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Yuzu-Lemon

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, FRUIT EXTRACTS Yuzu Lemon Skin Care Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantFragranceRejuvenatingYuzu lemon, also known as Citrus junos, originally comes from central China and...

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Yeast Extracts

CATEGORIES: HUMECTANTS, FUNGI Yeast Extract Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizingSoothing Derived from yeast (e.g Saccharomyces cerevisiae), yeast extract is a mixture of flavonoids, sugars, vitamins,...

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Witch Hazel

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Benefits:CleansingIrritantSkin Hydration Witch hazel extract is distilled from the plant witch hazel. Witch hazel bark possesses a high concentration of...

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Watermelon

CATEGORIES: FRUIT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANT Watermelon Skin Care Benefits:Antioxidant Watermelon, also known as Citrillus lanatus, is a fruit grown in the warmer regions of the world. While...

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Vitamin E

CATEGORIES: VITAMINS, ANTIOXIDANTS Benefits:AntioxidantSkin Protectant Often referred to in skincare as tocopherol, Vitamin E represents two classes of molecules (tocopherols and tocotrienols),...

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Vitamin D

CATEGORIES: VITAMINS, ANTIOXIDANTS Vitamin D Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing Also known as calciferol, Vitamin D is comprised of a group of fat-soluble secosteroids. And while both major...

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid, the pure form of vitamin C) is a natural antioxidant . Most animals make vitamin C but humans have lost this ability 1. Therefore, humans typically get...

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Vitamin B5

CATEGORIES: VITAMINS, ANTIOXIDANTS Vitamin B5 Skin Benefits:MoisturizingRejuvenatingSoothing Vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid, is a water soluble vitamin that possesses good skin...

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Urea

CATEGORIES: HUMECTANTS Urea Skin Benefits:MoisturizingSoothing Although known as an organic waste compound, urea is present in every healthy skin cell. It forms after the body metabolizes proteins....

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Turmeric

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Turmeric Benefits for Skin:Anti-AgingAntioxidantPurifyingSoothing Turmeric, scientifically known as Curcuma longa, belongs to the plant ginger family...

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Tea Tree Oil

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Tea Tree Oil Benefits for Skin:AntioxidantAstringentSoothingPurifyingTea tree oil is derived by steam distillation from the leaves and branches of Melaleuca...

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Symwhite®

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS Symwhite® Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantRadiance Phenylethyl resorcinol, also known as Symwhite®, is a brightening ingredient found in skin care and cosmetic products....

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Sweet Almond Oil

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Sweet Almond Oil Benefits for Skin:Moisturizing Sweet almond oil, scientifically known as Prunus dulcis, is produced by pressing the kernels of...

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Sunflower Seed Oil

CATEGORIES:  PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS, VITAMINS Sunflower Oil Skin Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing Helianthus annuus seed oil comes from compressing the seeds of a plant...

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Sugar

CATEGORIES: CARBOHYDRATE Benefits:Topical ExfoliantSkin Cell RenewalSkin Hydration Although it is known to have deleterious effects on a person’s health, sugar is equipped to provide beneficial...

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Squalane

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS Squalane Skin Benefits:Moisturizing Squalane is a hydrocarbon and triterpene that is taken from the hydrogenation of squalene. Both forms can also be harvested from fish oils,...

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SPF

CATEGORIES: PROTECTION AND PREVENTION SPF Skincare Benefits:Photoprotection SPF or Sun Protection Factor represents a product’s ability to reflect or absorb UV radiation in lieu of the skin. It is a...

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Soybean Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Soybean Oil Skin Benefits:Antioxidants Soybean oil or soya oil is vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the soybean. It contains high concentrations of...

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Soja Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Soja Oil Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing Soja oil is vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the soybean. It contains concentrations of...

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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

CATEGORIES: EMULSIFIERS, SURFACTANTS Sodium Lauryl Sulfates Skin Care Benefits:CleansingPermeability Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is an anionic surface active agent commonly used in cosmetics. It is...

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Silicone

CATEGORIES: SLIP AGENTS, EMOLLIENTS Benefits:Scar TreatmentSkin-HydrationSkin Soothing Silicones has been used in cosmetic and skincare products for over 50 years. The most widely used forms of...

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Shea Butter

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACT, EMOLLIENTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Shea Butter Skin Care Benefits: AntioxidantMoisturizing Originating from Western Africa, shea butter is harvested from the nuts of the Shea tree....

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Saponins

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Benefits:CleansingIrritantSkin Hydration Saponins enable high skin surface activity, which gives witch hazel its cleansing function- removing dirt and oil...

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Salicylic Acid

CATEGORIES: ORGANIC ACIDS Benefits:ExfoliantAnti-Acne Also called ortho-hydroxybenzoic acid, salicylic acid is a crystalline solid that occurs naturally in many plants. The most renowned use of...

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Royal Jelly

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS, HUMECTANTS Royal Jelly Skin Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing In addition to the more well-known byproduct, beeswax, honey bees also produce a white, thick...

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Rosehip Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Rosehip Oil for Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingMoisturizing Rosehip, also known as rose haw and rose hep, is the accessory fruit of the wild rose plant of Chile- Rosa Mosqueta....

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Rose Water

CATEGORIES: FRAGRANCE, PLANT EXTRACTS Rose Water Skin Benefits:AntioxidantAstringentSoothing Rose water (Rosa damascena) is flavored water extracted from rose petals. Rose water’s desirable...

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Rose Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMOLLIENTS, ANTIOXIDANT Benefits:Skin SmoothingAntioxidantHydrating Extracted from the hem of the rose plant, Rose oil possesses antioxidant properties and skin smoothing...

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Rhamnose

CATEGORIES: SUGARS, EMULSIFIERS Rhamnose Skin Benefits:Product Stabilizer Rhamnose is a naturally occurring deoxy sugar that is derived from plants such as Buckthorn, poison sumac, and birch trees....

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Retinyl Palmitate

CATEGORIES: VITAMINS, ANTIOXIDANTS Retinyl Palmitate Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidant Retinyl palmitate, otherwise known as retinol palmitate, is a synthetic form for retinyl acetate that is...

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Retinol

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMINS Retinol Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingElasticityRejuvenation Retinol is a fat-soluble derivative of Vitamin A that must be derived through diet. It is an ideal...

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Retinoid

Retinoid is a term that describes vitamin A derivatives. In the skin, the lack or excess of retinoid creates changes in the upper layers of the skin, it promotes surface layer cells to shed and...

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Resveratrol

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANT, ANTI-SCARRING Benefits:AntioxidantAnti-Scarring Resveratrol is a type of naturally occurring phenol that is produced by some plants, such as grapevines, in...

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Red Sandalwood

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Red Sandalwood Skin Benefits:AntioxidantRadianceSoothing Red Sandalwood, also known as Pterocarpus santalinus, is a plant extract that has been used...

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Red Algae

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ALGAE EXTRACT, ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS, EMULSIFIERS Red Algae Skin Benefits:Antioxidant The Algae family is comprised of more than 20,000 different known species, each...

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Phloretin

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Phloretin Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantSoothing Phloretin is a form of a natural phenol that can be found in the leaves of an apple tree as well as the Manchurian apricot....

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Pomegranate Oil

CATEGORIES:ANTIOXIDANTS,PLANT EXTRACTS Pomegranate Oil Benefits for skin:AntioxidantSoothingRejuvenating The pomegranate tree is grown in multiple countries across the world. The fruit of the...

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Procysteine

CATEGORIES: AMINO ACIDS, ANTIOXIDANTS Procysteine Skin Benefits:Antioxidant Procysteine, also known as koprosteine, is a modified form of the amino acid cysteine. Procysteine is a more stable...

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Pro-Retinol

CATEGORIES:VITAMINS Pro-Retinol Skincare Benefits:Anti-AgingMoisturizing In general, Vitamin A is often referred to in skincare as retinol; the active form of retinol (Vitamin A) is retinoic acid....

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Pro-Xylane

CATEGORIES: SUGARS Pro-Xylane Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingElasticity Developed and created by L’Oréal Research and Innovation, Pro-Xylane is a sugar-molecule derived from the beech wood tree utilizing...

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Pumpkin Oil

CATEGORIES:ANTIOXIDANTS,PLANT EXTRACTS Pumpkin Oil for Skin Benefits:AntioxidantSoothing Pumpkin, scientifically known as Curcubita pepo, is an annually-harvested plant with yellow flowers. In...

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Perlite

CATEGORIES: MINERALS Perlite Skincare Benefits: Oily Skin Treatment Perlite is a naturally derived mineral that is extracted from volcanic rock. In skincare, perlite is used for its ability to...

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Peptides

CATEGORIES: PROTEINS Peptides Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingElasticity Peptides are short segments of amino acids. The two most common forms of natural peptides for skin include collagen and elastin....

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Peppermint Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Peppermint Oil Skin Care Benefits:FragranceSoothing Peppermint, scientifically known as Mentha piperita, is a perennial herb indigenous to Europe and the Middle East....

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Paraben

CATEGORIES: PRESERVATIVES Paraben Skincare Benefits:Product AntimicrobialProduct Stabilizer Due to inclusion of biological ingredients, such as vitamins and herbal extracts, it is inevitable that...

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Omega 3 And 6

CATEGORIES: FATTY ACIDS, PLANT EXTRACTS EFA Skincare Benefits:Soothing Fatty acids are essential for developing and maintaining the brain and nervous system, as well as regulating thyroid and...

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Olive Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMOLLIENTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Benefits:Skin HydrationSkin SoothingExfoliant Amongst the beauty remedies found within household items, olive oil proves to be one of the most...

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Oils

Oils are lipids. The lipids present in our skin, the sebum and the epidermal lipids1 come from two very different sources. The sebum is produced and secreted by the sebaceous glands onto the...

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Oatmeal

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Oatmeal Skin Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizingSoothing Colloidal oatmeal is the most commonly used form of oatmeal in skin care. Due to its natural derivation process,...

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Mink Oil

CATEGORIES: FATTY ACIDS Benefits of Mink Oil for Skin:Moisturizing Mink oil is a natural glyceride of 14-20 carbon chain fatty acids obtained through the rendering of mink fat from removed pelts....

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Niacinamide

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMINS Benefits:AntioxidantWrinkle Reduction Niacinamide is a B-complex vitamin (Vitamin B) which is mainly used in the prevention and treatment of pellagra (a nutrient...

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Neem Oil

Neem Oil Benefits for Skin:AstringentSoothingNeem, scientifically known as Azadiriachta indica, is the most versatile tree of the tropics. It is native to India, Myanmar, and Japan, and can also be...

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Montmorillonite Clay

CATEGORIES: MINERALS Montmorillonite Clay Skin Benefits:Purifying Named after its founding city in France, montmorillonite clay is an old household remedy that can be multifunctional. Like most...

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Micelles

CATEGORIES: LIPIDS Micellar Water Benefits:MoisturizingPurifying Micelles are spherical structures made up of amphipathic fatty acids. Amphipathic fatty acids contain both a hydrophilic (polar,...

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Mexoryl

CATEGORIES: ORGANIC Mexoryl Skin Benefits:Photoprotection The purpose of sunscreen is to protect the skin from both Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) sun rays.  UVB rays cause...

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Menthol

CATEGORIES: ORGANIC Menthol Benefits:Soothing Menthol is an organic compound that is typically derived from herb plants such as peppermint and eucalyptus. When topically applied, menthol is known to...

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Marula Oil

CATEGORIES: FRUIT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Marula Oil Benefits for Skin:Moisturizing Marula oil is extracted from the nut of the marula tree, also known as Sclerocarya birrea. Primarily from...

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Manuka Honey

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Manuka Honey Benefits for Skin:AstringentMoisturizing Manuka honey is derived from the Manuka tree, scientifically known as Leptospermum scoparium. This unique...

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Magnesium

CATEGORIES: MINERALS, ANTIOXIDANTS Magnesium Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing As the fourth most prevalent dermal mineral, magnesium is capable of benefitting the skin in a variety of ways....

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Macadamia Nut Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMOLLIENTS Macadamia Nut Oil Skin Benefits:Soothing Macadamia nut oil comes from pressing the nut meat of the macadamia tree, which is native to Australia.  While used...

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Lycopene

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANT, PLANT EXTRACTS, SKIN REPAIRING Benefits:AntioxidantPhotoprotectionSkin Repairing Lycopene is derived from tomatoes, watermelons, papayas as well as other red fruits and...

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Lutein

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Lutein Benefits for Skin:Antioxidant Lutein is a naturally occurring carotenoid that is synthesized only by plants. Considerably high amounts can be found...

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Luffa Cylindrica Seed Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Luffa Cylindrica Seed Oil Skin Benefits:Antioxidant Luffa cylindrica seed oil is extracted from the vines of a tropical plant that belongs to the cucumber...

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Lipo Hydroxy Acid

CATEGORIES: ORGANIC ACIDS Lipo Hydroxy Acid Skin Benefits:AstringentExfoliation Similar to beta-lipohydroxy acid, lipo hydroxy acid (LHA) is a part of the hydroxy acid family. In the cosmetic...

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Licorice Extract

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Licorice Extract Skin Benefits:AntioxidantRadianceSoothing Licorice extract is derived from the plant root of Glycyrrhiza glabra. Over the years,...

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Lemon Juice

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Lemon Juice Skin Care Benefits:AstringentPurifying Lemon juice, a derivative of the plant Citrus limon, is used in skin care to provide astringent and...

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Lemon

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Lemon Skin Care Benefits:AntioxidantsAstringentFragrancePurifying Lemon, scientifically known as Citrus limon, is the yellow fruit offspring of the...

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Lavender Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Lavender Oil Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantsAstringentSoothing Distilled from the flower spikes of the lavender plant, lavender oil is frequently utilized in cosmetic...

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Lavandin Oil

CATEGORIES: ORGANICS Lavandin Oil Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantAstringentFragrance Lavandin oil is an essential oil that is comparable to lavender oil. Although the two share many of the same...

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Lanolin

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS Lanolin Benefits:Moisturizing Lanolin is a waxy substance, commonly known for its skin moisturizing qualities. Lanolin skin care abilities are made possible by its high...

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Lactic Acid

CATEGORIES: ORGANIC Benefits:ExfoliationSkin-Hydration Lactic acid, a member of the family alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) family, is commonly known for its production during humanly strenuous exercises....

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Kojic Acid

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS Kojic Acid Benefits:Anti-agingAntioxidant Kojic acid is a natural by-product of fermented malting rice that is used for Japanese rice wine better known as sake.  In...

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Kiwi

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANT, FRUIT EXTRACTS Kiwi Benefits for Skin:AntioxidantMoisturizingRejuvenationSoothing The kiwi fruit belongs to the genus Actinidia and is sold commercially for its...

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Keratin

CATEGORIES: PROTEINS Keratin Skin Care Benefits:ElasticityMoisturizing Keratin is a major protein found in the structure of skin and hair. It can be extracted from human hair or sheep’s wool, and is...

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Kelp Extract

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS Kelp Extract Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantMoisturizing Kelp extract is derived from brown algae, and belongs to the plant species...

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Kaolin

CATEGORIES: MINERALS Kaolin Skin Benefits:AstringentMild ExfoliationOily Skin ReliefSoothing Kaolin clay, also known as “China clay,” is a naturally occurring aluminosilicate mineral. It is one of...

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Jojoba Oil

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Benefits:Skin HydrationSkin Soothing Native to America and Africa, the jojoba plant possess high quantities of liquid wax. The oil extracted from this wax is...

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Isoflavone

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Isoflavone Skincare Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantSoothingMoisturizing Isoflavone is a chemical compound that belongs to a category of substances known as...

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Iris Extract

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Iris Extract Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantFragrance For nearly a millennium, the iris plant has been recognized for its beauty and representation of happiness and...

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Imperial Peony Oil Extract

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Imperial Peony Oil Extract Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantSoothing The name peony refers to the Greek myth about Paion, a physician to the Greek Gods, and...

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Hydroquinone

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS Hydroquinone Skin Benefits:AntioxidantPigmentation Hydroquinone is an aromatic organic compound, which appears as a white granular solid. In skincare,...

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Hyaluronic Acid

CATEGORIES: POLYSACCHARIDE Hyaluronic Acid Benefits:ElasticityMoisturizing Hyaluronic Acid, also referred to in skin care as hyaluronate or HA, is a naturally occurring polysaccharide that is found...

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Honey

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, HUMECTANTS, EMOLLIENTS Honey Skin Care Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizingSoothing For more than 2,000 years, honey has been utilized as a natural home-remedy for improving...

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Homosalate

CATEGORIES: SUNSCREEN ACTIVES Homosalate Skin Benefits:Photoprotection Homosalate is an organic compound that forms an ester from salicylic acid, and appears as a yellowish-tan liquid or oil. It is...

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Hexylresorcinol

CATEGORIES: ORGANIC COMPOUNDS Hexylresorcinol Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantAstringentBrighteningEven Tone Hexylresorcinol is an alkylresorcinol (AR), a type of phenolic lipid, that can be found...

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Hesperidin

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Hesperidin Skincare Benefits:AntioxidantBrighteningSoothing Also known as lemon peel extract or orange peel extract, hesperidin is a natural occurring...

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HEPES

CATEGORIES: ORGANICS, BUFFERING AGENTS HEPES Skincare Benefits:Product Stabilizer Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid or HEPES is a chemical molecule that acts as an organic buffering agent....

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Hemp Seed Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Hemp Oil Skin Benefits:Moisturizing The cannabis plant is capable of producing seeds that give rise to a valuable skin-care ingredient known as hemp seed oil. Hemp oil...

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Hazelnut Oil

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Hazelnut Oil Skin Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing Hazelnut oil is produced from pressing the seeds of Corylus avellana, also known as hazel or hazelnuts....

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Green Tea

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Green Tea Skin Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing Green tea extract contains high levels of polyphenols, which mainly consist of four catechin derivatives:...

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Grape Seed Oil

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Grape Seed Oil Skin Benefits:AntioxidantAstringent Grape seed oil or grape seed extract is taken from grinding up the seeds of red wine grapes and is most...

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Goji Berry

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, VITAMINS Goji Berry Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantPigmentation Goji berry, or Lycium barbarum, is derived from the goji fruit and is native to the subtropical...

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Glycosaminoglycans

CATEGORIES: POLYSACCHARIDES Glycosaminoglycans Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingMoisturizing Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), also known as mucopolysaccharides, are polysaccharides that deal with the support and...

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Glycolic Acid

CATEGORIES: EXFOLIANTS Benefits:Anti-WrinkleExfoliationPigmentation Glycolic acid is the smallest member of the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) family. Over centuries, glycolic acid benefits have become...

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Glycerin

CATEGORIES: LIPIDS Benefits:Skin-HydrationSkin Soothing Glycerin, otherwise known as glycerol or glycerine, can be derived either naturally from plants and animals or synthetically manufactured. The...

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Gluten Ingredients

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS, PLANT EXTRACTS, EMULSIFIERS Gluten Skincare Benefits:Moisturizing Gluten is a mixture of proteins found in wheat and other related grains such as barley and rye. It functions...

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Ginkgo Biloba

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Gingko Biloba Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantMoisturizingSoothing Originating from Asia, gingko biloba is one of the oldest trees on the planet. Highly...

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Geranium Essential Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Geranium Essential Oil Skin Benefits:AntioxidantAstringent Geranium oil is extracted from the stems and leaves of the Geranium plant. In skincare, the...

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Gardenia Florida Extract

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Gardenia Florida Extract Skin Benefits:Antioxidant Gardenia Florida extract is derived from the flowers of Gardenia Florida. In cosmetics, it is most...

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Folic Acid

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMINS Folic Acid Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantMoisturizing Folic acid (folic acid vitamin), otherwise known as vitamin B9, plays a vital role in helping to maintain the...

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Flavonoid

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Flavonoid Benefits:Antioxidant Flavonoids are a special class of second metabolites that help to protect plants from environmental stress. Cosmetically, uses...

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Fig

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Fig Benefits for Skin:Antioxidant Fig, also known as Ficus carica, is an Asian species of flowering plant. They possess high concentrations of polyphenols,...

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Ferulic Acid

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Ferulic Acid Benefits:Antioxidant Ferulic acid is a derivative of Rice Bran Oil. The ferulic acid in skin care products may be responsible for providing...

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Fatty Acid

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS, EMULSIFIERS Fatty Acid Skin Benefits:Moisturizing Not to be confused with fats, fatty acids are chemically represented by a carboxylic acid and a long aliphatic chain, which...

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Facial Oil

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS Face Oil Skin Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing Face oils are non-polar molecules that possess excellent emollient and antioxidant properties. The skin-hydrating...

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Evening Primrose Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Evening Primrose Oil Benefits for Skin:MoisturizingSoothing Evening primrose oil is derived from the seeds of Oenothera biennis, a native plant to North America. Now...

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Eucalyptus

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Eucalyptus Oil Benefits for Skin:AntioxidantAstringent Native to Australia, eucalyptus oil is derived from the leaf of Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus oil is...

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Essential Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Essential Oil Skin Benefits:AntioxidantAstringent Essential oils are a staple to skincare remedies. They are most commonly utilized in the production of...

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Epsom Salt

CATEGORIES: MINERALS Epsom Salt Benefits for Skin:ExfoliationProliferationSoothing Epsom salt, chemically known as magnesium sulfate (MgSO4), is a pure mineral compound. While in medicine, Epsom...

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Emu Oil

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS Emu Oil Benefits:Moisturizing The emu, scientifically known as Dromaius novaehollandiae, is the world’s second largest living bird. The native Australian bird provides oil...

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Elastin

CATEGORIES: PROTEINS Elastin Skin Benefits:Anti-WrinkleElasticity Elastin is the second most abundant protein in the body. Elastin’s function is to provide structure to the skin and enable it to...

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Disodium EDTA

CATEGORIES: EMULSIONS Disodium EDTA Skin Benefits:Product Stabilize Disodium EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is a water soluble acid that is a strong emulsion stabilizer with chelating...

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Dimethicone

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS, SLIP AGENTS, SILICONES Dimethicone Skin Benefits:AstringentMoisturizingSoothing Dimethicone is a man-made, silicone molecule that possesses excellent emollient properties....

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Dill Extract

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Dill Seed Benefits:Elasticity Dill extract, scientifically known as Anethum graveolens, can be derived from either the seeds or leaves of the dill plant. The main...

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DHA

CATEGORIES: CARBOHYDRATES DHA Skin Care Benefits:Uneven Skin tone Dihydroxyacetone, also known as DHA or glycerone, is a naturally occurring 3-carbon sugar. Cosmetically, DHA’s major commercial use...

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Dextrin

CATEGORIES: EMULSIFIERS Dextrin Skin Benefits:Product Stabilizer Dextrin, not to be confused with dextran, is a category of water-soluble carbohydrates that are used for their emulsifying...

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Dextran

CATEGORIES: EMULSIFIERS Dextran Skincare Benefits:MoisturizingProduct StabilizerSoothing Dextran, not to be confused with Dextrin, is a term given to a group of polysaccharides that are composed of...

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Dead Sea

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, MINERALS Benefits:Skin-SmoothingSkin Soothing Mud and water extracted from the Dead Sea are renowned for their unique composition of minerals. When used in skin care, these...

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Cucumber Extract

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Cucumber Extract Skin Benefits:AntioxidantSoothing Cucumber extract or cucumber oil possesses high concentrations of antioxidants, ascorbic acid, and lactic...

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Copper Peptide

CATEGORIES: PEPTIDES Copper Benefits:Anti-agingAntioxidantElasticity Copper peptide is a naturally occurring compound that is extensively used in skin care, especially in products regarding...

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Collagen

CATEGORIES: NATURAL PROTEINS Benefits:Skin ElasticitySkin HydrationScar Treatment Collagen is the most abundant protein found in the body; it is most commonly found in bones, tendons, teeth, skin,...

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Co-Enzyme CoQ10

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS Coq 10 Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantSoothing Co-Enzyme CoQ10 is commonly known as co-enzyme Q or ubiquinone. Its name comes from being ubiquitous (being everywhere at once)...

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Coconut Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMOLLIENTS Benefits of Coconut Oil:AstringentMoisturizing Coconut oil is a native tropical remedy that is comprised of mainly saturated fats (triglycerides), lauric acid,...

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Cocoa Butter

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Cocoa Butter Benefits for Skin:MoisturizingSoothing Cocoa butter, also known as the obroma oil, is a vegetable fat derived from a cocoa bean. It possesses...

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Cocoa

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Cocoa Skin Care Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantMoisturizing Cocoa, also referred to as the cocoa bean or cacao bean, is the dried, fermented seed...

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Clay

CATEGORIES: ABSORBANT Benefits:Oily Skin TreatmentDetoxificationSkin Elasticity Clay is prominently used in cosmetics for its absorption characteristic, thus making it ideal for treating oily skin....

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Citronellol

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Citronellol Skincare Benefits:Fragrance Citronellol is natural monoterpenoid that appears as a colorless liquid. While it is more commonly known to be a constituent of...

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Citric Acid

CATEGORIES: SKIN REPAIR, PLANT EXTRACTS Benefits:Skin RepairSkin Barrier Function Citric acid is a weak organic acid that is naturally found within citrus fruits, especially from citrus fruits such...

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Cinnamon

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Cinnamon Benefits:Antioxidant Cinnamon is a spice that is derived from the bark of the tree genus Cinnamomum. The benefits of cinnamon on skin date back for...

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Chlorphenesin

CATEGORIES: PRESERVATIVES Chlorphenesin Skincare Benefits:Product Stabilizer Chlorphenesin is a synthetic preservative used in skin care as a cosmetic biocide. Most commonly, chlorphenesin is...

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Charcoal

Benefits:AbsorbantDetoxifying With the addition of oxygen, charcoal becomes what is known as activated charcoal. Activated charcoal possesses strong absorbent properties, which aims to help draw out...

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Chamomile

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Chamomile Benefits For Skin:Soothing Chamomiles are the flowering heads of the herb Matricarea recutita. Often found in the form of tea, ointment, tincture, or extract,...

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Cetearyl Alcohol

CATEGORIES: EMULSIFIERS, PLANT EXTRACTS Cetearyl Alcohol Benefits:Product Stabilizer Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that can either be naturally derived from plants or synthetically derived as...

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Ceramides

CATEGORIES: LIPIDS Ceramides Skin Benefits:MoisturizingSoothing Similar to fatty acids, ceramides are a type of lipids found in cell membranes. A high concentration of ceramides is located in the...

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Centella Asiatica

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Centella asiatica Benefits:Anti-AgingMoisturizingSoothing Centella asiatica extract, also known as Indian pennywort, is a perennial skin remedy that grows near the Indian...

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Cellulose

CATEGORIES: EMULSIFIERS, PLANT EXTRACTS, SLIP AGENTS, HUMECTANTS Cellulose Skincare Benefits:MoisturizingProduct Stabilizer Cellulose is an organic compound derived from plant cell walls. Similar to...

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Castor Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Castor Oil Skin Benefits:Moisturizing Castor oil is extracted from crushed seeds of the Castor plant, and is comprised of 90% ricinoleic acid, a hydroxyl...

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Castanea Sativa Seed Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Castanea Sativa Seed Oil Skin Benefits:Antioxidant Castanea sativa, also known as sweet chestnut, is a deciduous tree native to Europe and Asia. Its seed...

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Carrageenan

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMULSIFIERS Carrageenan Skincare Benefits:Product Stabilizer Carrageenan is a gelatin-like polysaccharide that is derived from red seaweed. With its unique polymer...

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Carnitine

CATEGORIES: AMINO ACIDS Carnitine Skin Benefits:Oily Skin purifier Carnitine, also known as L-Carnitine, is an amino acid-derived building block for proteins that assists with the breakdown of fats...

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Carmine

CATEGORIES: PIGMENTS Carbomer Skincare Benefits:Cosmetic Pigment Carmine is obtained from the salt of carmine acid as well as from insects native to Mexico and South America. It is utilized for its...

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Carboxylic Acid

CATEGORIES: ORGANICS Carboxylic Acid Skincare Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantMoisturizing Chemically, carboxylic acid is an organic compound that contains a carboxyl group. In skincare, carboxylic...

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Carbomer

CATEGORIES: EMULSIFIERS Carbomer Skincare Benefits:Product Stabilizer Carbomer refers to a series of polymers that are derived from acrylic acid. Carbomer is a large molecule that has the ability to...

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Caprylic

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMOLLIENTS, SLIP AGENT Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride Skin Benefits:MoisturizingProduct Spreadability Caprylic /capric triglyceride is derived from coconut oil and...

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Camphor

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Camphor Skin Benefits:Astringent Camphor is an organic compound found in the wood of various evergreen trees, the most common being the camphor laurel. While brown and...

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Camellia Japonica

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMOLLIENTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Camellia japonica Skin Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing Camellia japonica, also known as “Tsubaki,” is the Japanese native form of the plant...

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Calendula

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Calendula Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantMoisturizing Calendula is a plant derived from the marigold flower family Calendula officinalis. This plant is...

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Calcium

The mineral calcium is well-known for its key role in bone health, teeth and bodily organs, including the skin, where it regulates skin's many functions. Most calcium in the skin is found in the...

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Caffeine

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Benefits:AntioxidantsUnder Eye BagsDark Circles Caffeine is most typically known as a central nervous system stimulant reducing physical fatigue and...

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Butylene Glycol

CATEGORIES: ORGANICS, SLIP AGENTS, HUMECTANTS Butylene Glycol Skincare Benefits:Moisturizin Butylene glycol, sometimes referred to as “butanediol,” is an organic alcohol that is prevalent in...

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Brazil Nut Extract

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Benefits of Brazil Nuts:Antioxidan Originating from South America, the brazil nut, also known as brazilian nut, is an excellent source of vitamins and...

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Black Tea

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS Black Tea Benefits:AntioxidantSoothing Black Tea possesses high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, essential oils, tannins, and polyphenols. Tannins and polyphenols,...

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Black Seed Oil

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Black Seed Oil Benefits:AntioxidantAstringentSoothing Black seed oil is derived from a plant known as black cumin, scientifically known as Nigella sativa....

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Black Currant Oil

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANT, FRUIT EXTRACTS Black Currant Oil Skin Care Benefits:AntioxidantMoisturizing Black currant, is a woody shrub belonging to the family Grossulariaceae. Scientifically known as...

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Bismuth Oxychloride

CATEGORIES: MINERALS Bismuth Oxychloride Skincare Benefits:Cosmetic PigmentRadiance Dating back to ancient Egypt, bismuth oxychloride is an inorganic compound of bismuth that is found in the...

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Birch Bark

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Birch Bark Skin Benefits:Regenerating When it comes to plants with cosmetic usage, birch bark is a very familiar ingredient. Its main constituents- betulin, lupeol, and...

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Biotin

CATEGORIES: VITAMINS Biotin Benefits for Skin:Moisturizing Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is a water-soluble coenzyme that is part of the complex B Vitamin family. For most individuals,...

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Beta Hydroxy Acid

CATEGORIES: ORGANIC ACIDS BHA Skin Benefits:AstringentExfoliation Beta hydroxy acid (BHA), more commonly referred to in skincare as salicylic acid, and can be found in moisturizers, cleansers, eye...

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Beta Glucan

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACT, ANTI-OXIDANT Beta-Glucan Skincare Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantsMoisturizingRejuvenationSoothing Beta glucan is a polysaccharide (a chain of glucose molecules) that is...

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Beta Carotene

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS Beta Carotene Skin Benefits:Antioxidant Beta-carotene is the principle carotenoid found in chlorophyll-containing plants, bacteria, and food. The skin benefits of this...

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Bergamot Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACT Bergamot Skin Benefits:Soothing Bergamot Oil, or Citrus bergamia oil, is extracted from a plant belonging to the Rutaceae family. It is known for being a volatile oil with...

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Benzoic Acid

CATEGORIES: PRESERVATIVES, ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS Benzoic Acid Skincare Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantFragranceMoisturizingProduct StabilizerSoothing Benzoic acid is an alkyl benzoate preservative...

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Benzephenone-3

CATEGORIES: SUNSCREEN Benzephenone-3 Skin Benefits:UV protection Benzephenone-3, also known as oxybenzone, is a sunscreen active that helps to protect the skin against harmful effects of exposure to...

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Bentonite

CATEGORIES: MINERALS, ANTIOXIDANTS Bentonite Clay Benefits:PurifyingSoothing Bentonite is a white clay mostly found in the midwestern United States and in Canada. When applied topically, bentonite...

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Behenyl Alcohol

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS, THICKENERS, EMULSIONS Behenyl Alcohol Skincare Benefits:Product Stabilizer Behenyl alcohol, also known as docosanol, is a large fatty straight-chain alcohol. In cosmetic and...

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Behenic Acid

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Behenic Acid Skin Benefits:SoothingMoisturizing Behenic acid is a saturated fatty acid that is derived from the seeds of the indigenous Amazon tree species,...

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Beeswax

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS, EMULSIFIERS Benefits of Beeswax for Skin:MoisturizingThickening Agent Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees. It is mainly comprised of hydrocarbons, alkanes, fatty...

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Bee Pollen

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS Bee Pollen Benefits:AntioxidantAstringentSoothing Bee pollen comes from various plant pollens and contains a balance of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, enzymes, and...

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Bearberry

CATEGORIES: FRUIT EXTRACTS Bearberry Skin Care Benefits:Uneven skin tone Named after being the favored fruit of bears, the bearberry represents the fruit of three species of dwarf shrubs found in...

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Barley Extract

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Barley Benefits:Antioxidant Barley extract, derived from the barley plant (Hordeum vulgare), contains significant concentrations of phenols, which are known...

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Bamboo Extract

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Bamboo Skin Benefits:AntioxidantAstringentPigmentationSoothing Bamboo extract is obtained from the major species of the bamboo trees in Japan called...

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Baking Soda

CATEGORIES: SALT, ALKALINE Benefits:ExfoliantNeutralizingSkin Brightener Baking Soda, otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, is a naturally occurring chemical substance. When mixed with water,...

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Baicalin

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS, FLAVONOIDS Baicalin, Skullcap Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidant Also known as “skullcap” (Chinese skullcap) in the United States, baicalin is obtained from the...

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Babassu Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMOLLIENTS Babassu Oil Skin Benefits:MoisturizingSoothing Babassu oil is obtained from the kernels present in the nuts of the Orbingyaoleifera tree found in Brazil. The...

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Avocado Oil

CATEGORIES: EMOLLIENTS Avocado Oil Skin Benefits:HydrationSoothing The avocado oil derived from avocado fruit is primarily composed of omega-3 fatty acids and oleic acids, which are best known to...

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Avobenzone

CATEGORIES: SUNSCREEN Avobenzone Skin Benefits:UV protection Avobenzone (butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane) is an organic material that helps reduce the amount of UV light to which the human skin is...

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ATP

CATEGORIES: INTRACELLULAR NUCLEOTIDES ATP Skincare Benefits:Anti-AgingMoisturizingRadianceRejuvenationSoothing ATP, adenosine triphosphate, is a nucleotide that has been known to drive and...

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Astaxanthin

CATEGORIES: MARINE EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Astaxanthin Benefits:Antioxidant Astaxanthin is a carotenoid nutrient that is naturally distributed in marine organisms such as crustaceans and fish. In the...

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Ascorbyl Glucoside

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, VITAMINS Ascorbyl Glucoside Skin Care Benefits:AntioxidantRadiance Ascorbyl glucoside is a derivative of ascorbic acid (AA), also known as vitamin C, can be obtained...

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Argan Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS Argan Oil Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantMoisturizing A perennial Moroccan topical remedy, argan oil has been well established for skin and...

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Apricot Seed Powder

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Apricot Seed Powder Skin Benefits:Exfoliation Apricot seeds alone contain high concentration of fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. For this reason, apricot seed oil may...

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Apricot Oil

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS Apricot Oil Skin Benefits: AntioxidantMoisturizing Speculated to have originated from China, apricot oil is extracted from the seed of the...

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Apple Fruit Extract

CATEGORIES: FRUIT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Apple Extract Skin Benefits:Anti-agingAntioxidant Apple fruit extract comes from the fruit species Malus domestic in the Rosaceae family. Apple extract is...

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Apple Cider Vinegar

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Apple Cider Vinegar Skin Care Benefits:PurifyingToner Apple cider vinegar is vinegar derived from apple juice that has undergone two fermentation processes- acetification...

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Anise

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS Anise Benefits:AntioxidantAstringent Anise, also known as Pimpinella anisum, is derived from anise seeds and belongs to the Umbelliferae plant family. This...

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Amino Acids

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PROTEINS Amino Acids Skin Benefits:Anti-AgingElasticity Amino acids are essential components to maintaining the appearance of healthy skin. They serve as the building...

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Alpha Lipoic Acid

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS Alpha lipoic Acid Benefits:Anti-AgingAnti-oxidant Alpha lipoic acid (LA) is a potent antioxidant that can be made naturally within the body as well as found in various...

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Alpha Linolenic Acid

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS Alpha Linolenic Acid Benefits:Soothing α-Linolenic acid (ALA) or alpha linolenic acid is one of two essential fatty acids (EFA) that cannot be produced within the body....

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Alpha Hydroxyl Acid

CATEGORIES: ORGANIC COMPOUNDS Benefits:Cell RejuvenationExfoliate Alpha Hydroxyl Acids (AHAs) are a class of chemical compounds characterized by a carboxylic acid substituted with a hydroxyl group....

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Aloe Vera

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, EMOLLIENT Aloe Vera Skin Benefits:AntioxidantAstringentMoisturizingSoothing Aloe vera is an ancient herbal remedy that has stood the test of time. Aloe vera extract...

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Almond

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Almond Skin Care Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantMoisturizingRejuvenating The almond is native to Western Asia and North Africa but is not...

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Allantoin

CATEGORIES: PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOXIDANTS, EMOLLIENTS Allantoin Benefits:Anti-AgingMoisturizingSoothing Allantoin is a chemical compound that is naturally found in animals, plants, and bacteria. It...

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Algin

CATEGORIES: MARINE PLANT EXTRACTS, EMULSIFIERSCATEGORIES: MARINE PLANT EXTRACTS, EMULSIFIERS Algin Skincare Benefits:Product Thickening Also known as alginic acid, algin is derived from alginate, a...

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Algae Extract

CATEGORIES: MARINE PLANT EXTRACTS, ANTIOIDANTS Algae Extract Skincare Benefits:Anti-AgingAntioxidantBrighteningSoothing Marine algae extracts have been used in alternative cosmetics for skin-related...

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Alanine

CATEGORIES: AMINO ACIDS Alanine Skin Benefits:Moisturizing Alanine is a non-polar, hydrophobic amino acid, synthesized mainly from pyruvate and L-glutamate. As a non-essential amino acid, sufficient...

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Agar

CATEGORIES: MARINE PLANT EXTRACTS, EMULSIFIERS Agar Skincare Benefits:Moisturizing Agar is a polysaccharide ingredient obtained from seaweed or algae, particularly red algae (Gelidium). This...

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African Black Soap

CATEGORIES:PLANT EXTRACTS African Black Soap Benefits:AstringentPurifying African black soap is generally made from harvested African plants such as cocoa-pods, plantains, and palm tree leaves....

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Acai

CATEGORIES: ANTIOXIDANTS, PLANT EXTRACTS Acai Benefits:Antioxidant The nutrient-dense acai berry is derived from a species of palm tree mostly native to Brazil. It is known to possess high...

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Adenosine

CATEGORIES: NUCLEOSIDE Adenosine Skin Benefits:Anti-Aging Adenosine is the nucleoside that is most commonly associated with the body’s energy-transferring processes. It is present in adenosine...

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Active Ingredient

CATEGORIES: PHARMACOLOGICAL AGENTS Active Ingredients Skincare Benefits:Listed under OTC Monographs “Active ingredients” are the ingredients listed under the various OTC monographs, which affect the...

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Acid

CATEGORIES: EXFOLIATES Acid Skincare Benefits:AstringentExfoliateRadiance Soothing In chemistry, an acid is described as being a hydrogen-donor, and is characterized by having a pH level of...

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