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The Truth Behind Propylene Glycol | Cherie
The Truth Behind Propylene Glycol | Cherie
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The Truth Behind Propylene Glycol

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backyardbeauty
You may have read articles about this ingredient used in both kitchens and beauty counters - Propylene Glycol (PG) but what exactly is this chemical? I decided to do some research on credible sources online to find out if the ingredient is beneficial for my combination skin.   A colorless and odorless liquid that is completely water-soluble, PG is mainly regarded as a moisturizing agent used in skincare products to attract hydration and locks it into the skin. Generally, anyone who is seeking deep hydration and smoothness of the skin can use products containing the ingredient.   The Cosmetic Ingredient Review board (an organization of scientists who review the safety of cosmetic ingredients) have confirmed that it’s ”safe for use in cosmetic products when formulated to be non-irritating.” This means that companies need to conduct skin irritation testing on new formulas to ensure PG does not cause irritation when mixed with other ingredients, which is a standard test that many skincare companies run before launching any new product.   As long as you do not have an allergy to PG, it is a safe ingredient to use regularly. Due to its multiple functions, PG works well with almost all other ingredients.   While I do not specifically seek products that contain PG, I find that products that contain PG helps to hydrate my combination skin well, giving it a dewy glow throughout the day. Other than its main function as an emollient, there are also various other benefits, including addressing visible signs of aging, enhancing penetration of the skincare product, and prevent skin hydration loss.   I have two products containing PG in my bathroom counter now. I use Nivea Oxygen Boost Micellar Water as a make-up cleanser before my gentle facial wash. Micelles in the liquid cleanser help to attract water, oil and the dirt that comes with them, which is effective when combined with a cotton pad or wipe work to remove stubborn make-up. Micellar water works well for my combination skin as a gentle and hydrating cleanser that is powerful to remove water resistant make-up at the same time. My skin does not feel too tight and taut after using this, thanks to its water based formula of hyaluronic acid, golden algae, Hydra IQ and marine salt.   Another product containing PG is CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly
. The lightweight water-jelly face moisturizer looks and feels different than most creams. The unique clear water-jelly texture feels fresh and penetrates quickly into my skin, especially for hot summer days. It delivers round-the-clock hydration repair, plus pollution protection with the formula’s “Clean Shield Technology”, formulated with a moisture barrier blend of sunflower seed cake, barley extract and cucumber fruit extract to strengthen skin’s barrier and retain skin’s moisture levels. On days when I want a lighter and more refreshing moisturizer, this is a nice change of texture.    
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goodal - Green Tangerine Vita C Dark Spot Serum Set The Goodal Green Tangerine Serum helps add moisture to my skin. I especially like applying this at night so it can help in healing and repairing my skin as I go to sleep. It doesn’t feel very sticky even if it’s a serum, and my skin easily absorbs it. When I started using it consistently, I noticed my skin brightening and there are no additional dark spots on my cheeks. A couple of pumps is what I really need with this one. When I wake up in the morning, my skin feels so supple and soft so I know it is really working.   CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly As soon as I am done with my toner and serums, I apply the Clinique Anti-Pollution Moisturizer. I like using this during the day before I go out because it feels really light on my skin. It works well with my dry combination skin type by keeping it hydrated and preventing it from drying out. It has a  jelly consistency, and is lighter than a cream so this is perfect for those who have oily skin too. My skin absorbs it easily and it’s perfect for daily use.
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thebeautyedit
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A lot of skin problems started with a lack of hydranation for our skin. Dry skin can cause the aging process to start early. Therefore it is important to have a good hydration routine, especially during the summer time and seasonal changes. I love those products for summer particularly especially for the oily zone. 🌸The concentrate is very easy to absorb by the skin and as you can tell I am almost done with it and this is the second bottle I am finishing since last summer. The hydrator used after the concentrate and seals the hyaluronic acid in to keep skin moisturied. The feeling to apply it on skin feels amazing! It is literally like giving your skin a big bottle of ice water. 🧊 That’s why I love this combination so much in the summer time. 🌝I never big fan of the dramatic difference either lotion or gel (skin butter) but the jelly version is not too bad. However, don't expect too much from it tho other than moisturizing. The lotion is more for the dry face, the gel is for combination but still too oily for me, the jelly works much better. However if you have dry skin I would recommend lotion or gel.
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A lot of skin problems started with a lack of hydranation for our skin. Dry skin can cause the aging process to start early. Therefore it is important to have a good hydration routine, especially during the summer time and seasonal changes. I love those products for summer particularly especially for the oily zone. 🌸The concentrate is very easy to absorb by the skin and as you can tell I am almost done with it and this is the second bottle I am finishing since last summer. The hydrator used after the concentrate and seals the hyaluronic acid in to keep skin moisturied. The feeling to apply it on skin feels amazing! It is literally like giving your skin a big bottle of ice water. 🧊 That’s why I love this combination so much in the summer time. 🌝I never big fan of the dramatic difference either lotion or gel (skin butter) but the jelly version is not too bad. However, don't expect too much from it tho other than moisturizing. The lotion is more for the dry face, the gel is for combination but still too oily for me, the jelly works much better. However if you have dry skin I would recommend lotion or gel.
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