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Ingredient
Emollient,  Plant Extract,  Skin-Soothing,  Moisturizer,  Anti, 

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice

Good

May also be listed as aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder, aloe extract, or aloe juice.

Emollient,  Plant Extract,  Skin-Soothing,  Texture Enhancer, 

Althaea Rosea

Good

Antioxidant,  Emollient,  Plant Extract, 

Argania Spinosa

Best

Antioxidant,  Pigment, 

Beta-Carotene

Good

Member of the carotenoid family. There are hundreds of carotenoids, including lycopene and lutein. Topically, beta-carotene is potentially a good antioxidant, although this benefit is dose dependent.

Texture Enhancer,  Moisturizer,  Solvent, 

Butylene Glycol

Good

Commonly-used ingredient that has multiple functions in cosmetics, including as a texture enhancer. It’s similar to propylene glycol, but has a lighter texture.

Antioxidant,  Emollient,  Plant Extract,  Fragrance,  Anti, 

Calendula Officinalis

Good

Antioxidant,  Emollient,  Plant Extract,  Sunscreen Active,  Moisturizer,  Fragrance,  Astringent, 

Camellia Sinensis

Best

Emollient,  Plant Extract,  Texture Enhancer,  Fragrance, 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Best

Derived from coconut oil and glycerin, itŠ—Ès considered an excellent emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient. ItŠ—Ès included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss. Caprylic/capric triglyceride can also function as a thickener, but its chief job is to moisturize and replenish skin. This ingredientŠ—Ès value for skin is made greater by the fact that itŠ—Ès considered gentle.Reference for this information:Food and Chemical Toxicology, January 2000, issue 1, pages 79-98

Emollient,  Plant Extract,  Preservative,  Moisturizer, 

Caprylyl Glycol

Good

Skin and hair conditioning agent that may be plant-derived or synthetic. Often used as part of a preservative blend in cosmetics.

Antioxidant,  Plant Extract,  Skin-Soothing,  Anti, 

Centella Asiatica

Best

Antioxidant-rich extract that may be listed on labels as asiatic acid, hydrocotyl, or gotu kola. It is a source of amino acids and has soothing properties. Concentrations of 5% show notable improvement in skinŠ—Ès moisture content.

Antioxidant,  Plant Extract,  Fragrance,  Anti, 

Chamomilla Recutita

Best

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

Citrus Aurantium

Poor

Bitter orange extract. It can have antioxidant properties when eaten (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, December 1999, pages 5239Š—–5244); however, used topically its methanol content makes it potentially sensitizing for skin

Plant Extract,  Skin-Soothing, 

Epilobium Angustifolium

Best

Extract derived from a plant commonly known as fireweed or willow herb. It is known to have soothing and antioxidant effects on skin.

Skin-Replenishing,  Skin-Restoring,  Moisturizer,  Solvent, 

Glycerin

Best

Also called glycerol or glycerine, glycerin is a humectant thatŠ—Ès present in all natural lipids (fats), whether animal or vegetable. It can be derived from natural substances by hydrolysis of fats and by fermentation of sugars; it also can be synthetically manufactured, which is usually the case with modern-day skincare products.Glycerin is a skin-replenishing and restoring ingredient, meaning it is a substance found naturally in skin, helping to establish normal balance and hydration. ItŠ—Ès one of the many substances in skin that helps maintain a healthy look and feel, defending against dryness and working to maintain skinŠ—Ès moisture level. Essentially, glycerin is a master at hydration, and works best when combined with other replenishing and emollient ingredients.Some people wonder whether using products with glycerin takes too much water from skin when there isnŠ—Èt enough humidity in the air. This can occur with pure glycerin (100% concentrationŠ—”an amount thatŠ—Ès never used in skincare products). Any humectant (including glycerin) used in pure form can increase water loss by attracting water from the lower layers of skin into the surface layers when the climate is too arid (low humidity). For this reason, glycerin and humectants are typically used in concentrations of 5% or less and always combined with other ingredients to soften skin. In fact, glycerin combined with other emollients and/or oils is a fundamental cornerstone of most moisturizers.References for this information:International Journal of Cosmetic Science, August 2016, ePublicationBritish Journal of Dermatology, July 2008, pages 23-34Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, June 2007, pages 75-82Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June 2003, pages 7,360-7,365

Emollient,  Plant Extract,  Skin-Soothing,  Fragrance,  Anti,  Whitening, 

Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Best

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

Lavandula Angustifolia

Poor

Emollient,  Plant Extract,  Skin-Soothing,  Astringent, 

Oenothera Biennis Oil

Best

Antioxidant,  Plant Extract,  Skin-Soothing, 

Portulaca Oleracea

Best

Extract of a weed-like succulent plant that may have skin-soothing properties and serve as an antioxidant.

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

Rosemary

Good

Extract that can have antioxidant benefit for skin, but its aromatic components can cause sensitivity. However, in most skincare products the amount of rosemary extract is unlikely to be a risk, and rosemary extract is much less of a problem for skin than rosemary oil because the extract usually doesnŠ—Èt contain much, if any, of rosemary oilŠ—Ès volatile fragrance components.

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

Rosmarinus Officinalis

Poor

Antioxidant,  Plant Extract,  Skin-Soothing,  Moisturizer,  Astringent,  Anti, 

Scutellaria Baicalensis

Good

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,  Viscosity Control,  Synthetic Ester, 

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate

Viscosity Control, 

Oxidized Polyethylene

Fragrance, 

Abies Sibirica

Emulsifier,  Surfactant, 

PEG-10 Isostearate

Cleansing balm.

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