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Ingredient
Emollient,  Thickeners/Emulsifier,  Viscosity Control,  Surfactant, 

Cetyl Alcohol

Good

Fatty alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and carrying agent for other ingredients. Can be derived naturally, as in coconut fatty alcohol, or made synthetically. It is not an irritant and is not related to SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, or ethyl alcohol. Cetyl alcohol is considered safe for use in cosmetics.

Uncategorized,  Ph Adjusters, 

Citric Acid

Good

Extract derived from citrus fruits and used primarily in small amounts to adjust the pH of products to prevent them from being too alkaline.

Fragrance: Synthetic And Fragrant Plant Extract,  Fragrance, 

Citronellol

Poor

A volatile fragrance chemical extracted from geranium, rose, and other plants, citronellol has a characteristic grassy, citrus-like scent. Applied to skin, it can cause aggravation when exposed to air. This exposure causes the unstable citronellol molecule to oxidize, which is believed to trigger aggravation on skin.

Fragrance: Synthetic And Fragrant Plant Extract,  Sensitizing,  Fragrance, 

Fragrance

Poor

One or a blend of volatile and/or fragrant plant oils (or synthetically derived oils) that impart aroma and odor to products. These are often skin sensitizers because they are composed of hundreds of individual chemical components. Fragrance is a leading source of sensitivity to cosmetics.

Fragrance: Synthetic And Fragrant Plant Extract,  Sensitizing,  Fragrance, 

Geraniol

Average

A volatile fragrance ingredient extracted from geranium, geraniol is capable of causing sensitivity when applied to skin. However, the risk of such reaction has to do with depth of penetration into skin, and geraniol doesnŠ—Èt penetrate skin easily. As such, although itŠ—Ès not a great ingredient to see on a label if you have sensitive skin, it isnŠ—Èt among the most troublesome fragrance ingredients when used in low concentrations. Despite the lesser concern, research has shown that, like many fragrant oil components, geraniol can oxidize in the presence of air, causing damage when appied to skin's surface.

Cleansing Agent,  Emollient,  Emulsifier,  Thickeners/Emulsifier, 

Glyceryl Stearate

Good

A mixture of portions of glycerin and stearic acid used as an emollient, surfactant, and emulsifier. May be animal-derived or synthetic.

Emollient,  Fragrance: Synthetic And Fragrant Plant Extract,  Plant Extract,  Sensitizing,  Fragrance,  Anti, 

Lavandula Angustifolia

Poor

Fragrance: Synthetic And Fragrant Plant Extract,  Sensitizing,  Fragrance,  Solvent, 

Limonene

Poor

Chemical constituent of many natural fragrant ingredients, notably citrus oils such as lemon (d-limonene) and pine trees or species of the mint family (l-limonene).ξ

Fragrance: Synthetic And Fragrant Plant Extract,  Sensitizing,  Fragrance, 

Linalool

Poor

Fragrant component of lavender and coriander that can be a potent skin sensitizer.

Fragrance: Synthetic And Fragrant Plant Extract,  Plant Extract,  Sensitizing,  Fragrance, 

Mentha Piperita

Poor

Vitamin,  Moisturizer,  Antistatic, 

Panthenol

Best

Alcohol form of the B vitamin pantothenic acid. Panthenol is used in skincare products as a humectant because of its ability to attract and hold moisture.ξSometimes called pro-vitamin B5, panthenol mixes readily with many different types of ingredients, making it a versatile ingredient to be used in formulas because it improves the look and feel of skin.References for this information:The Journal of Dermatological Treatment, August 2016, pages 1-7; and December 2002, pages 173-178Journal of Cosmetic Science, July-August 2011, issue 4, pages 361-370American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, Volume 3, 2002, pages 427-433

Cleansing Agent,  Emollient,  Surfactant, 

PEG-100 Stearate

Good

Preservative, 

Phenoxyethanol

Good

Common cosmetics preservative that's considered one of the least sensitizing for use in formulations. It does not release formaldehyde. Phenoxyethanol is approved worldwide (including in Japan and in the EU) for use in all types of water-based cosmetics, up to a 1% concentration.

Antioxidant,  Fragrance: Synthetic And Fragrant Plant Extract,  Plant Extract,  Fragrance,  Astringent, 

Rosmarinus Officinalis

Poor

Surfactant,  Antistatic,  Miscellaneous, 

Stearalkonium Chloride

Good

Antistatic ingredient used in hair-care products to control flyaways and aid in helping a brush or comb get through hair. This ingredient is usually synthetic but can also be animal-derived.

Solvent,  Miscellaneous, 

Water

Good

Most widely used cosmetic ingredient; water is almost always listed first on an ingredient label because it is usually the ingredient with the highest concentration in the formula. Despite claims of skinŠ—Ès need for hydration and claims regarding special types of water, it turns out that water may not be an important ingredient for skin. Only a 10% concentration of water in the outer layer of skin is necessary for softness and pliability in this part of the epidermis. Studies that have compared the water content of dry skin with that of normal or oily skin do not find a statistically significant difference in moisture levels between them.

Emollient,  Hydration,  Miscellaneous, 

Wheat Amino Acids

Good

A blend of amino acids from wheat protein after it has been broken down via hydrolysis. Most often used in hair-care products as a conditioning agent, but also found in skincare products where it likely has hydrating ability. There is limited research showing that wheat amino acids can penetrate the hair shaft; however, most likely the smaller molecular size of the amino acids can penetrate hair better than whole protein sources.

Antistatic, 

Polyquaternium-4

Preservative,  Surfactant,  Antistatic, 

Cetrimonium Chloride

Fragrance,  Solvent, 

Benzyl Benzoate

Emulsifier,  Viscosity Control,  Solvent, 

Glyceryl Stearate & PEG-100 Stearate

Emulsifier,  Viscosity Control,  Surfactant, 

Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol

Moisturizer,  Antistatic, 

D-Panthenol

Conditions and fortifies all hair types with morikue™ protein.

Calms the senses with an aroma with 25 pure flower and plant essences including certified organic lavender, petitgrain and ylang ylang.

Allergic ingredients not found