Alcohol and Cosmetics
A lot of creams/lotions contain alcohol. Is this permissible to be used by us?
Regarding alcohol in creams and lotions, the ruling is to abstain from it. Firstly, alcohol is najis (impure) and the external as well as internal application is only allowed under extremely dire circumstances. Secondly, There are many alternative non-alcohol lotions/creams easily available on the market.(Riyadhul Jannah V.7 No 8, Page 11 Question 4)