Ingredients Glossary

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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. 

Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer

Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer helps hair hold its style by inhibiting the hair's ability to absorb moisture and prevents hair from electrostatic charging. It forms a thin coating on the skin, hair or nails.  A Copolymer is a polymer prepared by combining relatively small chemical compounds called monomers into a very large molecule that has different properties.

Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer

Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer is a synthetic polymer for aqueous formulas. Due to its hydrophobic (fat loving) modification, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer is a highly efficient thickening and stabilizing polymer that builds up a gel structure in water even in the presence of high amounts of surfactants.

Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer

Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used for thickening water-based formulas or for stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions. Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer provides a non-tacky light skin feel. This polymer is also used to suspend pigments in make up or sun products.

Benzethonium Chloride

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.

Benzophenone-3

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.

Benzophenone-4

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.

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol is not a perfume itself, however it is used in some products as a relevant solvent for the different perfume components. It is part of the most perfume ingredients available on the fragrance market. So, certain products can be free of perfumes though they contain Benzyl Alcohol.

BHT

BHT is an antioxidant used in foods and cosmetics. Many ingredients like natural oils or fats would become rancid if they reacted with the oxygen in the environment. BHT can protect these ingredients against oxidation and makes them last longer.

Bisabolol

Bisabolol is a component in the essential oil of natural chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla). Depending on site conditions and variety, the proportion of bisabolol in chamomile oil can be up to 50%. 
Bisabolol plays a relatively large role in both, medical and cosmetic applications. For many products, however, synthetically produced bisabolol is preferred due to its high purity. Bisabolol is known for its anti-inflammatory and skin calming properties. 

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 is an semisolid emollient that mainly serves as an animal-free Lanolin substitute. It can improve water resistance of cosmetic formulations and has a good adhesion to the skin. The ingredient is known for it's very good skin compatibility as well as leaving a pleasant feeling on the skin. Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 is suitable for skin, sun and lip products. Its main part is based on a renewable, plant-based source. A small portion of the molecule is synthetic.

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

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.

Bis-(Isostearoyl/Oleoyl Isopropyl) Dimonium Methosulfate

Bis-(Isostearoyl/Oleoyl Isopropyl) Dimonium Methosulfate is a conditioning agent with good performance in terms of making the hair easier to comb. It can also improve smoothness and shine.

Butyl Acrylate/Ethyltrimonium Chloride Methacrylate/Styrene Copolymer

Butyl Acrylate/Ethyltrimonium Chloride Methacrylate/Styrene Copolymer is a conditioning agent with good performance in terms of making the hair easier to comb, improves smoothness and shine.

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

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.

Butylene Glycol

Butylene Glycol, a diol, is a kind of alcohol that contains two hydroxyl groups. As one of the most-widely used skincare ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, it keeps your skin hydrated. Butylene Glycol is used as solvent and viscosity decreasing agent, making the product feel less greasy and easier to apply. Butylene glycol can be sourced of natural origin, derived from vegetable or synthetical from petroleum.

Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate

Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate is the ester of butylene glycol and caprylic/capric acid. It's main part is based on a renewable, plant-based (coconut oil) source. A small portion of the molecule is sourced via petrochemical feedstock.  It leaves a light, dry, non-oily skin feeling and is often used for sun care products because it is a good solvent for UV-filters.

Butyrospermum Parki Butter / Sheabutter

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea butter) is the creamy extract from the shea nut of the shea tree, which grows in Africa. It has been used in Africa for many years to improve the strength and shine of skin and hair. Shea butter is a super ingredient for the skin. It contains high natural levels of vitamin A and E that can have many healing properties. Like regular butter, shea butter melts at body temperature leaving the skin with a smooth and soft feeling. It contains a complex of different lipids, essential fatty acids and nutrients necessary for collagen production and can support the barrier function of the skin.

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate is a skin-friendly, synthetic emollient. It is an oily component with a weak greasy character. It has good spreading properties on the skin, confers a dry skin feel and is a valuable solvent for many cosmetic ingredients.

C12-15 Pareth-3

C12-15 Pareth-3 works as an surfactant and emulsifier, enabling oil and water to mix and stabilize this kind of formulation.

C15-19 Alkane

C15-C19 Alkane is a petrochemical based emollient. It is a mixture of linear alkanes with 15 to 19 carbon atoms in the alkyl chain. It gives a fresh and gliding touch, with a soft after feel.

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.

Calcium Carbonate

Hydrogen Peroxide is added to cosmetics and personal care products as an antimicrobial agent and as an oxidizing agent. The function of antimicrobial agents is to kill or inhibit the growth or reproduction of microorganisms. In cosmetics and personal care products, oxidizing agents are used to form dyestuffs during oxidative hair dyeing, and to oxygenate stains on the teeth to further whiten the teeth.

Calcium Chloride

Calcium Chloride is an inorganic salt used in various cosmetics and personal care products; it is used to stabilize emulsions.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract / Black Tea Extract

Black tea is made from wilted and rolled tea leaves, which are subsequently fermented. The oxidation process is then terminated. The extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Because black tea extract contains caffeine, it has an invigorating effect on the skin and imparts a fresh skin feeling.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract / Green Tea Extract

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is a green tea extract derived from leaves of Camellia sinensis. Green tea extract is naturally rich in antioxidants, which are known for cell-protecting function as well. Green tea extract is also used for it's antioxidant effect that can protect the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals.

Candelilla Cera

Candelilla Cera is a purified vegetable wax obtained from the leaves of the candelilla plant, also called Euphorbia cerifera or Euphorbiaceae.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Caprylic/Capric triglyceride is a naturally derived mixed triester from coconut oil and glycerin. This oil has the advantage being stable against oxidation. Caprylic/capric triglyceride is an excellent skin conditioning agent, improving the aesthetics of the product, as well as working to soften and to smooth the skin. It provides a pleasant skin feeling and that's why it is often used in e.g. creams, lotions, lip care products and sunscreens.

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside

Caprylyl/Capryl 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.

Caprylyl Glycol

Caprylyl Glycol is a multi-functional additive, which acts as a viscosity regulating and wetting agent. It is known to give the skin a nice and soft feeling. The ingredient also offers antimicrobial properties and finds application in formulating emulsions and rinse-off products.

Carbomer

Carbomer characterizes synthetic polymers that are based on acrylic acid. They are usually used for thickening water-based formulas for stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions. The polymer provides textures with different flow behavior.

Cellulose Gum

Cellulose Gum is a water soluble polymer based on modified natural derived cellulose. Cellulose Gum acts as a thickener in various aqueous products when it is neutralized. It can form transparent gels or increase consistency of emulsions. Cellulose Gum is widely used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical or food products.

Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract

Centaurea cyanus flower extract is also known as cornflower extract. The deep blue cornflower used to grow prolifically across Britain’s wildflower meadows. Its specific name, cyanus, literally means ‘dark blue’ in Greek. The herbal ingredient is widely used in skin care cosmetic products.

Cera Microcristallina

Ingredients based on mineral oils are fats of fossil origin. The highly-purified ingredients come in different forms (oils, gels…) and are colorless, odorless and tasteless. The most known mineral oil used in cosmetic products is paraffinum liquidum. 

There are two types: mineral synthetic oils, which are perfectly pure from their production, and mineral oils from petrochemicals. The latter are refined mineral oils that are obtained after the purification of fossil materials such as coal, crude oil or natural gas. The mineral oils in our cosmetic products are of pharmaceutical grade and thus very pure. 
Main property of this ingredient group is to protect the skin from dehydration. In addition, these ingredients improve the quality of textures and are efficient for cleansing and for removing make-up.

To identify these ingredients in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. You can easily identify mineral-oil based ingredients by names such as "paraffinum liquidum", "cera microcristallina", "ozokerite", "paraffin" and "synthetic wax".

 


Ceramide NP

Ceramides are special fats that occur naturally in our skin and build our skin barrier. These fats are called sphingolipids. They are the main component of the uppermost layer of our skin: the horny layer (stratum corneum).  Ceramides are known for their anti-ageing properties and are widely used in skin care products. 

Ceteareth-6

Ceteareth-6 helps to form a stable emulsion. Ceteareth-6 is made on the base of a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohol, which could be both naturally derived.

Ceteareth-20

Ceteareth-20 is a synthetic compound that is synthesized through a process known as ethoxylation. This is a chemical reaction in which ethylene oxide is added to a substrate consisting of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Ceteareth-20 functions as a surfactant and an emulsifier in many different cosmetics and personal care products, including facial moisturizers, anti-aging treatments, conditioners, cleansers, sunscreens, exfoliants, and acne treatments.
As an emulsifier ceteareth-20 reduces the surface tension by positioning itself at the oil/water or air/water interface, which has a stabilizing effect on the emulsion.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of cetyl alcohol (hexadecanol) and stearyl alcohol (octadecanol). These two components are often obtained from vegetable fats or oils. For this reason, the two alcohols are called fatty alcohols. However, cetyl alcohol (hexadecanol) and stearyl alcohol (octadecanol) can also be obtained by the hydrolysis of waxes. Cetylstearyl alcohol is used in many cosmetic compounds as it increases the stability of emulsions and the texture of compounds. Cetearyl alcohol forms a solid white mass which serves as a water-binding, consistency-giving component.

Cetearyl Isononanoate

Cetearyl Isononanoate is the ester of Pelargonic Acid and Cetearyl Alcohol. Its main part is based on a renewable, plant-based (palm- and/or palmkernel oil) source. A smaller portion of the molecule is sourced via petro-chemical feedstock. Cetearyl Isononanoate is a medium viscous with strong hydrophobic (water repellent) properties that soften and smoothen rough skin.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

Decylene Glycol

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.


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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. 

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract

Ginkgo, also known as the miracle tree, was brought to Europe from Japan 200 years ago. The ginkgo biloba leaf extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Ginkgo biloba leaf extract contains the following ingredient classes: flavonoids, bilobalides and ginkgolides.Ginkgo biloba leaf extracts are also known for their care-providing properties.

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.

Glycerin

Glycerin (sometimes called glycerol) is a naturally occurring alcohol compound found in all animal, plant, and human tissues, including the skin and blood. Glycerin is widely used in cosmetics and personal care products can be obtained from natural sources (e.g., soybeans, cane, or corn syrup sugar) or manufactured synthetically. This synthetic form is chemically identical to naturally-occurring glycerin and the body handles both the same way.  It is a well-known humectant that prevents the loss of moisture from products and skin, furthermore it protects and conditions the skin.

Glyceryl Caprate

Glyceryl Caprylate is a vegetable-based wetting agent with strong activity against bacteria and yeast. The ingredient is an excellent booster for organic acids and different listed preservatives. Due to its amphiphilic structure, it lowers the surface tension. This can lead to smaller droplets and more stable emulsions. At higher concentrations, it may reduce the viscosity of emulsions.

Glyceryl Caprylate

Glyceryl Caprylate is a plant based wetting agent with strong activity against bacteria and yeast. It is an excellent booster for organic acids and different listed preservatives. Due to its amphiphilic structure it lowers the surface tension. This can lead to smaller droplets and more stable emulsions. At higher concentrations it may reduce the viscosity of emulsions.

Glyceryl Isostearate

Glyceryl Isostearate is a mixture of glycerin and isostearic acid which can be of natural or synthetic origin. It is added to creams and lotions to form homogenous mixtures of oil and water. It not only stabilizes the emulsions but also influences the consistency of the formulations.

Glyceryl Oleate

Glyceryl Oleate is plant derived and has good emulsifying poperties, it is often used to mix and stabilize water and oil. Additionally it leaves a smooth and supple feeling on the skin.

Glyceryl Stearate

Glyceryl Stearate is a consistency-enhancer and co-emulsifier for O/W emulsions that is vegetable based. It is used as a stabilizer in creams and lotions of the oil-in-water-type, because it has viscosity increasing and emulsion-stabilizing properties. In  cosmetics and personal care products, Glyceryl Stearate is widely used and can be found in lotions, creams, powders, skin cleansing products, makeup bases and foundations, mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, hair conditioners and rinses, and sunscreen products.

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

Glyceryl stearate citrate, a glyceryldiester,  is made of glycerin and fatty acids derived from vegetable oils. This ingredient acts as hydrophilic, PEG-free, anionic o/w emulsifier and emollient. It is typically used in creams, lotions, baby care products, sunscreens and after sun care products.

Glyceryl Stearate SE

Glyceryl Stearate SE is a natural emulsifier (helps water and oil mix) and emollient. Glyceryl Stearate SE is a "Self-Emulsifying" form of Glyceryl Stearate. It also contains a small amount of sodium and/or potassium stearate. It stabilizes emulsions and provides an excellent texture.  Glyceryl Stearate acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also slows down the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface.

Glycine Soja Oil

Soja oil (Soya oil) is obtained from soya beans by pressing or extraction, after which it is usually refined. The soya bean is a native of China, but it was not until the end of the 19th century that the soya bean reached America. Am the 19th century it caught on rapidly, with extensive cultivation. With its high fat and protein content, the soya bean has been a favourite food in Eastern Asia since ancient times.
The clear, pale yellow, semi-drying liquid with a faint, characteristic smell is a typical all-round-oil. 55-65% of the Gylcine Soja oil consists of multiple unsaturated fatty acids and it is widely used as an emoillent in cosmetic products.

Glycol

Glycols are organic compounds belonging to the class of alcohols. Glycols are used as solvents and viscosity decreasing agents. It can also be used as a humectant that prevents the loss of moisture from products 

Glycol Distearate

Glycol Stearate is a white to cream-colored waxy solid. It is a mixture of mono- and diesters of ethylene glycol and stearic acid. Due to its opacifying properties,  Glycol Stearate is used to formulate a wide variety of  bubble baths, hair and skin care products.

Glycyrrhetinic Acid

Glycyrrhetinic Acid is derived from the roots of the Chinese licorice Glycerrhiza glabra plant. This ingredient can protect the skin from cell damage caused by UV radiation and supports the skin’s own DNA repair mechanismus. Glycyrrhetinic Acid has anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and antiinflammatory properties.

Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract

This ingredient is a sweet flavour that is extracted from Liquorice root . You can find it in southern Europe and parts of Asia, such as India. It is not botanically related to anise, star anise, or fennel, which are sources of similar flavouring compounds.

Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract

Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root plant Extract, also called Licochalcone A, is derived from the roots of the of the Chinese licorice plant. It has anti-irritant, anti-oxidative, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract can improve the condition of sensititve and irritated skin and protects the skin against UV-induced free radical formations. 

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Guars are derived from the Guar Beans and widely used in cosmetics as thickeners and also in bath and hair care products as skin and hair feel enhancers.

Hamamelis Virginiana Bark/Leaf Extract

Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf extract is made from the plant Hamamelis virginiana. The extract is obtained from the cold processing of the leaf of the plant. It is widely used in cosmetics and personal care products. Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf extract is used in the formulation of bath products, cleansing products, deodorants, hair conditioners, shampoos, skin care products, eye makeup and aftershave lotions.

Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera

Helianthus Annuus Seed Wax is a vegetable emolient. The plant (sunflower) was first domesticated in the Americas.
The common sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera is the  wax, extracted from the seeds of the sunflower. Due to its high melting point it can act as a texturizer in solid r semi-slid cosmetic products.

Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil

Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil is natural based. The plant was first domesticated in the Americas. The common sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. Additionally, sunflower oil contains Vitamin E. In cosmetic applications it acts as an emollient to give a smooth, pleasant skin feeling.

Homosalate

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.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide is added to cosmetics and personal care products as an antimicrobial agent and as an oxidizing agent. The function of antimicrobial agents is to kill or inhibit the growth or reproduction of microorganisms. In cosmetics and personal care products, oxidizing agents are used to form dyestuffs during oxidative hair dyeing, and to oxygenate stains on the teeth to further whiten the teeth.

Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Hydrogenated Castor Oil, also known as Castor Wax, is a product of the controlled hydrogenation of the natural Castor Communis Seed oil. Oils have been hydrogenated for many decades, to prolong their shelf life and make the oils more stable. Hydrogenated Castor Oil is far more shelf stable and will not go rancid as quickly as untreated oil. Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a hard brittle, high-melting point waxy substance that acts as an emollient and as a thickener. It increases the viscosity of creams, ointments and lotions. It can be used in cosmetic applications for smooth and stable emulsions.

Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides

Hydrogenated Coco-glycerides, also known as hydrogenated coconut oil, is a lipid of natural plant origin. This oil is used in cosmetic products as a skin replenisher and consistancy enhancer.

Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides

Hydrogenated Palm Glyceride is a kind of lipid and can be of natural or synthetic origin. It is an emollient and emulsifying agent. After application it improves the feel on skin and lips. It  is also used to improve the spreadability  of cosmetic formula, so they improve the feel of skin products.

Hydrogenated Polydecene

Hydrogenated Polydecene is a synthetically produced, hydrocarbon-based emollient, which is used in order to give the skin a soft and smooth appearance. Hydrogenated Polydecene is a water-insoluble, non-sticky, easily spreadable oil that forms a non-occlusive film on the surface of the skin.

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene is a synthetically produced polymer, which is used in order to increase the thickness of a formula. In cosmetic formulas it also acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.

Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil

Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil is a product of natural based Rapeseed Oil by a controlled hydrogenation of the natural oil. Oils have been hydrogenated for many decades, to prolong their shelf life and make the oils more stable. Hydrogenated rapeseed oil is far more shelf stable, and will not go rancid as quickly as untreated oil. A common examples of hydrogenated oil is margarine. Sometimes Rapeseed Oil is also describes in literature by the name Canola oil. Canola came from the abbreviation: "Can.O.,L-A" (Canadian Oilseed, Low-Acid). Both oils are similar, but Canola oil contains less erucic acid than rapeseed oil. In cosmetic applications it acts as a skin-conditioning agent.

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate is an end product of the controlled hydrogenation of cornsyrup. It is a kind of sugar alcohol and is derived from glucose. Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate is used in cosmetic formulas as a protective agent, thickener and humectant. 

Hydrolyzed Pearl

Hydrolyzed Pearl Power is the hydrolyzed, water-soluble form of the powder obtained from pearls for easy delivery and absorption in skin care applications.

Hydrolyzed Silk

Hydrolyzed Silk can be of natural or synthetic origin. Hydrolyzed silk proteins are, in its chemical composition, similar to proteins present in skin and hair. It is used in skin-care products help keeping the moisture on the skin surface and providing a pleasant and long-lasting feeling of freshness and smoothness.

Hydroxyethyl Cetyldimonium Phosphate

Hydroxyethyl Cetyldimonium Phosphate 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.

Hydroxyethylcellulose

Hydroxyethylcellulose is a non-ionic, water soluble polymer based on modified natural derived cellulose. It acts as a thickener in various aqueous products especially in the presence of higher amounts of alcohol. It can form transparent gels or increase consistency of skin care emulsions or cleansing products. 

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose is a non-ionic, water soluble polymer based on modified natural derived cellulose. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose acts as a thickener in various aqueous products especially in the presence of higher amounts of alcohol. It can form transparent gels or increase consistency of skin care emulsions or cleansing products. 

Hydroxypropyl Oxidized Starch PG-Trimonium Chloride

Hydroxypropyl Oxidized Starch PG-Trimonium Chloride is a film former of vegetal origin. It is highly effective on almost all hair qualities and therefor leaves a soft and lasting feel. Hydroxypropyl Oxidized Starch PG-Trimonium Chloride is used  as a conditioner in a wide variety of shower gels and shampoos.

Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate

Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate is a modified corn starch based polymer which are usually used for thickening and stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions especially in the presence of minerals or salts. Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate provides stable cremes and lotions with a light & smooth skin feel. 

Imidazolidinyl 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.

Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

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.

Isoceteth-20

Isoceteth-20 is a synthetically produced polyethylene glycol ether of Isocetyl Alcohol and works as an emulsifier or solubilizer so it can include oil-loving ingredients into water-based products.

Isododecane

Isodocecane is a colorless oil of fossil origin. It is produced by a special process using isobutene as a feedstock material.
It is of high purity and can protect the skin from dehydration and provides pleasant textures. Isododecane is suitable for both, skin and hair care products.

Isohexadecane

Isohexadecane is a high purity hydrocarbon, petrochemical based emollient. It offers a light, and  smooth skin feel and protects the skin from dehydration.

Isopropyl Myristate

Isopropyl Myristate is a colorless and odorless emollient. It is partially based on natural fatty acids,  a small portion of the molecule is sourced via petro-chemical feedstock. It can make the skin smooth and supple.

Isopropyl Palmitate

Isopropyl palmitate is the ester of palmitic acid and isopropyl alcohol. It's main part is based on a renewable, plant-based (palm- and/or palmkernel oil) source. A small portion of the molecule is sourced via petrochemical feedstock. This emollient is skin-friendly, with a replenishing and revitelizing effect leaving your skin soft and supple.

Isopropyl Stearate

Isopropyl stearate is the ester of isopropyl alcohol and stearic acid. It's main part is based on a renewable, plant-based (palm- and/or palmkernel oil) source. A small portion of the molecule is sourced via petrochemical feedstock. Stearate esters act primarily as lubricants on the skin's surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance.


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Kaolin

Kaolin also called white clay is a pigment from mineral origin it is used as a fine white powder. Kaolin can be used as an opacifier in transparent products but also as mattifying agent that results a less greasy skin feel.

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid, which belongs to the group of natural moisturizing factors and has moisturizing and also keratolytic properties. Lactic Acid has moisturizing properties. It reduces skin scaling and balances skin's pH-value. Furthermore, it fights dry skin symptoms. Lactic Acid also shows comedolytic effects. It inhibits the formation of comedones by helping the skin to shed and thus prevents the follicles from becoming plugged. Therefore it fights acne symptoms. 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 is a shedding of dry surface skin cells and an improved appearance and skin feel.

Lanolin

Lanolin is a valuable by-product of the wool industry. It is a natural substance that is derived from the sebum secretion of sheep. Lanolin is used extensively in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics for years. It brings an effective moisturizing, softening and healing effect on skin cracks and dry, flaky skin.

Lauramidopropyl Betaine

Lauramidopropyl betaine is a mild amphoteric surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have various 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.

Laureth-10

The Laureth ingredients are polyoxyethers of lauryl alcohol. The number in the name indicates the average number of units of ethylene oxide in the molecule. Laureth-10 acts as an emulsifying agent to stabilize oil in water mixtures.

Laureth-2

Laureth-2 is a non-ionic raw material derived from fatty alcohol that is used for thickening water-based cleansing formulas like shower gels or shampoos.

Laureth-23

Laureth-23 is an emulsifier and surfactant of synthetic origin. In cosmetics and personal care products, Laureth-23 is used in a variety of bath, eye, facial, hair, cleansing and sunscreen products but as well in cuticle softeners, deodorants and moisturizing products.

Laureth-4

The Laureth ingredients are polyoxyethers of lauryl alcohol. The number in the name indicates the average number of units of ethylene oxide in the molecule. Laureth-4 acts as en emulsifying agent to stabilize Oil in water mixtures.

Laureth-7 Citrate

Laureth-7 Citrate  is formed by the reaction of  polyoxyethers of lauryl alcohol with citric acid. Laureth-7 Citrate  is used as a surfactant in the formulation of hair care products including shampoo, skin cleansers, and other skin care products.

Lauric Acid

Lauric acid is one of several fatty acids found in coconut oil and other natural fats, which has multiple uses in cosmetics.  It is widely used as a base for cleansing agents, and increasingly, for its skin-soothing actions. It is known to act as a skin-replenishing ingredients that helps to enrich skin's surface, drenching it with revitalizing hydration and can therefor keep the skin soft, smooth, and supple.

Lauryl Glucoside

Lauryl 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.

Lauryl Hydroxysultaine

Lauryl Hydroxysultaine is a mild surfactant. 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.

Levulinic Acid

Levulinic acid as well as the corresponding sodium levulinate (the sodium salt of levulinic acid), are both used in personal care products, also in certified cosmetics. Levulinic acid can be prepared from the natural source sucrose. It is used as a skin conditioning agent in cosmetics to keep the skin healthy.

Limonene - Citrus Fresh Herbal

This ingredient is widely present in essential oils, from large proportions (orange, lemon, lime, etc.) to lower ones (dill, thyme, caraway, etc.). Limonene can literally be found everywhere, including in beverages (orange juice, coca cola, etc.). It has a sparkling citrus aspect which gives a fresh, juicy and clean feeling.

Linalool - Floral Fresh Lavendar

This raw material is present in many natural essential oils, in different proportions, from large (lav-ender, basil, bergamot, etc.) to low (rose, geranium, orange flower, various vegetables or cheeses, mint, etc.). When you visit Provence and its lavender fields, you are exposed to linalool. This ingredient with its versatile floral fresh character, is commonly used and is key to design floral hearts.

Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil

Macadamia is a plant genus in the family of the silver tree family (Proteaceae). It is mainly known for its fruit, the macadamia nut, the two species macadamia integrifolia and macadamia tetraphylla and is only found in Queensland, New South Wales and subtropical, eastern Australia.
The plant parts used in macadamia are, for example, the fruits or seeds. Additionally, macadamia consists of high fat content (mostly mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids) and vitamin B. Macadamia is used in cosmetics mainly as a fatty base oil.

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate are natural clay that help stabilizing emulsions and suspensions.These water insoluble minerals are used in cosmetics to supports a pleasant skin feel in creams and lotions.

Magnesium Stearate

Magnesium Stearate is the Magnesium salt of Stearic acid. Stearic acid is derived from vegetable oils. Magnesium Stearate helps stabilizing and thickening creams especially for so called water-in-oil emulsions.

Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract

Magnolia Officinalis plant Bark extract, containing magnolol and honokiol, stimulates skin cells for adiponectin synthesis and the increase in amount and size of volume-providing cells. It can be an effective ingredient for the adjustment of age-dependent alterations of facial skin structures. Furthermore, it possess anti-oxidative and anti-microbial properties.

Malpighia Glabra Fruit Juice

Malpighia Glabra Fruit is also named barbados cherry or acerola.

Acerola is a shrub or small tree that is native to Central America, northern South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

The fruit is similar to a cherry and is a deep red color when ripe. It is used in coemetic products as the fruit is a rich source of vitamin C.

Maltodextrin

Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide that is also used as a food additive. Maltodextrin is easily digestible, being absorbed as rapidly as glucose and may be either moderately sweet. It is produced from vegetable starch by partial hydrolysis and is usually found as a white hygroscopic spray-dried powder. The main functions in cosmetic applications are binding and stabilizing emulsions.

Maris Limus Extract

Maris Limus Extract contains minerals like trace elements such as sulphur and zinc.

Mentha Aquatica Extract

Water mint extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Products with water mint have a slight invigorating and refreshing property.

Methylchloroisothiazolinone

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.

Methylisothiazolinone

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.

Methylparaben

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.

Methylpropanediol

Methylpropanediol is a synthetic organic glycol that functions as a solvent. In a cosmetic formula, it can enhance the absorption of ingredients into the skin. It also has pronounced hydrating properties that can leave a smooth, dewy finish on skin.

Microcrystalline Cellulose

Microcrystalline Cellulose is natural derived polymer from wood pulp. Usually Microcrystalline Cellulose is used to stabilize emulsions like creams or lotions. Depending on the type Microcrystalline Cellulose can be insoluble in water or soluble by using high sheer rates. Water-soluble Microcrystalline Cellulose  thickens water based formulation while insoluble Microcrystalline Cellulose with bigger particles acts as an abrasive. 

MIPA-Laureth Sulfate

MIPA 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

Myristic Acid

Myristic Acid is a saturated fatty acid that occurs naturally in some foods, like nutmeg, palm oil, coconut oil and butter. Purified Myristic Acid occurs as a hard, white or faintly yellow, glossy crystalline solid

Myristyl Alcohol

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

n-Butylparaben

This ingredient belongs to the Parabens. Parabens are preservatives that keep your cosmetic products fresh so you can safely use them. Without preservatives such as parabens, many cosmetic products - especially those containing water - would spoil soon after you’ve opened them. Parabens give you the security that your body lotion, face cream, or other favorite product stays fresh as on the day you first opened it.

Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract

The lotus blossom has had a prominent religious meaning for many Asian cultures and is seen as a symbol of purity, unspoiled nature, fertility and love. Lotus flower extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Lotus flowers have a natural beading effect, also called the lotus effect. It possesses a self-cleaning surface, which results in water flowing off in the form of beads and thus cleaning the surface of any dirt particles. Products with Lotus flower extract are known for its slight astringent and calming property.

Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract

The lotus blossom has had a prominent religious meaning for many Asian cultures and is seen as a symbol of purity, unspoiled nature, fertility and love. Lotus flower extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Lotus flowers have a natural beading effect, also called the lotus effect. It possesses a self-cleaning surface, which results in water flowing off in the form of beads and thus cleaning the surface of any dirt particles. Products with Lotus flower extract are known for its slight astringent and calming property.

Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract

The lotus blossom has had a prominent religious meaning for many Asian cultures and is seen as a symbol of purity, unspoiled nature, fertility and love. Lotus flower extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Lotus flowers have a natural beading effect, also called the lotus effect. It possesses a self-cleaning surface, which results in water flowing off in the form of beads and thus cleaning the surface of any dirt particles. Products with Lotus flower extract are known for its slight astringent and calming property.

Octocrylene

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.

Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer

This ingredient helps hair hold its style by inhibiting the hair's ability to absorb moisture and prevents hair from electrostatic charging. It forms a thin coating on the skin, hair or nails. A Copolymer is a polymer prepared by combining relatively small chemical compounds called monomers into a very large molecule that has very different properties.

Octyldodecanol

This ingredient is based on a renewable, plant-based  feedstock and can also be sourced by petrochemical feedstock. It is widely used as an emollient in cosmetics with good penetration ability and good dissolving properties for UV filters and pigments, suitable for cream, lotion, deodorant and make-up. It makes the skin smooth and supple.

Oenothera Biennis Oil

Oenothera Biennis Oil is one of the natural plant oils that can be considered as Omega-6-fatty acid source in foods. It is derived from evening primrose. In cosmetics it can strengthen the skin barrier by replenishing the skin with essential fatty acids and lipids and it can hydrate and soothe dry skin and scalp. 

Oleic Acid

Oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid and a major component of membrane phospholipids in human skin. It is a renewable, vegetable based fatty acid that acts as an emollient in personal care products. Oleic acid is typically used in soaps, creams, and lotion applications.

Oleth-20

Oleth-20 is a synthetically produced ingredient on the base of oleic acid. It is used to clean skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away. This ingredient also supports to form emulsions and help ingredients to dissolve in liquids in which they would not normally dissolve.

Oryza Sativa Extract

Black rice has its origin in China. It is also known there as forbidden rice, because, in the past, it was a rarity, reserved exclusively for the emperor and his family. Black rice extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Black rice extract contains numerous trace elements and minerals, in particular iron and proteins.

Ostrea Shell Extract

Ostrea Shell Extract is an extract of the shells of oysters. It is used different cosmetic formulation. 

Ozokerite

Ingredients based on mineral oils are fats of fossil origin. The highly-purified ingredients come in different forms (oils, gels…) and are colorless, odorless and tasteless. The most known mineral oil used in cosmetic products is paraffinum liquidum. 

There are two types: mineral synthetic oils, which are perfectly pure from their production, and mineral oils from petrochemicals. The latter are refined mineral oils that are obtained after the purification of fossil materials such as coal, crude oil or natural gas. The mineral oils in our cosmetic products are of pharmaceutical grade and thus very pure. 
Main property of this ingredient group is to protect the skin from dehydration. In addition, these ingredients improve the quality of textures and are efficient for cleansing and for removing make-up.

To identify these ingredients in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. You can easily identify mineral-oil based ingredients by names such as "paraffinum liquidum", "cera microcristallina", "ozokerite", "paraffin" and "synthetic wax".

 


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p-Anisic Acid

P-Anisic acid is a white crystalline solid, found naturally in anise. Anise is a Mediterranean plant of the parsley family, cultivated for its aromatic seeds which are used in cooking and herbal medicine. This ingredient is known for its antiseptic properties.

Palmitamidopropyltrimonium Chloride

Palmitamidopropyltrimonium 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.

Palmitic Acid

Palmitic acid is a fatty acid with vegetable origin, which is also present in human skin. In cosmetics and personal care products, palmitic acid functions as a surfactant, emulsifier, opacifying agent, and emollient. It softens and smoothest the skin and helps to prevent evaporation of the skin´s natural moisture.

Paraffin

Ingredients based on mineral oils are fats of fossil origin. The highly-purified ingredients come in different forms (oils, gels…) and are colorless, odorless and tasteless. The most known mineral oil used in cosmetic products is paraffinum liquidum. 
There are two types: mineral synthetic oils, which are perfectly pure from their production, and mineral oils from petrochemicals. The latter are refined mineral oils that are obtained after the purification of fossil materials such as coal, crude oil or natural gas. The mineral oils in our cosmetic products are of pharmaceutical grade and thus very pure. 
Main property of this ingredient group is to protect the skin from dehydration. In addition, these ingredients improve the quality of textures and are efficient for cleansing and for removing make-up.

 To identify these ingredients in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. You can easily identify mineral-oil based ingredients by names such as "paraffinum liquidum", "cera microcristallina", "ozokerite", "paraffin" and "synthetic wax".

 

Paraffinum Liquidum

Ingredients based on mineral oils are fats of fossil origin. The highly-purified ingredients come in different forms (oils, gels…) and are colorless, odorless and tasteless. The most known mineral oil used in cosmetic products is paraffinum liquidum. 
There are two types: mineral synthetic oils, which are perfectly pure from their production, and mineral oils from petrochemicals. The latter are refined mineral oils that are obtained after the purification of fossil materials such as coal, crude oil or natural gas. The mineral oils in our cosmetic products are of pharmaceutical grade and thus very pure. 
Main property of this ingredient group is to protect the skin from dehydration. In addition, these ingredients improve the quality of textures and are efficient for cleansing and for removing make-up.

 To identify these ingredients in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. You can easily identify mineral-oil based ingredients by names such as "paraffinum liquidum", "cera microcristallina", "ozokerite", "paraffin" and "synthetic wax".

PEG-12 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".

PEG-14 M

Polyethylenglycols are polymers of ethylene oxide. The number in the name indicates the average number of units in the molecule.PEG-14M acts as an emulsifier and stabilizes mixtures of oils and water.

PEG-150 Distearate

PEG-150 Distearate is versatile ingredient from natural and synthetic origin which is particulary mild to skin. PEG-150 Distearate as an emulsifier stabilizes creams and builds up the consistency. It can also thicken shampoos, shower gels or shaving gels.

PEG-2 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

PEG-2 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a polyethylene glycol derivative of hydrogenated castor oil. It helps to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified. This also helps ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve. PEG Castor Oils and PEG Hydrogenated Castor Oils are produced from castor oil and hydrogenated castor oil, respectively. Castor oil is obtained by the cold pressing of seeds of the Ricinus communis plant followed by clarification of the oil by heat.

PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate

PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate is partially derived from a natural origin (palm oil) and partially synthetic. PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate is a very mild emulsifier and typically used for increasing the viscosity in shower gels or shampoos.

PEG-3 Distearate

PEG-3 Distearate help to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified and help other ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve. Furthermore it can be used in shower gels and shampoos to give the formula a rich and  pearly  appearance

PEG-40 Castor Oil

PEG-40 CASTOR OIL is a combination of synthetic polyethylene glycol (PEG) with natural castor oil, which is a vegetable oil obtained by pressing the seeds of the castor oil plant (Ricinus communis). It has a mild fatty odor. It functions as an emulsifier, surfactant and fragrance ingredient. PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil can be added to cosmetic formula to help the droplets remain dispersed. This improves the consistency of a product, which enables an even distribution of topical skin care benefits.

PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a polyethylene glycol derivative of hydrogenated castor oil. It helps to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified. This also helps ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve. PEG Castor Oils and PEG Hydrogenated Castor Oils are produced from castor oil and hydrogenated castor oil, respectively. Castor oil is obtained by the cold pressing of seeds of the Ricinus communis plant followed by clarification of the oil by heat.

PEG-40 Stearate

PEG-40 Stearate is an ethoxylated fatty acid derived from stearic acid. It acts as a surfactant, emulsifier, thickener and is suitable for skin moisturizers and body care formulations.

PEG-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer

PEG-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer is a synthetically produced polyoxyethylene, polydodecyl glycol block polymer which has the functions in care and cleansing products as an emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent, emollient. It protects the skin from dehydration.

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate

EG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also helps to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified. 

PEG-7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

PEG-7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil is a synthetically produced polyethylene glycol derivative of Hydrogenated Castor Oil which functions in cosmetic formula as Fragrance Ingredient; Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; Surfactant - Emulsifying Agent. The mineral oils we use in our cosmetic products are of pharmaceutical grade and thus very pure.

PEG-7M

Polyethylenglycols are polymers of ethylene oxide. The number in the name indicates the average number of units in the molecule. PEG-7M acts as an emulsifier and stabilizes mixtures of oils and water.

PEG-90 Glyceryl Isostearate

PEG-90 Glyceryl Isostearate is an emulsifier from natural and synthetic origin that is particularly mild to skin. PEG-90 Glyceryl Isostearate is mainly used for its thickening effect in shampoos, shower gels or shaving gels.

PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone

PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone belong to a class of silicone polymers, which is produced synthetically. Silicones are resistant to chemical, physical, biological and microbiological degradation, so they are used in a wide range of cosmetic and personal care products.
PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone is an emulsifier and promotes the formation of stable mixtures between immiscible liquids like water and oil by modifying the interfacial tension between them.

PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone

PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone belongs to a class of silicones. Silicones are resistant to chemical, physical, biological and microbiological degradation within the realm of preparation, storage, and use in cosmetics and personal care products.

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate is the ester of  pentaerythritol and isostearic acid. Its main part is based on a renewable, plant-based source. A small portion of the molecule is sourced via petro-chemical feedstock. Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate is liquid emollient that provides a glossy, rich skin feeling. 

Pentylene Glycol

Pentylene Glycol is synthetic humectant used in cosmetics and beauty products that is also secondarily used as a solvent and preservative. It is both water and oil-soluble and can have moisture-binding and antimicrobial properties. Pentylene Glycol is synthetic humectant used in cosmetics and beauty products that is also secondarily used as a solvent and preservative. It is both water and oil-soluble and can have moisture-binding and antimicrobial properties.

Persea Gratissima Oil

Avocadooil is an oil, won from the fruit of Persea americana, the avocado. This pressed edible oil is used both as an ingredient as well as a cooking oil and is cherished in the cosmetic industry, due to it's replenishing and moisturizing properties. Avocado oil has been used since the times of the Aztecs and is still widely used in cosmetic products to this day. Its quick adsorption into the skin, leaves it soft and supple. Furthermore, Avocados are praised by nutrition and skin care experts, due to their wealth in vitamins, nutritions, proteins, antioxidants and wealth in healthy fats.

Phenoxyethanol

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.

Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid

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.

Poloxamer 101

Poloxamers are polymers made of a block of polyoxyethylene, followed by a block of polyoxypropylene, followed by a block of polyoxyethylene. The average number of units of polyoxyethylene and polyoxypropylene varies based on the number associated with the polymer. For example, the smallest polymer, Poloxamer 101, consists of a block with an average of 2 units of polyoxyethylene, a block with an average of 16 units of polyoxypropylene, followed by a block with an average of 2 units of polyoxyethylene. Poloxamers range from colorless liquids and pastes to white solids. In cosmetics and personal care products, Poloxamers are used in the formulation of skin cleansers, bath products, shampoos, hair conditioners, mouthwashes, eye-/makeup remover and other skin and hair products.

Poloxamer 124

Poloxamers are polymers made of a block of polyoxyethylene, followed by a block of polyoxypropylene, followed by a block of polyoxyethylene. The average number of units of polyoxyethylene and polyoxypropylene varies based on the number associated with the polymer. For example, the smallest polymer, Poloxamer 101, consists of a block with an average of 2 units of polyoxyethylene, a block with an average of 16 units of polyoxypropylene, followed by a block with an average of 2 units of polyoxyethylene. Poloxamers range from colorless liquids and pastes to white solids. In cosmetics and personal care products, Poloxamers are used in the formulation of skin cleansers, bath products, shampoos, hair conditioners, mouthwashes, eye-/makeup remover and other skin and hair products.

Polyisobutene

Polyisobutene is a polymer which increase the thickness of the lipid (oil) portion of cosmetics and personal care products. Polyisobutene dries to form a thin coating on the skin, hair or nails, and is used to hold together the ingredients of a compressed cake.

Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate

Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate is a vegetable derived PEG-free multifunctional ingredient, that helps water and oil to mix nicely together. It also gives a soft skin feeling and have some antimicrobial activity that makes it an active ingredient for natural deodorants.

Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate

Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate is a diester built from a polyglycerol with three glycerol units and two units of isostearic acid. Both, the polyglycerol and the isostearic acid are 100% vegetable derived. This ingredient is an effective emollient and emulsifier for Water in Oil formulations. It is very gentle and mild on the skin, which makes it ideal in products aimed at sensitive skin areas. Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate is suitable for both skin and hair formulations

Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate

Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate acts as a non-ionic O/W emulsifier. It is used in sun-, baby-, color-, body- and face care products for emulsions with high concentration of natural oils and UV filters. 

Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate

Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate is a synthetically produced diester of a mixture of isostearic, polyhydroxystearic and sebacic acids with Polyglycerin-4. In cosmetics it is used as an emulsifying agent, emulsion stabilizer, surfactant for the formulation of W/O creams and lotions, sun care, and color cosmetics. It offers light skin feel and provides a pleasant and non-oily skin feel.

Polymethylsilsesquioxane

Polymethylsilsesquioxane is a silicon-based spherical powder and known to improve the sensory properties of creams and lotions. It delivers a very smooth, velvet and non sticky skin feel.

Polypropylsilsesquioxane

A silsesquioxane is an organosilicon compound which forms thin films. 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.

Polyquaternium-10

Polyquaternium-10 is a polymer based on Cellulose.  When used in hair care products, it can reduce static electricity. It enhances the appearance and feel of hair, by increasing hair body, suppleness, or sheen, or by improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.

Polyquaternium-4

Polyquaternium-4 is a polymer based on Cellulose.  When used in hair care products, it can reduce static electricity. It enhances the appearance and feel of hair, by increasing hair body, suppleness, or sheen, or by improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.

Polyquaternium-47

Polyquaternium-47 is a synthetic polymer, which is used in styling products to create and fixate hairstyle.

Polyquaternium-68

Polyquaternium-68 is a synthetic polymer, which is used in styling products to create and fixate hairstyle.

Polyquaternium-7

Polyquaternium-7 is a synthetic polymer, which is often used in shower gels to enrich the sensory during the application.  In Shampoos it enhances the feel of the hair after the application as well as improving the combability. 

Polysilicone-15

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.

Potassium Cetyl Phosphate

Potassium Cetyl Phosphate acts as a standard emulsifier or surfactant for oil/water emulsions, that are difficult to stabilize.  Potassium Cetyl Phosphate not only stabilizes the emulsion but also influences the consistency of the formulation. It helps to boost SPF protection and hence it is ideal for stable water-resistant sun care formulations.

Potassium Sorbate

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.

PPG-14 Butyl Ether

PPG-14 Butyl Ether is a synthetic ingredient that keeps skin in a good condition and gives a smooth skin feel. "PPG-" means (Polypropylenglycol-) derivative. Raw materials based on PPG have a long history in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. They have a good skin tolerability but are not biodegradable.

Propylene Carbonate

Propylene Carbonate is a liquid solvent which is used in antiperspirants. Due its unique properties Propylene Carbonate activates clay mineral based raw materials in order to thicken  especially water-free formulas.

Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol is usually obtained from mineral oil but can also be source from plant-based materials. In cosmetics it is used as a humectant and softener in shampoos, skin creams and body lotions.

Propylparaben

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.

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil / Almond Oil

Almond oil is cold-pressed from ripe almond kernels – the sweet, peeled fruit of the almond tree - and then refined. The golden oil with its mild, sweetly, nutty aroma has been used in medicine and skin care for many centuries. Not only are almonds delicious, nutritious and very healthy snack – the oil pressed from them is highly tolerable for all skin types, particularly dry and sensitive skin. Almond oil has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids (90 percent). Additionally, the oil also contains 20-30 percent linoleic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human skin.

Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract

Guava extracts are produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. The guava fruit is an exotic berry which is cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries. Guavas belong to a class of ancient fruit trees and are known as superfruits. Guava is rich in vitamin C, iron and calcium. Vitamin C is also commonly called as Ascorbic Acid is. Ascorbic Acid is used as an antioxidant and pH adjuster in a large variety of cosmetic formulations.


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