Alcohol is commonly used in natural cosmetics and also in baby care products. It can be found in various products such as body creams, lotions, aftershaves, toothpaste, etc. Alcohol has antibacterial properties and serves as a preservative.
There are "good alcohols," i.e. fatty alcohols, that nourish the skin. Unfortunately, most natural cosmetics, especially certified natural cosmetics, contain alcohol that attracts water in the form of ethanol (also known as bio ethanol) and dries out and cracks the skin. For example, if you apply lotion to a child with dry skin, it will dry out the skin even more, leading to a vicious cycle of applying more lotion that further dries out the skin.