Ingredient Dictionary

LIMONENE

A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat

LINALOOL

A fragrance. Can be irritating

SODIUM HYALURONATE

One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin

DIMETHICONE

A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish

SODIUM HYDROXIDE

Used to adjust the product's pH

SODIUM BENZOATE

A preservative

CETEARYL ALCOHOL

A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture