Skincare Potential of Felene® Organic Vodka

skincare potential of vodka

What are the benefits of Vodka in your skincare regiment?

Vodka is a natural toner and disinfectant. When the vodka is a proper pH (between 7 and 8) it can be an ideal compliment to a skincare routine for men and women. However, please consider that vodka is 40% ethyl alcohol and may be a bit too harsh for direct skin application. If you wish to try this application, experts advise that you dilute your vodka with 50% water and add hydrating ingredients such as aloe or essential oils. The vodka helps with absorption and sanitizing the skin.

The skincare potential of Felene® Organic Vodka is gaining attention. While vodka is traditionally associated with social gatherings and refined cocktails, Felene® Organic Sugarcane Vodka is proving that its utility is not confined to the bar cart. Felene® Organic Vodka boasts a unique pH level of 8.15 and entirely free from additives. This organic vodka is emerging as a skincare marvel for both men and women. In this article, we explore how Felene® Organic Vodka can serve as an essential part of a skin care regiment. As a pre-shave regiment and as an aftershave conditioner, offering a myriad of benefits for all skin types.

Don’t Try This With Any Vodka

Due to it’s unique properties: organic, nonGMO, zero additives (no citric acid or sweeteners) and alkaline nature, Felene® is very uniquely suited for this purpose. The skincare potential of Felene® Organic Vodka does not apply to just any vodka. Like any other skincare product, it should be used in moderation.

The Importance of pH in Skincare

Understanding the pH level of skincare products is essential, given its impact on skin health. The natural pH of skin lies between 4.7 and 5.75, making it slightly acidic. Felene® Organic Vodka, with its slightly alkaline pH of 8.15, offers a compelling counterbalance, thereby providing unique skincare benefits.

Felene® Organic Vodka in a Unisex Pre-shave Regiment

Exfoliation for All Skin Types

The alkaline pH of Felene® Organic Vodka acts as a mild exfoliant, softening the skin and prepping it for a closer shave, which is beneficial for both men and women.

Antibacterial Cleansing

The ethanol content in Felene® Organic Vodka serves as a natural antiseptic, reducing the risk of bacterial infections that could arise from shaving.

Oil Regulation

By controlling sebum production, Felene® Organic Vodka offers a clean canvas for shaving, making it especially useful for those with oily or combination skin.

How to Use

For a pre-shave application, moisten a cotton pad with a small amount and sweep it across the area you plan to shave. Let it dry before proceeding with your regular shaving cream or gel.

Felene® Organic Vodka as a Unisex Aftershave Conditioner

Soothing and Calming

Men and women alike can benefit from the vodka’s antiseptic properties, which soothe irritation and alleviate inflammation commonly associated with shaving.

Pore Tightening

The astringent qualities of Felene® Organic Vodka work well in minimizing pore size, thereby preventing ingrown hairs—a concern shared by both genders.


Despite its reputation for being drying, the alkaline nature of Felene® Organic Vodka can be surprisingly hydrating when used responsibly and in moderation.

How to Use

After shaving, gently pat a small amount onto the affected area to enjoy its conditioning benefits.

Benefits of Vodka to Women’s Skincare Regiment

Toner Alternative

Women can use Felene® Organic Vodka as a toner substitute to balance the skin’s pH, especially beneficial for those looking for a natural product.

Makeup Removal

A dab of Felene® Organic Vodka on a cotton pad can effectively break down makeup, providing an all-natural alternative to chemical-laden makeup removers.

Vodka can indeed be used as a hair conditioner, a lesser-known use outside of its culinary and beverage applications. It’s thought to provide several benefits for hair care, but like any unconventional treatment, it comes with potential drawbacks as well.

Benefits of Using Vodka as a Hair Conditioner

  1. Clarifying Properties: Vodka is known for its ability to cleanse and strip away buildup from hair products. Its high alcohol content helps to thoroughly clean the scalp and hair, removing impurities and residue that can weigh hair down.
  2. Hair Shine: Vodka can help to close the hair cuticle, which may result in smoother, shinier hair. This sealing effect can reflect more light, giving hair a glossier appearance.
  3. Scalp Health: The antiseptic properties of vodka can also help to cleanse the scalp, potentially reducing the presence and growth of bacteria and fungus, and thereby possibly alleviating dandruff and scalp irritation.

Potential Drawbacks of Using Vodka as a Hair Conditioner

  1. Dryness: The high alcohol content in vodka, while effective for cleaning and clarifying, can also strip natural oils from the scalp and hair. This can lead to dryness, particularly for those with already dry or brittle hair.
  2. Scalp Irritation: Although vodka can reduce bacterial and fungal presence on the scalp, its alcohol content can irritate sensitive skin, potentially leading to redness, itching, or inflammation.
  3. Hair Damage: Regular use of vodka as a hair treatment can potentially weaken the hair shaft over time due to its drying effects, leading to breakage and split ends.


While using vodka as a hair conditioner can offer some benefits, it should be done sparingly and perhaps mixed with more hydrating ingredients like essential oils or aloe vera to mitigate its drying effects. Individuals with dry, brittle, or color-treated hair should be particularly cautious. As with any alternative hair treatment, it’s advisable to consult with a hair care professional before incorporating vodka into your regular hair care regimen, especially to avoid any adverse effects on hair health and scalp condition.

Final Thoughts and Caveats

Felene® Organic Vodka’s unique pH of 8.15 presents it as an effective and unisex skincare product, fitting seamlessly into both male and female pre-shave and aftershave routines. Its antiseptic, astringent, and pH-balancing properties make it versatile for various applications. However, as with any skincare regimen, moderation is key. Always consult a dermatologist before incorporating new products into your skincare routine.

So, let Felene® Organic Vodka not only elevate your cocktail experiences but also elevate your skincare to the next level.

Disclaimer: The usage of alcohol-based products may not be suitable for everyone. Please conduct a patch test or consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating new products into your skincare routine.

Kim Laderer

Kim Laderer-Veiga is the President of Felene Inc. Kim's unique and close-up knowledge of the on and off-premise alcohol business has given her a look into the trends and staples of the liquor industry. In the Kim Factor blog, Kim shares her expertise, her discoveries and her observations of the spirits business.

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