Ethanol is primarily produced from the fermentation of starch in corn grain or sugar cane; and generally more expensive than simple alcohols because they’re not denatured or derived from petroleum.
Ethanol is a common ingredient in many cosmetic and beauty products. It acts as an astringent to help clean skin, as a preservative in lotions, and to help ensure that lotion ingredients do not separate.
Because ethanol is effective in killing microorganisms like bacteria, fungi and viruses, it is a common ingredient in many hand sanitizers, as it is in our PROTECT Hand Sanitizing Spray.
* The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use of hand sanitizers in situations where soap and water are not available. Practicing hand hygiene is also an important part of helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. Using hand sanitizers or alcohol based hand rubs (ABHR) can help to inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.