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1,2-Hexanediol

1,2-Hexanediol usually acts as a moisturizer, humectant, solubilizer and skin conditioning agent. It solubilizes lipophilic active ingredients. This ingredient finds its application in formulating skin- and hair care products, perfumes, toiletries, make-up and others.

1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide

To ensure the stability of pure creatine in our products, BDF experts devised a sophisticated technology: besides creatine, BDF-formulations also contain traces of its decomposition product creatinine. Thus a natural balance of creatine and creatinine is established - in the formula as in the body.

4-Butylresorcinol

This ingredient can support effectively the management of cutaneous hyperpigmentation.

Acacia Farnesiana Flower Extract

The sweet acacia (Acacia farnesiana), also known as cassia, is a plant species from the genus acacia. This species probably originated in tropical America, but can now be found in all tropical regions of the world with a dry climate.

The tannin-containing fruits and the bark is widely used as coloring agents, the fruits are also used to produce ink. The latex can be used to produce an adhesive. Especially in France the trees are cultivated to produce a basic material for perfume production from the blossoms, known as cassia.

Acetum

The ingredient acetum is a pH value regulator of plant origin. Acetum (vinegar) has an antistatic properties. With the antistatic effect, it reduces static charges by neutralizing the electrical charge on the surface of skin and hair.

Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer

Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used for thickening and stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions especially in the presence of UV-filter, minerals or salts. Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer can also be used to reduce the emulsifier or formulate emulsifier-free light emulsions.  

Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer

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

Acrylates Copolymer

Acrylates Copolymer characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used for thickening water based formulas like shower gels especially if beads or other solid particles need to be suspended and stabilized. Acrylates Copolymer provides a clear gel-like appearance in cleansing products even in the presence of high amounts of surfactants. However special qualities of Acrylates Copolymers act also as film former. These properties are essential for styling products like hair spray to ensure hold properties without unwanted residues.

Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer

Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer helps hair to 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/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.

Alanine

The ingredient Alanine belongs to the group of amino acids. It helps keeping the skin in good skon condition.

Alcohol

Alcohol is used to solve other ingredients. Alcohol improves the sensation of freshness in many products such as skin creams, shaving creams and sun protection products.

Alcohol Denat

The ethanol - also called ethyl alcohol - used in our formulations is a plant-based ingredient. For decades it is a common ingredient used in many cosmetics and beauty products. It acts as solvent in lotions and creams, ensuring that lotion do not separate. The index "Denat." stands for denatured alcohol. This ethanol contains a denaturant to make it taste bad. Why: Alcohol is also found in alcoholic beverages such as wine or beer; in many countries alcoholic beverages are heavily taxed. In order to avoid paying beverage taxes on alcohol that is not meant to be consumed (i.e. for use in cosmetic and personal care products), the alcohol must be denatured.

Algin

Algin also known as alginic acid is a polysaccharide which is obtained from brown seaweed. Algin is usually found in cell wall of brown algae cell. It has tremendous water absorbing capacity and swells significantly, approximately hundredfold of its weight when it comes in contact with water. The ingredient forms a gel-like structure. In various cosmetic products algin is used as a binding agent, emulsifier and film forming agent. It also controls the viscosity of any formulation and is usually used in lotions.

Allantoin

Allantoin (5-Ureidohydantoin) is the natural product obtained from the oxidation/metabolism of uric acid metabolism of some vertebrates. It exerts its beneficial effects on skin mainly via modulation of the stratum corneum properties.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder / Aloe Vera

True or medicinal aloe (Aloe vera), also known as Barbados aloe or burn aloe, is a plant species from the Aloe genus.The aloe vera plant has been used medicinally for thousands of years to protect, heal and soothe the skin. The moisture content of the aloe vera leaf averages at 95%, which is locked in by a waxy outer coat. Studies have proven that the gel of the aloe vera plant can provide the skin with moisture and protect it from drying out at the same time. Aloe vera leaves secrete a clear gel. When you break off a leaf from the rest of the plant you can apply the gel inside to dry, sunburned or wounded skin.

Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone - Floral Violet Woody

An iconic fragrance ingredient with a floral powdery note of violet and orris, and reminiscence of red berries. It gives richness and caring facets to a floral bouquet. An olfactive translation of a cocooning soft touch.

Aluminum Chloride

This Ingredients belongs to the group of antiperspirants and is known for its sweat-reducing functions. Depending on the concentration, an antitransparent can effect sweat-reduction up to 20% to 60%.

In addition, products containing acidic aluminum salts influence the microenvironmnet of cutaneous bacteria and thus extert antibacterial efficacy. Einige Salze des Aluminums sind zugelassene, bewährte und wirksame Adstringentien, die in den meisten Antitranspirantien zur Veremidung der Schweißbildung eingesetzt werden. Hemmt die Schweißbildung durch seine adstringierende Wirkung (Schweißpore wird verdichtet) und verringert unangenehmen Körpergeruch.

Aluminum Chlorohydrate

This Ingredients belongs to the group of antiperspirants and is known for its sweat-reducing functions. Depending on the concentration, an antitransparent can effect sweat-reduction up to 20% to 60%.

In addition, products containing acidic aluminium salts influence the microenvironmnet of cutaneous bacteria and thus extert antibacterial efficacy. Einige Salze des Aluminiums sind zugelassene, bewährte und wirksame Adstringentien, die in den meisten Antitranspirantien zur Veremidung der Schweißbildung eingesetzt werden. Hemmt die Schweißbildung durch seine adstringierende Wirkung (Schweißpore wird verdichtet) und verringert unangenehmen Körpergeruch.

Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrate

This Ingredients belongs to the group of antiperspirants and is known for its sweat-reducing functions. Depending on the concentration, an antitransparent can effect sweat-reduction up to 20% to 60%.

In addition, products containing acidic aluminium salts influence the microenvironmnet of cutaneous bacteria and thus extert antibacterial efficacy. Einige Salze des Aluminiums sind zugelassene, bewährte und wirksame Adstringentien, die in den meisten Antitranspirantien zur Veremidung der Schweißbildung eingesetzt werden. Hemmt die Schweißbildung durch seine adstringierende Wirkung (Schweißpore wird verdichtet) und verringert unangenehmen Körpergeruch.

Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate

Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate is a hydrophobic modified starch with a high affinity to oil or sebum.

Aluminum Stearates

Aluminum Stearates is the Aluminum salt of a fatty acid. It is used in many cosmetic formulas as it increases the stability of emulsions and the texture of formulas like creams or lotions. Aluminum Stearates serves as a water-binding, consistency-giving component. It forms oleogels in oil based formulations.

Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY

This Ingredients belongs to the group of antiperspirants and is known for its sweat-reducing functions. Depending on the concentration, an antitransparent can effect sweat-reduction up to 20% to 60%.

In addition, products containing acidic aluminium salts influence the microenvironmnet of cutaneous bacteria and thus extert antibacterial efficacy. Einige Salze des Aluminiums sind zugelassene, bewährte und wirksame Adstringentien, die in den meisten Antitranspirantien zur Veremidung der Schweißbildung eingesetzt werden. Hemmt die Schweißbildung durch seine adstringierende Wirkung (Schweißpore wird verdichtet) und verringert unangenehmen Körpergeruch.

Aminoethylaminopropyl Dimethicone

This Ingredient is a Silicone. They are synthetic and come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick textures. 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".

Aminomethyl Propanol

Aminomethyl Propanol is a pH regulator of synthetic origin from the group of alcohols. Aminomethyl Propanol regulates and stabilizes the pH value of cosmetic products.

Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer

Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used for thickening water based formulas or for stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions especially in emulsifier free light formulas. Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer builds up clear gels in water with different flow behavior. 

Amodimethicone

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".

Anise Alcohol

Anisyl alcohol is naturally found in vanilla oil and anise oil .It provides a sweet, floral, powdery scent.

Aqua / Water

Water is a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms. It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients. Water is used in almost all creams, lotions and cleansing products.

Arachidic Acid

Arachidic acid is a long-chain saturated fatty acid that has been found in peanut butter and anaerobic fungi. Formulations containing arachidic acid have been used as surfactants in the manufacture of soaps and cosmetics.

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil / Argan Oil

Argan Oil (also called Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil) is a cold-pressed oil extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree. Argan oil contains important omega fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic acid, as well as phenols, α-tocopherol and vitamin E.

Arginine

Arginin is also found in buckwheat. In cosmetics it can be used as a neutralizing agent. Here arginine can help neutralize various acids and thus increase the effectiveness of the formulation. In neutral formulations it is often used as a hydrochloric acid salt ("arginine hydrochloride"). Arginine contributes to skin hydration.

Arginine HCL

Arginin is also found in buckwheat. In cosmetics it can be used as a neutralizing agent. Here arginine can help neutralize various acids and thus increase the effectiveness of the formulation. In neutral formulations it is often used as a hydrochloric acid salt (""arginine hydrochloride""). Arginine contributes to skin hydration.

Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. In the human body it is involved in many processes and is therefore vital. Fruit and vegetables are the most important suppliers, especially acerola berries, citrus fruits, parsley, peppers, kiwis, rose hips, broccoli and cress should be mentioned here.

Ascorbyl Palmitate

Ascorbyl Palmitate is a fat-soluble vitamin C derivative that has an antioxidant effect, i.e. it inhibits undesirable reactions triggered by oxygen and thus prevents oxidation, e.g. the rancidity of ingredients.

Avena Sativa Kernel Flour

Oat (Avena) is a plant up to one meter hight, with a worldwide distribution (except tropics). The main components found in the fruits are: carbohydrates, proteins, fats and flavonoids.

Bambusa Vulgaris Shoot Extract

The ingredient Bambusa Vulgaris Shoot Extract is an ingredient of plant origin. The ingredient is used mainly in skin care products to keep the skin in a good condition.

Behenyl Alcohol

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

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

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 prevent 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 from 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-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.

Betaine

Betaine, is a small N-trimethylated aminoacid. In biological systems, it serves as an organic osmolyte.For skin's water household, this specific biophysical feature is the reason for its function in the regulation of osmohydration/ moisturization of the skin.

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.

Biosaccharide Gum-1

Biotin also called Vitamin H (the H represents "Haar" and "Haut", the German words for "hair and skin"), Vitamin B7 or Vitamin B3. It is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes of the body, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Because of that, it is known to influence the regeneration potential of the skin in a positive way.

Biotin

Biotin also called Vitamin H (the H represents "Haar" and "Haut", the German words for "hair and skin"), Vitamin B7 or Vitamin B3. It is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes of the body, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Because of that, it is known to influence the regeneration potential of the skin in a positive way.

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.

Butane

Butane is a synthetic gas which is used in aerosols like deodorants or hair sprays. Butane is used as a propellant that is responsible for the pressure and ensures a fine spray pattern.

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.

Butyloctanoic Acid

Butyloctanoic acid is a medium spreading emollient that provides a good skin feel with great stability. It has some anti-microbial abilities and is used in diverse cosmetic formulas.

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.

C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate

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

C18-36 Acid Triglyceride

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

C20-40 Alkyl Stearate

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

Caffeine

Caffeine is an alkaloid and is usually isolated from coffee beans and leaves, tea leaves, cola beans and cocoa beans.

Caffeine is describes to increases blood microcirculation in the skin and stimulates hair growth.

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.

Calcium Pantothenate

This ingredient is the salt of pantothenic acid. It is known for its regenerative potential and for moisturizing the skin.

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

Calendula officinalis, commonly known as marigold, is a widespread crop and is an ornamental plant. It is a versatile plant that can be grown in any sunny location on almost any soil. Calendula extract contains different natural ingredients like e.g. terpenes derivates, flavonoids and carotenoids. Calendula is traditionally also used for medicinal purposes, but also has cosmetic benefits.

Calendula is described for its moisturizing properties and thus is widely used in cosmetic applications.

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.

Carnitine

L-Carnitine is an amino acid derivative. It is know for its function to enhance the energy production of the cells by stimulating the cellular lipid metabolism, leading to a strengthening of skin's own protective barrier.

Cellulose

Cellulose is a plant cell wall component that occurs in nature. Cellulose and its numerous derivatives are used in various ways in cosmetics products. Cellulose is chemically speaking a linear polysaccharide with anhydroglucose units. It is also derived from bacteria through controlled and selective growth of bacteria. They exist in a variety of modified forms. Cellulose has the natural property of gelling, moderately heat-resistant, fat-resistant and clear in appearance. All these features make it suitable for such a wide range of applications.

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 Alba

Cera Alba or Beeswax is the purified excretion product from the honey bees' wax glands. This natural wax mainly consists of esters of fatty acids and long-chain alcohols. The wax melts at about 60°C allowing for higher consistency products (lip stick and balm) and a matte look (hair styling pastes). Beeswax stabilizes water-in-oil emulsions (face and body creams) and leaves a protective film on the skin.

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-12

Ceteareth-12 is made from cetearyl alcohol, an ingredient of vegetable origin. It helps to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified.

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 Ethylhexanoate

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate is an ester oil made from a blend of naturally derived saturated alcohols and a branched acid. This oil can be used in a wide range of cosmetic products. It gives a soft and smooth skin feeling.

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.

Cetearyl Glucoside

Cetearyl alcohol is actually a mixture of two different natural occurring alcohols, namely stearyl alcohol (C18) and cetyl alcohol (C16) in a ration of about 70:30. The starting material is isolated from palm (kernel) oil or coconut oil.

Cetearyl alcohol is used for several decades in cosmetic applications as a thickener, forming a gel-like structure when thickened. This performance is desirable for many cosmetic products and used in creams, lotions, body washes, shampoos, conditioners. Products containing cetearyl alcohol can still be called "alcohol-free" according to FDA specifications.

Ceteth-20

Ceteareth-20 is made from cetearyl alcohol, an ingredient of vegetable origin. Ceteareth-20 helps other ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve.

Cetyl Alcohol

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

Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone

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

Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone

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

Cetyl Palmitate

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

Cetyl Ricinoleate

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

Cetrimonium Chloride

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

Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Chamomile

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

Charcoal Powder

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

Chitosan

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

Cholesterol

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

Chondrus Crispus Extract

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

CI 10316

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

CI 11680

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

CI 12490

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

CI 14720

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

CI 15850

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

CI 15985

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

CI 16035

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

CI 17200

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

CI 19140

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

CI 28440

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

CI 40800

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

CI 42053

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

CI 42090

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

CI 45100

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

CI 47005

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

CI 60725

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

CI 61565

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

CI 61570

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

CI 73360

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

CI 74160

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

CI 75470

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

CI 77007

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

CI 77266 (CarbonBlack)

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

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

CI 77268:1

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

CI 77288

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

CI 77289

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

CI 77491

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

CI 77492

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

CI 77499

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

CI 77891

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

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

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

Citral

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

This fragrance is widely present in natural citrus essential oils.

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

Citric Acid

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

Citronellol - Floral Rose Citrus

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

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

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

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

Citrus Limon Juice

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

Citrulline

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

Citrulline occurs naturally in plants and animals.

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

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

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

In cosmetic products citrulline is used in skin care products.

Climbazole

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

Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Extract

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

Cocamide DEA

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

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

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

Citrus Aurantifolia Juice

Lime or Citrus aurantifolia belongs to the orange family.

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

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

Coco-Betaine

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

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

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

Coco-Glucoside

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

Cocoglycerides

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

Coconut Acid

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

Cocos Nucifera Oil

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

Colloidal Oatmeal

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

Copernicia Cerifera Cera

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

Cymbopogon Citratus Extract

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

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

Coumarin

Powdery Warm Almond (olfactive descriptor defined by IFRA)

This fragrance is present in the Tonka bean.

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

It is a key element of fougere and oriental accords.

Coumarin brings comfort, warmness and powdery feeling to fragrance.

Decyl Glucoside

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

Creatine

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

Decylene Glycol

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

Cucumis Sativus Juice

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

Decyl Oleate

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

Cyclomethicone

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

Dehydroacetic Acid

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

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

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

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

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

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


Diammonium Citrate

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

Diamond Powder

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

Dibutyl Adipate

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

Dicaprylyl Carbonate

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

Dicaprylyl Ether

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

Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol

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

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate

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

Diazolidinyl Urea

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

Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone

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

Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate

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

Dihydroxyacetone

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

Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate

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

Dimethicone

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

Dimethicone Crosspolymer

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

Dimethiconol

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

Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate

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

Dipropylene Glycol

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

Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate

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

Disodium EDTA

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

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

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

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate

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

Disodium PEG-5 Laurylcitrate Sulfosuccinate

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

Distarch Phosphate

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

Disteardimonium Hectorite

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

DMDM Hydantoin

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

EDTA

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

Ethylhexyl Cocoate

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

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

Ethylhexylglycerin

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

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

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

Ethylhexyl Salicylate

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

Ethylhexyl Stearate

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

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

Ethylhexyl Triazone

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

Ethylparaben

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eugenol

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

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

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

Eugenol is also largely used in the dental field.

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

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Farnesol

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

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

Foeniculum Vulgare Fruit Extract

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

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

Folic Acid

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

Fragaria Ananassa Fruit Juice

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

Fucus Vesiculosus Extract

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

Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract

Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract  is derived from the fruits of the Garcinia Cambogia tree, which belongs to the Clusiaceae family of plants. Containing herbal Hydroxycitric Acid, the extract helps to modulate skin's sebum secretion.

Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract

Gardenia taitensis, also called Tahitian gardenia or tiaré flower, is a species of plant in the family Rubiaceae. It is an evergreen tropical shrub. Plants of the Rubiaceae family are perceived as having a very sweet smell, especially white blossoms, such as the Gardenia tahitensis. The smell of the tiare is reminiscent of gardenias and Polianthes tuberosa (Mexican herb) and also contains a component of apple blossom.

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.

Glucosylrutin

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

Glutamic Acid

Glutamic acid is an alpha-amino acid and found naturally in the human body. Glutamic acid is helpful in maintaining the pH value of our skin. The ingredient helps binding water molecule and thus slightly supports moisturizing the skin. It is used widely in cosmetic applications like e.g. in hair care and body 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 Behenate

Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate and Tribehenin result from the esterification of behenic acid and glycerol. The mixture predominantly contains the diester Glyceryl Dibehenate.

This naturally derived fat is suitable for e.g. lip- and skincare (creams, lotions). It is mainly used as a viscosity-increasing and stabilizing agent in emulsions that gives a pleasant feel and as a gloss-enhancer in stick systems.

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 Dibehenate

Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate and Tribehenin result from the esterification of behenic acid and glycerol. The mixture predominantly contains the diester Glyceryl Dibehenate.

This naturally derived fat is suitable for e.g. lip- and skincare (creams, lotions). It is mainly used as a viscosity-increasing and stabilizing agent in emulsions that gives a pleasant feel and as a gloss-enhancer in stick systems.

Glyceryl Glucoside

Glyceryl glucoside preserving skin's own moisture by modulation of skin's own Aquaporin Water Chanels and strengthening of skin's own barrier, is a derivative of an humectant present in the skin itself: namely glycerol.

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 Laurate

Glyceryl laurate is a is a monoester produced from vegetable-derived glycerin and lauric acid. It is a multifunctional ingredient that can be used in skin conditioning and deodorant applications.

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

Glycine, a white, crystalline powder is a non-essential amino acid; the smallest of all amino acids.

When glycine is applied to the skin it enhances moisture retention of the skin and thus widely used in cosmetic products like skin and hair care products.

Glycine Soja Germ Extract

This plant extract derived from the soybean, is rich in bioactive secondary plant ingredients. And helping to re-inforce skin's intercellular collagen network.

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.

Glycogen

Glycogen (also known as animal starch or liver starch) is a branched polysaccharide made up of glucose units.

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. 

Gossypium Herbaceum Seed Extract

Gossypium herbaceous is a scientific name for the levant cotton or common cotton plant. It originates from sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia. It contains antioxidants known to deactivate free radicals and protect the skin from damage. The oil is broadly used in mayn different cosmetic formulation.

Gossypium Herbaceum Seed Oil

Gossypium Herbaceum Seed Oil is a natural emollient derived from cotton seeds. The high content of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid, makes this oil useful for cosmetic applications. It is known for its ability to balance skin barrier properties. This characteristic is usually associated with skin moisture retention in the stratum corneum. It is a good skin conditioning agent that provides a pleasant skin feel. Gossypium Herbaceum Seed Oil is also useful for anti-ageing products due to its high concentration of gamma-tocopherol, a lighter version of vitamin E. In haircare products it is used to provide shine.

Guaiazulene

Guaiazulene, also called azulon, is a substance that is synthetically extracted from guaiac wood. Guaiazulene is a blue crystalline hydrocarbon which is next to medicines also used in cosmetics. It has the almost the same properties as natural chamomile azulene (chamazulene).

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.

Hamamelis Virginiana Water

Hamamelis Virginiana Water, is known for its fragrant winter flowers and fruit capsules with a woody texture. The leaf extract is used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes and is obtained by cold processing the leaf of the plant. The leaf extract contains polyphenols and flavonoids.

Hamamelis is known for it'S calming and anti-inflammatory properties and helps the skin in case of slight irritation thus being used in various cosmetic products.

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 Extract

Helianthus annuus is commonly known as sunflower and the seeds are used to produce oil, known as sunflower seed oil. Sunflower seed oil is rich in vitamin E, linoleic acid, oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, sterols and squalene. There are also various seed-based derivatives available which can be used in cosmetics such as hydrogenated sunflower oil, sunflower oil glycerides / glyceride and sunflower seed acid.

Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract has a high content of vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant. It is a free radical scavenger that can neutralize free radicals. The linoleic acid, oleic acid, is helpful for the skin to replenish the missing lipid content in the outermost layer of the skin and make it more intact. An intact layer helps the skin to get rid of all symptoms of dry, itchy and scaly skin.

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 gen