Ingredient Dictionary

CITRONELLOL

A fragrance. Can be irritating

BENZYL ALCOHOL

A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating

STEARIC ACID

Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating

SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL

Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.

CETYL ALCOHOL

A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together

PENTYLENE GLYCOL

Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture

SILICA

Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin

SQUALANE

An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.