The denatured alcohol used in the Oway products comes from sugar beet molasses and/or cereals.
Its function, where present, is to improve drying and to make the product lighter and less sticky in application.
Its quantity depends on the degree of drying required.
Alcohol has the same function in perfume products too, and ensures immediate evaporation in contact with skin or fabrics.
Alcohol is also an excellent natural solvent for fixative polymers, active ingredients and essential oils.
For hand sanitising products, a specific amount of alcohol (60-85%) is used for sanitising purposes as recommended by the international control bodies for the containment and mitigation of 2019-nCoV infection.