Aqua 

(Water) (FLORAME)

 

Acetyl Tyrosine

An amino acid complex that in combination with Vitex Agnus Castus Extract stimulates the melanocytes to produce melanin (a brown substance seen as a tan), and enhances the natural protection factor of the skin against UV radiation. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol

An emulsifier and emollient, which helps reduce moisture loss and helps makeup adhere to the skin. Produced from lanolin that comes from the wool of sheared sheep.

Vegans will want to avoid products with lanolin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Acrylates Copolymer

A binder  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Acrylates Crosspolymer

A film forming and viscosity controlling agent.(JANE IREDALE)

 

Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer

A silicone, which provides long wear and a soft, smooth, non-tacky finish. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Alaria Esculenta (Algae) Extract

see Algae and Algae Extract (JANE IREDALE)

 

Alcohol and Alcohol Denat.

Alcohol has many forms and uses in cosmetics including serving as a preservative, anti-foaming agent, astringent, etc. Where Alcohol is used in our formulas it is plant derived and used in miniscule amounts serving as a preservative to an oil or extract within the formula. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Algae and Algae Extract

A potent sea mineral and antioxidant which provides various benefits in cosmetic applications. Algae nourishes and soothes all skins types, even mature and sensitive skin. It may help to increase the skin’s moisture content while acting as an anti-irritant, effectively improving the quality of sensitive skin. Research suggests that some algae may also protect the skin against the effects of UV radiation. In mascara and brow products, it conditions and protects brow hairs, making them healthier, smoother and more manageable. These extracts also condition and protect lashes to reduce splitting and breaking. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (First Aid Plant)

A compound expressed from the leaf of the aloe plant. There are more than 300 species. Used medicinally for more than three thousand years. It is referred to in the Bible. Used for its softening benefits in cosmetics. Hydrating and soothing. The specifically formulated and purified aloe vera in our gel is less sensitizing than raw gel. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Aluminum Hydroxide

Aluminum Hydroxide is the bonded coating on the titanium dioxide used in Glow Time.

It helps achieve a high broad spectrum sun protection rating, prevent the titanium dioxide from clumping and aids in even dispersion. Coatings are essential on titanium dioxide to prevent phototoxicity and to turn it from a pigment to an active sunscreen ingredient.

Aluminum Hydroxide is widely recognized as safe and effective. According to cosmetics.org, an information website that includes factual, scientific information on cosmetic ingredients, and sponsored by the Personal Care Products Council: Aluminum Hydroxide is a stable form of aluminum. It is found in nature as the mineral gibbsite. It is used in many types of cosmetics and personal care products including makeup and eye makeup products, lipstick, cleansing products, lotions, moisturizers, hair conditioners, other skin care products and suntan products. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed the safety and efficacy of Aluminum Hydroxide for use in Over-the-Counter (OTC) drug products. It is permitted for use as an active ingredient in OTC antacids, and in OTC skin protectant drug products… The FDA also permits Aluminum Hydroxide to be used as an indirect food additive. For example, it may be used as a defoaming agent in the manufacture of paper and paperboard used to package food. Aluminum Hydroxide is included on the BDIH positive list of ingredients. BDIH is the pioneer German natural and organic standards and certification organization in the cosmetics and personal care products industry. The positive list was established after intensive research and only products using the ingredients included in this list can attain BDIH certification. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate

A cleanser

Much controversy sits around this ingredient. 

So let us explain this ingredient, this is a sulfate naturally dirived from coconut. By getting lauric fatty alcohol from coconut oil. After collecting the fatty alcohol you proceed by reacting the lauryl alcohol with sulfur trioxide gas. It is then neutralized with sodium carbonate ( natural). Sulfar + Oxygen + Fatty OIl ( Coconut oil) = Sulfate. (FLORAME)

 

Anhydroxylitol,  

Skin conditioner 

A natural ingredient gained from sugar of wheat and wood. Anhydroxylitol is a strong moisturizer A Humectant which is added to cosmetic products which help to absorbs, holds or retains moisture. (FLORAME)

 

Anise Alcohol

Fragrance 

Anise Alcohol, also called anisyl alcohol

Anise Alcohol is found naturally in the plant Pimpinella anisum, also called anise or sweet cumin (FLORAME)

 

Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract

Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Studies have shown that it reduces dryness, itching, redness and sensitivity in irritated and inflamed skin. Extract obtained from the flower heads. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil

Oil made from the flowers of the plant Anthemis nobilis, also known as Roman chamomile or English chamomile. It is one of the plants used to make chamomile tea. It is a fragrant skin conditioner that soothes the skin and acts as an anti-irritant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Arbutin

A new type of skin de-pigmentation and whitening agent. Arbutin protects the skin against damage caused by free radicals and inhibits the formation of the melanin pigment by inhibiting Tyrosinase activity. It is also anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. As far back as the 18th century, arbutin was used in medical areas for the latter purposes. Arbutin is well tolerated by the skin, does not cause irritation and has no known toxicity or side effects. Arbutin is extracted from the bearberry plant. Bearberry, from the botanical family Ericacae, grows in Europe, northern temperate Asia and North America. The part of the plant traditionally used for extraction is the leaves. (JANE IREDALE)

Arginine

Vegetable derived amino acid. Used to naturally adjust pH to skin friendly levels. (AEOS)

 

Ascorbic Acid

An isolate & distillate derived from naturally occurring Vitamin C – an antioxidant believed to play a role in anti aging. (AEOS)

 

Ascorbyl Glucoside

A stable and long lasting form of vitamin C which helps brighten the skin and serves as an antioxidant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Ascorbyl Palmitate

A salt of ascorbic acid used as a preservative and antioxidant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernal Extract

A certified organic extract of oat. An exceptional moisturizer which is protective, soothing and non-irritating, even to sensitive skin. (JANE IREDALE)

B

Beeswax

 

A natural substance obtained from the honeycomb. Can be yellow or white. It has powerful anti-microbial properties.

Vegans will want to avoid products with beeswax. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Benzyl Alcohol 

A Preservative. Helps to retard yeast and mould growth and certain bacteria. An organic alcohol found in many fruits and teas  

It is also found in a variety of essential oils including jasmine, hyacinth, and ylang-ylang. It is also one of the chemical compounds found in castoreum from the castor sacs of Beavers.

Benzyl cinnamate is used in heavy oriental perfumes and as a fixative.  (FLORAME)

 

Benzoic Acid, 

A preservative. 

It's naturally occurring in many fruits in trace amounts. benzoic acid are used as food preservatives Salts Benzoic Acid of used as food preservatives (FLORAME)

 

Benzyl Benzoate Fragrance 

Fragrance 

An organic compound from natural essential oils, is a naturally occurring component of essential oils, such as Jasmine Oil and Ylang-Ylang Oil. (FLORAME)

 

Benzyl Cinnamate

Fragrance 

Benzyl cinnamate occurs in Balsam of Peru is a balsamderived from a tree known as Myroxylon, which is grown in Central Africa 

The natural resinous balsam that comes from the trunk of the tree contains a mix of a number of substances that are generally related to cinnamon, vanilla and clove fragrances (FLORAME)

Benzyl Salicylate Fragrance 

Fragrance 

It occurs naturally in a variety of plants and plant extracts and is widely used in blends of fragrance materials. (FLORAME)

 

Behenic Acid,

Smoothing qualities

Is a carboxylic acid, the saturated fatty acid, being a major component of Ben oil, also known as behen oil or Moringa oil which is extracted from the seeds of Moringa oleifera and is used in cosmetics.
Is often used to give hair conditioners and moisturizer their smoothing properties (FLORAME)

 

Beta-Sitosterol 

Humectant 

Is a plant sterol -- a chemical found in vegetable oils, nuts and avocados.

Primarily functions as a humectant and anti-irritant in cosmetic products. Therefore considered a great moisturizer Its specific molecular structure is also responsible for giving it unique solvent powers and  sensory properties, such as a silky and smooth feel. Its "silk effect", 

(FLORAME)

 

Birch Extract(Betula alba)    

Antibacterial 

From Bark, leaves. A volatile oil which includes the camphor-like betulin

Skin tonic and restorative. (AEOS)

 

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2

A mixture of organic vegetable oils.

 

Biosaccharide Gum-1 

A moisturizing and skin soothing ingredient. 

A polysaccharide made by fermenting plants. It works by binding water to the epidermis, and creating a moisture-binding film on the skin that gives the skin a soft, smooth feeling. In addition to providing long lasting moisturization, it also functions as an anti-irritant. (FLORAME)

 

Bisabolol

A myrrh-type gum resin obtained from African trees. It reduces sensitivity and inflammation. It is also soothing and has vaso-constrictive properties. Also used as a preservative and a skin conditioning agent. (FLORAME)  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Bismuth Oxychloride

Also known as “synthetic pearl,” it occurs in the earth’s crust. Used as an opacifier, it enhances coverage and gives a silky glide on application. *This ingredient is only found in White/Pink Highlighter Pencil.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil

An herbal extract with emollient properties. Rich in stores of a therapeutic fat called gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid. An anti-inflammatory which may help to clear acne and rosacea. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Boron Nitride

Composed of flat, hexagonal, plate-like crystals that can freely slide over one another. Because of this composition, this white powder is added to cosmetics to enable a silky glide in application, and provides excellent adhesion and soft focus properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Bromelain

Extracted from pineapples, bromelain is a natural enzyme exfoliant that encourages cell renewal. (AEOS)

 

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract 

A natural fat obtained from the fruit of the karite tree. An off- white or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). It is widely used in cosmetics as a moisturiser. Shea butter is edible and is used in food preparation in Africa. (FLORAME)  

(JANE IREDALE)

 

C

Calcium Sulfate

A fine odorless, tasteless mineral powder used as a coloring and firming ingredient. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Oil and Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract

Has soothing, antiseptic, and anti-itching properties. Effective for oily and/or delicate skin as well as for acne. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

Recently discovered to have many nutritional and healthful qualities. It contains 20 times the antioxidant effect of vitamin E and increases the effect of sunscreens. High in ethylxanthines, which are believed (by the National Cancer Institute) to prevent skin cancer. Green tea also helps prevent irritation of the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Oil

Oil derived from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis tea plant generally recognized as a powerful anti-aging ingredient. In addition to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, recent research suggests that the compound epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) contained in green tea can protect skin from UV damage and prevent the breakdown of collagen. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract

Contains concentrated antioxidant properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Extract

Infusion of ylang ylang essential oil. Ylang Ylang is a sebum balancer and a supposed aphrodisiac. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside 

Is a glucose alkyl ether containing 60% active matter that is ECOCERT Certified, preservative free and free of impurities.        

A great gentle cleanser (FLORAME)

 

Capryl Glucoside 

A mild cleanser derived from coconut oil and sugar cane. (AEOS) 

 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

An oily mixture derived from coconut oil. Used extensively as a vehicle for pigment dispersion. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Caramel 

Caramel is a natural coloring agent derived from heating edible sugar that provides a brown coluor and a delicious natural scent.

Colorant; Fragrance Ingredient (FLORAME) (JANE IREDALE)

 

Carapa Guaianensis seed oil

An anti-inflammatory agent and skin conditioner. 

The oil extract naturally contains limmonoids, which have been proven to help renew the skin and reduce inflammations.

It is a species of the family Meliaceae (Mahogany family). The tree grows in the Amazon region, Central America and the Caribbean. For thousands of years, the Wayapi and Palikur Indians of the Amazon have used this oil to treat skin.  (FLORAME)

 

Carbomer

A thick, stable emulsion. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Carmine

A crimson pigment derived from the dried female cochineal beetle sometimes used as a colorant in food and cosmetics. The coloring has no known toxicity.

Vegans and others concerned about animal derived products will want to avoid the makeup colors containing Carmine(JANE IREDALE)

 

Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil

A plant oil that conditions the skin and gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cellulose Gum

A Natural cellulose. It is used as an emulsifier in creams. Cellulose gum, also called purified CMC, comes from the cell wall of plants, especially cotton seeds and wood pulp. (FLORAME)

 

Cellulose

The primary fiber component of plants. Used in cosmetics as a thickening agent and to bind other ingredients together. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cera Alba (Beeswax), 

A Binder, Emulsion Stabilizer, Skin-Conditioning Agent

Beeswax soothes and protects the skin from dryness without inhibiting its ability to breathe.

Beeswax is the purified wax from the honeycomb of the bee, Apis mellifera.

This ingredient is listed in the PETA's Caring Consumer guide as a substance of animal origin.  (FLORAME)

 

Cetearyl Alcohol          

A plant based fatty Alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener and a carrying agent for other ingredients. 

Cetearyl Alcohol is a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohols that come from vegetable and holds the water and oils together in creams. 

It supports the main emulsion system and gives texture to the product. 

Helps bind water butter and oils together and stops the oil and water from separating.  (FLORAME)

 

Cetearyl Candelillate

An ester from the candelilla plant. An emollient and skin protectant which helps prevent moisture loss. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate

Acts as a lubricant on the skin, giving it a soft, smooth appearance. Enhances water resistancy and improves spreadability of cream-based formulas. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cetearyl Glucoside  

A vegetable-based emulsifier, derived naturally from coconut and glucose, is readily biodegradable and is known to be non-irritant and mild.

It helps skin and hair retain moisture, and gives a velvety after touch. Can be found in facial moisturizer, sunscreen, anti-aging treatment, eye cream, foundation, conditioner, body firming lotion, hand cream and cleanser.

(FLORAME)

 

Cetearyl Palmitate:

Blend of olive derived emulsifiers to help stabilize the cream. (AEOS)

 

Cetyl Acetate

An emollient, used to smooth and soften the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cetyl Alcohol

A solid fatty alcohol used as an emollient and emulsifier. It also functions as a thickener and carrying agent for other ingredients.  

(JANE IREDALE)

 

Cetyl Stearate

A natural emollient. Ours is vegetable-sourced. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cetyl Palmitate 

Blend of olive derived emulsifiers to help stabilize the cream. (AEOS)

 

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

Soothing and conditioning extract from the heads of chamomile flowers.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Chelating Agents


Chelating agents react to form complexes with metal ions susceptible to affecting stability and/or the aspect of cosmetic products. Widely used in soaps for sequestering calcium, a component of limestone.

 

Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment

An extract of algae used as a skin conditioner. It also has anti-aging benefits, aiding in collagen stimulation and skin conditioning.

(JANE IREDALE)

 

Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract

A seaweed extract that has anti-inflammatory capabilities in addition to being nourishing and moisturizing to the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Chromium Oxide Greens

Oxides of chromium occurring in the earth’s crust. Used as a colorant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

CI 75810 (Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex) 

Liquid soap colored by chlorophyll extract (FLORAME)

 

CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide) 

A white unreactive solid which occurs naturally as the mineral rutile and is used extensively as a white pigment.  (FLORAME)

 

Cinnamal - Cinnamaldehyde  

Cinnamal is a yellow mobile liquid with a strong, sweet, balsamic odour. It occurs naturally in cinnamon essential oil, among others (FLORAME)

 

Cinnamic Acid,

Cinnamic acid is an organic compound. It is a white crystalline compound that is slightly soluble in water, and freely soluble in many organic solvents.  (FLORAME)

 

Cirtus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil and Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract

Used as antibacterials and natural preservatives. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Citronellol

Is used in perfumes and insect repellent, is found in the oils of Pelargonium geraniums. (FLORAME)

 

Citric Acid     

Obtained from fruit juice, this plant acid serves as a natural preservative and astringent, and it balances the pH of the skin. (FLORMAE)

Extract derived from citrus and used to adjust the acidity and pH of products to prevent them from being too alkaline. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract

In a concentrated form along with Sodium Ascorbate it aids in fading brown spots and increasing skin luminosity. It is also a potent antioxidant, skin conditioner and provides a lovely citrus scent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil

An orange essential oil comprised of esters which have many skin enriching benefits. Provides a lovely natural fragrance. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed and Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax

A skin conditioner also used as a binder and emulsion stabilizer. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract and Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract

Antioxidants, serving as skin conditioning agents with anti-irritant properties and a lovely citrus scent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Citral Fragrance

Perfume.   The aroma is a cheerful rich candy lemon, citrus and imparts intense freshness and lift. 

Citral is a constituent found in a vast array of essential oils, including most citrus ones such as bergamot, lime, lemon, orange, grapefruit etc. (FLORAME)

 

Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract

In a concentrated form along with Sodium Ascorbate it aids in fading brown spots and increasing skin luminosity. It is also a potent antioxidant and anti-irritant that helps with facial oil control. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Extract

A natural extract from the peels of ripe tangerines, it is used to calm and feed the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine

A Plant- derived synthetic skin and hair conditioning agent. Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful and not suspected to be an environmental toxin by "Cosmetics Database"

An antistatic ingredient in hair and skin care products. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

A Foaming cleanser derived from coconut oil. A Synthetic.Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications by "Cosmetics Database"

Mild and gentle, but effective cleanser. (AEOS) (FLORAME)

 

Cocoa Butter: 

Skin-Conditioning Agent it moisturizes the scalp and nourishes hair.  

Cocoa Butter is extracted from the roasted seeds of Theobroma cacao, a tree native to the Americas. (FLORAME) 

 

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, 

A skin-conditioner 

Naturally derived from coconut oil to provide high hydration, superb spreadability and elegant slip. Leaving the skin cool and moisterized.    (FLORAME)

 

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

A mixture of esters of Coconut Alcohol with Caprylic Acid and Capric Acid that is used as an emollient and emulsifier, and serves as a skin conditioning agent.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cocoglycerides

An emollient from coconut oil that gives the skin a soft, smooth appearance.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Coconut Alkanes

A plant derived silicone obtained from coconut oil which provides a smooth feel and helps spreadability. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Coconut Alkanes (and) Polysilicone 11

A vegetable sourced silicone elastomer. It provides a matte, soft focus appearance and silky feel. It also aides in absorbing excess facial oils.

(JANE IREDALE)

 

Cocos Nucifera   (coconut oil)

Humectant

Commonly known as Coconut, is a tree that grows in the tropical region around the world. Early Spanish as well as Portuguese explorers called it coco, which means “grinning face”.

Nucifera means “nut-bearing. Is an excellent humectant, topically applied coconut has moisturizing effect and prevents water loss. It works on all kinds of skins and protect the skin in all seasons.  (FLORAME)

 

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water

Used in BeautyPrep Face Toner, this is a pure botanical water extracted directly from the plant and encapsulated in liposomes which deliver a maximum amount of moisture to the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract

An extract from the seeds and leaves of the Coffea Arabica coffee plant that contains potent antioxidants and is a skin conditioner. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Extract

Healing and analgesic properties. One of the gifts of the Magi. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax

Exuded by the leaves of a Brazilian tree to conserve its moisture. Called the tree of life by the natives because of the use they make of its various products. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Copper Gluconate

An enzymatic bioactivator used in Tantasia to help promote more even color. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Colours AEOS 

All colours are 100% natural and plant derived from flowers and other plants. (AEOS)

 

Copernicia Cerifera Cera

A film forming emollient.

Is a wax obtained from the leaves and leaf buds of the carnauba palm, helps to keep an emulsion fromseparating into its oil and liquid components.

 

Copernicia cerifera, Palmaceae

A film forming emollient.

Helps to keep an emulsion fromseparating into its oil and liquid components

Is obtained either from the leaves of the Brazilian tropical palm tree, Copernicia cerifera, and Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, also called Japan Wax, is obtained from the berries of the sumac Rhus succedanea, which grows in Japan and China or(FLORAME)

 

Corallina Officinalis Extract

Seaweed extracts harvested from some of the richest seabeds. Re-mineralizes the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Coumarin

Is a fragrant organic chemical compound in the benzopyrone chemical class, which is a colorless crystalline substance in its standard state.  It is a natural substance found in many plants.

It has a sweet odor, readily recognised as the scent of new-mown hay and has been used in perfumes since 1882. Sweet woodruff, sweet grass and sweet clover in particular are named for their sweet (i.e., pleasant) smell, which in turn is due to their high coumarin content.  (FLORAME)

 

Crithmum Maritimum Extract

A plant extract that conditions and softens the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Crystals
 

Following is a selection of the spagyric tinctures of Crystals that can be found in AEOS products.

 

Amethyst spagyric tinctures of crystals that can be found in AEOS products.


Body: Helps to improve the complexion of skin and moisture retention. Particularly beneficial for blemishes, acne, eczema and skin irritations.
Mind: Helps to harmonise the nervous system, having a relaxing effect that is beneficial in times of stress, and helpful for promoting peaceful sleep.
Spirit: Related to the crown and third-eye chakra, amethyst promotes inspiration and intuition.

 

Chalcedony (blue) spagyric tinctures of crystals that can be found in AEOS products.


Body: Has a moisturizing effect on the skin that helps with regenerating dehydrated, congested and aging skin conditions.
Mind: encourages communication and self-expression.
Spirit: Related to the throat chakra, blue chalcedony is calming and peace-making.

 

Emerald spagyric tinctures of crystals that can be found in AEOS products.


Body: Helps to rejuvenate the skin.
Mind: has a balancing effect on hormones, helping to balance emotions.
Spirit: Related to the heart chakra, emerald is considered the cornerstone of divine inspirations.

 

Opal spagyric tinctures of crystals that can be found in AEOS products.


Body: supports the formation of red blood cells, promoting vitality.
Mind: supportive in challenging situations, increasing optimism.
Spirit: activates the body, mind and soul, strengthening the will to live.

 

Rose Quartz spagyric tinctures of crystals that can be found in AEOS products.


Body: Helps to cleanse the skin and blood, and reduce inflammation
Mind: Particularly beneficial for helping to promote self-love.
Spirit: Beneficial to the heart chakra, rose quartz supports our ability to love.

 

Turquoise spagyric tinctures of crystals that can be found in AEOS products.


Body: Helps to activate water balance, particularly beneficial for dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.
Mind: Energising, turquoise helps to balance mood swings, and strengthen self-confidence and self-expression.
Spirit: helps to improve intuition and creativity.

 

Quartz spagyric tinctures of crystals that can be found in AEOS products.


Body: Particularly beneficial for the skin, with a cleansing and detoxifying effect.
Mind: Helps to promote clear perception, understanding and self-awareness.
Spirit: embodies clarity, purity and health

 

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract and Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed Extract

A skin conditioning agent that hydrates the skin and serves as a potent antioxidant. It also has a soothing and calming effect on the skin. Our Cucumber Seed Extract, used in BeautyPrep Face Cleanser, is quite rare in cosmetic formulas and is certified organic. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil

Oil expressed from the seeds of the pumpkin. A skin conditioner and antioxidant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum 

Is a resinous material made from the guar bean.These plants make galactomannan polysaccharides as a source of energy to support the growth of the embryo within the seed. In addition to being used in cosmetics and personal care products, Guar Gum is commonly used as a thickener. (FLORAME)

 

Cyclomethicone

Derived from silica. Used as an emollient and for glide. (See Dimethicone.) (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cyclopentasiloxane

Silicone emollient. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil and Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemon Grass) Extract

An essential oil and extract with potent antiseptic properties and a refreshing and reviving fragrance. Our Lemongrass oil and extract is certified organic. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Cympopagon Flexuosus (Lemon Grass) Oil

An essential oil with potent antiseptic properties and a refreshing and reviving fragrance. Our lemon grass oil is certified organic. 

(JANE IREDALE)

 

 

D

Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Water

Used in BeautyPrep Face Toner, this is a pure botanical water extracted directly from the plant and encapsulated in liposomes which deliver a maximum amount of moisture to the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil

Oil derived from carrots that is a powerful antioxidant and a nourishing skin moisturizer. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Decyl Glucoside

A glocose. Helps to sooth irritated skin.  (AEOS)  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Dehydroacetic Acid  

A Preservative. An organic compound which is classified as a pyrone derivative and is used mostly as a fungicide and bactericide.(FLORMAE)

 

Dicaprylyl Ether, 

A skin conditioner, emollient and solvent that's primarily used to create a smooth and soft appearance for the skin. 

A plant derived oil. Sometimes referred to as dioctyl ether or by its trademark name Cetiol OE. (FLORAME)

 

Diethylhexyl Adipate

The ester of diethylhexyl alcohol and adipic acid (found in beet juice). A lubricant which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. 

(JANE IREDALE)

 

Dihydroxyacetone (Tantasia)

Also known as DHA interacts with the dead surface cells in the epidermis to darken skin color and simulate a tan. The DHA used in Tantasia is bonded to a natural vegetable amino acid compound and incorporates a unique buffering technology which enables us to use far less DHA than most tanning products. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Dimethicone

Made from sand (silica) that is a combination of minerals but largely composed of quartz. This state-of-the-art ingredient replaces the need for oils and is the coating on our micronized titanium dioxide. Dimethicone aids spreading, is transfer resistant and imparts a remarkable smoothness and creaminess to the overall product. It also improves coverage without adding heaviness. And, it is non-comedogenic and highly water repellent. It gives micronized titanium dioxide the highest light refractive ability of any titanium. This outstanding ingredient is one of the driving forces behind the creative evolution of color cosmetics. In a medical article entitled “Effective Sunscreen Ingredients and Cutaneous Irritation in Patients with Rosacea,” Dr. Nichols and colleagues found that the addition of silicon-based protectants (dimethicone and cyclomethicone) into sunscreens greatly reduced facial irritation that rosacea sufferers experienced to these products. The physicians performed this study because in their medical experience, patients with rosacea are particularly susceptible to irritation caused by sunscreen ingredients. The results of the study demonstrate that in addition to their protective actions, dimethicone and cyclomethicone were found to have excellent moisturizing actions. Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer: A silicone with emollient and skin conditioning properties. Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer (Zap&Hide): A silicone with skin conditioning properties. Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer: A silicone elastomer. It provides a smooth, velvety feel and helps minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines. It also aides in absorbing excess facial oils. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline 

Plant-derived lipid agent consisting of hydroxyproline (natural amino acid essential for skin collagen synthesis) & palmitic acid (natural fatty acid). Has naturally high affinity for skin proteins. LiPlump (Dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline) is based on plant-derived hydroxproline (collagen) and represents one of the most powerful, state of the art, weapons against aging skin. (FLORAME)

 

E

Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil

A natural emollient and moisturizer (JANE IREDALE)

 

Emollient 

“having the quality of softening or soothing the skin” 

An emollient is an ingredient that provides a barrier to the skins natural moisture loss, preventing the natural evaporation of water and improving the smooth feel of the skin... dehydration is the leading cause of dry skin and for any moisturizer to really improve the condition of the skin it must first prevent, or slow, that natural moisture loss. 

Oils, and their, derivatives, are all emollients. Emollients are made of, Gycerine which is water-loving due to its structure and fatty acids which contain long tails which are oil loving. Put both of these onto the one molecule and you get an emulsifier.

 

Emulsifiers

An emulsifier is any ingredient that helps keep ingredients such as oil and water from separating in an emulsion. They are the glue is you like that keeps everything blended together.

 

Esters  

The process of esterification occurs when a fatty alcohol is reacted with a fatty acid.

Esters replace the Natural Fatty Esters within our skin, they help to smooth the skin’s texture and act as protection.

What that means in personal care development is the difference between a smooth spreading, less oily feeling, product because the resulting ester is a lighter emollient* which improves the slip**, oily feel, soaping***, and overall feel, of personal care products.

Thanks to the Naked Chemist

Ethyl Macadamiate

An ester of macadamia oil, used as an emollient. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Ethylcellulose

A soft plant based membrane coating surrounding the color spheres included in Smooth Affair for Oily Skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Ethylhexyl Olivate

An ester of Ethylhexyl Alcohol and the fatty acids derived from Olive Oil that hydrates the skin and leaves a smooth finish. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Ethylhexyl Palmitate

An emollient from palm oil. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Ethylhexyl Stearate

An emollient derived from vegetable oils. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Eugenol. 

It is a colorless to pale yellow oily liquid extracted from certain essential oilsespecially from clove oil, nutmeg, cinnamon basil and bay leaf.  It is present in concentrations of 80–90% in clove bud oil and at 82–88% in clove leaf oil. Eugenol is used in perfumeries and essential oils (FLORAME)

 

Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax

An herbal wax obtained from various Euphorbiaceae species. Used in cream to powder formulations to give them body.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract

An extract of the eyebright plant with potent anti-irritant, skin conditioning and soothing properties. Often found in skin care products for the eye area to calm and moisturize the skin and reduce the appearance of under-eye puffiness, creating a bright and revitalized appearance.  (JANE IREDALE)

F

Farnesol

Fragrance.

Is a natural pesticidemites and is a pheromone for several other insects.

Farnesol is present in many essential oils such as citronella, neroli, cyclamen, lemon grass, tuberose, rose, musk, balsam and tolu. It is used in perfumery to emphasize the odors of sweet floral perfumes. Its method of action for enhancing perfume scent is as a co-solvent that regulates the volatility of the odorants. It is especially used in lilac perfumes. (FLORAME)

 

Flavor

Ingredients which give a taste and sometimes scent to a product. Our flavors are all natural and organically sourced wherever possible. 

(JANE IREDALE)

 

G

Geraniol (Citral)

Fragrance  

Is amonoterpenoid and an alcohol. Geranial has a strong lemon odor It is the primary part of rose oilpalmarosa oil, and citronella oil (Java type). It also occurs in small quantities in geranium, lemonand many other essential oils. It appears as a clear to pale-yellow oil that is insoluble in water, but soluble in most common organic solvents. It has a rose like scent and is commonly used in perfumes. It is used in flavors such as peach, raspberry, grapefruit, red apple, plum, lime, orange, lemon, watermelon, pineapple, and blueberry. (FLORAME)

 

Geranium Maculatum Oil

A certified organic extract from the root of the geranium plant, which gives antibacterial and antiseptic protection, and is anti-inflammatory.

(JANE IREDALE)

 

Gluconolactone 

Preservative

One of the ingredients that make up the preservative that we use. The gluconolactone itself is a natural by-product of fermentation and is a proven skin moisturiser. It works together with Sodium Benzoate (which occurs in nature in certain fruits e.g. apples, plums and berries, and is a safe food grade preservative) to form the Ecocert approved preservative system,

Geogard. Geogard is one of the few preservatives that are permitted by the organic certification bodies to be used in natural and organic cosmetics and we’ve made sure the lowest level possible has been used to safely protect and preserve the products.

The most important thing about the Geogard is that unlike other natural preservative systems like alcohol, is that it does not dry out the skin or cause nasty reactions in people with sensitive skin. In small proportions (like used in AEOS)

Sodium Benzoate has an alkalising and cleansing effect on the skin. Where the confusion lies is when Sodium Benzoate is added in high proportions where it can be an irritant. (AEOS)

 

Glycerin

Humectant that promotes retention of water and reduces evaporation. Ours is vegetable derived. (AEOS) 

Derived from vegetable oil. Used as a solvent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Glycerin Organic (plant origin)

A choice cosmetic ingredient for its humectant power (it keeps moisture in the skin). In this way, it slows down evaporation and reduces trans-dermal water loss. This hygroscopic power is what makes glycerin moisturizing.  (FLORAME)

 

Glyceryl

A trivalent radical derived from glycerol by removing the three hydroxyl radicals,  See below 

 

Glyceryl Cocoate

Coconut derived emollient (skin conditioning agent). Glyceryl Cocoate function is as a water soluble emollient.  (AEOS)

 

Glyceryl Caprylate

An emollient and emulsifier prepared from vegetable glycerin. Effective against bacteria and fungus.

Glyceryl Caprylate is a monoester of glycerin and caprylic acid, from vegetable oil sources and medium chain fatty acids of coconut and / or palm kernel oil. A skin safe thickener that is mild, non sensitizing, and non irritating to eyes or skin. (FLORAME) (JANE IREDALE)

 

Glyceryl Isostearate

Skin-Conditioning Agent - Emollient; Surfactant

A skin moisturizing composition comprising an effective amount of trehalose may be applied to dry or drying areas of animal skin to inhibit or treat skin dryness.

The trehalose is applied in a dermatologically acceptable carrier which may include other humectants, such as glycerin or other polyol, emollients and/or barrier agents. (FLORAME)

 

Glyceryl Oleate

Ester

Glyceryl Oleate is the ester of glycerin and oleic acid. It is produced from oils that contain high concentrations of oleic acid, such as olive oil, peanut oil, teaseed oil or pecan oil. It is used as an emulsifier ( mixes oil and water) (FLORAME)

 

Glyceryl Polymethacrylate

An ester of glycerin used as a thickener. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Glyceryl Stearate

Derived from glycerin. Used as an emulsifier and a humectant. 

Glyceryl Stearate is made by reacting glycerin with stearic acid, a fatty acid obtained from vegetable fats and oils. 

Glyceryl Stearate acts as a lubricant on the skin's surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It also slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface. 

Derived from palm kernel, vegetable or soy oil and is also found naturally in the human body. It acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance It easily penetrates the skin and slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. It has been shown to protect skin from free-radical damage as well.

Chemically, Glyceryl Stearate is used to stabilize products, decrease water evaporation, make products freeze-resistant, and keep them from forming surface crusts.(FLORAME)  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil

A natural moisturizer and antioxidant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Glycol Stearate

Comes from vegetable glycerin and is used as a humectant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract

Licorice extract is an effective natural lightener now being widely used. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Guaiazulene

The blue colored constituent of chamomile oil that is used in AEOS products to create the blue colour. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

 

H

Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract

A natural astringent which evaporates quickly. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Obtained by milling the seeds of large sunflowers. Contains large amounts of vitamin E. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hexyl cinnamaldehyde (hexyl cinnamal) 

Is a common additive in perfumeand cosmetics. It is found naturally in the essential oil of chamomile. It is a pale yellow to yellow clear liquid to solid, which is nearly insoluble in water but soluble in oils (FLORAME)

 

Hexyldecanol

An Emollient.

Used in skin care products it has a low viscosity and therefore creates a base in products and cosmetics that is easily spreadable. (FLORAME) 

 

Hexyldecyl Laurate,

An Emollient

A skin conditioner, vegetable origin with a medium spreading value is a suitable emollient for sophisticated skin care products. (FLORAME)

 

Hyaluronic Acid

A water-binding agent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrated Silica

Made from sand. Can hold seven times its molecular weight and so is excellent in absorbing excess oil. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrogenated Castor Oil

Expressed from the beans of the castor oil plant. Soothing to the skin. In combination with Castor Seed Oil, Beeswax and Carnauba Wax, it forms a natural alternative to the petroleum-based ingredients used in conventional cosmetics. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil

Expressed from the seeds of the cotton plant. A skin conditioner that slows the loss of water from the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil

Oil extracted from the beanlike seeds of the desert shrub Simmondsia chinensis. It has been used for many years by Mexican and American Indians for hair and skin care. Hydrogenation is the process of adding hydrogen gas under high pressure to make liquid oils solid. This is the process used to manufacture margarine and shortening. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrogenated Lecithin

Lecithin is a natural emulsifying agent derived from the membranes of plant cells. The addition of hydrogen to Lecithin, forming Hydrogenated Lecithin, bolsters the stability of the ingredient. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrolyzed Algae Extract

An oil-free conditioner that controls static and helps repair natural hair and bristle brushes. Hydrolysis means turned partly to water. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters

A skin conditioner and emollient. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

Cleanses, protects and strengthens. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

A conditioner that in mascara and brow products, acts as a natural fixative and curl enhancer. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydroxyethylcellulose

A cellulose gum. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Wax Beads)

These wax beads are a gentle physical exfoliant that can effectively remove dead skin cells. Because they are wax they do not damage or dry out the skin, but instead leave the skin with a protective film. (AEOS)

 

Hydrogenated Olive Oil Decyl Esters

Binder; Emulsion Stabilizer; Film Former; Hair Conditioning Agent 

is a complex mixture of esters produced by the reaction of decyl alcohol and Hydrogenated Olive Oil Vegetable wax ( olive esters) ( FLORAME)

 

Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate

An Emulsifier,

Used to give product consistency. 

It keeps oil and water components from separating. Palm glycerides are the fatty acid component of palm oil. Hydrogenation allows the oily liquid to remain in a solid state at room temperature. (FLORAME)

 

Hydrolyzed Beta- Glucan
 

Beta glucan is a soluble fibre derived from the cell walls of plants like oat, barley, and reishi mushrooms or from yeast. Beta glucan is claimed to be anti-inflammatory, a promoter of collagen, a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, and a great wound and care care helper. (FLORAME)

 

Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides

A stabilizing Emollient.

Vegetable-derived. A skin conditioner (FLORAME)

 

I

 

Inulin Inulin 

A skin-conditioner

Derived from the chicory root. Inulin is a humectant: it draws water from the environment into the skin, thus helping to keep it hydrated, which means that it makes skin soft and smooth. (FLORAME)

 

Iron Oxides

Iron oxide is iron combined with oxygen and can be found in nature or produced synthetically. It varies in color from red to brown, black to orange or yellow depending on the degree of water and the purity. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Isododecane

Flavoring derived from anise, butter acids, oil of lemon and oil of lime. Used as an emollient and natural solvent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Isoeugenol 

A chemically altered form of Eugenol, a primary component of Clove Oil Eugenol is a liquid extracted from certain essential oils especially from clove oil, nutmeg, cinnamon, and bay leaf. Isoeugenol is primarily used in beauty products as a fragrance ingredient because of its spicy fragrance. (FLORAME)

 

Isopropyl Isostearate 

The ester of isopropyl alcohol and isostearic acid. 

It is used in beauty products as an emollient, skin conditioning agent, binder and humectant Skin conditioner. Derived from coconut oil. It helps lock in moisture and gives skin a smooth feel, An ester of palmitic acid from coconut oil used to impart silkiness to the skin and hair. (FLORAME)

 

Isopropyl Jojobate

Derived from natural jojoba oil and used for its soothing and moisturizing skin care properties. A bonding of two jojoba esters designed to enhance moisture retention. Jojoba comes closest to the skin’s actual sebum. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Isopropyl Lanolate

A skin softener and conditioner, it gives glide to lip colors. Produced from lanolin that comes from the wool of sheared sheep. Vegans will want to avoid products with lanolin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Isostearyl Neopentanoate

An emollient. (JANE IREDALE)

 

J

Jojoba Esters

From oil extracted from the beanlike seeds of the desert shrub Simmondsia chinensis. It has been used for many years by Mexican and American Indians for hair and skin care. Of any oil, it most closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum. It gives some protection against UV rays. An ester is a molecule of a fatty acid and a fatty alcohol.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

K

Kaolin

Also known as China Clay. Aids in covering ability and in absorbing excess oil secreted by the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

L

Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract

An extract from a species of brown algae with moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Helps repair UV damage in the skin.

(JANE IREDALE)

Lanolin Oil

A moisturizer, it absorbs and holds water to the skin for extra conditioning. Produced from lanolin that comes from the wool of sheared sheep. Vegans will want to avoid products with lanolin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Lauryl Alcohol

Derived from Coconut and Palm Seed Oil, it is used as an emollient, spreading agent and surfactant

Fatty alcohols, derived from natural fats and oils, are high molecular straight chain primary alcohols. Most fatty alcohols in nature are found as waxes which are esters with fatty acids and fatty alcohols. (FLORAME)

 

Lauryl Glucoside 

A very gentle surfactant made from coconut (lauryl) and sugar (glucose)  the result of the reaction between them. It has virtually nil level of skin irritability (FLORAME)

 

Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract

An extract from a species of brown algae with moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Helps repair UV damage in the skin.

 

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water

From certified organic lavender extract, it calms, soothes and protects the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

An anti-inflammatory from certified organic lavender, it soothes irritated skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Levulinic Acid, 

Is an organic compound

Produced from recombinant vegetable sources. Classified in the EU as a skin conditioner and while used in perfumes, it also has strong antimicrobial properties.

Sustainably sourced and non-sensitizing, levulinic acid has been chosen as a suitable non-toxic antimicrobial and extends product shelf life. (FLORAME)

 

Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil

Expressed from the seeds of the Meadowfoam plant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

A potent antioxidant that has strong cleansing properties and lovely fragrance. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Lotus Corniculatus (Lotus Flower) Extract

An extract obtained from the Lotus Flower that moisturizes the skin and has anti-inflammatory properties that help sooth and protect the skin.

(JANE IREDALE)

 

M

 

Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil

An emollient derived from the seed of a small evergreen tree native to coastal rainforests of central east Australia (New South Wales and Queensland) and commercially grown in Hawaii and France. Macadamia nut oil is similar to sebum, the oil naturally produced by human skin to protect itself. It contains magnesium and thiamin, absorbs well into the skin, and is highly emollient and soothing.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract

An oil balancer. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Magnesium Aluminum Silicate,

A white chalk-like powder that occurs naturally in nature in soil clays, 

The primary benefit of the main form of magnesium aluminum silicate used by the skin care industry is that the ingredient has the ability to retain a large amount of water.

This makes magnesium aluminum silicate useful for absorbing excess moisture from liquid skin care formulations to make them less watery or runny. In some cases, magnesium aluminum silicate is added to a liquid, gel, foam or cream to make the product thicker, giving it a more luxurious feeling. (FLORAME)

 

Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

Vitamin C. A stable derivative of ascorbic acid. Has been shown to suppress melanin formation. Has a protective effect against skin damage by UVB radiation. A good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that can be used post-exfoliation, as it frequently has a less acidic pH than water-based vitamin C.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Maltodextrin

A binding agent that can be derived from rice, corn, or potato. The maltodextrin we use is derived from potatoes. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract

Apple stem cell extract that helps rejuvenate the appearance of the skin, resulting in skin that has a more youthful and radiant appearance. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Manganese Violet

A coloring agent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil

Oil extracted from the fruit of a tropical evergreen tree. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Mel (Honey) 

Antibacterial and healing properties. Aeos is organic acacia honey.(AEOS)

 

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract

A natural antiseptic. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract

A flavoring. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate 

An emollient and surfactant.  

 

Mica

Mica is a mineral name given to a group of minerals that are physically and chemically similar.  Used for colourant. 

They are all silicate minerals. There are 37 different mica minerals. The most common include: purple lepidolite, black biotite, brown phlogopite and clear muscovite. (FLORAME)

Found in nature in crystallized, thin, elastic sheets that can be separated easily. They vary in color from pale green, brown, or black to colorless.

Today, mica is made in laboratory settings to ensure there is no heavy metal content. It can be shiny or dull. We use mica for a variety of purposes including its gliding properties, mattifying properties and sparkle. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Montmorillonite

A very soft phyllosilicate mineral that typically forms in microscopic crystals, forming a clay. Used as a thickener and emulsifier and to suspend makeup pigments. Over 200 cultures have used this clay for medicinal purposes, including the Ancient Egyptians, the Essenes, the pre-Aztec Amargosians, and other natives of Mexico, South America and North America.

 

Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters

Moringa butter created from Moringa Oil. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Moringa Pterygosperma (Moringa) Seed Oil

Oil obtained from the seeds of the tropical Moringa tree. A skin conditioner and powerful antioxidant. Soothes skin with anti-inflammatory properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Myristyl Alcohol

Emollient, Stabilizer

A fatty-alcohol found in natural oils.  Also known as 1-Tetradecanol
It’s primarily used to inhibit a formula from separating into its oil and liquid components. Helps moisture loss. (FLORAME)

 

Myristyl Lactate

An ester of lactic acid, it works as an emollient and skin conditioner that gives skin a smooth, satiny feel. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Myristyl Myristate

Ester

Is a 100% natural vegetable derived ester utilizing only the Myristic fatty acids.This combination of myristyl alcohol and myristic acid results in superior whitening to the product and improved benefits to the skin. 

Is most commonly used to improve the performance of emulsions.  Being base on fatty acids it delivers skin conditioning benefits and improved moisture retention.  Myristyl Myristate will also impart a very pleasant soft powdery feel on the skin. (FLORAME)

 

 

N

Natural Ester

The process of esterification occurs when a fatty alcohol is reacted with a fatty acid.

Esters replace the Natural Fatty Esters within our skin, they help to smooth the skin’s texture and act as protection.

What that means in personal care development is the difference between a smooth spreading, less oily feeling, product because the resulting ester is a lighter emollient* which improves the slip**, oily feel, soaping***, and overall feel, of personal care products. 

 

Natural Wax

All waxes are organic compounds. (FLORAME)

 

O

Octyldodecanol

An emulsifier, opacifying ingredient and emollient. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate

Oil-free emollient and skin conditioning widely used in skin care products and often in sunscreens because it has the added benefit of boosting a product’s SPF properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Octyldodecyl Oleate

An ester of Octyldodecanol and oleic acid that hydrates and conditions the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract

An antioxidant and natural preservative. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Fruit Oil

Derived from olives, olive fruit oil and olive leaf extract are potent antioxidants and skin moisturizers. Olive oil is also an anti-microbial and anti-irritant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Oleic Acid

Typically obtained from various animal and vegetable fats and oils, our oleic acid is vegetable sourced. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Olive Oil Decyl Esters

A texturing agent - Emollient - sensory enhancer

Great for the skin, helps restore skin's natural defences, hydrates and restores the softness and elasticity skin. ( ECOCERT)( ORGANIC) (FLORAME)

 

Orange 5 (CI 45370)(Aka 201)

A bromine salt that contains no petroleum derivatives and no heavy metals. Used in Forever Peach and Forever Red Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain, it is activated by the lips' natural pH (acid balance) to create a unique shade of peach that is long-lasting and non-transferable. It color-adjusts to the user's unique body chemistry.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch

Made from finely pulverized rice grains. It is a demulcent (soother) and emollient, and forms a soothing, protective film when applied.  

(JANE IREDALE)

 

Ozokerite

A naturally occurring wax-like mineral found near soft shale deposits. An emulsifier and thickening agent.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Orange 5 (CI 45370)(Aka 201)

A bromine salt that contains no petroleum derivatives and no heavy metals. Used in Forever Peach and Forever Red Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain, it is activated by the lips' natural pH (acid balance) to create a unique shade of peach that is long-lasting and non-transferable. It color-adjusts to the user's unique body chemistry. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch

Made from finely pulverized rice grains. It is a demulcent (soother) and emollient, and forms a soothing, protective film when applied. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Ozokerite

A naturally occurring wax-like mineral found near soft shale deposits. An emulsifier and thickening agent. (JANE IREDALE)

Palmitoyl Oligopeptide

The natural tripeptide Gly-His-Lys. This tripeptide has the biological property of stimulating the neosynthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans. In a clinical trial of over 30 days, volunteers reported that it increased lip hydration, reduced lip furrows and enhanced the volume of the lips. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1

A cutting edge peptide that delivers anti-aging benefits by helping to stimulate collagen growth and specifically targets skin clarity, brightness and even skin tone. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Panthenol

Vitamin B Complex Factor. Used to condition hair. It is good for human tissues. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Pectin

A substance found in citrus and apples and used as a binder and emulsifier. (JANE IREDALE)

 

PPG-3 Myristyl Ether

An emollient that gives a smooth, velvety texture. (JANE IREDALE)

 

PEG-10 Dimethicone

A silicone which provides a smooth feel and promotes spreadability. (JANE IREDALE)

 

PEG-100 Stearate

An emulsifying agent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

PEG-Crosspolymer

A PEG compound that is cross-linked to fatty esters and helps stabilize the gel like texture of the product. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil and Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter

High in fat, vitamin A and C. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Phospholipids

A complex fat substance found in living cells. They bind water and hold it in its place. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract

85% – 95% proathocyanidins and flavonoids extracted from the French Maritime pine tree bark (Pinus pinaster). It is a potent free radical scavenger and preservative. Its antioxidant capabilities are 50 times greater than vitamin E and 20 times greater than vitamin C. Its molecular structure is much smaller than that of vitamin E and C, and, therefore, it is more readily accessible to the skin. It is water-soluble and most importantly it is safe. We have run no tests on the benefit of the antioxidants in our formulas to the skin, but there are a number of clinical reports attesting to its topical value as a free radical scavenger and as a preventative against UVB radiation damage. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum

A plant resin that is known for anti-irritant and astringent properties. Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, is included in the PoreAway(TM) complex of ingredients (along with Glycerin and Lecithin), used in Smooth Affair for Oily Skin, to help reduce shine, the appearance of pores and clogged pores, and create a smooth matte finish. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Plankton Extract (Algae Extract 1, an Omega 3 acid)

A high tech extract of sea minerals proven to nourish the skin, it enhances moisture retention beneficial for all skin types, but is especially beneficial for dry and mature skin. A documented anti-inflammatory which soothes sensitive skin. In addition to calming, it also encourages rebuilding of the skin’s lipid film barrier. This increases effective protection against moisture loss, so sensitive skin is not only protected, but actually improves. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Pogostemon Cablin Oil

Fragrance

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth; also patchouly or pachouli) is a species of plant from the genus Pogostemon. 

The heavy and strong scent of patchouli has been used for centuries in perfumes. (FLORAME)

 

Polybutene

Used as a binder, it contributes to firm product texture. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Polyethylene

A polymer of ethylene. Low moisture absorption and good insulating properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Polygonum Fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Seed Extract

Obtained from the grains of Polygonum fagopyrum. It is effective in reducing puffiness around the eyes. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Polyhydroxystearic Acid

a suspending agent and emulsifier that is used to stabilize products and for effective distribution of pigments and active sunscreen ingredients thus increasing water resistancy and broad spectrum UV protection. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Polymethylsilsesquioxane

A polymer that provides a smooth and silky feel. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Polyglyceryl Esters

Poly = many and glyceryl = glycerine.  Basically this is lots of glycerine molecules that have been joined together in a way that results in a bigger and more moisturising molecule. Making these emulsifiers very moisturising and mild to the skin. It becomes an ester when you add the fatty acid to the polyglyceryl. 

Polyglyceryl Esters are liquid, non -ionic surfactants based on linear polyglcerol and fatty acids. They have marked surface - active properties. They have multiple uses such as:

Additives, tickners and moisturisers, Solubilizors and Emulsifiers.

Hydrior polyglycerol esters make skin feel fantastic, thanks to their marked substantivity. 

Polyglycerol esters DO NOT irritate the skin, as they do not cause any denaturing of the skins proteins.Depending on the type, they have a nob - roughening to smoothing effect on the skin and regulate humidity. 

Hydrior polyglycerol esters meet the requirements of modern cosmetic ingredients such as Peg free can be used cold non - nitrosamine forming

good biodegradabilit, toxicologically safe, based on native raw materials.  (FLORAME)

 

Polyglyceryl-3 Caprylate

An Ester,

Caprylic acid is the common name for the eight-carbon saturated fatty acid known by the systematic name octanoic acid. Its compounds are found naturally in the milk of various mammals, and as a minor constituent of coconut oil and palm kernel oi. (FLORAME)

 

Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate

A skin conditioning agent. (FLORAME)

 

Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate

A high performance emulsifier. Enableing the manafacture of especially light and easily spreadable W/O emulsions with water content of up to 75%. (FLORAME)

 

Polyglyceryl-10

An Emollient.  Apricot kernel oil, known as anti wrinkles, nourishing revitalizing agent.  (FLORAME)

 

Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate (FLORAME)

Distilled triyglycerol ester based on vegetable oleic acid, PEG-free. Yellow to amber liquid, bland odor. Disperses in water. An emulsifier (enables water & oil to mix) foam booster and stabilizer. 

 

Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate (PGPR)

An Emulsifier. 

From glycerol and fatty acids (usually castor bean derived). (FLORAME) 

 

Polygonum Fagopyrum Seed Extract

A skin conditioner.

Polygonum Fagopyrum Seed Extract is an extract of the seeds of the Buckwheat.

Stimulating and toning, Buckwheat is widely used for reducing puffiness and dark circles around the eye contour area. It is also a rich source of Bio-Flavonoids, which are well known for their anti-oxidant properties, protecting the cell membranes from free-radical damage. (FLORAME)

 

Potassium Benzoate 

A preservative.

Inhibits the growth of mold, yeast and some bacteria

 

Potassium Cocoate

A moisturizer.

Is a potassium salt that originates from the fatty acids present in coconut oil. While coconut oil is edible, potassium cocoate is not. The substance, also known as potassium coco soap, is a translucent pale-yellow liquid that contains glycerine, a moisturizer. 

Very often used to make soaps and shampoos. (FLORAME)

 

Potassium Sorbate 

A preservative. Used to inhibit mould, yeast, fungi and some bacteria. A "naturally occurring" or "naturally derived" chemical. 

Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid,

Potassium sorbate is used in a wide variety of products due to its role as a preservative and its ease of manufacturing. (FLORAME)

 

Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein,

An Emulsifier,  Emollient, Skin conditioner 

 

Propylene Carbonate

A solvent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Prunus Amygdalus Amara (Bitter Almond)

An emollient and a carrier. Obtained from the Bitter almond, it supposedly stays fresher longer than oil obtained from sweet almonds.

Almond (bitter) oil is extracted from Prunus amygdalus var. amara, of the Rosaceae family, but is also known as P. dulcis var. amara and Prunus communis.

Serves, providing an elegant skin feel and promoting speradability in creams and lotions. (FLORAME)

 

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract

Included in a proprietary blend with vanilla fruit extract to produce a uniquely enhanced, all-natural preservative. (JANE IREDALE)

Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract

A potent natural antioxidant containing ellagic acid, which protects skin cells from the aging effects of free radical damage. It also boosts sunscreen protection and acts as a natural preservative.

 

PVP

Plastic resin resembling albumin. Used for soft body and hold. (Often used in food and blood as an expander.) (JANE IREDALE)

 

Pyrus Communis (Pear) Water

Used in BeautyPrep Face Toner, this is a pure botanical water extracted directly from the plant and encapsulated in liposomes which deliver a maximum amount of moisture to the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract

An extract from the fruit, leaf, stem, root or flower of the apple. Serves as an antioxidant and skin conditioner. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water

Used in BeautyPrep Face Toner, this is a pure botanical water extracted directly from the plant and encapsulated in liposomes which deliver a maximum amount of moisture to the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

R

Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract and Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate

A certified organic natural preservative, with beneficial antioxidant support.

 

Red 21 (CI 45380) (aka 223)

A bromine salt that contains no petroleum derivatives and no heavy metals. Used in Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain, it is activated by the lips’ natural pH (acid balance) to create a unique shade of pink, that will vary with each user’s personal body chemistry. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Red 27 Lake

A calcium salt characterized by fluorescence when exposed to light and creating a bright red hue. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Red 30 Lake

Natural dye from indigo bonded to calcium. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Red 6 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka201)

Tree resin bonded to calcium. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Red 7 Lake

Tree resin bonded to calcium. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil

Expressed from the beans of the castor oil plant. Soothing to the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Rosa Damascena Flower Extract/Water, Rosa Centifolia Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehips) Fruit Extract and Rosa Alba Flower Extract

Water and extracts obtained from the petals and flowers of various rose species used for antioxidant, anti-irritant, skin-conditioning and aromatic properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Derived from the flowering evergreen. It contains antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Royal Jelly

A substance produced by bees, rich in nutrients, with antioxidant and collagen-boosting properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract

An extract of the fruit of the Rubus Fruticosus blackberry plant that contains potent antioxidants and has a lovely berry scent and flavor. 

(JANE IREDALE)

 

Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil

Oil obtained from raspberry seeds. A skin conditioner with potent antioxidant and antibacterial properties. (JANE IREDALE)

Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract

A natural peptide from sugar cane extract which reduces excess sebum production without drying the skin and inhibits the growth of microorganisms. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Salicylic Acid

A Preservative. Salicylic acid (SA) is found in plants with roles in plant growth and development like photosynnthesis, tranpistion uptake and transporting.It is probably best known for its use as a key ingredient in topical anti-acne products. (FLORAME)

 

Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract

Outstanding anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It is one of the few ingredients that is found in nature and is also an OTC. A natural source of salicins and beta-hydroxyacids which are especially helpful for acneic skin.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Sambucus Nigra (Elder Flower) Extract

From the elder flower plant, it is high in vitamin C, and is soothing and conditioning to the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Sclerotium Gum  

A stabilizer and thickening agent.

Sclerotium Gum is a natural gum that produces an instant gel base when combined with warm water. It has natural skin smoothing and skin soothing properties, and is an excellent base for Aromatherapy treatments when a gel is preferred rather to a lotion, cream or oil.

Sclerotium Gum is also suitable to use in hair care products as a conditioning agent. (FLORAME)

 

SD Alcohol 39-C

An antibacterial and antiseptic which evaporates quickly. Made by the fermentation of starch, sugar and other carbohydrates. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Shea Butter 

Is an off- white or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, has present, stearic, palmitic and linolenic, fatty acids and plant sterols.

Known for its softening and nourishing virtues, reducing fine lines, scars and stretch marks it leaves skin soft and soothed.  (FLORAME)

 

Silica

An absorbent powder and thickening agent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Silicone Powder

Used for texture. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

Oil extracted from the beanlike seeds of the desert shrub Simmondsia chinensis. It has been used for many years by Mexican and American Indians for hair and skin care. Of any oil, it most closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum. It gives some protection against UV rays. 

(JANE IREDALE)

 

Sodium Ascorbate

A water-soluble, stable form of vitamin C, which along with a concentrated form of Grapefruit Fruit Extract and Bitter Orange Fruit Extract, helps in fading brown spots, brighten the skin and also serves as an antioxidant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Sodium Anisate

Preservative 

Antimicrobial preservatives derived from corn and fennel respectively. (FLORAME)

 

Sodium Benzoate

A Preservative.

One of the ingredients that make up the preservative used in AEOS.

Sodium Benzoate occurs in nature in certain fruits e.g. apples, plums and berries, and is a safe food grade preservative. It works together with gluconolactone (a natural by-product of fermentation and proven skin moisturizer), to form the Ecocert approved preservative system, Geogard.

Geogard is one of the few preservatives that are permitted by the organic certification bodies to be used in natural and organic cosmetics and we’ve made sure the lowest level possible has been used to safely protect and preserve the products. The most important thing about the

Geogard is that unlike other natural preservative systems like alcohol, is that it does not dry out the skin or cause nasty reactions in people with sensitive skin. In small proportions (like used in AEOS) Sodium Benzoate has an alkalizing and cleansing effect on the skin. Where the confusion lies is when Sodium Benzoate is added in high proportions where it can be an irritant. (AEOS)

 

Sodium Chloride: 

100% natural salt from England. (AEOS)

More commonly known as common table salt is used as a binding agent. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Sodium Hyaluronate 

A skin conditioner.

Hyaluronic acid is a major component of the skin where it is involved with tissue damage. It attracts moisture, thereby improving the appearance of dry or damaged skin and helping to smooth wrinkles. As we age the levels present in our skin diminish. It helps keep skin smooth and plump by its ability to hold 1000 times its own weight in water, therefore very hydrating and helps to smooth wrinkles. Ours is NOT animal derived. (AEOS)  (FLORAME)  (JANE IREDALE)

 

 

Sodium Hydroxide 

Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) is a water soluble white which occur in flakes, pellets, granules and powders. Sodium Hydroxide is created via electrolysis of sodium chloride. (FLORMAE)

 

Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids

A gentle, non-irritating skin cleanser. Certified organic. (JANE IREDALE)

 

 

Sodium Levulinate

Are antimicrobial preservatives derived from corn and fennel respectively. (FLORMAE)

 

Sodium PCA (Sodium Pyroglutamic Acid,)

A humectant. An essential amino acid and moisturizer. Reaches areas of the skin where the skin’s own sodium PCA cannot. It is a completely natural ingredient that is derived from plants, fruits and coconut oil. A fermentation process of sugars and starches is used. It is an important humectant, due to the fact that it is extremely water absorbent and can hold several times its weight in water. Helping to reduce loss of moisture, through evaporation. (FLORAME) (JANE IREDALE)

 

Sorbic Acid

A preservative. Derived from fruit which is used as an antimicrobial preservative. (FLORMAE)

 

Sorbitan Isostearate

A humectant which gives a velvety feel to the skin. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Sorbitan Laurate: 

A Vegetable derived cleanser. (AEOS)

 

Sorbitan Olivate: 

A blend of olive derived emulsifiers to help stabilize the cream. (AEOS)

 

Sorbitan Palmitate: 

A blend of olive derived emulsifiers to help stabilize the cream. (AEOS)

 

Spirulina Platensis (Algae) Extract

See Algae and Algae Extract (JANE IREDALE)

 

 

Spagyric tinctures - PLEASE REFER TO CRYSTALS - C (AEOS)

 

Squalane(Olive)

Occurs naturally in human skin sebum. A wonderful moiterizer. Non-greasy and exceptionally moisturising. Ours is olive derived (not shark liver). 

Fights aging (AEOS)  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Stearic Acid

Derived from butter acids, cascarilla bark and other oils. Used as a softener. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer

A silicone gel which leaves a silky soft touch and soft focus appearance. Helps with the long wearing and transfer resistant color application, leaving a light smooth feel. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Sucrose (Turbinado Sugar)

Organic brown sugar crystals, which give a gentle exfoliation. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Superoxide Dismutase

A copper-containing protein enzyme that decomposes free radicals. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Stearyl Alcohol

An emulsion stabilizer and conditioning agent. Derived from Stearic Acid, it is used as an emollient to help keep other ingredients stable within a formulation. A naturally fatty alcohol derived from stearic acid, coconut oil or vegetable fatty acids, and is used to soothe and soften as a conditioning agent and as an emulsifier. (FLORAME)

 

Synthetic Wax

A manufactured wax which strengthens lipstick-type formulas and helps keep them from becoming brittle. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Extract

Used for fragrance. (JANE IREDALE)

T

 

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate

An ester of vitamin C with antioxidant properties shown to reduce acne blemishes. It stimulates collagen production and helps repair UV damage. Gentle and non-irritating. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract

From the kernels of ripe seeds of the Theobroma Cacao plant. Used as a flavoring.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Titanium Dioxide

Derived from titanium, which is extracted from the minerals such as rutile and ilmenite. It gives the greatest covering and tinting power of any white pigment, and it is listed in the FDA monograph as one of the purest and most effective active ingredients for sun protection.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Tocopherol

Vitamin E. A topical antioxidant and natural preservative with many known skin benefits. We use natural vitamin E because there is very little incidence of allergic reaction to it.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Tribehenin

An ester of glycerin and behenic acid, a fatty acid found in seed fats. Used as an opacifier, emollient and lubricant.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

Tocopherol: ( Vitamin E) 

Vitamin E. Powerful antioxidant.

Good for prematurely aged skin, burns and wounds. 

Vitamin E has antioxidant action as well as free radical scavenger properties(AEOS)

 

Triglyceride

An ester. 

Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s considered an excellent emollient and skin-repairing ingredient. It’s included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to repair its surface and resist moisture loss. (FLORAME)

 

Tocopheryl Acetate

A natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant, 

Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E,  reducing the formation of free radicals from exposure to UV rays, promoting the healing process, strengthening the skin's barrier function, and reducing transepidermal water loss. Attributed with antioxidant, anti-aging, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and enhanced SPF properties, tocopherol acetate is valued both as a dietary supplement and skincare active. (FLORAME)

 

Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate

This vegetable based ingredient is commonly used as a chelating agent in personal care products. (FLORAME)

 

Titanium Dioxide

Helps soothe and calm the skin. (Jane Iredale)

 

U

Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10)

A naturally occurring metabolic enzyme found in every living cell of the body. Used daily, CoQ10 helps prevent and reverse the aging process. It stimulates the vital energy necessary for skin cells to heal, protect and rejuvenate themselves. Tests show that CoQ10 decreases DNA damage up to 70%. Significantly maintains the dermal matrix. Reduces wrinkle depth by 27%. Increases epidermal turnover and cellular renewal. Acts as a powerful antioxidant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Ultramarines

Made from powdering the mineral lapis lazuli. It is a vivid blue.  (JANE IREDALE)

V

Vitamin E (Tocophero)

A Powerful antioxidant.

Good for prematurely aged skin, burns and wounds. 

Vitamin E has antioxidant action as well as free radical scavenger properties (FLORAME)

 

Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract

An extract of the fruit of the blueberry. A skin conditioner and potent antioxidant. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract

A natural antioxidant which gives a fresh natural flavor and also keeps the natural oils in the lip plumper fresh. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract

Included in some products in a proprietary blend with sweet almond extract to produce a uniquely enhanced, all-natural preservative. In other products, it gives a delicious flavor. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Vegetable Oil

An expressed oil of vegetable origin that is a skin conditioner and aids in slowing the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Vitex Agnus Castus Extract

The extract of chasteberry, in combination with acetyl-tyrosine to stimulate and accelerate melanin synthesis. (JANE IREDALE)

 

Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract

An extract used for its healing, soothing, antioxidant properties. (JANE IREDALE)

 

 

Water/Eau/Aqua

Deionized water. (JANE IREDALE)

 

 

Wheat Germ Glycerides

High in vitamin E, a potent antioxidant, used as a texturizer and emollient.

 (JANE IREDALE)

 

Water/Eau/Aqua

Deionized water.  (JANE IREDALE)

 

 

Wheat Germ Glycerides

High in vitamin E, a potent antioxidant, used as a texturizer and emollient (JANE IREDALE)

X

 

Xanthan Gum Natural 

A glucose derived from Corn 

A thickener and stabiliser. (AEOS) (FLORAME)

 

Xylitylglucoside

A natural ingredient derived from the sugars found in wheat, Xylitylglucoside helps to moisturise and restructure the skin by increasing the skin’s dermal water reservoirs and skin barrier function. (FLORAME)

 

Xylitol

Xylitol is a naturally occurring alcohol found in most plant material, including many fruits and vegetables. It is extracted from birch wood to make medicine.

A humectant. It is thought to help the skin retain its natural moisture. (FLORAME)

 

Y

Yogurtene 

Yoghurt powder rich in lactose which nourishes, repairs and adds volume to hair. It leaves hair wonderfully shiny and healthy again. (FLORAME)

 

Z

Zea Mays (Corn) Starch

Corn kernel meal is used as a binding agent.  (FLORAME)

 

Zea Mays (Corn) Oil

Corn oil is used as a plant-based, fragrance-free emollient. It is a skin and eye irritant.  (FLORAME)

 

Zinc Oxide

Also known as Flowers of Zinc, is derived from the mineral sphalerite which occurs in limestone and dolomites. Zinc is believed to encourage healing of skin disorders. It is insoluble in water. In an ointment, it is used as an antiseptic and as a protection against skin diseases.

Helps soothe and calm the skin and is also a anti - microbial. (Jane Iredale)

 

Zinc Stearate

Zinc Soap (a mixture of zinc salts). Widely used in cosmetics because it contributes to adhesive properties.

(Jane Iredale)