Silicone is a group of semi-liquid substances derived from silica. It makes the surface of the skin smooth and gives a ‘hydrated’ effect. This may help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It creates a barrier on the skin that prevents transepidermal water loss. Silicone gels may be effective in wound healing and scar reduction.
ROSEHIP SEED OIL
Rosehip oil is also known as rosehip seed oil. It’s derived from the Rosa canina rose bush, which is grown mostly in Chile. Rosehip oil is loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. Rosehip oil is often used as a carrier oil for essential oils that are too intense to put on your skin directly. Moisturizing helps lock in your skin’s natural hydration. It offers several anti-aging properties, which are integral for tissue and cell regeneration in the skin. It shows a significant reduction in the appearance of fine lines around the eyes.
Aloe Vera is a nice amalgamation of medicinal properties as well as is great for skin and hair. Over the past years, Aloe Vera has become famous among beauty enthusiasts and this is simply because of its amazing properties. Aloe Vera extract helps in naturally increasing the production of collagen in the body, which further helps in reducing the visible signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. It is also a powerhouse of several components, which improve the skin condition as well as the health condition. Aloe Vera contains 18 amino acids, B1, B3, B6, and C vitamins that help to fight off free radicals. Its anti-inflammatory properties can reduce pain, swelling, and soreness of wounds or injuries. It contains 98% water, which helps moisturize, soothe, and hydrate the skin.
Shea Butter has a buttery and rich consistency that turns your cracked and dry skin into smooth, supple, and nourished skin. Wrinkles and fine lines tend to be more obvious when your skin is not properly nourished. The fatty acids and other nutrients in Shea Butter can moisturize the skin and form a moisture barrier to lock in that moisture all day long. Shea Butter is a versatile ingredient that can shield your skin from harmful UV rays and prevent further damage from the sun. It contains antioxidants that can fight free radicals, and its consistency can help form a physical barrier to protect against pollutants. Shea Butter contains bioactive ingredients that give it anti-inflammatory properties. It also works against Acne Scars & Spots.
Chamomile has long been a key ingredient in soothing skincare regimens targeting redness and dryness. Hundreds of years later, scientific research has found that the compounds in chamomile likely do make it a powerful skin multitasker. Chamomile has wonderful soothing, healing, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Essential oils extracted from chamomile reportedly have antimicrobial properties to protect against certain types of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory and healing properties appear to be especially soothing for sensitive skin types. Chamomile has astringent and brightening properties that, in addition to tightening pores and softening the skin, can fade acne scars and hyperpigmentation when used regularly. Chamomile contains powerful anti-oxidants which work on fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging. It also accelerates cell and tissue renewal, reducing the appearance of fine lines and giving skin a youthful glow.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
Green tea is believed to benefit the skin due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is both protective and corrective and available in a wide range of formulations, such as cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and masks. As an antioxidant it scavenges free radicals caused by environmental stressors like UV radiation and pollution. It can reduce the signs of sun damage such as hyperpigmentation, rough texture, and fine lines. Green tea can reduce inflammation in skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. Green tea contains vitamin C which is known to help brighten the skin, even skin tone, and renew the look of beautiful skin. Full of vitamin B3, or niacin as it’s called, green tea is said to lessen the appearance of redness in faces that experience a flush easily.
OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT
Olive leaf extract has an extensive history based on its vast number of unique properties. Among its many known benefits, olive leaf extract can nourish hair and skin, which is why it’s often added to quality beauty products, including shampoos and conditioners. Olive leaf extract can promote healthier skin while protecting against various environmental stressors, including the sun. When applied topically, olive leaf extract will also provide the skin with nourishment as it soothes and calms the skin itself. In this case, a product containing olive leaf extract may help protect against the weather, reducing overall irritation. It improves skin elasticity, making it appear healthier and younger. In addition to this protective effect, this extract can also cleanse pores.
Multiple studies have demonstrated the efficacy of arginine for skin appearance and health. One study found that applying L-arginine to the skin enhanced its resistance to tensile strain. Furthermore, 15 percent arginine therapy increased the creation of collagen and elastin fibers, both of which are crucial for countering the effects of aging on the skin. Arginine is also known to protect the skin from free radical damage. Finally, it is a humectant, which means it aids in the retention of moisture by the skin. Even if you live in dry weather, it keeps your skin hydrated and supple by trapping in moisture. It fights acne and redness. It also keeps the skin protected from UV rays & photodamage.
The orange essential oil contains monoterpenes like linalool, d-limonene, a-pinene, and various other volatile and non-volatile compounds. Studies show that orange oil has antibacterial, antifungal, pain relief, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and insecticidal properties. Orange oil helps to reduce inflammation caused by acne. The oil has an astringent effect on the skin that helps tighten pores and regulate sebum levels. By boosting blood flow to the skin, orange oil helps deliver essential nutrients to the skin and thereby imparts a healthy glow.
The Phenoxyethanol that is used as a preservative in skincare and cosmetics is a synthetic version. It does occur in nature, specifically in green tea and chicory. It’s safe for use in skincare in small concentrations. It extends the shelf life of skincare and cosmetic products by preventing the formation of mold, bacteria, and yeast.
Ethyl hexyl glycerin is a clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic odor and is a glycerin derivative that comes from plant-based sources such as soybean or palm. This unique multifunctional cosmetic additive is a globally approved substance that acts as an effective emollient and mild humectant giving improved skin feel without stickiness after its application. It is rapidly absorbed into the skin, making it easy to use without leaving any white residue on the skin.
Isopropyl palmitate is a colorless and almost odorless liquid substance made from palm oil and/or animal fats. Isopropyl palmitate is used in hundreds of personal care and cosmetic products, including sunscreen, deodorant, perfumes, and other items. Isopropyl palmitate acts as a moisturizer in some products by helping bind moisture to the skin. It is also an emollient, which helps products spread smoothly, and it can be used as a fragrance ingredient.
Cetearyl alcohol is a chemical found in cosmetic products. It’s a white, waxy mixture of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, both fatty alcohols. It is found in animals and plants, like coconut and palm oil. It can also be made in a laboratory. Cetearyl alcohol used in personal care products, mainly skin lotions, hair products, and creams. It helps create smoother creams, thicker lotions, and more stable foam products. It helps prevent creams from separating into oil and liquid. A chemical that helps to keep liquid and oil together is known as an emulsifier. It may also make a product thicker or increase the product’s ability to foam.
It is a non-ionic emulsifier composed of Cetearyl alcohol and fatty acids of olive oil. It is known for having an emulsifying function which makes it compatible for all skin types. It guarantees rapid absorption and a silky finish.
Sorbitan Olivate is generally used as an emulsifier, emollient, and as a mild cleanser. It is usually a waxy liquid that helps to mix the oils and water in our formulas. It is particularly soft and compatible with the skin. It reduces hydration loss and is used in different products for skincare, as well as in makeup.
Glycerin is a natural component of healthy skin. Whether derived from vegetable or animal sources or made synthetically, glycerin is hygroscopic. That means it can draw moisture from the air around us and help keep that moisture in the skin. It helps to shield skin from environmental sources of irritation. It strengthens the skin’s precious moisture barrier. It also enhances the penetration of other ingredients into the skin’s uppermost layers. It improves skin’s resiliency & youthful look. It is commonly used in skincare products and the pharmaceutical industry.
Aquaxyl is a water-soluble and transparent liquid. It can be easily used in all types of galenic forms including colorless and odorless emulsions, transparent lotion, and soap formulations for moisturizing, anti-aging, or restructuring benefits. Aquaxyl is not just an ingredient – it is a combination of three sweet power hydrating agents: Xylitol, Xylitylglucoside & Anhydroxylitol. These three ingredients are plant-derived sugars and humectants. It is an innovative powerhouse that optimizes the skin’s hydration flow by inducing the synthesis of crucial proteins and lipids responsible for a healthy and hydrated skin barrier. It strengthens the skin barrier, promotes healthy differentiation of the epidermis, and refills the internal water reservoirs.
A plant-derived or synthetic carbohydrate that functions as a chelating agent and stabilizer. It is considered safe for use in cosmetics and has also been deemed safe for oral consumption.
It’s a pretty new peptide trade-named Matrixyl synthe’6. It can boost the production of 6 major components of the skin matrix (collagen I, III, IV, fibronectin, hyaluronic acid, and laminin 5) that result in more even skin and fewer wrinkles, particularly on the forehead and crow’s feet.
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
It is a highly stable, gentle form of vitamin C that also features some anti-microbial and skin brightening powers. It works to combat the effects of UV damage by scavenging the free radicals that cause DNA changes and leads to signs of photoaging. It can also stimulate the production of collagen, the protein responsible for strong, youthful skin. Sodium Ascorbyl phosphate have an antibacterial effect that helps combat hyperpigmentation or dark spots. It has also been proven to be an effective acne treatment.
Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E, an antioxidant, which helps fight free radical damage and promote skin healing to diminish signs of aging. It also provides moisture and strengthens the skin’s protective barrier to prevent moisture loss. This form of vitamin E is often used in cosmetics because it lasts longer and keeps oils and ingredients from going rancid. It is specifically used in moisturizers, sunscreens, cosmetics, and serums.
Boron nitride is reported to function in cosmetics as a slip modifier. It is a synthetic compound that adds slip, enhances texture, and can also thicken certain skincare formulas. It gives a soft and lubricious effect in formulations for even spreading and superior smoothness and adherence to the skin.
Sclerotium gum is an active ingredient obtained through fermentation from hardened fungal masses of various types of fungi. Due to its efficiency as a thickening agent, emulsifier, and stabilizer, sclerotium gum is used in numerous applications in the industrial, food, and pharmaceutical fields. It is a compound perfectly suitable for topical delivery of pharmaceuticals, skincare formulations, and natural active ingredients. It protects the lipid barrier, prevents water loss, increases moisturization, protects and repairs damaged skin, enhances the local immune response, and increases collagen production and deposits.
Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate is a preservative used in cosmetics, wet wipes (toilet paper), and other personal care products. It is also used as a biocide in paints, primers, industrial coolants, and cooling lubricants.
LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT
Licorice root, which is considered one of the world’s oldest herbal remedies, comes from the root of the licorice plant. It may be effective against bacteria that can infect the skin. The root contains over 300 compounds with potent anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral effects. It is used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne and eczema. It is used both as a flavoring agent and medicinal treatment. It comes in many forms, including teas, capsules, liquids, and even topical gels.
SODIUM COCO SULPHATE
Sodium Coco-Sulfate is a sodium salt of the sulfate ester of coconut alcohol. It is a surfactant, cleansing, and emulsifying agent. It creates a rich foam and cleanses hair and skin. Its thorough action dissolves dirt and grease effectively.
COCA AMIDO PROPYL BETAINE
Coco Amido propyl betaine is a synthetic detergent and surfactant that is used in personal care products, cosmetics, and cleaning products. It is used to reduce static, condition the skin & hair, increase the foaming action of certain cleansing and cleaning products, and moderate the viscosity of liquids.
Cocamide MEA is derived from the fatty acids from coconut oil and monoethanolamine (MEA). In cosmetics and personal care products, it is used in the formulation of bath soaps and shampoo. It increases foaming capacity and/or stabilizes the foam. It is also used to thicken the aqueous (water) portion of cosmetic and personal care products.
PEG (POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL)
Polyethylene glycol is an organic, colorless, and odorless synthetic liquid that absorbs water. It is used as a humectant, solvent, emollient, or preservative in various skincare products. It is best known for the attributes of a hydrating and delivery ingredient. This means it retains moisture in your skin and aids in better absorption of potent ingredients into the skin. The ingredient is most commonly used in creams, lotions, and serums. The polymers of PEG such as PEG-6, PEG-12, and PEG-150 are used in various cosmetics formulations.
Dimethicone is a silicone-based ingredient used in many personal care products. It keeps all of the ingredients in a product from separating. It also gives these products a smooth, silky texture. When applied to the skin or hair, it creates a physical barrier to seal in hydration, keeping skin moisturized and hair frizz-free. In cosmetics, it helps to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. It is also non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores.
Caprylic triglyceride is an ingredient used in soaps and cosmetics. It’s usually made from combining coconut oil with glycerin. It helps smooth skin and works as an antioxidant. It also binds other ingredients together and can work as a preservative of sorts to make the active ingredients in cosmetics last longer.
Glycol distearate is a white to cream-colored waxy solid used to condition skin, increase the thickness of certain cosmetic products like creams and lotions, and reduce the clear or transparent appearance of cosmetics, such as makeup concealers. The chemical may be derived either from animal sources or vegetable sources, such as soybean oil or canola oil. It can also be produced synthetically through processing stearic acid.
Tangerine oil is particularly helpful for treating skin conditions such as irritation and acne. Its antifungal and antiseptic properties help to prevent skin infections and treat dandruff and dry scalp. It also visibly reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars. It comes from the outer peel of a tangerine and is derived from a cold-pressed process. It has a calming, sweet, citrus scent. It is used in lotions, Moisturizers, Serums, Shampoos, Oils, Cleansers, etc.
A solution of ammonia in water. Also known as aqueous ammonia. It acts as a pH adjuster. It’s used in a variety of cosmetics, particularly hair products like dyes, bleaching products, and grooming products. It can also be found in products such as facial moisturizer/lotion, anti-aging treatment, cleanser, sunscreen, acne treatment, exfoliant/scrub, and skin fader/lightener.
Potassium Sorbate is a white, water-soluble salt that appears as small grains or crystals in its pure form. It occurs naturally in some berries, but the vast majority of potassium sorbate in the world is synthesized artificially. Potassium sorbate has a wide variety of uses. It is found in skincare, cosmetics, and personal care products. Along with some other preservatives, it can help prevent the growth of mold and other microorganisms in cosmetic products, ensuring a more stable formulation and longer shelf life.
Niacinamide is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly minimize enlarged pores, tighten laxly or stretched out pores, improve uneven skin tone, soften fine lines, and wrinkles, diminish dullness and strengthen a weakened surface. It is also known as vitamin B3 and nicotinamide. It helps renew and restore the surface of the skin against moisture loss and dehydration. For dry skin, topical application of niacinamide has been shown to boost the hydrating ability of moisturizers so skin’s surface can better resist the moisture loss that leads to recurrent dry, tight, flaky skin. It works brilliantly with common moisturizer ingredients like glycerin, non-fragrant plant oils, cholesterol, sodium PCA, and sodium hyaluronate.
ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID
Ethyl Ascorbic acid, also known as ethyl L-ascorbic acid is a potent form of the skin brightening powerhouse. It is soluble in water & oil. So it can be easily incorporated into a wide range of cosmetic formulations. It boosts collagen synthesis & brightens the skin. It helps fade away dark spots or hyperpigmentation from aging & sun exposure. It helps to even skin tone by reducing melanin levels. It acts as an antioxidant that helps the skin fight free radicals that build up due to stress, pollution, or UV from sun exposure. It can minimize post-acne redness by strengthening blood vessels under the skin. It can be used day & night.
Sodium PCA is the sodium salt of pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, as a natural amino acid derivative. It can also be found in both plant & animal tissue. It functions as a humectant that helps skin’s upper layers both draw in & retain moisture resulting in a more supple, youthful appearance. It also prevents epidermal water loss. It is considered safe & non-irritating when used in skincare products.
Propanediol is a naturally derived ingredient extracted from corn sugar. It works as a humectant that tends to pull the moisture from the air & lock it in the skin that making it smooth & healthy. It prevents skin damage by reducing water loss which helps to get softer & smoother skin. It can effectively dissolve almost every ingredient which is essential for optimal application.
YLANG YLANG FLOWER OIL
This plant oil is naturally hydrating and conditioning, which means it aids in the retention of moisture and the appearance of soft, smooth skin. It’s also thought to be anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant that can help smooth out fine lines, reduce wrinkles, and improve elasticity overall.
CAPRYLYL GLYCERYL ETHER
Caprylyl Glyceryl Ether is derived from 100% vegetable raw materials and can be used in a broad range of cosmetic applications. It is used as a cleansing agent, foam boosting, and surfactant in cosmetic formulations.
CAPRYL HYDROXAMIC ACID
A chelating agent that helps to preserve cosmetic products by neutralizing the metal ions especially iron in the formula and derived from coconut oil. It is a chemical that is used to inhibit mold and microbial growth in skincare products.
Witch hazel is a small tree whose extract is often used as a natural astringent. It’s a common treatment for oily skin because it removes excess oil. When applied topically to the skin, witch hazel can reduce redness, soothe the skin, and treat sunburns. Witch hazel can relieve itchiness, including minor skin irritations, eczema, and psoriasis.
Bilberries are the richest natural sources of anthocyanin, which is an antioxidant. The tannin content of bilberries makes them a great astringent, helping the skin feel tightening and toning. Locking in moisture while simultaneously helping to balance oiliness is what makes bilberry products a must for normal, combination, or even oily skin types.
The topical use of sugarcane juice can help reduce and cure skin problems such as acne. Since sugarcane juice contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) like glycolic acid, it increases cell turnover. They also exfoliate the skin, eliminating the chances of acne buildup. One more health benefit of sugarcane juice is that it helps delay the signs of aging and keeps your skin young and supple. Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, it prevents free radical damage.
SUGAR MAPLE EXTRACT
Sugar Maple extract is popular for beauty products due to its high level of absorption because of the smaller size of its molecules. Therefore, sugar maple extract can deliver its host of nutrients into the skin and hair. The main reason it is used in skincare is that it contains natural AHA acids, namely malic and tartaric, and hence why it supposedly helps slough off dead skin cells in combination with other acid-containing fruit extracts. It removes bacteria and dead skin buildup on the skin, repairing damage caused by free radicals and preventing new blemishes and wrinkles from forming.
SAW PALMETTO FRUIT EXTRACT
Saw palmetto, or Serenoa repens is a dwarf palm tree native to the southeast regions of North America. It may help prevent androgenic alopecia, a type of hair loss known as male and female pattern baldness in men and women and improve hair quality.
SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE
Sodium cocoyl isethionate is a fine white powder derived from the fatty acids in coconut oil and isethionic acid, a type of sulfonic acid. It is a surfactant that allows water, oil, and dirt to mix, allowing things to become cleaner. It can be found in dozens of personal care products such as shampoo, facial cleansers, bar soaps, conditioners, and hair styling products.
SODIUM METHYL OLEAYL TAURATE
Sodium methyl oleoyl taurate is a surfactant that allows water and oil to mix, thus improving the cleaning process. It also acts as a natural foaming agent. It can be found in hundreds of personal care products such as shampoo, facial cleansers, body wash, acne treatments, toothpaste, hand soap, and other products.
Lauryl betaine is a clear or light-yellow liquid that is derived from vegetables. It was first discovered when it was extracted from sugar beet. It helps separate grease from water, making it useful in shampoos and soaps. It’s often used as a surfactant in organic and natural cosmetics such as shampoo, shower gel, and skin cleansers as it’s considered more natural and gentle than some other surfactants.
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYL TRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
It is a great conditioning agent for both skin and hair. Guar hydroxypropyl cetrimonium chloride is especially beneficial as a hair care product. Because it is positively charged, or cationic, it neutralizes the negative charges on hair strands that cause hair to become static or tangled. Better yet, it does this without weighing hair down. With this ingredient, you can have silky, non-static hair that retains its volume and provides a smoother brushing experience.
POTASSIUM CLA GLUTATHIONE
Potassium CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid is a highly mobile transport regulator of nutrients to the follicular site. Component of the bio-membrane, function largely as a regulator of nutrient transport. CLA Glutathione gives a combined anti-oxidant anti-inflammatory action to counteract hair fibrosis and stress. Conjugated Linoleic Acid enhances the delivery and stability of Glutathione.
Sodium DNA is essential for DNA metabolism, upon which cellular repair and tissue regeneration processes are located. Sodium DNA has been proven to be able to thicken and increase hair count, through a strong regenerative and proliferative action
Gluconolactone is a preservative, but it is also a humectant and a solvent. It is a free-radical scavenger, which makes it helpful for protecting skin from some of the effects of UV radiation and for exfoliation. In food, gluconolactone is a curing and pickling agent, a leavening agent, and a pH control agent. It is also present in dozens of personal care products, including moisturizers, facial cleansers, sunscreen, conditioners, and other items.
Sodium benzoate powder is accepted as a preservative. Using sodium benzoate in shampoo and conditioner as a preservative is a safe and effective technique to protect customers against bacteria and mold forming the bottles. It provides a synergistic effect that protects against a wide range of bacteria, yeast, and molds. Sodium benzoate is also an effective product stabilizer commonly used in pre-shampoo hair masks, scalp masks, leave-in conditioners, and curl creams.