Propylene-glycol free skin care
  • Clean beauty
  • Sensitive skin

What is propylene glycol in skin care?

Ever spotted the ingredient Propylene glycol in a skin care product’s ingredients list? The chances are you will, as it is used in many types of beauty products in the UK.

By Hannah Mepham

2 Minute read

Ever spotted the ingredient propylene glycol in a skin care product’s ingredients list? The chances are you will, as it is used in many types of beauty products in the UK.

At Green People we don’t use propylene glycol in our organic skin care or natural hair care. Instead we use natural, plant-based humectants, such as Glycerine, which is safe and gentle on sensitive skin.

Discover Propylene glycol-free products with our quick links:

Propylene-glycol free skin care

Propylene-glycol free shampoo

Propylene-glycol free conditioner

Propylene-glycol free sunscreen

Propylene-glycol free deodorant

Propylene-glycol free make-up

Is propylene glycol safe for skin?

Propylene glycol is a humectant, which means that it is an ingredient that is added to cosmetics to increase moisture retention in skin and hair.

Propylene glycol is well tolerated by the skin and shouldn’t cause redness or irritation. However, the potential problem with propylene glycol is that it is a penetration-enhancing humectant.

Humectants absorb moisture from anything around them and if your skin care contains a penetration-enhancing humectant, it can mean that harmful toxins may be able to permeate the skin where they would not normally be able to.

If these molecules are skin toxins like pollutants or harsh chemical ingredient, they could harm the lipid barrier and cause skin irritation.

Does Green People use propylene glycol?

No. Green People uses the humectant Glycerine in many of its skin care products to provide hydration to all skin types.

It binds moisture into the skin and helps to protect the important moisture barrier that keeps skin soft and healthy. It is derived from plants.

 skin care quiz

Our best-selling propylene glycol-free products

]

 

HAPPY TO HELP

Do you have a further question about propylene glycol or skin care? Our UK customer care team are happy to answer your questions and can be contacted on 01403 740350.


If you wish to republish this content, please credit Green People as the original creator with a link to What is Propylene Glycol in skin care? Please do not use an affiliate link.

 

 

Related articles

everything men need to know about eye creams
Male grooming

Should men use eye cream?

When should men start using eye cream? Which eye cream is best for men with tired eyes? Build your best grooming routine as we reveal everything men need to know about eye creams.

By Hannah Mepham

18/07/2024

4 Minute read

READ NOW
Is face yoga the secret to younger-looking eyes?
Lifestyle

Is face yoga the secret to younger-looking eyes?

Millions have tuned in for TikTok tutorials on face yoga and eye yoga, but do facial exercises for the eyes really work? We look at the evidence around the benefits of face yoga for the eyes and share some of our favourite face-toning techniques.

By Hannah Mepham

18/07/2024

6 Minute read

READ NOW
after sun
Skin care

How does after sun work?

Are you wondering how after sun lotion works and if it is actually any different from body lotion? Find out here and discover natural after sun lotions with added benefits.

By Hannah Mepham

18/07/2024

9 Minute read

READ NOW
Read more articles

1,500+ Five star reviews

Read all Reviews
"One of the best companies I have ever dealt with in my 63 years on this planet!"

Jan B.

Verified Buyer

"Have fallen in love with this product range. They are lovely to use and they work!"

Carole G.

Verified Buyer

"You guys are amazing, continue to love the brand, excited to order from you again!"

Maitreya L.

Verified Buyer

"Super quick delivery, ethical packaging and beautiful products."

Nat J.

Verified Buyer

"I love every product I have tried from Green People, and the customer service has always been excellent."

Maria H.

Verified Buyer

"So glad I have found an ethical supplier with great products!"

Susan B.

Verified Buyer