Ingredient Dictionary

NIACINAMIDE

Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production

ALLANTOIN

Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated

POLYSORBATE 20

Helps oil and water mix together

CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation

CITRAL

A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant

ALCOHOL

Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties

LECITHIN

Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin

SODIUM CHLORIDE

Used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water, and create thicker, gel-like product textures

COCOS NUCIFERA OIL

An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic

ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together