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Ingredient Rating

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Texture Enhancer,  Viscosity Control, 

A synthetic ingredient used to enhance the texture of skincare and haircare products. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review has deemed it safe as it is currently used in cosmetics.

Good

Butylene Glycol

Texture Enhancer,  Moisturizer,  Solvent, 

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.

Good

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate

Emollient,  Emulsifier,  Texture Enhancer, 

Synthetic ingredient used as an emollient and texture enhancing agent in cosmetics. This common ingredient is soluble in oil and oil-like ingredients, and can impart a lightly conditioning, silky finish to products. Its excellent solubility is one of the main reasons its used in so many sunscreens, as it helps keep the active ingredients dispersed throughout the formula.

Good

Caprylyl Glycol

Emollient,  Plant Extract,  Preservative,  Moisturizer, 

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

Good

Chlorphenesin

Preservative, 

Type of alcohol used as a preservative in cosmetics.

Good

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cleansing Agent,  Viscosity Control,  Surfactant,  Antistatic, 

Gentle surfactant used in skincare products, almost always as a secondary cleansing agent and lather booster. When used alone as the sole cleansing agent, it is too mild to clean adult skin and hair.

Good

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Cleansing Agent,  Surfactant, 

Mild detergent cleansing agent derived from coconut; most often used in facial cleansers.

Good

Ethylhexylglycerin

Preservative,  Moisturizer,  Miscellaneous, 

A synthetic skin-softening agent also used as a preservative, a carrier, or suspending agent for other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol.

Good

Glycine Soja Oil

Antioxidant,  Emollient,  Emulsifier,  Plant Extract,  Moisturizer,  Fragrance,  Solvent, 

Oil derived from wild soybeans; it has emollient properties.

Best

Hexylene Glycol

Emulsifier,  Slip Agent,  Surfactant,  Solvent, 

Good

Hydrogenated Polydecene

Emollient, 

Synthetic polymer that functions as an emollient and skin-softening agent.

Good

Methylsilanol PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate

Emollient,  Silicone,  Texture Enhancer, 

A glyceryl ester used as an emollient and texture enhancer in cosmetics.

Good

Oat Beta-Glucan

Antioxidant,  Skin-Soothing,  Viscosity Control,  Anti, 

Best

Paraffinum Liquidum

Emollient,  Antistatic,  Solvent, 

The Latin name for emollient ingredient mineral oil, also known as liquid paraffin. This term is acceptable to use on cosmetic ingredient lists, but should ideally be followed by Š—“(mineral oil)Š—

Good

Phenoxyethanol

Preservative, 

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.

Good

Polysorbate 80

Cleansing Agent,  Emulsifier,  Surfactant, 

Good

Sodium Hydroxide

Cleansing Agent,  Sensitizing,  Ph Adjusters, 

Also known as lye, sodium hydroxide is a highly alkaline ingredient used in small amounts in cosmetics to establish and hold the pH of a product.

Average

Water

Solvent,  Miscellaneous, 

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.

Good

Matricaria Recutita

Fragrance,  Anti, 

This skin-softening cream cleanser gently removes makeup without stripping skin of essential moisture. Hydrating ingredients replenish skin to keep a dewy beautiful glow.
Preserves skin’s moisture content
Cushions and softens skin
Creamy smooth formula glides over skin
Use as the first step in your AM/PM skincare routine
SKIN TYPES: Extra Sensitive Skin, Dry/Very Dry Skin
CONCERNS: Redness

Allergic ingredients not found