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Ingredient Dictionary

Ingredient Description
Acacia farnesiana extract Acacia Farnesiana Extract is derived from the acacia tree. It is known to be a great fragrant plant extract and doesn't necessarily show any specific benefits to the skin.
Acacia senegal gum A herb which potentially have skin soothing properties, but is usually mainly used as a skin thickening agent.
Acai A small deep purple color berry which is a potential source of antioxidants, which includes ferulic acid and epicatechin. Acai consists a higher antioxidant content than many other berries available and therefore is considered to be the best antioxidant to choose for your skincare products.
Acetic acid In vinegar acetic acid is included. It is contained in some fruits and it is a component of human sweat as well.Acetic acid is sensitive to skin but it has the ability to act as a disinfectant.
Acetone Acetone is an organic compound which is colourless and volatile. It can be solved in water and can act as a solvent. In nail polish removers acetone is used as a solvent.
Acetyl carnitine HCL It is a naturally produced amino acid in our body. It can act as an anti-oxidant as well.
Acetyl glucosamine It is the main component of mucopolysaccharides and hyaluronic acid. It is a sugar of an amino acid. Has the capability of skin- replenishing. Has anti-aging properties. Therefore it is used in cosmetic products.
Acetyl glyceryl ricinoleate It has soothing and softening properties. Therefore used as an emollient in cosmetics. Has thickening properties as well.
Acetyl hexapeptide-8 It is a peptide which is derived synthetically. It cannot penetrate the lowermost layers of the skin. Therefore not much effective as an anti- aging component. But it is used in many of the cosmetic products because of it's skin restoring abilities.
Acetyl octapeptide-3 It is a synthetic peptide. The peptide complex is composed of amino acids, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, glutamine, and methionine. It has anti-aging properties, skin-restoring and skin hydrating properties. They're used in cosmetic products.
Acetyl tributyl citrate It is a holding-agent. Therefore used in nail hardening products. Included in nail polish as well. Citric acid is a weak acid and acetyl tributyl citrate is related to it.
Acetyl tyrosine It is a complex of amino acids. It has hydrating properties. Therefore it can be used as a skin conditioner. It is not yet proven whether it has the ability to brighten the skin or to restore the skin.
Acetylated castor oil Acetylated castor oil has the quality of softening and soothing the skin. It is capable of enhancing the texture. It is included in cosmetics as a thickening agent and also as a softening or soothing agent.
Acetylated hydrogenated cottonseed glyceride This is used to enhance the texture of cosmetic products. Used to thicken cosmetics and also used in soothing and softening them.
Acetylated lanolin It is a soothing or a softening agent. It is derived from a wax called Lanolin which is also known as wool wax.
Acetylated lanolin alcohol Act as a moisturizer which physically prevent or retard water loss. It can act as a softening and a soothing agent too. Acetylated lanolin alcohol is an ester of lanolin alcohol. An ester is a combination of an alcohol and an acid which is mostly used in the production of cosmetics.
Acetylated palm kernel glycerides It is used in enhancing texture of cosmetic products due to its soothing and softening properties. It can be used as a thickening agent as well.
Achillea millefolium It is extracted from plants. Has a soothing effect on skin.
Acid An acid has a pH lower than 7. Skin has a pH of 5.5. Some acids can be used in making cosmetic products.
Acne soap Used for cleansing purposes. Therefore can cause over dryness of skin.
Acrylate Can be used to increase the consistency of a surface.
Acrylates copolymer Used in cosmetic products to enhance the consistency.
Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer Used in cosmetic products for skin and hair. It is a synthetic compound. Has the ability to improve the texture of skin. It has proved that acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer is a safe component to use in cosmetic products.
Acrylates/dimethicone copolymer A silicone compound. Has film forming properties. Has binding properties. It has the ability to keep things binded to the skin so that they will be absorbed to the skin well.
Acrylates/steareth-20 methacrylate copolymer It is a synthetic polymer which has the ability to act as a thickening agent. Capable of enhancing the consistency of a surface. Therefore it is used in cosmetic products.
Actaea racemosa It is extracted from plants. It is a herbal skin remedy which is used in cosmetic products.
Adenosine It is a very beneficial component to the skin which is present all over the body. Adenosine is a yeast deravative. It has anti-aging properties. It can aid to a younger skin and also it soothes the skin. It has skin restoring properties. It has the capability to add energy to the skin while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Adenosine is an ingredient which is suitable for all skin types.
Adenosine triphosphate It is an organic compound derived from adenosine. Has skin restoring properties. Has the ability of soothing the skin.
Adipic acid/neopentyl glycol/trimellitic anhydride copolymer It is a synthetic polymer which can maintain the consistency of a surface.
Advanced glycation endproduct It is produced as a result of glucose binding with proteins of the body. It is not yet proven whether there are any side effects, if this is included in cosmetic products. But there is a probability of occurring skin damage which will reduce the firmness of skin.
Aerocarpus santalinus It is extracted from plants and has a good fragrance.
Aesculus hippocastanum It is extracted from plants. Has a soothing effect on skin.
Agar Has the quality of softening or soothing the skin. Can enhance the consistency of a surface. It is a plant extract and can act as an anti-oxidant.
AGE Abbreviation of Advanced Glycation Endproduct.
Agrimonia eupatoria leaf extract It is a plant extract and has anti- oxidant properties. But it is not proven whether there are benefits when it is applied on skin.
AHA Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Synthetically derived AHA are mostly used in cosmetic products. It has exfoliating properties. Therefore included in cosmetic products. AHA is slightly sensitive to skin. But it has anti- aging properties, can improve uneven skin tone and can moisturize the skin reducing the dryness. There are few AHAs but the ones mostly used in cosmetic products are glycolic acid and lactic acid. Because they are more effective on skin than other AHAs. They can reduce the effects of aging on skin. It is included in rinse- off products due to its exfoliating property.
Ahnfeltia concinna extract It is a plant extract and has texture enhancing properties. It is used as an emolient in cosmetic products. Can act as an anti- oxidant.
Ahnfeltia extract An anti- oxidant. Used as a texture enhancer. It is a plant extract and can act as an emolient.
Alanine It is an anti-oxidant.
Alaria esculenta It is a plant extract and has anti- oxidant properties. Can act as an emolient and a texture enhancer.
Albumin Aluminum Chlorhydroxy Allantoinate. Can be skin sentisizing but holds some constricting properties.
Alcloxa Holds constricting properties. Can be sensitive to skin. Known as aluminum chlorhydroxy allantoinate.
Alcohol There are good alcohols and bad alcohols for skin. High-molecular-weight alcohols are good for skin and have emollient properties. Some alcohols can hydrate and deliver ingredients into skinƒ??s uppermost layers. Alcohols like ethanol or ethyl alcohol, denatured alcohol, methanol, isopropyl alcohol, SD alcohol, and benzyl alcohol are not suitable to be included in skin care products in large amounts. These alcohols can disrupt skinƒ??s surface layers and cause dryness. These can be sensitizing to skin. Alcohol helps ingredients like retinol and vitamin C penetrate into the skin more effectively, but it is some what harmful to the skin as it breaks down the surface layers of skin. Healthy substances in the skin can be destroyed by over exposure to alcohols. Aging effect of skin can be increased by the over exposure of alcohols. So products containing high amounts of alcohol are not suitable for skin.
Aleurites moluccana seed oil It is a plant extract and has anti- oxidant properties.
Alfalfa extract A plant extract. Has anti-oxidant properties.
Algae Has anti-oxidant properties. Can act as a water binding agent. Used in cosmetic products as a thickening agent. Some algae can be sensitizing to skin. Some algae has the quality of softening or soothing the skin. They contain proteins, vitamin A, sugar, starch, vitamin B1, iron, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and calcium in them. It is found that brown algae has anti- aging properties.
Algae extract It is a plant extract. Has anti- oxidant properties. Has the quality of softening or soothing the skin. Can enhance the consistency of a surface.
Algin It is a brown algae. It is a plant extract. Has anti- oxidizing properties. Can act as a texture enhancer and an emollient.
Aliphatic hydrocarbon A synthetic fluid. Can be found in natural gas and mineral oils.
Alkaline Has a pH higher than 7. Skin has a pH of 5.5. So can be sensitizing to skin if the product includes alkalines with a pH of 8 or higher. Research has shown that bacteria growth increases rapidly on skin when the surface is alkaline.
Alkyloamides Has the foaming ability. Therefore used in shampoos. Indicated in products as DEA, triethanolamine (TEA), monoethanolamine (MEA). Has thickening properties and binding properties as well. Can be sensitizing to skin. Used in cosmetics as a preservative and it is said that it can form substances harmful to skin.
Allantoin Can be extracted from plants. Can be made synthetically. Occurs naturally in the body and it is a by- product of uric acid. Has skin-soothing and skin-conditioning properties.
Allyl methacrylates crosspolymer Has the ability to enhance texture. It ia a synthetic, non- aqueous polymer.
Almond oil Extracted from the seeds of almonds. Has the quality of softening or soothing the skin. It is a non-volatile, non-fragrant oil. Has skin restoring properties. Contain triglycerides and several fatty acids. Do not contain any harmful ingredients to skin.
Aloe barbadensis Extracted from plants. Has skin- soothing properties.
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract A plant extract. Has skin soothing properties. Known as aloe extract or aloe juice.
Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder A plant extract. Has skin conditioning properties.
Aloe extract Extracted from plants. Can soothe the skin.
Aloe juice Extracted from plants. Has skin- soothing properties.
Aloe vera A plant extract. Consist of polysaccharide and sterol. So has a hydrating property. Therefore commonly used in cosmetic products as a hydrating agent and a skin soothing agent. It can act as an anti-oxidant. The pure aloe vera can give a refreshing sensation when applied on the skin.
Alpha bisabolol It is a plant extract and has skin- soothing properties.
Alpha glucan oligosaccharide Can act as a water binding agent. Has the quality of softening or soothing the skin.
Alpha hydroxy acid Has skin exfoliating properties.
Alpha isomethyl ionone A plant extract. Has a fragrance. Has sensitizing properties. Not very suitable for sensitive skin.
Alpha lipoic acid It is an anti- oxidant which has the ability to regenrate other anti- oxidants like vitamins C and E. Can act as a soothing agent. Sensitive to sunlight. Large concentrations can cause a burning sensation on the skin.
Alpha-tocopherol Can act as an anti- oxidant.
Alteromonas ferment extract A plant extract taken from deep sea water. Can act as a water binding agent. Has a gently calming effect on skin. Has the ability to repair skin surface.
Althaea rosea Extracted from plants. Has the ability to enhance texture. Has a skin soothing effect.
Althea officinalis A plant extract. Has skin soothing properties.
Alumina Has exfoliating properties. Capable of enhancing the consistency of a surface. Can be used as a thickening agent. Used as an absorbent in cosmetics.
Aluminum Aluminum has combined with other natural elements and used in cosmetic products. Trace amounts are included in cosmetic products. Compounds containing minute amounts of aluminum are included in antiperspirant and deodorants. Sometimes used as an absorbent ingredient in cosmetics. Used as a thickening agent in some products.
Aluminum hydroxide A synthetic product. Can enhance the consistency of a surface. Can act as a coloring agent and an absorbent. Can act as an opacifying agent. Not toxic to skin.
Aluminum magnesium silicate It is an absorbent.
Aluminum powder Can act as a coloring agent.
Aluminum silicate Has exfoliating properties. Can be used as a scrub agent. Can be used as an absorbent.
Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate A synthetic product. Used as an anti-caking agent in cosmetics. Has absorbing properties. Used as a thickening agent in cosmetics. Can enhance the consistency of a surface.
Aluminum stearate Capable of stabilizing the products. Can act as a thickening agent. Can be used as a texture enhancer.
Aluminum sulfate It is an anti- oxidant. Can act as an absorbent. Can be sensitive to skin.
Amainomethyl propanol Used as a pH adjuster in cosmetics in less than 2% of the formula
Amino acid Fundamental constituent of protein. Used in cosmetic products as a water binding agent. Some amino acids have anti- oxidant properties. Amino acids have some anti- aging properties when combined with ingredients which have skin-restorative properties.
Aminobutyric acid Has skin soothing properties. Can act as a water binding agent.
Aminomethyl propanediol Used as a pH adjuster in cosmetics.
Ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolyme This is a synthetic polymer used in thikening cosmetics and it acts as film-foeming agent.
Ammonium chloride A pH balancer used for skin-care products.But not used in problematic situations.
Ammonium glycolate A glycolic acid which acts as pH adjuster and an exfolient which could be combined with normal glycolic acid.
Ammonium hydroxide Synthetic tranasparent liquid which can be used insted of sodium hydroxide and ued in small amounts in cosmetics.
Ammonium laureth sulfate An effective detergent clensing agent which is extracted from coconut.
Ammonium lauryl sulfate A coconat derived detergent clensig agent.
Amodimethicone A silicon-based polymer which is commenly used in cosmetics manufacturing.
Amygdalic acid This is a very useful precursor for varous drugs.
Amyl cinnamate This is used as a fragrant component.
Amyl salicylate This is fragrant component.
Amyris oil A fragrant component which involes no use for skin.
Anacyclus pyrethrum A herb which induces heat, tingling and redness when applied to the skin.
Ananas sativus fruit extract Extracts of the pineapple fruit which is used for skin conditioning.
Andiroba oil A skin smoothing ingredient derived from Brazillian Mahogany tree.
Anethum graveolens An herbal oil derived from seeds of Anethum graveolens tree which is used for manufacturing soap.
Angelica archangelica root oil An oil derived from angelica plant which involves phototoxic chemical constituents and risky if it is exposed to sunlight.
Anhydroxylitol A humectant derived from plants.
Anisaldehyde Used as a cosmetics fragrant component.
Anise This is used both as a spice and a herb which helps digestion.
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Babassu oil A plant oil which contains emollient properties for the skin.
Bakuchiol An antioxidant ingredient which brightens the skin when applied.
Bamboo leaf extract This ingredient is derived from bamboo leaf and contains natural antioxidants. It also contains skin soothing effects.
Barium sulfate An inorganic ingredient which acts as a brightening and pacifying agent. Commonly used for producing cosmetics.
Batyl alcohol A stabilizing and skin-conditioning agent derived from glycerin.
Beeswax This substance is naturally made by the bees when making their honeycomb wall and mostly used as a thickening agent for lip balms.
Benzephenone-3 Used in sunscreens as a UVB rays protecting agent. Cannot protect skin from UVA rays and alternatively called as oxybenzone.
Benzoyl peroxide One of the most effective anti acne ingredient used in skin care products. It reaches to the bacteria that causes the acne and destroy it without causing any sensitivity to the skin. Also it doesn't cause the problem of bacterial resistance on the skin like some antibiotics. Best dosage for skin care products is 2.5% benzoyl peroxide because it is less irritating than a 5% or 10% dosage.
Beta hydroxy acid Act as a exfoliant which reduces the aging effects of the skin including wrinkles, fine lines and improves overall skin texture.
Beta hydroxy acid Act as a exfoliate which reduces the aging effects of the skin including wrinkles, fine lines and improves overall skin texture.
Beta-carotene A very good antioxidant used in skin care products. It's effectiveness depends on the dosage it is used.
Beta-glucan A skin soothing polysaccharide sugar derived from yeast or oats which involves antioxidant properties. Very suitable for sensitive skin types.
Beta-glucan A skin soothing polysaccharide sugar derived from yeast or oats which involves antioxidant properties. Very suitable for sensitive skin types.
Bifida ferment lysate A specific type of east which have the effects of reducing the damages caused by UV light for the skin and it is derived by the fermentation of Bifida.
Bifida ferment lysate A specific type of east which have the effects of reducing the damages caused by UV light for the skin and it is derived by the fermentation of Bifida.
Bilberry extract Used as an antioxidant in cosmetics.
Bilberry extract Used as an antioxidant in cosmetics.
Bioflavonoid A component that includes in many fruits and vegetables which have an antioxidant effects on skin.
Bioflavonoid A component that includes in many fruits and vegetables which have an antioxidant effects on skin.
Bisabolol A very common ingrediant in moisturizers,clensers and makeup products which can be derived from chamomile. Act as a soothing agent and brightening agent for the skin.
Bisabolol A very common ingrediant in moisturizers,clensers and makeup products which can be derived from chamomile. Act as a soothing agent and brightening agent for the skin.
Bitter orange Used as an antioxidant in cosmetics which are for sensitive skin types.
Bitter orange Used as an antioxidant in cosmetics which are for sensitive skin types.
Black currant oil An ingredient which is derived from black current berries which is rich with vitamins. Used in skin care products as an anti-aging agent.
Black currant oil An ingredient which is derived from black current berries which is rich with vitamins. Used in skin care products as an anti-aging agent.
Black elderberry An ingredient whch involves skin soothing effects.
Black elderberry An ingredient used in producing skincare products whch involves skin soothing effects.
Black raspberry A fruit which involves antioxidant properties.
Black raspberry A fruit which involves antioxidant properties.
Black tea Caffeine involved in black tea helps to reduce skin puffiness and fight free radicals. Further black tea reduces acne effects on the skin.
Black tea Caffeine involved in black tea helps to reduce skin puffiness and fight free radicals. Further black tea reduces acne effects on the skin.
Blackberry A rich source of antioxidant properties used for skin care products. Involves numerous amount of benefits for skin including, fighting free radicals, hydrating skin, rejuvenating, cleansing oily skin and treating wounds. It is also very good for hair strengthening and increasing the shine and volume of the hair.
Blue 1 This is a color addetive used in food, drugs, cosmetics and medical services.
Blue 1 This is a color addetive used in food, drugs, cosmetics and medical services.
Borage seed extract Derived from "Borago officinalis" plant. this is one of the best skin soothing ingredient used for skin care products.
Boric acid Used for skin care products producing to improve the stability of a formula. Also gives soothing and restoring benefits to the skin.
Boswellia serrata extract A fragrant component used in cosmetics which also gives soothing benefits to the skin.
Boswellia serrata extract A fragrant component used in cosmetics which also gives soothing benefits for the skin.
Bromelain A skin soothong crude extracted from pinapple components.
Bromelain A skin soothing crude extracted from pineapple components.
Btylene glycol A very common ingredient in cosmetics which is a powerful texture enhancer. It is even safe as a food additive.
Btylene glycol A very common ingredient in cosmetics which is a powerful texture enhancer. It is even safe as a food additive.
Buddleja davidii extract Extracted from the plant called summer lilac or butterfly bush. Includes antioxidant and skin soothing properties for the skin.
Burdock root An ingredient suitable for all skin types which is used in cosmetics manufacturing. Has skin soothing and antiantioxidant effects on skin.
Burdock root An ingredient suitable for all skin types which is used in cosmetics manufacturing. Has skin soothing and antioxidant effects on skin.
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C10-30 cholesterol/lanosterol esters An ingredient which is a combination of cholesterol and fatty acid ester from lanolin. Acts as a skin soothing agent when added to cosmetics.
Calendula extract This is extracted from the plant pot marigold which has soothing effects on the skin and can be used as an antioxidant
Calendula extract This is extracted from the plant pot marigold which has soothing effects on the skin and can be used as an antioxidant
Camellia sinensis This herb is commonly known as the "tea tree" and includes in many skin care products because its effect on protecting the skin from free radicals, skin toning, anti aging and reducing the wrinkles of the skin, also it is commonly used as a natural skin scrub and as an ingredient of sun protection creams.
Camellia sinensis This herb is commonly known as the "tea tree" and includes in many skin care products because its effect on protecting the skin from free radicals, skin toning, anti aging and reducing the wrinkles of the skin, also it is commonly used as a natural skin scrub and as an ingredient of sun protection creams.
Camphor A substance which produces a cooling effect when applied to the skin. It can be extracted from "Cinnamomum camphora" tree or manufactured synthetically.
Camphor A substance which produces a cooling effect when applied to the skin. It can be extracted from "Cinnamomum camphora" tree or manufactured synthetically.
Caprylic/capric triglyceride One of the best emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient derived from coconut and glycerin. It includes fatty acids that can protect the skin from moisture loss and repair the damaged skin.
Caprylic/capric triglyceride One of the best emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient derived from coconut and glycerin. It includes fatty acids that can protect the skin from moisture loss and repair the damaged skin.
Caprylyl glycol Used as a preservative blend in cosmetics and as a skin and hair conditioning agent.
Caprylyl glycol Used as a preservative blend in cosmetics and as a skin and hair conditioning agent.
Carbomer An ingredient used in producing gel like cosmetics as a thickening agent.
Carbomer An ingredient used in producing gel like cosmetics as a thickening agent.
Carrageenan A seaweed thickening agent used in cosmetics.
Carrageenan A seaweed thickening agent used in cosmetics.
Carrot seed oil This ingrediant is rich with vitamin A, E, pro- vitamin A and beta carotene which helps to heal dry and cracked skin as well as protecting the skin moisture. Also this ingredient helps to reduce wrinkles and aging effect of the skin and hair.
Carrot seed oil This ingrediant is rich with vitamin A, E, pro- vitamin A and beta carotene which helps to heal dry and cracked skin as well as protecting the skin moisture. Also this ingredient helps to reduce wrinkles and aging effect of the skin and hair.
Centella asiatica Also known as gotu kola in genaral and contains a high amount of Antioxidant properties within. Involves high skin soothing effects within and improves the moisture of the skin.
Centella asiatica Also known as gotu kola in genaral and contains a high amount of Antioxidant properties within. Involves high skin soothing effects within and improves the moisture of the skin.
Ceramides These are long chains of lipids that helps to restore and replenish the skin. There are nine different ceramides and some of them are used in cosmetics producing. These are necessary for their water retention capacity and best if they are used by combining with other ingredients such as fatty acids and cholesterol.
Ceramides These are long chains of lipids that helps to restore and replenish the skin. There are nine different ceramides and some of them are used in cosmetics producing. These are necessary for their water retention capacity and best if they are used by combining with other ingredients such as fatty acids and cholesterol.
Cetearyl alcohol This ingredient is very commonly used in cosmetics as an emollient, texture enhancer, foam stabilizer, and carrying agent for other ingredients which can be naturally extracted as in coconut fatty alcohol or can be produced synthetically.
Cetearyl alcohol This ingredient is very commonly used in cosmetics as an emollient, texture enhancer, foam stabilizer, and carrying agent for other ingredients which can be naturally extracted as in coconut fatty alcohol or can be produced synthetically.
Chamomile A skin soothing antioxidant ingredient which can be extracted from Chamomilla recutita, Matricaria recutita, and Matricaria chamomilla plants. Commonly can be seen in cosmetics, but can be harmful for the persons who are allergic to plants in the daisy family.
Chamomile A skin soothing antioxidant ingredient which can be extracted from Chamomilla recutita, Matricaria recutita, and Matricaria chamomilla plants. Commonly can be seen in cosmetics, but can be harmful for the persons who are allergic to plants in the daisy family.
Chlorphenesin A preservative alcohol used for cosmetics production.
Chlorphenesin A preservative alcohol used for cosmetics production.
Cholesterol Commonly used in cosmetics as a stabilizer, emollient, and water-binding agent. Helps to maintain healthy look of the skin.
Cholesterol Commonly used in cosmetics as a stabilizer, emollient, and water-binding agent. Helps to maintain healthy look of the skin.
Cinnamon Has antioxidant effects on the skin, but can aggravate sensitive skin.
Cinnamon Has antioxidant effects on the skin, but can aggravate sensitive skin.
Citric acid This ingredient is extracted from the fruits of citrus family and used in cosmetics in very small amounts as a pH controller and an alkaline controller.
Citric acid This ingredient is extracted from the fruits of citrus family and used in cosmetics in very small amounts as a pH controller and an alkaline controller.
Clay Natural clay is used in producing many cosmetics due to its' ability of cleansing and shrinking pores, tightening and toning the skinƒ??s surface, helping with diaper rash and redness, Soothing and healing boils and burns, and hydrating and moisturizing. There are four main types of clay used for producing cosmetics, they are Kaolin Clay, French Clay, Bentonite Clay and Rhassoul Clay.
Clay Natural clay is used in producing many cosmetics due to its' ability of cleansing and shrinking pores, tightening and toning the skinƒ??s surface, helping with diaper rash and redness, Soothing and healing boils and burns, and hydrating and moisturizing. There are four main types of clay used for producing cosmetics, they are Kaolin Clay, French Clay, Bentonite Clay and Rhassoul Clay.
Clove oil An ingredient which is rich with calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C that is mostly used as a key ingredient of health care products including cosmetics and mostly used in manufacturing anti aging products and anti acne products.
Clove oil An ingredient which is rich with calcium, hydrochloric acid, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C that is mostly used as a key ingredient of health care products including cosmetics and mostly used in manufacturing anti aging products and anti acne products.
Cocamidopropyl betaine This is a surfactant used for manufacturing skin care products. It is always used as a secondary cleansing agent and lather booster which can be plant derived or produced synthetically.
Cocamidopropyl betaine This is a surfactant used for manufacturing skin care products. It is always used as a secondary cleansing agent and lather booster which can be plant derived or produced synthetically.
Cocoa butter This is a rich source of antioxidant polyphones which is commonly used in cosmetics production.
Cocoa butter This is a rich source of antioxidant polyphones which is commonly used in cosmetics production.
Cocoa butter A rich source of antioxidant polyphenols that is extracted from cocoa beans.
Coconut Commonly used in cosmetics as a cleansing agent.
Coconut Commonly used in cosmetics as a cleansing agent.
Coconut oil A non-fragrant and non volatile oil which is rich with medium-chain fatty acids. Used commonly in skincare products as a moisturizer and gives similar results as mineral oil or olive oil. Even oral consumption of virgin coconut oil have an array of benefits for the skin.
Coconut oil A non-fragrant and non volatile oil which is rich with medium-chain fatty acids. Used commonly in skincare products as a moisturizer and gives similar results as mineral oil or olive oil. Even oral consumption of virgin coconut oil have an array of benefits for the skin.
Coenzyme Q10 This is a vitamin-like, fat-soluble substance which is used in cosmetics production due to its anti aging, skin soothing and antioxidant benefits to the skin.
Coenzyme Q10 This is a vitamin-like, fat-soluble substance which is used in cosmetics production due to its anti aging, skin soothing and antioxidant benefits to the skin.
Collagen amino acids An ingredient which is produced from hydrolysis of protein. Aids to increase skin moisture and smoothness.
Collagen amino acids An ingredient which is produced from hydrolysis of protein. Aids to increase skin moisture and smoothness.
Comfrey extract Used in cosmetic products as a skin soother. Harmful to the body when taken orally.
Comfrey extract Used in cosmetic products as a skin soother. Harmful to the body when taken orally.
Copper PCA Used in skincare products as a skin conditioning agent. Consists of copper salt of PCA.
Copper PCA Used in skincare products as a skin conditioning agent. Consists of copper salt of PCA.
Copper peptides A combination of copper and three amino acids which results in reducing aging signs of skin as well as soothing the skin.
Copper peptides A combination of copper and three amino acids which results in reducing aging signs of skin as well as soothing the skin.
Cucumber extract A plant extract which is rich with water, vitamin C, caffeic acid (an antioxidant), fatty acids and the mineral silica that helps to improve healthy looks of the skin as well as reduces aging effects of the skin, also this is mostly for reducing puffiness under the eyes.
Cucumber extract A plant extract which is rich with water, vitamin C, caffeic acid (an antioxidant), fatty acids and the mineral silica that helps to improve healthy looks of the skin as well as reduces aging effects of the skin, also this is mostly for reducing puffiness under the eyes.
Cyclopentasiloxane Used in skincare products and hair care products as a conditioning agent due to its slippery feel.
Cyclopentasiloxane Used in skincare products and hair care products as a conditioning agent due to its slippery feel.
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Decyl oleate Used in cosmetics as a skin conditioning agent and can be extracted from esters of decyl alcohol and oleic acid.
Decyl oleate An ingredient extracted from esters of decyl alcohol and oleic acid. Used in skin care products as a skin-conditioning agent.
Decylene glycol Used in skin care products due to its skin soothing ability. Also helps to increase the slippery feeling of the product and penetration of other ingredients to the skin.
Deionized/demineralized water Cleaned and filtered water used for cosmetics production. All the components that could interfere with a productƒ??s stability and performance are removed in this filtering process.
Dextrin A water binding agent used in cosmetics products and can be used as an adhesive when mixed with water.
Dextrin Water binding ingredient used in cosmetics which is used as a bonding agent when mixed with water. This is a Carbohydrate that belongs to polysaccharide category.
Dicaprylyl carbonate A synthetically derived ingredient which acts a skin-conditioning agent, emollient and a solvent. Mostly used for skin moisturizers because it spreads easily and gives a silky and smooth feeling to the skin.
Diethylhexyl malate Used in skin care products emollient and skin-conditioning agent. Can be exrtacted from the solvent ethyl hexanediol.
Diheptyl succinate Commonly used in skin care, hair care, color and antiperspirant products. It provides the benefits of feeling silky, powdery, light, dry and no greasy touch. It can be also used to reduce the greasiness of natural oils and can be used as a replacement for silicones in cosmetic products.
Dihydroxyacetone A commonly used skin care ingredient derived from sugar beets and sugar cane. Often used as a skin coloring agent and doesnƒ??t pose a health risk to skin because it only affects the uppermost layers of the skin.
Diisopropyl adipate This ingredient is used in skin care products as a emollient, film-forming agent and skin-conditioning agent.
Dimethicone A type of synthetic silicon used in cosmetics as emollient agent due to its gentleness and effectiveness. This forms a barrier against moisture loss of the skin and helps to make skin soft and smooth.
Dimethicone A type of synthetic silicon used in cosmetics as emollient agent due to its gentleness and effectiveness. This forms a barrier against moisture loss of the skin and helps to make skin soft and smooth.
Dimethicone crosspolymer An ingredient which derived from Silicone. Used in cosmetics as emulsion Stabilizer, hair fixative, stabilizing and suspending agent or as a thickener.
Dimethyl ether This is a colorless gas used as a propellant in skincare products.
Dimethyl ether This is a colorless gas used as a propellant in skincare products.
Dimethyl isosorbide Slightly oily-feeling and clear liquid that can be derived as a plant derivate or in synthetic form. It is used in skin care products for decreasing the thickness.
Dipentaerythrityl hexacaprylate/hexacaprate Used in skincare products as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickening agent.
Dipotassium glycyrrhizate A botanical ingredient which is also known as licorice root extract. Derived from licorice plant. It is used as a skin conditioning agent that improve appearance of dry/damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness. It also contains anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory and skin soothing capabilities.
Di-PPG-3 myristyl ether adipate An ingredient derived from myristyl alcohol and adipic acid and acts as a skin conditioning agent.
Disodium lauriminodipropionate tocopheryl phosphates This is a part natural part synthetic ingredient that provides multiple benefits to the skin including skin cleansing. It is produced as a blend of tocopherol phosphates with lauriminodipropionic acid and very complex in nature.
Disodium rutinyl disulfate An antioxidant and skin-soothing ingredient which is a water-soluble derivative of the bioflavinoid rutin.
Dog rose Also known as Rosa canina.It is a herb which is a powerful antioxidant and a rich source of vitamin C.
Dunaliella salina extract A plant extract which is a rich source of beta-carotene, and gives antioxidant benefits for the skin. This is a micro-algae that is very famous due to its' ability for being adaptable and able to survive even in harsh natural conditions
Durian This is a tropical fruit that contains high amounts of caffeic acid and quercetin which are good antioxidants for the skin.
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Elderberry Used as an a skin soother and antioxidant in cosmetics due to its flavonoid compounds.
Emollient Plant oils, mineral oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, petrolatum, and fatty acids all belong to emollient category. Used in cosmetics for suppling, lubricating and thickening. These ingredients prevents the moisture loss of the skin, soften and soothes the skin.
Emu oil This ingredient is rich with fatty acids such as myristic, palmitic, oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acid. It involves skin soothing and emollient properties.
Enzymes These ingredients are used in skincare products to prompt exfoliation and can be divided into six categories including oxidoreductases, transferases, hydrolases, lyases, isomerases, and ligases. Different enzymes work effectively under different conditions. Some helps to carry out a particular reaction while others depend on another enzymes reactions. These are known as group of proteins, that are produced by all living things.
Epigallocatechin gallate This is a constituent of green tea and is a powerful skin-soothing and antioxidant agent used in cosmetics production.
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