Is Made

Isopropyl alcohol is an alkyl acetate that is an ester of acetic acid and alcohol.[6]

Certifications

Sources

[1] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[2] U.S. National Library of Medicine
[3] Cosmeticsinfo.org
[4] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[5] Environmental Working Group
[6] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[7] U.S. National Library of Medicine
[8] Cosmetic Ingredient Review
[9] Whole Foods Market

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