Ingredients Glossary

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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.

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 (f.e. 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/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

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

Acrylates/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.

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 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.

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".

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".

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 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.

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-3

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

Benzophenone-4

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

Benzyl Alcohol

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

BHT

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

Bisabolol

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

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2

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

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

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

Bis-(Isostearoyl/Oleoyl Isopropyl) Dimonium Methosulfate

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

Butyl Acrylate/Ethyltrimonium Chloride Methacrylate/Styrene Copolymer

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

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

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

Butylene Glycol

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

Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate

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

Butyrospermum Parki Butter / Sheabutter

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

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate

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

C12-15 Pareth-3

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

C15-19 Alkane

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

C20-40 Alkyl Stearate

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

Calcium Carbonate

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

Calcium Chloride

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

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract / Black Tea Extract

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

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract / Green Tea Extract

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

Candelilla Cera

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

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

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

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside

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

Caprylyl Glycol

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

Carbomer

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

Cellulose Gum

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

Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract

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

Cera Microcristallina

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

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

 


Ceramide NP

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

Ceteareth-6

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

Ceteareth-20

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

Cetearyl Alcohol

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

Cetearyl Isononanoate

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

Cetrimonium Chloride

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

Cetyl Alcohol

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

Cetyl Palmitate

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

Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Chamomile

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

Charcoal Powder

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

Chitosan

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

Chondrus Crispus Extract

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

CI 10316

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

CI 11680

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

CI 12490

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

CI 14720

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

CI 15985

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

CI 15850

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

CI 40800

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

CI 77007

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

CI 42053

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

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CI 77288

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

CI 45100

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

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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.

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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.

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

CI 77891

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

Citric Acid

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

Citronellol - Floral Rose Citrus

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

Cocamide DEA

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

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

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

Coco-Betaine

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

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

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

Coco-Glucoside

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

Cocoglycerides

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

Coconut Acid

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

Colloidal Oatmeal

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

Copernicia Cerifera Cera

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

Creatine

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

Cyclomethicone

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

Decyl Glucoside

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

Decyl Oleate

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

Decylene Glycol

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

Diazolidinyl Urea

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

Dibutyl Adipate

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

Dicaprylyl Carbonate

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

Dicaprylyl Ether

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

Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol

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

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate

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

Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone

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

Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate

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

Dimethicone

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

Dimethicone Crosspolymer

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

Dimethiconol

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

Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate

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

Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate

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

Disodium EDTA

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

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

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

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate

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

Disodium PEG-5 Laurylcitrate Sulfosuccinate

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

Distarch Phosphate

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

Disteardimonium Hectorite

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

DMDM Hydantoin

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

EDTA

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

Ethylhexyl Cocoate

Ethylhexyl Cocoate is a high quality ester emolient. One part of the molecule is based on a renewable, plant-based (coconut) source.The other part is sourced via petrochemical feedstock. 
Ethylhexyl Cocoate is widely used in cosmetic applications and can produce a soft skin feeling that is predominatly used in face and body care formulations. 

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

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

Ethylhexyl Salicylate

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

Ethylhexyl Stearate

Ethylhexyl Stearate is a fast absorbing cosmetic oil with good spread ability that is oxidation stable. One part of the molecule is based on a renewable, plant-based (palm- and/or palmkernel oil) source. The other part is sourced via petrochemical feedstock. 
Ethylhexyl Stearate is suitable for all types of creams and lotions, body oils and bath additives and for use in sunscreens (due to its compatibility with UV filters). 

Ethylhexyl Triazone

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

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.

Ethylparaben

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


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Fucus Vesiculosus Extract

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

Geraniol - Floral Rose Geranium

Emblematic ingredient is present in many different plants such as rose or geranium, lavender or ner-oli, citronella, etc. When walking through a rose garden, you are surrounded by it. Used in fragrance, It brings a very natural dewy floral feeling. 

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract

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

Glucose

Glucose is a well-known sugar; naturally occurring and can be found in fruits and other parts of plants. Glucose is the most abundant monosaccharide, a subcategory of carbohydrates. Glucose is mainly made by plants and most algae during photosynthesis from water and carbon dioxide, using energy from sunlight. In cosmetic applications, glucose is used as a non-ionic thickener, e.g.skin care products.

Glycerin

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

Glyceryl Caprate

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

Glyceryl Caprylate

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

Glyceryl Isostearate

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

Glyceryl Oleate

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

Glyceryl Stearate

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

Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

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

Glyceryl Stearate SE

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

Glycine Soja Oil

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

Glycol

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

Glycol Distearate

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

Glycyrrhetinic Acid

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

Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract

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

Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract

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

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

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

Hamamelis Virginiana Bark/Leaf Extract

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

Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera

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

Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil

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

Homosalate

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

Hydrogen Peroxide

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

Hydrogenated Castor Oil

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

Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides

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

Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides

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

Hydrogenated Polydecene

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

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene

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

Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil

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

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate

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

Hydrolyzed Pearl

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

Hydrolyzed Silk

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

Hydroxyethyl Cetyldimonium Phosphate

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

Hydroxyethylcellulose

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

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

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

Hydroxypropyl Oxidized Starch PG-Trimonium Chloride

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

Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate

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

Imidazolidinyl Urea

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

Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

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

Isoceteth-20

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

Isododecane

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

Isohexadecane

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

Isopropyl Myristate

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

Isopropyl Palmitate

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

Isopropyl Stearate

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


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Kaolin

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

Lactic Acid

Lactic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid, which belongs to the group of natural moisturizing factors and has moisturizing and also keratolytic properties. Lactic Acid has moisturizing properties. It reduces skin scaling and balances skin's pH-value. Furthermore, it fights dry skin symptoms. Lactic Acid also shows comedolytic effects. It inhibits the formation of comedones by helping the skin to shed and thus prevents the follicles from becoming plugged. Therefore it fights acne symptoms. Alpha hydroxy acids (abbreviation: AHAs) is a group of ingredients like e.g. lactic acid and citric acid. AHAs are found in fruits such as grapes and lemons, as well as in sugar cane and milk. Often known as fruit acids, they are used at low concentrations to gently speed up the skin's normal exfoliation process. The result is a shedding of dry surface skin cells and an improved appearance and skin feel.

Lanolin

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

Lauramidopropyl Betaine

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

Laureth-10

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

Laureth-2

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

Laureth-23

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

Laureth-4

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

Laureth-7 Citrate

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

Lauric Acid

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

Lauryl Glucoside

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

Lauryl Hydroxysultaine

Lauryl Hydroxysultaine is a mild surfactant. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Levulinic Acid

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

Limonene - Citrus Fresh Herbal

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

Linalool - Floral Fresh Lavendar

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

Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil

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

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

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

Magnesium Stearate

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

Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract

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

Malpighia Glabra Fruit Juice

Malpighia Glabra Fruit is also named barbados cherry or acerola.
Acerola is a shrub or small tree that is native to Central America, northern South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
The fruit is similar to a cherry and is a deep red color when ripe. It is used in coemetic products as the fruit is a rich source of vitamin C.

Maltodextrin

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

Maris Limus Extract

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

Mentha Aquatica Extract

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

Methylchloroisothiazolinone

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

Methylisothiazolinone

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

Methylparaben

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

Methylpropanediol

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

Microcrystalline Cellulose

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

MIPA-Laureth Sulfate

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

Myristic Acid

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

Myristyl Alcohol

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

Myristyl Myristate

Myristyl Myristate is a cosmetic wax that melts above body temperature. This vegetable based emolient is suitable for skin care products, e. g. body lotions, creams and also for sticks. It makes the skin soft and supple.

n-Butylparaben

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

Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract

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

Octocrylene

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

Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer

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

Octyldodecanol

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

Oenothera Biennis Oil

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

Oleic Acid

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

Oleth-20

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

Oryza Sativa Extract

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

Ostrea Shell Extract

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

Ozokerite

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

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

 


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p-Anisic Acid

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

Palmitamidopropyltrimonium Chloride

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

Palmitic Acid

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

Paraffin

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

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

 

Paraffinum Liquidum

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

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

PEG-12 Dimethicone

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

PEG-14 M

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

PEG-150 Distearate

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

PEG-2 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

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

PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate

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

PEG-3 Distearate

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

PEG-40 Castor Oil

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

PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

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

PEG-40 Stearate

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

PEG-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer

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

PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate

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

PEG-7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil

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

PEG-7M

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

PEG-90 Glyceryl Isostearate

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

PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone

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

PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone

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

Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate

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

Pentylene Glycol

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

Persea Gratissima Oil

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

Phenoxyethanol

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

Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid

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

Poloxamer 101

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

Poloxamer 124

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

Polyisobutene

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

Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate

This ingredient is used a gentle, plant-based emulsifier, leaving the skin soft and supple.

Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate

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

Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate

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

Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate

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

Polymethylsilsesquioxane

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

Polypropylsilsesquioxane

A silsesquioxane is an organosilicon compound which forms thin films. Silicones are synthetic ingredients that come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick texture.
Silicones are ingredients synthesized from silicon, a mineral compound found abundantly in nature as silica, the main constituent of sand.

Polyquaternium-10

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

Polyquaternium-4

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

Polyquaternium-47

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

Polyquaternium-68

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

Polyquaternium-7

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

Polysilicone-15

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

Potassium Cetyl Phosphate

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

Potassium Sorbate

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

PPG-14 Butyl Ether

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

PPG-15 Stearyl Ether

PPG-15 Stearyl Ether is a highly polar cosmetic oil that gives a smooth and supple skin feel. Its main part is synthetic. A small portion of the molecule can be based on renewable/ plant-based source. "PPG-" means Polypropylenglycol-derivative. Raw materials based on PPG have a long history in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.They have a good skin tolerability but are not biodegradable.

Propylene Carbonate

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

Propylene Glycol

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

Propylheptyl Caprylate

Propylheptyl Caprylate is a synthetic emollient that provides a silky, velvety skin feel. It is fast spreading emollient with very good solubilizing capacities for crystalline UV filters and dispersing properties for powders and pigments. It is suitable for face-, body- and sun-care formulations.

Propylparaben

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

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil / Almond Oil

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

Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract

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

Quaternium-87

Quaternium-87 is used in hair conditioners and treatments. It enhances the appearance and feel of hair, by increasing hair body, suppleness, or sheen, or by improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil is a non-drying oil obtained from the seeds of Ricinus communis with a high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids, which provides the oil a liquid consistency. It is used as an efficient emollient, keeps the skin in a good condition, and also a non-comedogenic moisturizer and lubricant in a variety of creams, lotions and pigmented products.

Silica

Silica also known as silicon dioxide is a fine powder from mineral origin. It is used in cosmetic formulation as an thickening active in oils or emulsions. In addition silica provides an mattifying effect on skin, when it is used in emulsion due to its oil adsorbing properties. Depending on the grad silica is also used as abrasive.

Silica Dimethyl Silylate

Silica Dimethyl Silylate is a hydrophobic modified fumed silica. Silica Dimethyl Silylate is a synthetic raw material that repells water and can reduce tackiness of rich emulsions. It provides a less greasy skin feel. Oil-based formulas can be thickened by Silica Dimethyl Silylate.

Silicone Quaternium-18

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.

Simethicone

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".

Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil

Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil is a natural liquid wax, sourced from jojoba seeds.The olive-like jojoba fruit is also known as a coffeeberry. The straight-chained wax ester contains a double bond, which defines its liquid character. Due to the fact, that the oil does not become rancid and has been proven to be nourishing for the skin make it an optimal candidate for a wide range of cosmetic applications e.g. Face creams, Body Lotions, nourishing oils and hair conditioners. Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil is easy to spead, aborbs quickly and has a pleasant skin feel.

Sodium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

This Ingredient 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 behavior. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer can also be used to reduce the emulsifier or formulate emulsifier-free light emulsions.  

Sodium Benzoate

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.

Sodium Carbomer

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

Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate

Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate is a surfactant which belongs to the group of alkyl sulfates, used in cosmetics and personal care products. Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate is the sodium salt of a mixture of cetyl and stearyl sulfate. It is a white to faintly yellow powder. In cosmetics and personal care products, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate is used in the formulation of hair care products including shampoo, skin cleansers, and other skin care products.

Sodium Chloride

Sodium Chloride is one of the most important minerals for humans and for animals. Also known as table salt, it has a viscosity regulating and swelling effect. Sodium chloride builds colorless crystals that form a cubic sodium chloride structure. Sodium chloride is also an important component of human nutrition. The body of an adult contains about 150 to 300 g of sodium chloride.

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate is an anionic surfactant. It cleans the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that these substances can be rinsed away. As a Co-surfactant, it also increases foaming capacity or stabilize foams.

Sodium Cocoate

Sodium Cocoate is the salt of the Coconut Fatty Acid. It is mainly used for the manufacturing of soaps.

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is an anionic surfactant. It cleans the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that these substances can be rinsed away.

Sodium Hyaluronate

Sodium Hyaluronate, is the sodium salt of body's own polysacharide Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluron). It gets dissociated into Hyaluronic acid, which fulfills- depending on its molecular size- specific roles in skin biology. Hyaluronic Acid of low molecular weight; activates skin´s own Hyaluronic Acid synthesis, in deeper epidermal layers, therewith enhances wrinkle-filling and slowing down formation of new lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid of high molecular weight can bind up to 1000 times it´s molecular weight, functions as moisturizer.

Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide is used widely in cosmetic products in regulating and stabilizing the pH value of cosmetic products. 

Sodium Lactate

Sodium Lactate is an alpha-hydroxy acid, which belongs to the group of natural moisturizing factors and has moisturizing and also keratolytic properties. Sodium Lactate has moisturizing properties. It reduces skin scaling and balances skin's pH-value. Furthermore, it fights dry skin symptoms. Sodium Lactate also shows comedolytic effects. It inhibits the formation of comedones by helping the skin to shed and thus. It prevents the follicles from becoming plugged.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Sodium Laureth Sulfate is an ethoxylated alcohol and works as an anionic surfactant. Due to its effective cleansing, foaming and thickening properties, it is primarily used in cleansing products like bubble baths, shower gels and shampoos.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a sulfate-based anionic surfactant from natural and mineral origin. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate has very good foaming and cleansing properties. It is typically used in combination with other surfactants in shampoos or shower gels or as an additive for water-insoluble ingredients.

Sodium Levulinate

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

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate is a surfactant which is mainly used for the manufacturing of soaps.

Sodium Methylparaben

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

Sodium Myreth Sulfate

Sodium Myreth Sulfate 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

Sodium Palm Kernelate

Sodium Palm Kernelate is based on Palm Kernel Oil and is often used for the manufacturing of soap. It has good foaming and emulsifying properties.

Sodium Polyacrylate

Sodium Polyacrylate characterizes a synthetic neutralized polymer based on acrylic acid which are usually used for thickening water-based formulas like gels or for stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions. The polymer provides textures with different flow behavior.

Sodium Salicylate

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.

Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate

Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate is a lipophilic modified starch with a high affinity to oil or sebum. Usually maize starch is used as a natural source. Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate dissolves also in cold water and stabilizes emulsions.

Sodium Stearate

Stearate salts are generally used for their lubricating properties. They also help to keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components. The Stearate salts increase the thickness of the lipid (oil) portion of cosmetics and personal care products and reduce the clear or transparent appearance of finished products.

Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate

This ingredient is an hypoallergenic emulsifier, which is produced on the base of an amino acid, it has cleansing and skin-caring properties, and helps so to maintain a good skin condition. The pH is similar to that of the skin, therefore, it is very mild. Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate is natural and environmentally friendly.

Sodium Tallowate

Sodium Tallowate is a salt of fat derived from a sheep's or cattle's tissue. This ingredient can also function as soap.

Sodium Xylene Sulfonate

Sodium Xylene Sulfonate 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

Sorbitan Stearate

Sorbitan stearate is a vegetable derived emulsifier produced by reacting of two naturally occurring ingredients sorbitol and the fatty acid, stearic acid. It acts as an water-in-oil emulsifier and it is used in a variety of cosmetic products to make stable oil in water emulsions. 

Sorbitol

Sorbitol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol known to keep the skin hydrated by preventing loss of the skin’s natural moisture. It can also help thicken products and ensure a good texture.

Squalane

Squalane is a branched, transparent and odorless oil, which can be used as a care component in emulsions, sticks and pastes. Main part of the molecule is derived from olive oil. Squalane was introduced as an emollient in the 1950s. Squalane occurs naturally in our skin. It is a major component of skin sebum at around 15%. Sebum protects the skin from drying out and forms the hydrolipid film on the skin. So squalane protects the skin from moisture loss, can lead to a better moisturized skin and makes the skin soft and supple. Because squalane is an inherent part of the skin, the skin has a high tolerability to squalane.

Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine

Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine is used in hair conditioners and treatments. It enhances the appearance and feel of hair, by increasing hair body, suppleness, or sheen, or by improving the texture of hair that has been damaged physically or by chemical treatment.

Steareth-2

Steareth-2 is a synthetically produced polyethylene glycol ether of stearic acid. It is a waxy compound. In cosmetics and personal care products, Steareth-2 it is used in the formulation of skin care and cleansing products, as well as deodorants and hair products. When added to cosmetics and personal care products, Steareth-2 reduces the interactive forces between molecules of other liquids so that an emulsion is formed. If an ingredient such as a Steareth-2 is not added to some personal care products, the ingredients in the product would separate.

Steareth-20

Steareth-20 is a polyethylene glycol ethers of stearic acid. It is a waxy compound used in cosmetics and personal care products,  like suntan, skin, eye and hair products.
When added to cosmetics and personal care products, Steareth-20 reduce the interactive forces between molecules of different liquids so that an emulsion is formed. If an ingredient such as a Steareth is not added to some personal care products, the ingredients in the product would separate.

Steareth-21

Steareth-21 is a synthetic, waxy compound and is a polyethylene glycol ether of stearic acid. In cosmetics and personal care products, Steareth-21 is used in the formulation of a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products including makeup, lotions, deodorants, fragrance, skin, eye and hair care products.

Stearic Acid

Stearic Acid is a waxy, colorless long-chain fatty acid. This valuable saturated fatty acid may also be obtained from plant sources, which makes it ideal for use in natural formulations. In emulsions, Stearic Acid is an effective stabilizer, thickener and softener that contributes to a rich texture of the final product. Stearic Acid helps to create a rich lather that feels velvety. This property makes it ideal for use in shaving foams. In soap formulations, cleansers and shampoos, Stearic Acid derivatives function as thickeners that help to harden the formulas into solids. It also helps to eliminate the thin and runny feeling of watered-down soaps. As a protective conditioner in shampoo formulations, Stearic Acid leave the hair feeling soft, light and lustrous.

Stearyl Alcohol

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

Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer

Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer is used as an opacifying agent in shower gels and shampoos. 

Sucrose Polystearate

Sucrose Polystearate consists of sucrose, also known as table sugar, is combined with Stearic Acid, a fatty acid which is obtained from vegetable fats and oils. Sucrose Polystearate is used in cosmetics as a skin conditioner and emulsifier.  It acts as an O/W emulsifier and offers benefits such as mildness, velvety texture and moisturization.

Synthetic Beeswax

Synthetic Beeswax is a blend of mainly synthetic ester- and paraffin oils and waxes designed to mimic the physical and cosmetic properties of natural beeswax. It can be a "vegan" replacement for natural beeswax. It is used as skin conditioning agent in various cosmetic products,  including creams, lotions, sun care, make-up, hair styling and haircare.

Synthetic Wax

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".

Talc

Talc is a raw material from mineral origin. This fine white powder provides a velvet dry skin feel. Talc adsorbs oil and repells water due to this fact its usually known as main ingredient in baby powders. 

Tapioca Starch

Tapioca Starch is a granular natural starch extracted from the roots of a plant which is called cassava. The µm-sized starch powder adsorbs large quantities of lipids (oils). Due to this, Tapioca Starch provides a less greasy, light and smooth skin feel when it is incorporated in emulsions like creams or lotions. Tapioca Starch is especially suitable for mattifying cosmetic products.

Tetrasodium 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.

Tetrasodium Etidronate

Tetrasodium Etidronate acts as an emulsifier and stabilizes mixtures of oils and water.

Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter

Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (also called cacao butter), is the cream-colored fat, extracted from cocoa seeds (cocoa beans) mostly from west Africa, Malaysia, Brazil, Central America, India, Sri Lanka. It is widely used to add and bring flavour, scent, and smoothness to chocolate, but is also well-known for cosmetics. Cocoa butter is one of the most stable natural fats. It melts at body temperature and is used to keep skin hydrated, smooth, soft and supple.

Tilia Tomentosa Extract

Tilia Tomentosa Extract, also called Linden blossom extract, is produced using a gentle multi-step extraction process, which optimally allows its natural ingredients to be retained. Products with Linden blossom extract have a slight calming effect on dry and sensitive skin.

Titanium Dioxide (nano)

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.

Tocopherol Acetate

Tocopheryl acetate, also known as vitamin E acetate, is a synthetic form of vitamin E. Vitamin E has an antioxidant and smoothing effect in cosmetic preparations, reduces UV-related skin damage, prevents age spots and premature skin aging. Vitamin E is found naturally in some foods and available as a dietary supplement. “Vitamin E” is the collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds with distinctive antioxidant activities in prtecting cosmetic products
Naturally occurring vitamin E exists in eight chemical forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol) that have varying levels of biological activity. Alpha- (or α-) tocopherol is the only form that is recognized to meet human requirements. Tocopherol Acetate is a synthetic derivate of natural vitamine E.

Tocopherol / Vitamin E

Vitamin E is found naturally in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. “Vitamin E” is the collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds with distinctive antioxidant activities. Naturally occurring vitamin E exists in eight chemical forms (alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocopherol and alpha-, beta-, gamma-, and delta-tocotrienol) that have varying levels of biological activity. Alpha- (or α-) tocopherol is the only form that is recognized to meet human requirements.

Triacontanyl PVP

Triacontanyl PVP is a synthetic polymer that is able to form thin films. It prevents the loss of moisture from products and skin, furthermore it protects and conditions the skin.

Triceteareth-4 Phosphate

Triceteareth-4 Phosphate is a synthetically produced  emulsifier which is used in liquid and creamy oil-in-water emulsions but it´s also suitable for hand creams. It acts as an emulsifier with a very good emulsifying properties. 

Trideceth-12

Trideceth acts as an emulsifier and stabilizes mixtures of oils and water

Trideceth-15

Trideceth acts as an emulsifier and stabilizes mixtures of oils and water

Trideceth-3

Trideceth acts as an emulsifier and stabilizes mixtures of oils and water

Trideceth-6

Trideceth acts as an emulsifier and stabilizes mixtures of oils and water

Trideceth-9

The ingredient Trideceth-9 is used in cosmetic applications as an emulsifier. It promotes the formation of intimate mixtures of immiscible liquids by changing their interfacial tension.
Trideceth-9 reduces the interfacial tension of cosmetic products and contributes to an even distribution during application.

Tridecyl Stearate

Tridecyl Stearate is usually 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.

Tridecyl Trimellitate

Tridecyl Stearate, is usually 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.

Triisostearin

Triisostearin is a naturally derived liquid triester of glycerine and isostearic acid. It provides a skin feel in skin care products and leaves the skin soft and supple.

Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Trimethylsiloxysilicate are siloxane polymers with a backbone structure consisting of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms. It is insoluble in water and forms a thin film on hair and skin which gives a soft and smooth feeling.

Trisodium 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.


U-Z

Ubiquinone

Ubiquinone, known as the Coenzyme Q10, is a molecule that every cell in our body produces itself. It helps to convert nutrients and oxygen into energy that body cells can use and acts as an anti-oxidant. Without Q10 not much would work in our bodies – no cell can survive without Q10. The name Q10 derives from its special molecular structure: Q10 is a ring-shaped biomolecule that is structurally related to Vitamin K and E. The typical Quinone-ring structure is a specific feature of a class of molecules, of which Q10 (Ubiquinone) is biologically a very prominent one. Through yeast fermentation processes the very same Q10 (skin identical Q10) that occurs in the body can be biotechnologically produced today and is integrated in our NIVEA Q10 Face care products.

Undecylenamidopropyl Betaine

This ingredient 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. Additionally, Undecyleneamidopropyl Betaine has antimicrobial properties and helps to fight dandruff.

Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oil is also called Olus oil in Europe. It is a clear, very stable, 100% natural based emollient,  that is a vegetable alternative for mineral oils. It is a high quality mixture of natural triglycerides derived from canola (rapeseed) oil. It is commonly used as an emollient that gives a rich, intensive and long lasting skin feel. 

Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil

Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil is one of the natural plant oils that can be considered as Omega-6-fatty acid and Vitamin E source in foods. It is derived from grape seeds that are a byproduct of the food and beverage industry (juice, wine). It provides hydration and softness to skin care products and plays an important role in strengthening and restoring the skin barrier function by replenishing the skin with essential fatty acids and lipid.

VP/Eicosene Copolymer

VP/Eicosene Copolymer helps hair hold its style by inhibiting the hair's ability to absorb moisture. It forms a thin coating on the skin, hair or nails. It is also used to hold together the ingredients of a compressed tablet or cake and helps to distribute or to suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid. A Copolymer is a polymer prepared by combining relatively small chemical compounds called monomers into a very large molecule that has different properties.

VP/Hexadecene Copolymer

VP/Hexadecene Copolymer helps hair hold its style by inhibiting the hair's ability to absorb moisture. It forms a thin coating on the skin, hair or nails. It is also used to hold together the ingredients of a compressed tablet or cake and helps to distribute or to suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid. A Copolymer is a polymer prepared by combining relatively small chemical compounds called monomers into a very large molecule that has different properties.

VP/VA Copolymer

VP/VA Copolymer helps hair hold its style by inhibiting the hair's ability to absorb moisture. VP/VA Copolymer dries to form a thin coating on the skin, hair or nails. It is also used to hold together the ingredients of a compressed tablet or cake and helps to distribute or to suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid. A Copolymer is a polymer prepared by combining relatively small chemical compounds called monomers into a very large molecule that has very different properties.

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum is a biopolymer or also called polysaccharide. Xanthan gum is a raw material from natural origin it is produced by bacterial fermentation of Xanthomonas campestris with glucose (corn) and protein (soy). Xanthan gum swells in aqueous solution and increases the viscosity. Xanthen gum builds up translucend or transparent gels and in emulsions like creams or lotions Xanthan gum is used to improve the stability.

Zinc Oxide (nano)

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.