Ingredients Glossary

Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer

Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymers characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used is a water-resistant film-forming agent in cosmetic products. By creating a thin flexible film it prevents water from washing the product away.

C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate

C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate is a high quality ester wax. One part of the molecule is based on a renewable, plant-based source. The other part is sourced via petro-chemical feedstock. It gives consistency to emulsions and rigidity to stick systems.

C18-36 Acid Triglyceride

C18-36 Acid Triglyceride is the ester of long chain (C18-36) fatty acids with Glycerin. It is a highly crystalline wax with properties similar to Carnauba wax. It gives consistency to emulsions and rigidity to stick systems.

C20-40 Alkyl Stearate

C20-40 Alkyl Stearate is a high melting and very hard synthetic ester wax. It can replace the monoester fraction of beeswax in cosmetic products. It is often used for sticks or as a stabilizer in emulsions that boosts consistency.

Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl Alcohol is often obtained from vegetable fats or oils. For this reason, Cetyl Alcohol is called fatty alcohol. However, Cetyl Alcohol can also be obtained by the hydrolysis of waxes. Cetyl Alcohol is used in many cosmetic formulas as it increases the stability of emulsions and the texture of formulas like creams or lotions. Cetyl Alcohol forms a solid white mass which serves as a water-binding and consistency-giving component.

Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone

Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone is a synthetically produced emulsifier. It allows to formulate PEG-free cosmetic formulations and helps to produce stable water-in-silicone emulsions and water-in-oil emulsions with a light skin feeling.

Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone

Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone is a synthetically produced silicone ingredient. It has water binding properties, provides emollience, good slip and a silky feel on the skin. It functions as a skin/hair conditioning agent and an emulsifier. It is used in makeup and skincare products.

Cetyl Palmitate

Cetyl Palmitate is the ester of cetyl alcohol and palmitic acid.
It is a white, crystalline, wax-like substance and gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It is mainly used as a thickener or emollient in cosmetics.

Cetyl Ricinoleate

Cetyl Ricinoleate is the ester of cetyl alcohol and ricinoleic acid which is derived from castor oil. This naturally derived emollient has a soft buttery consistency and melts at body temperature. It is used in skin care emulsions such as lotions and creams.

Cetrimonium Chloride

Cetrimonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt. As it provides hair a good combability and prevents or inhibits the buildup of static electricity, it is used in the formulation of hair conditioners, hair dyes and colors.

Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Chamomile

The healing properties of chamomile blossoms have been known for ages. Chamomile blossoms were even used as a medicinal plant far back in ancient Egypt. Chamomile blossom extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Chamomile blossom extract is especially suitable for use on the skin, based on its anti-inflammatory properties. The Chamomile blossoms contain alpha bisabolol, which is especially effective in wound healing.

Charcoal Powder

Charcoal powder is the dried, carbonaceous material obtained from the heating of organic substance. It is a micro-porous material with excellent absorption property for its large specific surface area. It is used for cleaning skin, and is widely used in products for oily and acne prone skin types.

Chitosan

This ingredient is solid and is not soluble in water. In cosmetics and personal care products, these siloxane polymers may be used in bath products, eye makeup, makeup, lipstick, nail polish, as well as hair and skin care products.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a natural waxy fat-like substance. In cosmetics and personal care products, cholesterol helps to prevent the separation of the oil and liquid components. As a skins own ingredient it shows also skin-conditioning properties.

Chondrus Crispus Extract

Chondrus Crispus Extract also known as Carrageenan is a natural anionic polymer extracted from red seaweeds. Depending on the type, Chondrus Crispus Extract is soluble in cold or hot water, it can thicken water and also form gels. In cosmetic products it is used to thicken cleansing products or to stabilize emulsions.  Chondrus Crispus Extract has also a specific sensory profile that supports a pleasant skin feel.

CI 10316

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 11680

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 12490

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 14720

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 15850

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 15985

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 16035

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 17200

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 19140

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 28440

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 40800

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 42053

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 42090

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 45100

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 47005

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 60725

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 61565

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 61570

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 73360

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 74160

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 75470

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77007

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77266 (CarbonBlack)

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color.

Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77268:1

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77288

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77289

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77491

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77492

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77499

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77891

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used for thickening water based-formulas like shower gels or for stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions especially in the presence of UV-filter, minerals or salts. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer builds up clear gels in water with different flow behaviour. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer can also be used to reduce the emulsifier or formulate emulsifier-free light emulsions. 

Citral

CITRAL – Citrus Lemon Verbena (olfactive descriptor defined by IFRA)

This fragrance is widely present in natural citrus essential oils.

It gives a citrus aspect and is key to add sparkling naturalness to a fragrance; it uplifts the fragrance freshness and brings juiciness to a hesperidic fragrance.

Citric Acid

Alpha hydroxy acids (abbreviation: AHAs) is a group of ingredients like e.g. lactic acid and citric acid. AHAs are found in fruits such as grapes and lemons, as well as in sugar cane and milk. Often known as fruit acids, they are used at low concentrations to gently speed up the skin's normal exfoliation process. The result can be a shedding of dry surface skin cells and an improved appearance and skin feel.

Citronellol - Floral Rose Citrus

CITRONELLOL - Floral Rose Citrus (olfactive descriptor defined by IFRA)

This fragrance is present in Geranium, Rose and most of the flowers.

It is part of the natural rose accord for composing feminine perfume and is also an essential element for masculine fougere scent.

This raw material brings rosy & zesty freshness and natural delicate touch for a floral heart.

Citrus Limon Juice

A number of ingredients made from lemons, including e.g. Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, being used in cosmetics and personal care products. The types of products in which these ingredients may be found include bath products, soaps and detergents, skin care products, cleansing products, eye makeup, fragrance products and hair care products.

Citrulline

Citrulline (by citrulline is always meant L-(+)-citrulline) is an alpha-amino acid.

Citrulline occurs naturally in plants and animals.

Citrulline is found in large quantities in the sap of birch, alder and walnut plants.

Citrulline is also found in cucurbits. In the human liver, citrulline is formed from carbamylphophate and ornithine.

Citrulline is an intermediate product of the urea cycle. It is normally formed from L-ornithine and carbamoyl phosphate, with the ornithine-carbamoyl transferase splitting off its phosphate residue. Citrulline is excreted with the urine.

In cosmetic products citrulline is used in skin care products.

Climbazole

Climbazole is mainly used as an antifungal agent in many formulations for the treatment of dandruff.

Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Extract

Extract from the fruit Citrullus lantus, commonly known as watermelon. This plant extract is know and described in literature, as a source of antioxidants, including lycopene. It contains a bunch of vitamins (A, B, C and E), mineral salts (K, Mg, Ca and Fe), amino acids citrulline, arginine, antioxidant carotenoids and phenolics.

Cocamide DEA

Cocamide DEA is a viscous liquid and is used as a foaming agent in shampoos and bath products. The ingredient is made by the reaction between the mixture of fatty acids from coconut oils and diethanolamine. The letters 'DEA' in cocamide DEA stand for diethanolamide. This should not be confused with a completely different substance with very different properties called diethanolamine, which is also sometimes known as 'DEA'. Diethanolamine is banned from use in cosmetic products under the Cosmetics legislation.      Cocamide DEA is safe to use in cosmetic products. All cosmetic ingredients must be safe to use, according to strict European cosmetic safety laws. The safety of cocamide DEA has not been questioned by the European Commission or its independent expert advisory committee, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl betaine is a mild amphoteric surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers, enabling oil and water to mix.

Citrus Aurantifolia Juice

Lime or Citrus aurantifolia belongs to the orange family.

It is the most widely used fruit in almost the entire world. Lime fruit, fruit pulp, peel, and seed are very much useful for cosmetics.

The entire lime fruit consists vitamins, carotenoids, minerals and essential oils.

Coco-Betaine

Coco-Betaine is a mild amphoteric surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers, enabling oil and water to mix.

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate is a product of natural based coconut fatty alcohol from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts and defined blend of fractionated fatty acids of vegetable origin. It is a fast spreading emollient and refatting agent. Due to its extremely light skin feel and fast spreading, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate provides an elegant skin feel. It is non-oxidisable and odorless. With this balanced emollient profile, it is an excellent choice for all kinds of skin care, baby care, massage products and many more.

Coco-Glucoside

Coco-Glucoside is formed by the reaction of the fatty acids of coconut oil with glucose. The result is a mild surfactant which is broadly used in baby care, face and body cleansing. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Cocoglycerides

Cocoglycerides are from 100% renewable feedstocks. They are obtained from vegetable triglyceride oil taken from the oil of coconut/palm fruit. This emollient is widely used in cosmetics to keep the skin supple, smooth and in a good condition.

Coconut Acid

Coconut Acid is a natural mixture of fatty acids containing medium chained fatty acids, derived from Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil. Coconut Acid finds application in skin care products as a surfactant/cleansing, emollient, emulsifying ingredient. Moreover, it moisturizes the skin and keeps it supple and soft. It is absorbed slowly and stays fresh for longer.

Cocos Nucifera Oil

Coconut oil, or copra oil, is a natural edible oil obtained from the kernel or pulp of coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Due to the high proportion of saturated fatty acids (40% lauric acid) it is very resistant to rancidification. It melts at 25°C and is therefore also called coconut fat. In cosmetics, Cocos Nucifera Oil is often used in skin care and lip care products, sunscreen creams, shower gels and shampoos.

Colloidal Oatmeal

Colloidal Oatmeal is finely ground oatmeal. It is known to relieve minor skin irritation. When oatmeal is used in cosmetic and personal care products, it may be also called as "Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal".

Copernicia Cerifera Cera

Copernicia Cerifera Cera is a purified vegetable wax obtained from young leaves of the Brazilian palm tree Copernicia Cerifera.

Cymbopogon Citratus Extract

Cymbopogon citratus, also known as lemon grass, which is native to tropical and semi-tropical areas of Asia. Lemon grass as a whole contains mainly citral, citronellal, geraniol, limonene and methyl heptenone.

Lemongrass has several uses. Due to the variety of terpene-derivates or iso. It is used in various cosmetic products.

Coumarin

Powdery Warm Almond (olfactive descriptor defined by IFRA)

This fragrance is present in the Tonka bean.

It gives a warm and natural almond smell with anisic and tobacco facets.

It is a key element of fougere and oriental accords.

Coumarin brings comfort, warmness and powdery feeling to fragrance.

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside is formed by the reaction of a type of alcohol with glucose.The result is a mild surfactant which is broadly used in baby care, face and body cleansing.  Surfactants have many functions including: cleaning agents to dissolve dirt; suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product; boosting foam; and as emulsifiers, enabling oil and water to mix.

Creatine

Creatine, a body’s own amino acid derivative, plays a central role in cellular energy supply. Cells attain their physiological levels of Creatine by biosynthesis from the amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine and/or alternatively by ingestion of meat and fish. Creatine plays a key part in our body’s energy supply, as it acts like a battery that buffers, transports and releases energy, helping to cope with alternating energy demands.

Decylene Glycol

Decanediol (Decylene Glycol) is a moisturizing ingredient with anti-bacterial properties. Decylene Glycol makes the skin soft and smooth.

Cucumis Sativus Juice

Cucumber extract is obtained by cold pressing from crushed cucumbers. Cucumbers consist of 95 percent water, the remaining five percent contain almost all the elements our body needs. The ingredients include magnesium, iron and phosphorus, but also valuable amino acids, potassium, copper, zinc and calcium. Cucumber extract is also rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E. These valuable substances contribute to calming properties.

Decyl Oleate

Decyl Oleate is the ester of decyl alcohol and oleic acid. It is a naturally derived emollient that leaves a sticky, soft and supple feel on the skin.

Cyclomethicone

Silicones are synthetic ingredients that come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick texture. Silicones are ingredients synthesized from silicon, a mineral compound found abundantly in nature as silica, the main constituent of sand. The key property of silicone oils in cosmetic products is smoothing: They give products like creams or make-up a silky, spreadable, luxurious texture, as well as shine and softness in shampoos and other hair care products. To identify silicones in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. They can be found under names such as "dimethicone", "cyclomethicone", "dimethiconol" and "amodimethicone".

Dehydroacetic Acid

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU).

Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety.

Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms.

Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use.

Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product.

The most used preservatives in our products are phenoxyethanol and parabens.


Diammonium Citrate

Diammonium citrate is a salt of citric acid.It is used as a buffer and stabilizes the pH value of a formulation. In the EU, diammonium citrate is authorised for both, as food additive and an ingredient of cosmetic products.

Diamond Powder

Diamond powder is a crystallized modification of carbon and usually of natural origin.

Dibutyl Adipate

Dibutyl Adipate is the diester of butyl alcohol and adipic acid. It is a synthetic, clear colorless oily liquid with good spreading properties on the skin. It gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance and is especially suitable for suncare formulations due to its excellent solubilizing capacities for crystalline UV-filters.  

Dicaprylyl Carbonate

Dicaprylyl Carbonate is a diester of caprylyl alcohol (naturally derived from palm oil or palm kernel oil) and carbonic acid (from petrochemical feedstock). Dicaprylyl Carbonate is a fast-spreading, dry, non-greasy emollient. This oil is often used in e.g. body care, face care, antiperspirants/deodorants, baby care and sun care.

Dicaprylyl Ether

Dicaprylyl Ether can be naturally derived (from palm oil or palm kernel oil) or sourced from petrochemical feedstock. It can be found in e.g. skin moisturizer/lotion, sunscreen, anti-aging treatment, eye cream, deodorants. 

Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU). Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety. Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use. Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product. The most used preservatives in our products are p enoxethanol and parabens.

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Diazolidinyl Urea

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU). Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety. Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use. Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product. The most used preservatives in our products are phenoxyethanol and parabens.

Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate

Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate acts as an antioxidant and helps protecting cosmetics products from chemical or physical deterioration induced by light.

Dihydroxyacetone

Sunless or self-tanning lotions contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that darkens the skin by a chemical reaction. DHA is a physiological product of the body formed. The site of action of DHA in the skin is the stratum corneum. DHA induces a concentration-dependent formation of brown color complexes through an irreversible non-enzymatic glycosylation of amines or amino groups in skin proteins. This process is known as the Maillard reaction.

Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate

Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate is an ester derived from essential fatty acids. It is a viscous oily liquid, that is known for providing extraordinarily long-lasting coverage. It is used to enhance water resistance in sunscreen formulas or to give long-wear properties to makeup

Dimethicone

Silicones are synthetic ingredients that come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick texture. Silicones are ingredients synthesized from silicon, a mineral compound found abundantly in nature as silica, the main constituent of sand. The key property of silicone oils in cosmetic products is smoothing: They give products like creams or make-up a silky, spreadable, luxurious texture, as well as shine and softness in shampoos and other hair care products. To identify silicones in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. They can be found under names such as "dimethicone", "cyclomethicone", "dimethiconol" and "amodimethicone".

Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Silicones are synthetic ingredients that come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick texture. Silicones are ingredients synthesized from silicon, a mineral compound found abundantly in nature as silica, the main constituent of sand. The key property of silicone oils in cosmetic products is smoothing: They give products like creams or make-up a silky, spreadable, luxurious texture, as well as shine and softness in shampoos and other hair care products. To identify silicones in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. They can be found under names such as "dimethicone", "cyclomethicone", "dimethiconol" and "amodimethicone".

Dimethiconol

Silicones are synthetic ingredients that come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick texture. Silicones are ingredients synthesized from silicon, a mineral compound found abundantly in nature as silica, the main constituent of sand. The key property of silicone oils in cosmetic products is smoothing: They give products like creams or make-up a silky, spreadable, luxurious texture, as well as shine and softness in shampoos and other hair care products. To identify silicones in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. They can be found under names such as "dimethicone", "cyclomethicone", "dimethiconol" and "amodimethicone".

Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate

Tridecyl Stearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate and Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate are blended to a unique combination of non-animal derived esters. The sensory of this emollient blend is rich but non-sticky, long-lasting silky and soft. It is derived from vegetable (the seeds/kernels/fruits of coconut and/or palm) and synthetic sources.

Dipropylene Glycol

Dipropylene glycol is an alcohol and its family includes many such as propylene glycol or butylene glycol.Due to its hydrophobic properties, the group of glycols have excellent properties to solve further ingredients in cosmetic formualtion. It can distribute or spread ingredients or pigments evenly. It can reduce the viscosity of a product. It is widely used in cosmetic applications such as shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreens, and deodorants.

Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate

Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate is a mild anionic amino acid-based surfactant. It provides fine lather and good cleansing in hair and skin products.

Disodium EDTA

EDTA and the salts of EDTA (e.g. Trisodium EDTA) are synthetically produced. The main purpose in adding this ingredient to cosmetic products is the excellent property in binding metal ions. The binding of metal ions helps preventing the deterioration of cosmetic products.

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is an anionic surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate is an anionic surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Disodium PEG-5 Laurylcitrate Sulfosuccinate

Disodium PEG-5 Laurylcitrate Sulfosuccinate is an anionic surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Distarch Phosphate

Distarch Phosphate is a modified natural starch where typically corn starch is used. The µm-sized starch powder adsorbs large quantaties of lipids (oils). Due to this, Distarch Phosphate can provide a less greasy, light and smooth skin feel when it is incorporated in emulsions like creams or lotions. Distarch Phosphate is especially suitable for mattifying cosmetic products.

Disteardimonium Hectorite

Disteardimonium Hectorite is a lipophilic modified clay also called organoclay. This raw material thickens oils and is used in deo aerosols, bar soaps or make up products. Disteardimonium Hectorite also stabilizes emulsions due to its oil thickening properties.

DMDM Hydantoin

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU). Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety. Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use. Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product. The most used preservatives in our products are phenoxyethanol and parabens.

EDTA

EDTA and the salts of EDTA (e.g. Trisodium EDTA) are synthetically produced. The main purpose in adding this ingredient to cosmetic products is the excellent property in binding metal ions. The binding of metal ions helps preventing the deterioration of cosmetic products.

Ethylhexyl Cocoate

Ethylhexyl Cocoate is a high quality ester emolient. One part of the molecule is based on a renewable, plant-based (coconut) source. The other part is sourced via petrochemical feedstock. 

Ethylhexyl Cocoate is widely used in cosmetic applications and can produce a soft skin feeling that is predominatly used in face and body care formulations. 

Ethylhexylglycerin

As an emollient and mild moisturizer it improves the skin feel of cosmetic formulations. In addition, it can enhance the efficacy of traditional preservatives and be used as an antimicrobial stabilizer in combination with other cosmetic ingredients. Ethylhexyglycerin is a substance approved worldwide as a versatile and multifunctional additive and it is a very effective deodorizer. Ethylhexyglycerin reliably inhibits the growth and proliferation of odor-causing bacteria without influencing the skin flora.

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Ethylhexyl Salicylate

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Ethylhexyl Stearate

Ethylhexyl Stearate is a fast absorbing cosmetic oil with good spread ability that is oxidation stable. One part of the molecule is based on a renewable, plant-based (palm- and/or palmkernel oil) source. The other part is sourced via petrochemical feedstock. 

Ethylhexyl Stearate is suitable for all types of creams and lotions, body oils and bath additives and for use in sunscreens (due to its compatibility with UV filters). 

Ethylhexyl Triazone

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Ethylparaben

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU).

Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety.

Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms.

Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use.

Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product. 

The most used preservatives in our products are phenoxyethanol and parabens.

Eugenol

EUGENOL – Spicy Clove Floral (olfactive descriptor defined by IFRA)

Iconic fragrance ingredient to covey natural and memorable spicy woody note.

This fragrance ingredient can be found in natural essential oils from large proportion (ex: clove) to lower ones (ex/ Ylang Ylang).

Eugenol is also largely used in the dental field.

It is gives warm, creaminess and natural spirits to white floral heart.


Farnesol

This fragranceis part of many flowers such as neroli, ylang ylang and palmarosa essential oils.

It has a scent of fresh soft floracy and is mostly use to enhance the freshness, cleanliness and transparency of a floral heart.

Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit Extract

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is indigenous to the shores of the Mediterranean but has become widely naturalized in many parts of the world, especially on dry soils near the sea-coast and on riverbanks.

It is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb used in cookery. For many years the extract is also used in various cosmetic products.

Folic Acid

Folate, also known as vitamin B9 or folacin is one of the B vitamins. Manufactured folic acid, is converted into folate by the body.Folate is required for the body to make DNA and RNA and metabolize amino acids necessary for cell division. As humans cannot make folate, it is required in the diet, making it an essential vitamin.

Fragaria Ananassa Fruit Juice

The ingredient Fragaria Ananassa Fruit Juice is a raw material of vegetable origin; collectively known as strawberries, being cultivated worldwide. The fruit is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness.

Fucus Vesiculosus Extract

Fucus Vesiculosus Extract is an extract of the dried thallus of the bladderwrack algae. Bladderwrack algae, is a type of brown (seaweed) algae that is edible. The extract has an unusually high concentration of minerals, including sodium and potassium.

Geraniol - Floral Rose Geranium

Emblematic ingredient is present in many different plants such as rose or geranium, lavender or ner-oli, citronella, etc. When walking through a rose garden, you are surrounded by it. Used in fragrance, It brings a very natural dewy floral feeling. 

Glucose

Glucose is a well-known sugar; naturally occurring and can be found in fruits and other parts of plants. Glucose is the most abundant monosaccharide, a subcategory of carbohydrates. Glucose is mainly made by plants and most algae during photosynthesis from water and carbon dioxide, using energy from sunlight. In cosmetic applications, glucose is used as a non-ionic thickener, e.g.skin care products.

Glucosylrutin

This ingredient is known for it's high antioxidative potential. Protecting the skin against reactive oxygen species (ROS), isoquercitirin can strengthen the skin's defense against free radicals and helps to prevent sun allergies.