Yes To formulations are meant to deliver the best results for your skin, body and hair. By only including the most essential, clean ingredients, we can offer highly effective, nourishing products to all. While we thoughtfully design our formulas to address specific needs, we know everyone’s skin is different. By knowing what’s in your skincare you can have the peace of mind to know you’re making the right choices for you. We’re happy to provide our full ingredient glossary below that outlines each ingredient purpose, origin and benefit.
Multifunctional synthetic ingredient most commonly used as a skin humectant and preservative booster.
Acacia Senegal Gum
Naturally-derived thickening agent and film former primarily used to help improve the texture of certain skin care products.
Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract
Contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids that help gently exfoliate and condition skin. Sourced from Sugar Maple trees.
Acetic Acid (Apple Cider Vinegar)
Helps clarify and normalize skin and hair as well as balance the pH of formulas. Commonly known as Apple Cider Vinegar.
Achillea Millefolium Extract
Helps to soothe and balance skin's appearance. Sourced from Yarrow plants.
Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract
A source of antioxidants that can help guard against free radical damage.
Helps to dissolve certain ingredients such as Salicylic Acid. Can also help to extract ingredients from plants and improve product application. Naturally derived.
Aleurites Moluccanus (Kukui)
Helps soothe skin and moisturize skin and hair. Derived from the Kukui nut. Included as an Oil and Extract.
Type of carbohydrate found in brown algae that is primarily used to improve the texture of certain skin care products. Derived from Seaweed.
Helps to soothe and condition skin. Synthetic.
Helps to soothe, moisturize and condition the skin. Derived from the Aloe plant. Included as a Flower Extract, Leaf Extract, Leaf Juice, Leaf Powder or Leaf Water,
Mixture of amino acids that help to maintain skin's hydration. Naturally derived.
Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer
Synthetic polymer used as a film-forming agent, thickener and texture enhancer. Because of its water-binding properties, the film leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.
Synthetic fragrance ingredient with a floral/jasmine scent.
Primarily functions as a natural thickener and texture enhancer. Main component of starch, naturally derived from rice, waxy potato starch and waxy corn.
Naturally derived from Xylitol, a sugar found on cellulose of wood, sugarcane, corn cobs and certain seed hulls that serves as a humectant to help skin absorb and retain moisture.
Most commonly used cosmetic ingredient. Almost always listed first on an ingredient list because of its concentration in the formula.
Naturally-derived fatty alcohol primarily used as a viscosity controlling agent and emollient. As an emollient, it works to soften or soothe the skin or hair.
Naturally-derived surfactant and emulsifier that helps to keep skin hydrated and leaves skin feeling moisturized and clean.
Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract
Bearberry plant extract known to have antioxidant and skin-brightening properties.
Naturally-derived, water-soluble form of Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant. Also known as L-ascorbic Acid.
Water-soluble, synthetic and stable form of Vitamin C obtained by the condensation of ascorbic acid with glucose. Known to be an effective antioxidant and skin brightener.
Fat soluble, synthetic and stable form of Vitamin C that is an effective antioxidant which helps to guard against environmental damage.
Plant extract known to have antioxidant and skin-conditioning properties. Processed from the Rooibos Tea plant and included as an Extract, Leaf Extract and a Leaf/Stalk Extract.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
Plant extract known to help condition and soothe skin.
Wax that helps to thicken formulas and also provides emollient benefits.
Cleansing and conditioning agent that helps to detangle, fight static, condition and soften hair. Known in technical terms as a “cationic quaternary ammonium compound” naturally derived from the Turnip Rape.
Naturally-derived large fatty straight-chain alcohol emulsifier in skin care formulations.
Aluminum silicate clay used to help absorb oil from the skin.
Aromatic carboxylic acid that is commonly used as a preservative or pH adjuster in cosmetic, skincare, food and beverage products. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Aromatic alcohol with a floral-like scent that is naturally occurring in some fruits and teas or synthetically produced. Most commonly used as a preservative in cosmetics.
Commonly used as fragrance ingredient, preservative and solvent. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Beta-Carotene (CI 40800,75130)
Yellow/orange naturally-derived plant pigment that gives vegetables and fruits their color. Also known to have antioxidant properties.
Polysaccharide sugar naturally-derived from yeast or oats. Helps to soothe irritated skin as well as has some antioxidant properties.
Primarily used in skin care for its moisturizing power and helps to keep skin feeling hydrated and balanced. Originally discovered in Sugar Beets, which is where the name betaine comes from.
Fermentation gum naturally derived from Sorbitol known to have moisturizing and skin soothing properties.
A semi-solid emollient most often used as a lanolin substitute.
Skin soothing oil typically extracted from German Chamomile that can help reduce the appearance of redness. Can also be synthetically produced.
Bixa Orellana Seed Oil
Naturally-derived colorant that produces a deep yellow-orange to red color that also is known to have skin conditioning properties. Commonly known as Annato Oil.
Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract
Skin-conditioning agent extracted from the Broccoli plant.
Synthetic fragrance ingredient, also known as Lilial, with a strong floral scent.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Plant fat extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree used as an emollient to help form a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture and help improve skin elasticity.
C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside
Plant-based emulsifier that is usually accompanied with C14-22 Alcohols.
Primarily used as emulsifier along with C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside. Derived from a mixture of plant-based fatty alcohols.
Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum
Acts as a thickener, emulsion stabilizer and texturizing agent. Plant material derived from the dried, gummy exudate of the Tara tree.
Stimulant found in coffee, tea and chocolate known to help tighten and brighten the skin. Can also be synthetically produced.
Commonly used as an absorbent in skin care products to help mattify and absorb excess oil. Naturally derived.
Primarily used in the cosmetic industry as a color additive, opacifier and binder. Sometimes referred to as Gypsum, Alabaster, "Plaster of Paris" or Terra Alba. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Calluna Vulgaris Flower Extract
Plant extract with skin-soothing properties. Derived from the Common Heather plant.
Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract/Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Plant extracts known to have antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. Helps to improve the appearance of stressed skin. Derived from Green Tea.
Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters
Primarily functions as an emulsion stabilizer, thickener and emulsifier. Natural wax derivative obtained from the combination of Polyglycerin-3 (from Glycerin), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Jojoba Wax and Rice Bran Wax.
Primarily used as a chelating agent or preservative. Amino acid naturally derived from Coconut Oil.
Helps to replenish skin's surface and moisturize skin. Emollient naturally derived from Coconut Oil and Glycerin.
Skin-conditioning agent and preservative most commonly obtained from naturally-derived plant oils.
Nonionic surfactant or cleansing agent obtained from fatty alcohols and glucose. Naturally derived.
Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract
Skin-conditioning agent used to help improve the appearance of skin's tone. Extract of the dried fruit of the Cayenne Pepper.
Term used for a series of synthetic polymers primarily made from acrylic acid that function as texture enhancers to create gel-like formulations.
Natural gum obtained from various types of Seaweed used to thicken and stabilize products. Also known to have water-binding properties.
Mixture of naturally-derived, fatty alcohols consisting predominantly of cetyl and stearyl alcohols. Can be used as texture enhancer, emollient and as a foaming agent. Used along with similar ingredients to give products texture and slip.
Primarily used as an emulsifier. Naturally-derived product of the condensation of Cetearyl Alcohol with Glucose.
Texture enhancer and emulsifier. Naturally derived from Cetearyl Alcohol and the fatty acids obtained from Olive Oil.
Used as an emulsifier, emollient and thickening agent. Mixture of naturally-derived fatty alcohols.
Used primarily as a thickener and emollient that helps skin feel smooth and moisturized. Most commonly derived from plant oils.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria)
Plant extract with antioxidant and skin soothing properties. Forms include Extract, Flower Extract and Leaf Extract. Sourced from the German Chamomile plant.
Dried, carbonaceous material naturally obtained from the heating of organic substances such as Wood, Bamboo or Coconut Husk. Used to help detoxify skin and remove surface impurities.
Charcoal Powder (Binchotan White Charcoal)
Traditional Japanese charcoal made by heating wood to a temperature of 1000° C (1832° F) and then covering it with a moist mixture of earth, sand and ash to cool. Due to the different processing method, can be gentler and less drying than black charcoal.
Synthetic preservative used in skin care as a cosmetic biocide.
Chondrus Crispus Extract
Rich source of beta-carotene and the antioxidants Zeaxanthin and Lutein which can help hydrate skin and guard against the visible effects of blue light exposure. Sourced from a type of seaweed also known as Red Algae.
Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)
Inorganic, green pigment used as a colorant.
Main component of citrus fruit's peel oil. Most commonly used as a fragrance ingredient.
Naturally-derived Alpha Hydroxy Acid used in personal care products primarily as a pH adjuster.
Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract
Fruit extract known to be packed with water and antioxidants, including Lycopene, to give skin a light hydration and leave skin refreshed. Naturally derived from Watermelon.
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime)
Contains antioxidant Vitamin C and can be used to brighten skin's appearance. Forms include Peel Extract and Fruit Extract.
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract
Extract known to help balance and soothe skin.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange)/Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract
Extract known to have antioxidant properties. Forms include Fruit Extract and Peel Extract.
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit)
Extract known to have antioxidant properties to help skin appear brighter and more evenly toned. Forms include Extract, Fruit Extract, Fruit Water, Peel Extract and Seed Extract.
Citrus Limon (Lemon)
Extract that may help brighten skin and make it appear more evenly toned. Forms include Fruit Extract, Peel Extract and Peel Oil.
Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit)
Extract known to help balance and brighten the skin. Forms include Fruit Extract, Seed Extract and Seed Oil.
Naturally-derived mild cleansing agent often used as a secondary surfactant and lather booster.
Naturally-derived mild surfactant. Can also be used as a foam booster and conditioning agent for the hair and skin.
Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract
Skin-conditioning agent in skincare formulations. Naturally derived from Ivy Gourd.
Emollient naturally derived from Coconut Oil and Caprylic Acid.
Functions as an emollient and skin-softening agent. Mixture of Coconut Alcohol with Caprylic Acid and Capric Acid, which are found naturally in various plant oils.
Mild cleansing agent naturally obtained by the condensation of Coconut Alcohol with Glucose.
Helps lock in moisture by sitting on the skin to create a barrier. Naturally-derived from the complete reduction and hydrogenation of fatty acids derived from Coconut Oil.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut)
Used as a skin-conditioning agent or emollient depending on the form. Shell Powder can be used as a natural exfoliant. Forms include an Oil, Extract, Fruit Extract, Fruit Juice, Fruit Powder, Liquid Endosperm and Shell Powder.
Coffea Arabica (Coffee)
Antioxidant that helps to reduce the visible signs of aging. Powder can also be used as an exfoliant. Forms include a Seed Extract and Seed Powder.
Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
Naturally-derived wax obtained from the leaves and leaf buds of Copernicia cerifera. It is often used in lip care products for barrier protection and as an emollient.
Corallina Officinalis Extract
Naturally derived from Red Algae. Most commonly used as a texture enhancer or emollient.
Fragrance ingredient with a vanilla-like odor with grassy elements. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract
Plant extract known for its skin-soothing properties. Forms include Extract, Fruit Extract, Fruit Water, Seed Extract and Seed Oil.
Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Fruit Extract
Extract most commonly used as an antioxidant or skin-conditioning agent.
Cupressus Sempervirens Oil
Most commonly used as a fragrance ingredient. Fragrant plant oil obtained from the Cypress tree.
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract
Antioxidant plant extract known to help normalize skin and help reduce the appearance of redness.
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil
Plant oil known for its antioxidant properties that may help to reduce the visible signs of aging.
Plant-derived ingredient used as a mild cleansing agent.
Synthetic preservative most effective on fungi.
Natural texture enhancer and thickening agent produced by the dehydration of Xanthan Gum.
Most often used as a texture enhancer or adhesive. Naturally-derived water-binding polysaccharide that helps to increase the solubility of water-insoluble compounds.
Naturally-derived emollient and skin-conditioning agent.
Emulsifier and skin-conditioning agent. Naturally derived from Caprylic Acid, a fatty acid found in various plant oils.
Known to help skin appear more evenly toned. Skin-conditioning agent naturally derived from Licorice Root.
Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract
Plant extract known to have antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. Sourced from Willow Herb.
Known to have humectant properties that help condition and lock in skin's moisture. Sugar Alcohol found in certain fermented foods and fruits such as Melons or Grapes.
Plant-derived texture enhancer obtained from cellulose.
Naturally-derived emollient that can help reduce the appearance of dry skin. Also used as a texture enhancer to help improve the sensory feel of some products.
Multifunctional humectant that can aid in the preservation of cosmetic formulas. Synthetic.
Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax
Naturally-derived wax obtained from candelilla plants. It is often used in lip care products for barrier protection and as an emollient.
Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract
Extract derived from the Evodia Fruit known for its skin-soothing properties in both Chinese medicine and topically in skin care applications.
Defined by the FDA as any natural or synthetic substance used solely to impart a taste to a cosmetic product. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Defined by the FDA as a combination of chemicals that gives each perfume or cologne its distinct scent. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Powerful hydrating ingredient for the skin obtained from the Larch tree.
Naturally-derived fermented polysaccharide used as a texture enhancer as well as to aid in the stability of a formulation.
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract
Antioxidant and skin-conditioning agent known to soothe skin and help guard against environmental aggressors and oxidative stress. Naturally derived from the Ginkgo tree.
Prebiotic sugar derived from the konjac plant most often used as a hydrating ingredient.
Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) that gently exfoliates the skin. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Naturally-derived sugar known for its water-binding properties.
Humectant obtained from various plant oils. Known for its skin-replenishing and skin-restoring properties.
Used to stabilize oil-in-water emulsions and moisten skin. Co-emulsifier produced from various kinds of vegetable oils. Also used as a naturally-derived preservative along with Glyceryl Undecylenate.
Vegetable-derived ingredient that can be used as an emollient, surfactant and emulsifier.
Multifunctional ingredient produced from vegetable-derived Glycerin and Lauric acid from various plant oils. Most often used as a skin-conditioning agent and emollient.
Most often used as an emollient, surfactant and emulsifier. Vegetable-derived ingredient made by combining Glycerin and Oleic Acid (from olive or vegetable oils).
Glyceryl Stearate/Glyceryl Stearate SE
Most often used as an emollient, surfactant and emulsifier. Vegetable-derived ingredient made by combining Glycerin and Stearic Acid (from vegetable fats). Glyceryl Stearate SE is the self-emulsifying form of Glyceryl Stearate.
Most often used as an emulsifier but also can be used as a preservative. Vegetable-derived ingredient made by combining Glycerin and Undecylenic Acid (from Castor Oil).
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
Most often used as an emollient and skin-conditioning agent. Oil expressed from Soybeans.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that chemically exfoliates to help improve skin's tone and texture. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
Plant extract known for its skin-soothing and antioxidant properties.
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride
Polymer used as a conditioning agent for skin and hair. Also provides anti-static properties for the hair. Naturally-derived Guar Gum.
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel)
Skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant that helps to balance, soothe and reduce the appearance of redness. Forms include Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Extract, Leaf Extract, Leaf Water and Water.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower)
Non-fragrant plant oil used as an emollient and skin-conditioning agent. Forms include Oil, Extract and Wax.
Naturally-derived solubilizer and cleansing agent from Sugar and Castor seeds.
Fragrance ingredient naturally derived from Chamomile Oil that has a jasmine-like aroma. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract
Plant extract from the Hibiscus flower known to contain Vitamin C, anthocyanins, polyphenols and water-soluble antioxidants.
Natural humectant and skin-conditioning agent that helps maintain skin's moisture.
Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract
Extract that contains phenols which are known to provide antioxidant activity to help guard against free-radicals. Naturally derived from the Barley plant.
Powerful humectant capable of holding up to 1,000 times its own weight in water to help prevent transepidermal water loss (TEWL), making it an optimal hydrator for all skin types. Naturally derived.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Emollient used on skin's surface to help stop moisture loss and keep skin feeling soft. Naturally derived from the Castor Bean.
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil
Naturally-derived exfoliant derived from the hydrogenation of Jojoba Oil. Commonly known as Jojoba Beads.
Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides
Naturally-derived emollient that helps condition and soften the skin.
Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate
Primarily used as an emollient and skin-conditioning agent. Naturally derived.
Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides
Primarily used as an emollient to help condition and soften the skin. Naturally derived.
Hydrolyzed Corn Protein
Hydrolyzed protein fraction of corn that is most often used as a naturally-derived conditioning agent.
Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters
Used as a skin-conditioning agent. Essential fatty acids from the Jojoba plant that are broken down by acid, enzyme or other method of hydrolysis.
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
Skin and hair conditioning ingredient that also has antioxidant properties. Naturally derived from Soybeans.
Hydrolyzed Tomato Skin
Functions as a skin-conditioning agent. Concentrate of Tomato skins obtained by hydrolysis.
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hydrolyzed protein fraction of wheat that functions as a naturally-derived texture enhancer and conditioning agent.
Plant-derived texture enhancer derived from cellulose.
Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate
A naturally-derived starch that primarily functions as a thickening agent and can also be used to stabilize skin care formulations.
Used to condition and detangle hair. Quaternary ammonium compound derived from Honey.
Group of clay micas also known as French Green Clay that help to absorb excess oil from the skin. Normally combined with other clays such as Bentonite or Kaolin.
Ipomoea Batatas Extract
Helps to moisturize and condition skin. Plant extract obtained from the Sweet Potato.
Iron Oxides (CI 77491)
Naturally-derived colorant also known as Red Iron Oxides.
Iron Oxides (CI 77492)
Naturally-derived colorant also known as Yellow Iron Oxides.
Iron Oxides (CI 77499)
Naturally-derived colorant also known as Black Iron Oxides.
Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract
Plant extract from the Jasmine flower most often used as a fragrance ingredient or skin-conditioning agent.
Commonly used as an emollient but can also be used as a natural exfoliant in solid form. Naturally derived from the Jojoba plant.
Aluminum silicate clay used to help absorb oil from the skin.
Krameria Triandra Root Extract
Plant extract derived from the root of the Rhatany shrub known for its astringent and skin-soothing properties.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that gently exfoliates to help improve skin's tone and texture. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Lactobacillus Ferment/ Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate
Non-living probiotic made by fermentation of the microorganism Lactobacillus. It is known for its skin-soothing benefits and may help balance skin's microbiome.
Lactobacillus/Lemon Peel Ferment Extract
Known to help balance the appearance of skin's tone. Extract of the product obtained by the fermentation of Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel by the microorganism, Lactobacillus.
Lactococcus Ferment Lysate
Known to help strengthen skin's barrier function. Non-living probiotic made by fermentation of the microorganism, Lactococcus.
Multifunctional synthetic ingredient primarily used as an anti-static agent, surfactant or foam booster.
Plant-derived ingredient used as a mild cleansing agent.
Plant-based emollient made from a mixture of vegetable oils that can be used as a natural replacement for lightweight silicones.
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Primarily used as a fragrance ingredient but is also known to help clarify and soothe skin.
Used as an emollient or water-binding agent. Natural lipid primarily found in plants such as Soybeans or Sunflowers.
Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract
Plant extract known for its skin-softening benefits. Sourced from the Lentil plant.
Leontopodium Alpinum Flower Extract
Plant extract from the Edelweiss flower most often used as a skin-soothing ingredient.
Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract
Plant extract that shows some antioxidant and skin-brightening benefits. Sourced from the Garden Cress sprout.
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Naturally-derived preservative created by fermenting Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Roots with the microorganism Leuconostoc.
Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract
Skin-conditioning plant extract derived from the White Lily bulb.
Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
Non-fragrant Meadowfoam plant oil primarily used as an emollient and skin-conditioning agent.
Fragrance ingredient known for its Lemon-citrus aroma. Naturally derived from the rind of Citrus fruits.
Fragrance ingredient found in many flowers and spice plants such as Lavender and Coriander. Can be naturally derived or synthetic.
Lycopene (CI 75125)
Primarily used as a natural colorant. Carotenoid with antioxidant properties that gives fruits and vegetables a red color.
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Primarily used to improve the texture and function of formulations. Naturally-occurring mineral derived from Smectite clay.
Multifunctional mineral salt most commonly used as an absorbent, coloring agent and opacifying agent. Can also be used to adjust formula pH.
Plant-based sugar most commonly used as a hydrating ingredient, film former and to stabilize and improve the texture of skincare formulations.
Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract
Plant stem cell extract with antioxidant and skin-conditioning benefits to help combat the visible signs of aging. Sourced from the Swiss Apple.
Maris Sal (Sea Salt)
Inorganic salts derived from sea water that can help soothe and condition skin and act as an exfoliant.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil/Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Flower/ Leaf/Stem Extract
Fragrant Tea Tree plant oil/extract with antioxidant and skin-soothing properties that also may improve the appearance of breakouts.
Plant extract from the Chinaberry tree most commonly used as a skin-soothing antioxidant and natural green colorant. Forms include and Flower Extract and Leaf Extract.
Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract
Extract from the Lemon Balm plant that helps to calm and balance skin. Most commonly used as a fragrance ingredient.
Mentha Citrata Leaf Extract
Plant extract most commonly used as a fragrance ingredient and to cool skin. Also known as Orange Mint and Bergamot Mint.
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
Plant oil derived from the Peppermint plant most commonly used as a fragrance ingredient and cooling agent that helps to tone and soothe skin.
Derived from Peppermint Oil. Known to have a cooling sensation on the skin.
Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate
Naturally-derived skin-softening ingredient and emollient derived from Methyl Glucoside and Stearic Acid.
Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether/Methyl Perfluoroisobutyl Ether
Fluorinated ethers used as solvents and viscosity controlling ingredients that also cause a bubbling effect as seen in bubbling paper masks. Synthetic.
Silicate minerals that can be used to add shimmer to cosmetic formulations.
Mix of French Green clays used to help absorb oils from the skin.
Extract of the Noni plant known to have antioxidant and skin soothing properties. Forms include Fruit Extract and Fruit Powder.
Musa Balbisiana Fruit Extract
Wild Banana plant extract rich in polyphenols with antioxidant benefits.
Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Extract
Banana plant extract that may provide some antioxidant benefits due to its Vitamin C content. Also has been shown to have moisturizing and antimicrobial benefits.
Naturally-derived fatty acid commonly used as a cleansing agent or surfactant in skin care products.
Naturally-derived ester of Lactic Acid most commonly used as an emollient and skin-softening agent.
Naturally-derived fatty alcohol commonly used to help improve the texture of skin care products as well add moisture to the skin.
Form of Vitamin B3 known for its skin-restoring benefits. Synthetic.
Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract
Functions as an antioxidant and moisture enhancer. Plant extract made from Basil flowers and leaves.
Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract
Plant extract and adaptogen, also called Tulsi or Holy Basil, that helps balance and condition skin.
Naturally-derived long-chain fatty alcohol primarily used as an emollient, fragrance ingredient or solvent.
Olive plant oil/extract high in fatty acids most commonly used as an emollient. Forms include Fruit Oil and Leaf Extract.
Fragrant Orchid extract known to show antioxidant properties and have a soothing effect on the skin. Forms include Extract and Flower Extract.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract
Used to help condition and soften skin and as a chelating agent. Plant ingredient extracted from the bran or outer layer of the Rice kernel.
Palm Acid/Palm Kernel Acid
Used as an opacifying agent, emulsifier or cleansing agent. Naturally derived.
Long-chain fatty acid naturally derived from various plant oils with many functions but most commonly used as a cleansing agent and emollient.
Synthetic ester primarily used as a skin-conditioning and emollient.
Skin-conditioning agent or solvent that could be synthetic or naturally derived from Sugarcane.
Used to exfoliate skin and to help absorb excess oil. Mineral made from mined volcanic glass.
Persea Gratissima (Avocado)
High in Omega-3 fatty acids and natural antioxidants that help to replenish skin and guard against free radical damage. Forms include Fruit Extract, Oil and Butter.
Naturally-derived aromatic alcohol typically used as a preservative or fragrance ingredient.
Paraben-alternative preservative that helps inhibit the growth of bacteria. Can be used globally up to 1%. Synthetic.
Phragmites Communis Extract
Perennial Grass plant extract that helps to moisturize and condition skin.
Chelating agent naturally derived from corn.
Primarily used as a thickening agent and humectant. Naturally-derived polymer formed from the condensation of Glucose.
Skin-softening emulsifier produced from vegetable-derived Glycerin and Lauric Acid from various plant oils. Can also serve as a cleansing agent.
Skin-softening emulsifier produced from vegetable-derived Glycerin and Oleic Acid from olive or vegetable oils.
Emulsifier produced from vegetable-derived Glycerin and Stearic Acid from vegetable fats.
Skin-softening emulsifier and emollient produced from vegetable-derived Glycerin and Lauric Acid from various plant oils.
Skin-softening emulsifier and cleansing agent produced from vegetable-derived Glycerin and Stearic Acid from vegetable fats.
Skin-softening emulsifier produced from vegetable-derived Glycerin and Capric Acid from various plant oils.
Natural texture enhancer that is most often used as a dispersant in sunscreens.
Starch-based polymer of Lactic Acid most often used as natural exfoliating agent. Naturally derived.
Synthetic polymer most often used as a film-forming agent. The key ingredient in peel-off masks, it reacts with air to form a layer on your skin that can be peeled off.
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
Naturally-derived emulsifier that provides flexibility for various applications, such as creams to spray or over a broad pH-range
Used in small amounts to regulate the pH of a product. Synthetic.
Paraben-alternative, synthetic preservative that helps inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi and molds.
Skin-friendly, Corn-derived solvent that acts as a humectant.
Primarily used as a solvent in skin care applications. Synthetic.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond)
Most often used as an emollient that helps condition skin. Extracted from the ripe seed kernel and fruit of the Almond tree. Forms include a Fruit Extract and Oil.
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
Used as an emollient to help soften and soothe skin. Fixed oil expressed from the kernels of Apricots.
Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract
Rich source of antioxidants to help fight the visible signs of aging. Extract of the Guava fruit.
Water-binding film-former derived from yeast that creates a barrier on the skin to enhance skin texture and hold moisture.
Pomegranate Fruit Extract with antioxidant properties. Forms include Bark/Fruit Extract. Extract and Flower Extract.
Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
Apple Fruit Extract with antioxidant properties known to be a natural source of AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids).
Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil
Non-fragrant Raspberry plant oil used as an emollient and skin-conditioning agent.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
Non-fragrant Castor Bean plant oil most often used as an emollient.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Extract known to have antioxidant benefits as well as a calming effect the skin.
Deeply moisturizing, plant-derived ingredient with good water-binding properties.
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract
Natural source of Glycolic Acid, known for its exfoliating and skin-brightening properties.
Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA) used as an exfoliant in cosmetic formulations and as an active ingredient in various OTC drug monographs. Can help diminish the appearance of pores and help clear skin. Synthetic.
Salix Alba (Willow)
Willow Tree plant extract known to have soothing benefits for the skin. Contains salicin, which is converted to Salicylic Acid (BHA) in the presence of enzymes. Forms include Bark Extract and Leaf Extract.
Salvia Officinalis (Sage)
Sage plant extract most commonly used as a fragrance ingredient and skin-conditioning agent to help balance the skin and scalp. Forms include Leaf Extract and Oil.
Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil
Clary Sage plant oil most often used as a fragrance ingredient.
Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract
Skullcap Root plant extract with skin-soothing and antioxidant benefits to help guard against environmental aggressors.
SD Alcohol 40-B
Denatured alcohol most often used as a solvent. Commonly naturally derived from Corn.
Sea Silt Extract/ Maris Limus Extract
Extract of Sea Silt or sediment from the sea that helps to absorb oil from the skin.
Shea Butter Ethyl Esters
Emollient derived from Shea Butter that helps form a protective layer over the skin to hold in moisture.
Multifunctional mineral that can be used as a thickening agent to help improve the texture and feel of a formulation.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Most often used as an emollient in skin care formulations. Also known for its skin-soothing benefits and lighter feel. Liquid wax found in the seeds of the Jojoba plant.
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Water-soluble, more stable and synthetic form of Vitamin C known to help brighten the skin.
Paraben-alternative synthetic preservative primarily used an anti-fungal agent but also has effectiveness against the growth of bacteria.
Most often used as a thickening agent. Also known as Table Salt.
Most often used to control pH but it can also be used as a preservative. Naturally-derived sodium salt of Citric Acid.
Cleansing agent naturally derived from Coconut Oil.
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
Cleansing agent naturally derived from Coconut Oil.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Mild cleansing agent naturally derived from Coconut Oil.
Antimicrobial, naturally-derived preservative used in skin care formulations.
Skin-conditioning agent and chelating agent derived from sugar Glucose.
Sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid. It generally has a smaller molecular size which allows it to deeply hydrate and effectively maintain plump, hydrated skin. Naturally derived.
Highly alkaline ingredient used as a pH adjuster in cosmetic formulations. Synthetic.
Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate
Mild, naturally-derived surfactant and cleansing agent.
Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
Plant-derived cleansing agent that can also be used as an emulsifier. Most often used in shampoos and cleansers.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
Mild plant-derived surfactant and cleansing agent derived from various plant oils.
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
Mild surfactant and cleansing agent derived from Coconut. Known to produce a creamy foam.
Sodium Palm Kernelate
Naturally-derived cleansing agent and emulsifier often used in bar soaps.
Naturally-derived cleansing agent and emulsifier most often found in bar soaps.
Naturally-occurring humectant and skin-replenishing agent.
Natural chelating agent derived from Corn that serves as a natural alternative to EDTA.
Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate
Vegetable-derived ingredient most often used as a skin-softening emulsifier that helps to keep the oil and water phases blended and the skin soft.
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
Plant-derived emulsifier that helps to stabilize oil-in-water formulations and is known for its moisturizing and skin-conditioning capabilities.
Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Callus Culture Extract
Plant stem cell extract known to have antioxidant and skin-conditioning benefits. Derived from the Tomato.
Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato)
Tomato plant extract that contains Lycopene and has antioxidant properties. Forms include Fruit Extract, Fruit Juice and Fruit/Leaf/Stem Extract.
Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract
Vitamin-rich plant extract known to have skin-conditioning capabilities.
Solanum Tuberosum (Potato) Pulp Extract
Plant extract known to have skin-conditioning capabilities.
Sophora Japonica Flower Extract
Japanese Pagoda Tree Flower plant extract that functions as a skin-soothing agent.
Naturally occurring compound, from Rowan/Mountain Ash Berry. Commonly used as a preservative.
Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer
Naturally-derived emulsifier and fragrance solubilizer.
Emulsifier and mild cleansing agent naturally derived from the dehydrated sugar Sorbitol and the fatty acids from Olive Oil.
Emulsifying agent derived from Sorbitol and Stearic Acid from vegetable oil.
Skin-hydrating ingredient or humectant and slip agent similar to Glycerin. Sugar alcohol found in fruits and plants.
Naturally-derived oil-in-water emulsifier offering a light skin feel.
Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract
Plant extract obtained from Spinach leaves with antioxidant and skin-conditioning capabilities.
Vegetable-derived emollient and emulsifier that helps to improve a product's texture and consistency.
Most commonly used as an emollient, emulsifier or thickening agent. Multi-functional fatty alcohol derived from Coconut Oil or other vegetable fatty acids.
Most often used as a natural exfoliant and humectant. Sourced from Sugarcane or Sugar Beets. Commonly known as Sugar.
Most often used as an emollient, emulsifier or cleansing agent. Combination of Stearic Acid and Sucrose.
Naturally-occurring element primarily used as an active ingredient in various OTC drug monographs including acne. Helps clear acne and prevent the development of new pimples, blackheads and whiteheads.
Primarily used as a natural thickener and texture enhancer. Sourced from the Cassava shrub.
Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Root Extract
Dandelion Root plant extract with skin-conditioning and skin-soothing benefits.
Fat-soluble, stable and synthetic form of Vitamin C known to be an effective antioxidant and skin brightener.
Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate
Naturally-derived chelating agent that can also boost the effectiveness of preservatives.
Inorganic synthetic salt primarily used as a chelating agent in skin care products.
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Emollient rich in antioxidant polyphenols and extracted from Cocoa beans. Helps form a protective barrier over skin to hold in moisture.
Tin Oxide (CI 77861)
Naturally-derived colorant found in a range of colors.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Naturally occurring element primarily used as a natural colorant in cosmetics as well as an active ingredient in OTC sunscreen products.
Forms of Vitamin E typically made naturally from vegetable oils or synthetically. Known for their powerful antioxidant properties.
Water-binding plant sugar that has shown hydrating properties for skin.
Naturally-derived triester of glycerin and hydroxystearic acid used as an emollient and thickening agent.
Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
Naturally-derived chelating agent that helps boost the effectiveness of preservatives and antioxidants.
Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Leaf Extract
Wheat plant extract that helps to soothe the skin.
Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract
Plant extract known for potent antioxidant and skin-conditioning benefits. Forms include Fruit Extracts and Seed Oil.
Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract
Bilberry plant extract that contains potent antioxidants called anthocyanosides known to help calm and condition skin. They also give the berries their dark color.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Non-fragrant plant oil most often used as an emollient in skin care formulations. Known to have a lighter feel.
Natural texture enhancer and thickening agent produced when Sugar is fermented by a type of bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris.
Plant-derived Sugar molecule said to boost skin hydration levels and help strengthen skin's barrier.
Naturally-occurring ingredient produced from Glucose and Xylitol that help moisturize skin by preventing water loss.
Zea Mays (Corn) Starch
Primarily used as an absorbent or thickening agent in skin care formulations.
White, powdery mineral primarily used as an opacifying agent, skin protectant or OTC sunscreen active ingredient.
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger)
Plant extract known for its skin-soothing and antioxidant benefits. Forms include Root Extract and Root Juice."