It’s time to hit more of a colourful topic when it comes to distilled water. Generally, well-known uses of distilled water cover topping up car batteries, being used in stream irons or even for fishkeeping, amongst many others.
It also has a major stake in both the medical and industrial industries. However, did you know that distilled water is commonly used in the cosmetic supplies like makeup, skincare and other personal care products?
Yes, distilled water is used as a solvent in cosmetic and personal care products as it dissolves many of the ingredients that impart skin benefits like cleansing and conditioning agents. This type of water is also used to form emulsions in which the oil and water components are combined to create creams as well as lotions.
Why Do They Use Distilled Water Though?
Cosmetic companies only use water that is free of toxins, pollutants and microbes in the formulation of cosmetics and personal care products. We all know by now that distilled water has exceptional purity and has had all impurities removed from it.
The quality of water used in the production of cosmetics and personal care products is monitored according to strict Good Manufacturing Practices outlined in the FDA’s Guidance on Cosmetic Manufacturing Practice Guidelines.
Some Companies also comply with the U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) standard for the purity of water used in drugs, devices and diagnostics which have been published in the Purified Water monograph.
DIY Cosmetic Uses
Distilled water is extremely popular amongst the DIY and organic living enthusiasts as they can make many natural skincare products that are not available in the local drugstore. If you are interested in simple DIY cosmetic uses for distilled water, check out this article for more information.
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