What Are Some Common Ingredients in Fragrance Sprays?

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Common ingredients in fragrance spray, and other products such as cologne or perfume, include dimethicone, glycerine, propylene glycol and petrolatum. Other ingredients in these products include butane, dipropylene glycol and diisopropyl adipate.

The dimethicone in fragrance sprays is a polymer also in cooking oil, fast food items and food that goes through processing. This ingredient is in beauty products because it helps to protect the skin and has anti-foaming properties. Glycerin is also in fragrance sprays and is a sugar alcohol either man-made or from natural sources. Glycerin helps the skin retain moisture.

Propylene glycol is one of the most common ingredients in fragrance products and is an organic alcohol. This chemical helps stabilize the chemical composition of these products and helps the skin remain supple. Petrolatum is a semisolid chemical in fragrance products that helps to protect the skin from harmful agents.

Butane is a gas that is often found in fragrances, especially in sprays, as it serves as a propellant and is under pressure in the can. Dipropylene glycol is a chemical solvent that helps to decrease viscosity. Diisopropyl adipate is a liquid that serves as a lubricant on the surface of the skin and also helps to soften the skin while reducing cracking and brittleness in many cosmetic products.