Propylene Glycol Research Paper

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Propylene Glycol Propylene Glycol is found in antifreeze, it is a humectant which means it is hydrating but is also a skin irritant. It is widely found in skin care products such as body washes, deodorants, shampoo, conditioner and liquid for e-cigarettes. This is because it is cheaper for companies to add this to their products rather than using botanical ingredients. By adding Propylene Glycol it prevents the product from spoiling in hot and cold temperature and helps products to sink into the skin. Although Propylene Glycolic can work into the blood stream. Paula’s Choice (No date) and Dr Axe Food is Medicine. (No date). “Propylene glycol (often referred to as PG) is the third “product” in a chemical process beginning with propene, a byproduct of fossil fuel (oil refining and natural…show more content…
The fatty acids in these are then made into fatty alcohols then undergo another process to sulfonate them into crystalline salt. Sodium Laureth Sulphate is Sodium Lauryl Sulphate that has been through a process called ethoxylation. Honestly (October 2015). Stacey Rosenberg (02/11/2014) Benzoyl Peroxide Benzoyl is part of the peroxide family, it is a chemical that has an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effect but can cause stinging, itching, burning, dehydration and peeling of the skin. It is commonly used for hair bleaching, teeth whitening and acne treatment. It helps acne because it acts as an antiseptic, which reduces bacteria on the skin and helps to prevent blackheads and whiteheads. The Skin Edit (01/03/2017). It takes four, 4-hour sessions in the laboratory to make Benzoyl Peroxide. Benzoyl starts as Bromobenzene and made into Benzoic acid, Carboxylic acid, Acid chloride and then Benzoyl Peroxide. Brenda Her, Alexandra Jones, and James W. Wollack (21/07/2014). Effects of Benzoyl Peroxide on the body: • Irritation • Redness • Burning • Adverse

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