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Cetyl and Stearyl alcohol? What's the difference?
I always notice that one or the other, or both, is often in shampoos, conditioners, soaps, etc. Since I know Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) is drying, I'm always skeptical. What are the properties of cetyl and stearyl alcohol though? Why are they put in these products and how do they effect them?
Vanille
04/19/10
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  Cetyl and stearyl alcohols are long chain fatty alcohols. I don't have time to write an organic chemistry text book, but briefly, alcohols have the general formula R-OH. 'R' is a chain of carbon atoms. In the case of isopropyl alcohol there are three carbon atoms in the chain. In the case of cetyl alcohol there are 16 carbon atoms in the chain. For stearyl alcohol, there are 18 carbon atoms in the carbon chain. It makes a big difference whether there are three carbons or 16-18 carbons. Isopropyl alcohol is a liquid and is completely miscible with water. If you leave it on the skin it evaporates quickly, taking some water with it, resulting in some drying. Cetyl and stearyl alcohols are both waxy solids and are only slightly soluble in water. If you leave them on the skin they do not evaporate, and do not cause drying.

Cetyl and stearyl alcohols are commonly used as thickening agents. In combination with other substances they are thick and kind of creamy, so you shampoo or conditioner looks elegant and doesn't run down your back.
stanp6
04/19/10
What are some cetyl alcohol free lotion?
that's what i see in every face lotion.
are there any out there without it?
cetyl alcohol tends to clog my pores.

i use jojoba OIL but it doesn't work well under makeup
savannah
01/05/09
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is it safe for alcoholics to use products with cetyl alcohol and benzyl alcohol?
It is imperative that alcoholics do not ingest, digest or use products with alcohol in so is it safe to use products that use cetyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, methol or menthol etc? and sodium laurel sulphate?
if ytou're pure of heart mind body and soul then surely all chemicals and ethyls, methyl, cet;, benzyl and acohol are abusive to the recovering acoholic and strongly suggested by some interesting readers. Because as a pharmacist once said to me supposedly "It's different because you don't pour it down your throat"! To me it's still alcohol so it's no good for you. What do you think? Do you find this interesting?
b00b00
10/26/07
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  some of those alcohols are poisonous in large amounts if ingested and should not be used to excess by anyone - but in the past some street people would drink these products in jurisdictions in which alcohol used ot be heavily restricted (they were called 'rubbies' here from consuming rubbing alcohol),

I would suggest recovering alcoholics avoid these products until they are firmly on the wagon.
mr_fartson
10/26/07
Alternatives to Cetyl Alcohol as a Detangling Ingredient?
A lot of hair conditioners contain a waxy substance (emulisifier) called Cetyl Alcohol and Cetearyl Alcohol.

-Do these ingredients build up in the hair over the long term and cause damage?

-Are these ingredients (both petroleum based and plant based) safe for use on the skin and for the environment?

-What natural alternative detangling ingredients are available?
Ellie B
01/17/09
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  any sort of alcohol will dry your hair out, im not sure about buildup though..alcohols are usually light so they might wash out, but anything petroleum based is NOT good or the environment, its oil that is processed just like oil for our car, but there are 'green' hair products our there that work very well, google it, but the best detangler i have used was just a little bit of a heavy, really thick conditioner and dilute it with water and put in a spray bottle..or olive oil, but use super sparingly because it will make you hair look oily and a little bit goes a LONG way too
Malia
01/17/09
is there alcohol in cetyl alcohol and steryl alcohol?
im an alcoholic and am worried as i have been prescribed cream and it has these ingredients in, thanks.
plood
01/15/10
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  No problem.

The term 'alcohol' has different meanings in everyday English and in Chemistry.
In everyday use, 'alcohol' refers to ethyl alcohol [also known as ethanol].
Cetyl and steryl alcohols are totally different molecules.

In Chemistry, the term 'alcohol' refers to a molecule having a carbon atom with an oxygen atom hooked to it, and a hydrogen atom on the other side of the oxygen. There are many many different alcohols, some of which, like methanol [wood alcohol] will kill you.
Sugar [sucrose] contains alcohol groups. So does cellulose.
redbeardthegiant
01/15/10
How bad are these ingredients for hair dye,...?
Ingredients: H20 to 100, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid, Mixes of dyes, Diazolidinly Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
What a wonderful world
06/28/08
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  I can only decipher a few:
H2o, water
cetearth-20 I think is the ph or alkalinity.
chloride
Vit.C
and waxes.
Jessicca Francis
06/28/08
Why do FACIAL MOISTURIZERS contain alcohol and silicone?
I just bought a jar of Garnier's Moisture Rescue Gel Cream, which doesn't seem to cause any obvious problems but then I noticed that it contains denatured alcohol and dimethicone

One of my other moisturizers from Curel contains cetyl alcohol and dimethicone (as well).

Alcohol is drying and harmful, and silicone can clog pores....?

**Which moisturizers don't contain alcohol/silicone? I believe Neutrogena has one, but I'm not sure
hipster
06/29/11
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Question about acne? Please answer.?
Are these good ingredients for an acne medicine..

Active Ingredients
Salicylic Acid - 2 %Acne Medication

Inactive Ingredients
Water (Aqua) , Cetyl Alcohol , PPG-15 Stearyl Ether , Polyethylene , Microcrystalline Wax , Steareth-21 , Polysorbate 60 , Potassium Cetyl Phosphate , Xanthan Gum , Fragrance , Menthyl Lactate , Ferric Ferrocyanide , Jojoba Esters
..!
08/13/10
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  Visit this website, it's helped me and people I know
http://www.danielkern.com/

Follow his regimen an buy his formula
http://www.danielkern.com/category-s/25.htm

Usually the most effective ingredient in acne medicine in benzoyl peroxide, which I don't see in your list.

Alternatively, if you have a bad case of acne, see a dermatologist for prescriptions for both topical and oral medicines that are more effective (but more expensive) (e.g. Differin).
Whopper Jr.
08/13/10
I have a lotion that has cetyl alcohol in it, is it safe to use as lube?
Lucy Loo
07/18/11
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Can you frink/eat stearyl and cetyl alcohol?
found in cosmetics, moisturizers, deoderants
lil PK
02/15/11
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  Tink is right, and some of them, like isopropyl alcohol are toxic enough to kill you, so try not to do that
Someone Online
02/15/11
Are there any "Alcohol-free" Organic skin care brands ?? PLEASE HELP..?
without the fatty alcohols like Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alchol etc..
Just completely organic/natural and has some ingredients that avoid gettin wrinkles and fine lines?
lol im 14.

please help me!
I dont wanna get wrinkles !!!
Patricia♥
09/17/10
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  Have you heard of the line Juice beauty? I haven't used it personally but a friend of mine has and she loves it. I just looked at a couple of random products and the ingredients are amazing and it's organic (you can order it on- line). It's not cheep (compared to drug-store prices) but it's still pretty reasonable.
Also, at your age don't use anything that says "anti-aging" because believe it or not, it can make you age faster. You skin has a cell turnover rate and the younger you are, the faster it is (about 30 days at your age) and if you were using a product that has retinol for example, your skin gets use to it and needs it to continue that rate. If you don't have acne, use products for dry skin only and use sunscreen. That will keep your skin beautiful and wrinkle free.
Amy N
09/17/10
Is this good for acne prone skin?
Olay Age Defying Intensive Nourishing Night Cream
ingredients: Water, Glycerin, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Salicylic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract Matricaria, Tocopherol Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Dimethicone.
bobby
01/29/09
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is there a moisturizer without alcohol for oily skin?
i have oily skin, started to wash my face twice a day (day n before i go to bed) followed with the "clean n clear" shine control moisturizer,, but noticed that it burn on some parts of my face, specially around my nose,, so i wonder if it was because of the cetyl alcohol on the moisturizer... pls help! ,,, o yea and i have stopped using the moisturizer.
thanXz mutch for ur answers :) , really appreciate it,,
kyara d
12/10/08
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  proactiv doesn't have any
SOFi♥
12/10/08
Skin iD regimen replica?
i need replicas of a couple of products from Skin iD. i need 14 the cream cleanser, 32 the acne treatment, 38 anti oil pads, and 72 the hydrator. also if anyone can find replicas of the spot acne treatment, moisturizer, or blemish concealer; that would be helpful. Skin iD works great but its to expensive so if anyone can find replicas with the same ingredients that would be great.
Skin iD: Cream Cleanser
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Polysorbate 60, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl Lactate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Panthenol, Benzalkonium Chloride, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

Skin iD: Anti-Acne Treatment
Active ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Laureth-4, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Disodium EDTA

Skin iD: Pads
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat. (40%), Butylene Glycol, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl Lactate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, PEG/PPG-20/6 Dimethicone, Benzalkonium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance

Skin iD: Hydrator
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-8, Dirnethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Panthenol, Trideceth-6, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetyl Lactate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Laureth 23, Laureth-4, Butylene Glycol, Ceteth- 20, PEG-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, Benzalkonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Sclerotium Gum, Potassium Hydroxide, Fragrance

Skin iD: Moisturizer
Active ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5% (sunscreen), Zinc Oxide 2.94% (sunscreen)
Inactive ingredients: Water, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Methicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Extract, Propylene Glycol, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben

Skin iD: Blemish Fighting Concealer
Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.5%
Inactive ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Cyclomethicone, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Synthetic Wax, Trisiloxane, Bis-PEG/PPG -14/14 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Boron Nitride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Matricaria (Chamomilla Recutita) Flower Extract, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tocopheryl acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Polysilicone-11, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Farnesol. May Also Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

Skin iD: Spot Acne Treatment
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0%.
davidk8490
12/25/08
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  I'm recommending some products with the same/similar active ingredients as Skin ID, but under different brands. I've used most of these products and they work pretty good.

Skin iD: Cream Cleanser
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%
==Alternative: Clean and Clear Advantage Acne Cleanser, 2.5% Salicylic Acid==

Skin iD: Anti-Acne Treatment
Active ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%
==Alternative: Benzac AC Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Gel==

Skin iD: Pads
Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%
==Alternative: Neutrogena Rapid Clear Cleansing Pads w/ Microclear==

Skin iD: Hydrator
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0%.
==Alternative: Loreal Pure Zone Moisturiser, or Clean and Clear Skin Balancing Moisturiser==

Skin iD: Moisturizer
==Alternative: Hamilton Everyday Face SPF 30+ (does not clog pores and does not aggravate acne)==

Skin iD: Blemish Fighting Concealer
Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid 0.5%
==Alternative: Maybelline Pure [stick] Concealer with Salicylic Acid or Revlon Blemish Concealer with Salicylic Acid==

Skin iD: Spot Acne Treatment
Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid 2.0%
==Alternative: Neutrogena Rapid Clear Spot Eliminating Gel, 15ml w/ Microclear and Salicylic Acid 2.0%==

Ok finally done :) Enjoy googling.
Isabelle
12/29/08
Please help me pick out the right medication for my face.?
Hello,

My situation is this. I believe during the Winter (Although I've seen it during the summer) I get dry, flaky white skin around my mouth. I usually peel them off and apply water on them. They come back after awhile though. Moreover, they always come out everytime I eat. So when I'm eating, people can see this weird white flaky stuff around my mouth. Why does it come out when I eat? Also, I have slight discoloration around my mouth so it looks like a goatee.

But I have a solution. Please pick out one of the 3 medications listed. I have very sensitive skin and I'm allergic to Benzol Peroxide. I plan on trying one of them out each night and see how it effective it is in the morning. Keep in mind that they do not mention anything about applying to the face. Thanks!

Dermasil Labs - Dry Skin Treatment
Active Ingredient: Dimethicone 1%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Triethanolmine, PEG-40 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Methylparaben, Sunflower Seed Oil, Cetyl Acetate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Carbomer, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Lecithin, Borago Officinalis Seed oil, Cholesterol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Prunus Amygdalus Sweet Almond Oil, Ethylene Brassylate, Sandalwood Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract.

Nivea Soft "Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Creme
Active Ingredient: Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil
Ingredients: Water, Myristyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat, Stearic Acid, Petrolatum, Myristyl Myristate, Glycerl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Dimethicone, Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Phenoxyethanol, Lanolin Alcohol, Fragrance, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Dearmarest Eczema Medicated Moisturizer
Active Ingredient: Pramoxine Hydrochloride 1%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana Witch Hazel Water, Propylene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Myristyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Glyceryl Sterate, PEG-100, Polyquaternium-37, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice, Cholesterol, Ceramide 6, Propamidobenzoic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Alcohol.
Look Its Jay
11/17/09
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  Self diagnosis is often wrong - and can sometimes be dangerous. You'd be better off applying Vitamin E Oil to the affected area to moisturize the skin & promote healing. Or - see a dermatologist.
Barcode
11/17/09
Please help me pick out the right medication for my face.?
Hello,

My situation is this. I believe during the Winter (Although I've seen it during the summer) I get dry, flaky white skin around my mouth. I usually peel them off and apply water on them. They come back after awhile though. Moreover, they always come out everytime I eat. So when I'm eating, people can see this weird white flaky stuff around my mouth. Why does it come out when I eat? Also, I have slight discoloration around my mouth so it looks like a goatee.

But I have a solution. Please pick out one of the 3 medications listed. I have very sensitive skin and I'm allergic to Benzol Peroxide. I plan on trying one of them out each night and see how it effective it is in the morning. Keep in mind that they do not mention anything about applying to the face. Thanks!

Dermasil Labs - Dry Skin Treatment
Active Ingredient: Dimethicone 1%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Triethanolmine, PEG-40 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Methylparaben, Sunflower Seed Oil, Cetyl Acetate, Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol, Carbomer, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Lecithin, Borago Officinalis Seed oil, Cholesterol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Prunus Amygdalus Sweet Almond Oil, Ethylene Brassylate, Sandalwood Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract.

Nivea Soft "Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Creme
Active Ingredient: Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil
Ingredients: Water, Myristyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat, Stearic Acid, Petrolatum, Myristyl Myristate, Glycerl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Dimethicone, Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Phenoxyethanol, Lanolin Alcohol, Fragrance, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben.

Dearmarest Eczema Medicated Moisturizer
Active Ingredient: Pramoxine Hydrochloride 1%
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana Witch Hazel Water, Propylene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Myristyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Glyceryl Sterate, PEG-100, Polyquaternium-37, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Juice, Cholesterol, Ceramide 6, Propamidobenzoic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Alcohol.

11/17/09
Reply
  Self diagnosis is often wrong - and can sometimes be dangerous. You'd be better off applying Vitamin E Oil to the affected area to moisturize the skin & promote healing. Or - see a dermatologist.
Barcode
11/17/09
which skincare product would be better for acne prone sensitive skin based on the ingredients?
Active Ingredients: Vitamin A Palmitate 30,000 I.U/gm, Vitamin E (tocopherol Acetate) 50 I.U/gm.
Inactive Ingredients: Dieonized Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Ivy Extract, Butcher's Broom Extract, Marigold Flower Oil, Seaweeds, Lemongrass, Lemon And Cucumber Fruit Extracts, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Oil Of Borage, Allantoin, Wheat Protein Amino Acids, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Urea, Triethanolamine, Collodial Sulfur, Methylparaben.

Or



Active Ingredient: benzoyl peroxide 2.5%.

Inactive Ingredients: water (aqua), ethoxydiglycol, cyclotetrasiloxane, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, cyclopentasiloxane, panthenol, allantoin, xanthan gum, ceteareth-20, carbomer, triethanolamine, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, fragrance (parfum).
bobby
01/18/09
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  The first list of 'natural' things - give it a whirl -

Benzoyl peroxide is great at drying out pimples, and bacteria but does a # on sensitive skin
kelly e
01/18/09
Is rubbing alcohol the same as isopropyl alcohol?
The bottle does not say rubbing alcohol, just isopropyl alcohol. It says its 91% alcohol. For disinfecting stuff(cell phones and other things), do I need to dilute the alcohol. If so with how much water?
beautiful love05
11/09/10
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  Yes, rubbing alcohol is the same as isopropyl alcohol. You don't need to dilute it.
Jenn
11/09/10
PreparationH and High Blood Pressure?
I have a tube of PreparationH, and upon it says "Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you have High Blood Pressure and/or are taking a prescription drug to treat High Blood Pressure."

I have High Blood Pressure and am currently taking Hydrochlorothiazide (waterpill) 25mg and Lisinopril 20mg...

Now on the PreparationH tube the ingredients are... Glycerin USP 14.4%, Phyenylephrine HCI USP 0.25%, Pramoxine HCI USP 1%, White Petrolatum USP 15%, Aloe Barbandensis Leaf Extract, BHA, Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Edetate Disodium, Glycercly Stearate, Laureth-23, Methylparaben, Mineral Oil, Panthenol, Propyl Gallate, Propylene Glycol, Propylparaben, Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate, Steareth-2, Steareth-20, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Vitamin E, Xanthan Gum...

My question is simply... will any of the ingredients in the PreparationH and my High Blood Pressure meds interact in a health concerning manner?
Ken
06/22/07
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  It's the phenylephrine. This is a vasoconstrictor, to help shrink the swelling.
If absorbed into the blood, the vasoconstriction can cause an increase in blood pressure.

But getting realistic here, it is only 1/4 of a percent phenylephrine. If you are using the small dab directed by the instructions, the amount absorbed is going to be small.

As long as you are taking your BP meds regularly, go ahead and use the Preparation H as directed.
Berry
06/22/07
Is this mask ok for acne-prone skin?
I have a Yves Rocher "SOS Shine Mask" that has "Zea Mays (Corn) Starch" as an ingredient. However I read in a magazine that cornstarch-based cosmetics can lead to breakouts. Would this mask do more harm than good?

If it helps, here are the complete ingredients: Water * Kaolin * Alcohol Denat. (? the text is small), Butylene Glycol * Propylene Gycol * Zea Mays (Corn) Starch * Urea * Magnesium Aluminum Silicate * Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate * Polyethylene * Cetyl Alcohol * Ceteth-20 * Cellulose Gum * Salicylic Acid * Methylparaben * Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer * Cocamidopropyl Betane * Fragrance * Pyridoxine HCL * Allantoin * Ethylparaben * Tocopheryl Acetate * Sodium Hydroxide * Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract * Propylparaben * Butylparaben * Tetrasodium Edta * Yellow 5 * Blue 1

As a side question, what are these things? It says "botanical" on the tube but those sound like chemicals?

08/19/10
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  I don't buy any product since most doesn't work at ALL. Don't buy this stuff because home remedies are so much better for you then CHEMICALS on your face.


These masks can get rid of blackheads, acne, oily skin, and dry skin, leaving your skin clean and smooth.


Make your own face mask and exfoliater.
Before you do a mask or exfoliater, press hot water or lukewarm water against your face with a wash cloth for a minute to moisturize before your masks.


Here is an exfoliater:
Mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda with a few drops of warm water. Massage the paste over your face and rinse with warm water over the sink. Do this at least twice every week. Now here are some face masks:

Oatmeal-Yogurt Mask for OILY SKIN- Mix 2 tablespoons of uncooked oatmeal and 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt.

Honey-Oatmeal Mask for DRY SKIN- Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of uncooked oatmeal.

Yogurt-Cucumber Mask for SENSITIVE SKIN- Puree 2 tablespoons of yogurt with 1/4 cup of peeled and sliced cucumber. Use a cotton ball to pat the mask onto your face and rinse with cool water.

Only rub these masks and exfoliaters on twice a week, for if more, it will ruin your skin. Make sure you GENTLY pat on the masks too.


To get rid of acne and blackheads also do this:

Stay hydrated!
Don't touch your skin a lot.
Wash your face every morning with soap and water.
Don't pick at your zits, it will leave scars.
Wash your pillow case often about once a week.
At night, put toothpaste on your zit and leave it on the whole night. Wash it off in the morning.
Have a healthy diet!
If you have bangs, cut them because the oil in your hair gets into your pores, which clogs them causing acne.

Good luck!

08/19/10
Whats the difference between mouthwash with alcohol and w/o alcohol in it?
I've read mouthwashes w/alcohol and lead to oral cancer on wiki..?

Why does it have alcohol in the first place; should I switch to
non-alcohol mouthwashes from now on?
Here's the article.
Further investigations are being
done quote unquote.

http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24896583-5001021,00.html
How does EVERYTHING cause cancer..?
Tom G
01/26/09
Reply
  Alcahol acts as a disinfectant... that's why it burns. It's killing all the bacteria in your mouth. Alcahol free uses a different agent for disinfecting your mouth that's probably less reliable than Alcahol. I'd just go with original listerine, unless the burn is a little too much. After a few days, it dosent hurt very much because the days of using it have acted like napalm against bacteria.

Wait a minute... you can get DRUNK?!? Oh, hang on a sec... NO SH|T.
James N
01/26/09
What is the best alcohol to drink while weightlifiting often?
I weightlift a lot since the new year (you know new year, new me, that sort of thing!), and well every now, you need a break to chill and drink some well deserved alcohol. Anway, ive heard that you shouldnt drink alcohol often or if at all if you want to gain muscle. I was just wondering if anyone knew what is the best alcohol to drink while weightlifting, be it light beer, guiness, vodka and diet mixers, or is there any high protein alcohol drinks?
jackshaw08
01/19/08
Reply
  none duh do u want to die?
allen_ramsay
01/19/08
alcohol...?
i always though that alcohol only stayed in your system for about 12 hours after your last drink... depending on how much you drank, but im on probation and i heard something about an 80 hour alcohol test. it is called (etg) testing, they do not test for the alcohol itself but the motabolites or something. has anyone ever heard of such a test, and if you know anything about it how accurate is it?
letgodjudge17
07/03/06
Reply
  how about this,
STOP DRINKING
DONT GET ON PROBATION
GO TO A.A
I love my Fiance'
07/03/06
Is there any alcohol in novocaine or other anesthesia used in dentistry?
I'm on the antibiotic Flagyl (metronidazole) and it warns that I cannot use any product that contains alcohol, or consume any alcohol because it will make me very sick while on this drug.

I'm having dental work done today with anesthesia, and was worried the anesthesia might have any alcohol in it. Does it?

They will likely use a mix of novocaine, lidocaine and xylocaine (I know that's not spelled right) or whatever the usual combo is for a root canal.

Thanks!
laraby9
04/30/08
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I have dried skin problems...?
I used clearsil pimple cream on my forehead, And I put too much on so now my sj\kin is dried (skin is peeling). Is it ok to put Vaseline dry skin lotion on my forehead?
Im worried the moisturisor might have something thats not good for my skin that will make my forehead worser or add more pimples to the area.
Here are the ingredients in the moisturisor:
Watre, Glycerin, Stearic acid, Glycolsterate (and) Staeramide amp, Panthenol, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Stearoyl lactylate, lactic acid (and) Potassium lactate, Retinyl palmitate, Helianthus annus (sunflower) seedoil, Isopropyl palm itate, Dime thicone, Petrolatum, Glyceryl Stearate, cetyl Alcohol, magnesium aluminium silicate, carboner, Disodium edta, Phen oxyethand, methylparaben, propylparaben and fragrance.

Do you know if any of these ingredients aren't good for my forehead? If there is what moistureriser should I being using?
Misheelle
12/18/10
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  honestly none of those creams are any good for you ever REmember sunblock? wtf happen to it well it caused skin cancer in lots of people

stop using those products if they have any side effects on you, best way to get rid of this is to just sweat get active time manage your day and eat healthy not only will you feel confident and great but you will look it too, those creams are a bunch of bull crap fed to people by the media just a little dab my ass

what you should be using to fix your forehead is keep your hair away from it for about a week and wash your face with water daily while eating heathy, your hair is full of oils and when it touches your forehead and sits thier thats a recipe for disaster.
Adam Jasar
12/18/10
What mental disorder is most commonly self diagnosed with alcohol?
Some people are drawn to alcohol for natural reasons. Many are drawn to alcohol, almost naturally because it is medicinal to them. In cases people can both, think better and increase mental capabilities under the influence of alcohol. For example someone that has social anxiety can further succeed in social situations and feel more "normal" under the influence of alcohol, which can cause them to easily be drawn to it as an attempt to self diagnose. Many people legitimately feel they can function better under the influence of alcohol because of something it provides them. Something that achieves their brain's satisfaction in aiding a natural abnormality or disorder. But, what disorder or abnormality is most common in attempting to self diagnose by comsuming alcohol?
the smoken man
12/21/09
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  I believe the diagnoses for this would be "Alcoholism." People that drink to make themselves feel socially accepted, smarter or attractive, ususally have the disease called Alcoholism. "Normal"(non-problem drinkers) people do not need alcohol to feel the above.

For more information I would suggest going to Google and typing in Alcoholism to get more information.
Anna
12/23/09
I am currently taking Prilosec and Tagamet. Is it okay to drink alcohol?
I have read that Tagamet and alcohol should not mix but I haven't seen an explanation why. If anyone has taken Tagamet and drank alcohol, and survived (lol) please give me your experience.
Christine P
05/30/08
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  Zantac works better than Tagamet. Tagamet has many drug interactions

Are you taking these meds for GERD? If you have an active gastic ulcer, you should not be drinking.

You should "survive" if you are taking these meds for GERD and drink alcohol.

If you have medication questions, ask your local pharmacist. They are going to be the definitive person to answer your questions.
Debra B
05/30/08
Is it okay to use alcohol to clean a new cartilage piercing?
I just pierced my cartilage last week. I heard somewhere that you should use diluted alcohol to clean it, but somewhere else said that you shouldn't use alcohol. For the past week I have been using alcohol to clean my ear and all seems well, but should I still use it?
xKYLIExKABOOMx
05/21/08
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  no don't haha lol

Did you know that...

You CAN get and/or spread a serious infection including HIV, if the piercing equipment hasn't been sterilized properly.

Infections caused by bacteria getting into the puncture of the piercing may also happen later, even after the piercing has healed.

If the studio uses a piercing "gun" to do body piercings, LEAVE!! Piercing guns cannot be sterilized and should NOT be used for body piercing.

Healing time.

Ear lobe 6 to 8 weeks
Ear cartilage 4 months to 1 year
Eyebrow 6 to 8 weeks
Nostril 2 to 4 months
Nasal septum 6 to 8 months
Nasal bridge 8 to 10 weeks
Tongue 4 weeks
Lip 2 to 3 months
Nipple 3 to 6 months
Navel 4 months to 1 year
Female genitalia 4 to 10 weeks
Male genitalia 4 weeks to 6 months

Cleaning It.

Wash your hands first with soap and water before touching or cleaning the pierced area. (Don't let anyone else touch the pierced area until it is healed.)

Remove any crusty material from the site and from the jewelry with warm water.

Gently wash the area around the piercing with antibacterial soap (liquid soap works the best).

Gently rinse off all of the soap and crusty discharge.

Gently dry the area with a paper towel or plain white napkin. (Bacteria can stay in cloth towels.)

Do steps 1-5 twice a day until the skin heals. (Over-washing or over-scrubbing can irritate the area.)

Do NOT use antibacterial ointments because they don't allow air to get to the area and they trap bacteria.

Do's and Don'ts.

Do NOT use alcohol or Peroxide to clean the area. (Both products will dry out your skin.) Other strong solutions such as Betadine will discolor gold jewelry.

Rinse the pierced skin after exercising since sweat may irritate the piercing.

Keep the pierced area from coming in contact with other people's body fluids, such as saliva and sweat. (Do not have oral sexual contact for 4-6 weeks if you have a tongue, lip, or genital piercing).

Keep things clean that come in contact with the body part that has been pierced. For example, keep your phone clean if you have an ear piercing, keep your glasses clean for ear and eyebrow piercings, cover your ear lobe with a tissue if you use hair spray, and try not to apply makeup close to piercing sites.

Wear clean clothing with soft fabric for navel piercings. Avoid wearing jeans because the material can be irritating.

Don't wear pantyhose, leotards, belts, or tight clothing while a navel piercing is healing.

Wear loose fitting clothing with a navel piercing, to let the air help with healing.

Check your jewelry many times during the day to see if any parts have become loose, especially if you have a tongue piercing. If a bar becomes loose, you can accidentally swallow it or damage a permanent tooth.

Do NOT use a hot tub or swim in public pools until your piercing has healed.

Rinse tongue or lip piercings after every meal or snack. Rinse for 30 to 60 seconds after eating with an antibacterial, alcohol-free mouthwash, or a warm salt water rinse. Or, alternately, make a mix with one part water, and one part hydrogen-peroxide, and apply it directly to the piercing site with a cotton swab. The bubbling peroxide can help remove food stuck in the site.

Throw out your old toothbrush and get a new, soft-bristled toothbrush if you have a tongue or lip piercing. This is to avoid exposure to bacteria from your old toothbrush.

See your dentist for regular checkups and if you think you have a problem. Studies have shown that people who have piercings in their mouth are much more likely to have injuries to their teeth and gums.

Eat healthy foods. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals help your body heal.

What are the health risks of body piercing?

Infection. Without proper care, infection can lead to scarring and even blood poisoning. Infections of piercings are unattractive and can be very dangerous.

Allergic Reaction. Some people are sensitive to certain metals and only discover this when they are pierced and have a severe reaction to the jewelry. The rash, swelling, and difficulty breathing can lead to shock and hospitalization.

Nerve Damage. If a piercing isn’t placed carefully, it can be pushed through a nerve, severing it and making the surrounding area permanently deadened to any feeling.

Excessive Bleeding. This is just what it sounds like. If you get pierced and happen to hit a large blood vessel, you could have difficulty stopping the bleeding and may end up in the emergency room getting it cauterized. Not pretty.

Risk of Cross-Contamination. You may become cross-contaminated by Hepatitis, the HIV virus, or another blood-borne pathogen is you are pierced by improperly sterilized needles.

Keloids. These are toughened knots of scar tissue that look like cysts at the base of a piercing that sometimes form for no reason at the site of a piercing.

Can’t donate blood. Is it important for you to be a blood donor? Is there someone in your family who is ill and may need blood donations in the near future? Don’t get pierced. You cannot donate blood for one year after getting pierced –- no exceptions.

Dental Risks. There are several problems that can arise from oral piercings, including chipped teeth, worn tooth enamel, damage to the gums and jaw line from wear, and even aspiration (inhaling) of a loose piece of jewelry into the lungs. Infection and swelling of the tongue is also a possibility, and is very unpleasant.

Other things to consider.

Pain. If you can’t tolerate pain, you may be risking suffering more than you like for your vanity. Some piercings hardly hurt at all, others can be pretty rough for a few weeks.

Cost. Do you have the money to pay not only for the piercing and jewelry, but for the aftercare products, such as Provon® or Satin® and H2Ocean®?

Commitment. You are putting yourself at risk if you can’t clean your piercing every day, twice a day. Period. End of discussion. And you have to do your sea salt soaks or H2Ocean® treatments without fail.

Judgment of Others. You may not want to hear this one, but face it; others may judge you based on your piercings, so really think this one through. Will it bother you if others stare as though they are afraid of you? Do you want to have to explain yourself or remove your piercing for job interviews? Will you feel badly if your piercing upsets your grandparents or family friends?

Also getting headaches after a piercing is normal.
listennnheree
05/22/08
If I have high triglycerides and refuse to take Trilipix what can happen?
I have been prescribed Metformin in the past and refused to take that since you cannot have any alcohol at all while on it and was prescribed Trilipix earlier this year and refused to take that too since alcohol consumption seems more important to me than antibiotics which cannot be mixed together so I chose alcohol over the medications. What can happen if I still refuse to take what has been prescribed for me and consume alcohol instead?
Mother of Rayneisha
06/18/10
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  what ?

ask the pharmacy or

doctor . for you.
Imo .
06/18/10
Had some alcohol before doctor urine and blood test?
Hi, I was just wondering, I had some alcohol yesterday, a beer and half a glass of wine, and tomorrow I have to go to the doctors to get some blood & urine tests done for some volunteer things. Will it show up that I have alcohol in my body or not? Thanks!
Sasuke Uchiha
07/05/11
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