Commonly referred to as ethyl alcohol, and drinking alcohol. It is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts. It is neurotoxic, psychoactive drug and one of the oldest recreational drugs used by humans. It can cause alcohol intoxication when consumed in sufficient quantity.
For many years cosmetic manufacturers have marketed certain products that do not contain ethyl alcohol (also known as ethanol or grain alcohol) as “alcohol-free”. However, “alcohols” are a large and diverse family of chemicals, with different names and a variety of effects on the skin. This can lead to some confusion among consumers when they check the ingredient listings on cosmetic labels to determine alcohol content.
In cosmetic labeling, the term “alcohol”, used by itself, refers to ethyl alcohol. Cosmetic products, including those labeled “alcohol-free”, may contain other alcohols, such as cetyl, stearyl Cetearyl or lanolin alcohol. These are known as fatty alcohols, and their effects on the skin are quite different from those of ethyl alcohol.
Many personal care products today are marketed using the claim “alcohol-free”. This can be an important claim for people who wish to avoid the drying effects alcohol has on the skin. Also, more importantly, for Muslims seeking ‘Halal’ products in which alcohol is not permitted.
Many alcohol-free products would appear to non-scientists to actually contain alcohols, as close examination of the ingredient list may reveal compounds such as phenoxyethanol, cetyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, or many other variations. Strictly speaking, the products are “ethanol-free”. The old term for ethanol was ethyl alcohol – hence the use of the word “alcohol”.
Being Alcohol-Free is also a mandatory condition for ‘HALAL PRODUCTS’, though we do not have any certification for the same, we neither have any animal ingredients nor do we test on animals and thus as such fulfill all Halal product requirements.
All GoAyur products are Ethyl-Alcohol Free (Alcohol-Free).