What about those funny sounding ingredients?

What do they do?

Acacia Senegal Gum (See Acacia)

Extracted from the acacia tree. Used as a thickening agent and has firming benefits.

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Ammonium Glycyrrhizinate (See Licorice)

Derived from licorice root. Used to form gels and stabilize emulsions. Soothes irritation and regulates pH levels.

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Beeswax

Purified wax from the honeycomb of the bee. Thickening agent with emollient properties.

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Behenyl Beeswax

Modifies beeswax to be less crystalline. Used as a viscosity-controlling agent.

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Benzoic Acid

An alkyl benzoate preservative that occurs naturally in cherry bark, raspberries, tea, anise, and cassia bark. Benefits of benzoic acid in skincare include anti-aging, soothing, and moisturizing properties.

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Betaine

Primarily functions as a humectant and anti-irritant. The small polar molecules of this ingredient are prone to hydrogen bonding, which in turn gives it the ability to retain moisture.

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Bisabolol

Naturally occurring in chamomile. Extract improves skin texture. Fragrance and skin-conditioning.

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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

An emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient derived from coconut oil and glycerin. Its mix of fatty acids can help the skin replenish its surface and resist moisture loss.

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Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside

Surfactant obtained from renewable raw materials: fatty alcohols and glucose of vegetable origin.

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Cetearyl Alcohol

Made from a mixture of fatty alcohol compounds found in coconut oil. Used a stabilizer to keep an emulsion from separating. Emollient properties leave skin soft.

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Cetearyl Glucoside Surfactant

Cleansing agent. Derived from plant sugars and fatty acids.

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Citric Acid

Weak acid found in both plants and animals. Used as a preservative, and to help adjust pH balance. Buffering agent and skin conditioning agent.

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Glycerin

Naturally occurring alcohol compound and a component of many lipids, of vegetable origin. Improves the skin’s smoothness and moisture content. It is a humectant (attracts moisture to the skin), naturally emollient, and has a cooling effect on the skin.

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Hydrogen Peroxide

Antimicrobial agent and oxidizing agent. The function of antimicrobial agents is to kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms.

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Lecithin

Naturally occurring lipid found in both plants and animals. Skin-conditioning agent and surfactant.

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Linoleic Acid

Unsaturated fatty acid from edible fats and oils. Cleansing agent and skin-conditioning agent.

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Oleic Acid

Fatty acid that occurs naturally in various vegetable fats and oils. Cleansing agent and texture enhancer

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Oleyl alcohol

Long chain fatty alcohol. Helps to form emulsions, and to prevent an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components.

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Palmitic Acid

Saturated fatty acid, derived primarily from the oil of palm. Used as an emollient, skin-conditioner, and cleansing agent.

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Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides

Canola-based emollient with anti-inflammatory properties. Helps moisturize skin and protect skin barrier function

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Sodium Citrate

Sodium salt of citric acid. Used primarily to control the pH level of a product, this ingredient also has antioxidant and preservative properties.

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Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate

Emulsifier derived from coconut and amino acids. Cleansing and skin-conditioning.

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Squalene

A natural organic compound obtained primarily from vegetable oils. A natural component in human sebum (a skin secretion) that acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, giving it a soft and smooth appearance.

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Stearic Acid

A naturally occurring fatty acid. Can be used as a fragrance ingredient, surfactant or emulsifier.

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Stearyl Alcohol

This natural fatty alcohol is derived from coconut oil or vegetable fatty acids, and is used as a conditioning agent and as an emulsifier.

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Tocopherol

Vitamin E antioxidant isolated from vegetable oil. A skin-conditioning agent.

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Tocopheryl Acetate

Chemical compound of acetic acid and vitamin E. Antioxidant and skin-conditioner.

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Triolein

Triester of glycerin and oleic acid. Skin-conditioning agent.

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Xanthan Gum

Sugar-based polymer produced by bacteria. Used as a viscosity agent.

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