Alcohol, also known as ethanol, has many uses in cosmetics and detergents e.g. solvent, antifoaming, antimicrobial and viscosity controlling.
The substance can irritate the eyes. Substances that can irritate the eye are allowed in products certified by Asthma-Allergy Denmark but we require that the total concentration of irritants are low and we always make an individual assessment of the product taking into account the use and the amount that the consumer will be exposed to.
The substance is allowed in products certified by Asthma-Allergy Denmark in restricted concentrations depending on the other ingredients, product type and use.
Information for the manufacturers
We have requirements for the total amount of irritants in a certified product. The final assessment will always depend on an individual assessment of the product but the following could be used as a guidance: