“A synthetic substance that mimics a natural one can sometimes provide a purer, more stable ingredient which gives the product a longer shelf life.” It’s morning, and your alarm is ringing. It’s time to roll out of bed and begin the day. Once you step into your bathroom, you are surrounded by prod - ucts with ingredients derived from oil and gas. Jump in the shower, and your soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and shaving cream all likely include propylene glycol, which has sever - al benefits including moisturizing skin, softening hair, and helping make other ingredients more effective, according to Healthline. It also helps preserve products by preventing the overgrowth of microorganisms. Propylene glycol – also found in many deodor - ants and antiperspirants – is formed by adding water to petrolatum, also known as petroleum jel - ly, a cosmetic product that has been in use since the late 1800s.
PERSONAL CARE WITHOUT PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, YOUR ROUTINE WOULD LOOK A
LOT DIFFERENT! by Deborah Jaremko
SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE • VOL 23 ISSUE 3
VOL 23 ISSUE 3 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
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