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Propylene Glycol Has Been Saving My Dry Combo Skin For Years | Cherie
Propylene Glycol Has Been Saving My Dry Combo Skin For Years | Cherie
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Propylene Glycol Has Been Saving My Dry Combo Skin For Years

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thebeautyedit
Propylene glycol (or PEG), along with other forms of glycol like butylene glycol, ethylene glycol, and glycerol, is commonly used in skincare and makeup products. It’s a humectant, emollient, and preservative that maintains beauty products’ freshness and keeps bacteria at bay, thus lengthening the products’ shelf life. It’s commonly seen in creams, serums, even hair products like shampoo and conditioner.   This is advisable for individuals who have dry or dry combination skin types (like myself) who are looking for extra moisture and hydration. It’s a moisture-locking agent which attracts water and traps it in the skin, keeping our skin well hydrated. It also smoothes out the skin while maintaining a light non-sticky feeling. Since it draws water onto the skin, it’s a major lifesaver if you’re starting to develop fine lines. We all know that there’s no room for fine lines and wrinkles in a well-hydrated skin. Another plus factor of PEG is that it helps the absorption of other skincare ingredients, making them more effective.   I learned about this ingredient through various resources online. I’ve always been curious about skincare ingredients, and this is one of the items that is almost always present in a number of my skincare products so I looked it up on EWG and other online sites.   Since a lot of my skincare products have PEG in them, and I don’t experience any irritation or breakout or anything negative on my skin, I think this works well for me. Considering the fact that it helps in hydration, I believe this ingredient has been helping me maintain a well-moisturized skin.   Some products worth noting are Physiogel calming relief AI cream which helps with my psoriasis flare-ups, and La Roche-Posay Uvidea melt in cream, which is one of my fave light sunscreens.
Jun. 22, 2020
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PrisaTI use 1. When I have seborrheic dermatitis flare up. I mean... it doesn’t help with anything else but moisturizing but at least it doesn’t irritate me...
Jun. 24, 2020

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