Why Choose Saorsa

Why we choose our products to be Alcohol Free

Alcohol-free cosmetics can be gentler on your skin for a few reasons:

  • Hydration: Regular alcohols used in cosmetics can be drying. They act as solvents and can strip away natural oils from your skin, leaving it feeling parched and irritated. This can be especially problematic for people with dry, sensitive, or mature skin. Alcohol-free products tend to rely on more hydrating ingredients that help your skin retain moisture.
  • Skin barrier: Those natural oils on your skin are part of a moisture barrier that protects your skin from environmental aggressors and irritation. When alcohols disrupt this barrier, your skin becomes more vulnerable. Alcohol-free products can help maintain a healthy barrier for better overall skin health.
  • Sensitive skin: Even if you don’t have particularly dry skin, some people experience redness, stinging or itchiness from products with alcohol. Alcohol-free formulas are less likely to trigger these reactions.

However, it’s important to note that not all alcohols are created equal. Some short-chain alcohols, like fatty alcohols, can actually be beneficial for the skin and act as emollients. The key is to be aware of the type of alcohol listed in the ingredients and choose products free of those that can be drying.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • Alcohol-free formulas can be more hydrating and less irritating for all skin types, especially beneficial for dry, sensitive or mature skin.
  • They help maintain a healthy skin barrier.
  • Be aware of the type of alcohol in ingredients, some can be beneficial.