How to read skin care ingredients| Dr Dray

How to read skin care ingredients| Dr Dray

Emollients soften and smooth skin: coconut oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil, almond oil, other plant oils, squalene, olive oil/oleic acid, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol , stearic acid, stearyl alcohol

Occlusives seal in moisture and create a protective barrier: shea butter, cocoa butter, mineral oil, lanolin, petrolatum, paraffin, beeswax, triethylhexanoin
*NB: Occlusive does not mean “pore clogging”

Humectants attract water to the skin: glycerin, propylene glycol, sorbitol, sodium PCA, hyaluronic acid, allantoin, urea

Surfactants dissolve dirt and oils and are used in cleansers. They also make things feel slippery and glide on easily: sodium laureth sulfate, cocomidopropyl betaine, disodium cocamphodiacetate, ammonium laurel sulfate, polysorbate 85 or polysorbate 60, sodium lauryl sulfate, cocamide DEA

Binders and emulsifiers create a stable mixture of different ingredients: butylene glycol (also a humectant), polysorbates, glyceryl stearate (also an emollient and makes things pearly), cetearyl alcohol (emollient tood), cetyl alcohol (emollient too) , stearic acid (surfactant & emollient too), stearyl alcohol (emollient too), PEG or PEG-100 stearate (emollient & surfactant too), Triethanolamine (buffer too), palmitates (emollients too), Ceteareth 20

Texturizes thicken or add slippage to a product, so it can be smoothly applied: alkyl benzoate (also an emollient), carbomer, polymers (PEG or seaweed), dimethicone & cyclomethicone (both silicones that are also emollients), polysorbate 20 & 80 (surfactants too), pentaerythrityl tetraotanoate, caprylic and succinic triglycerides (emollients too), sodium chloride

Buffers neutralize acid and balance the pH of a product, making it less irritating: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, triethanolamine

Preservatives kill bacteria and prevent contamination: Tocopherol acetate (vitamin E derivative; emollients and antioxidant), propylene and butylene glycols (humectants), disodium and tetrasodium EDTA, diazolidiyl and imidazolydyl urea, parabens, methyliosthiazolinone, ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C derivative), benzoic acid, benzyl alcohol

Some FAQs:
What oils are good for skin?
What ingredients clog pores?
I am skin type X, what is a good face wash?
Should we avoid SLS?
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Fragrance free skin care (good for all skin types)
BEST FACE WASH
BEST FACE MOISTURIZER
BEST BODY WASH
BEST BODY CREAM
BEST SHAMPOO
BEST CONDITIONER
BEST HAIR SPRAY
BEST SUNSCREEN (FACE)
BEST SUNSCREEN (BODY)
BEST SUNSCREEN (LIPS)
BEST DEODORANT
BEST DANDRUFF SHAMPOO
BEST LIP BALM
BEST SHAVE CREAM

COMMON ALLERGENS IN SKIN CARE/COSMETICS
Fragrance, methylchloroisiothiazolinone/methyisothiazolinone (MCI), parabens, lanolin, cocamidopropyl betaine, acrylates, antibiotics (neomycin found in Neosporin), tosylamide, paraphenylene diamine (hair dyes), nickel (eyelash curler)

Some fragrance names
Balsam of peru (myroxylon pereirae)
Cinnamic aldehyde
Cinnamyl alcohol
Hydroxycitronellal
Isoeugenol
Eugenol
Oak moss absolute
Oil of Bergamot
alpha-amyl cinnamic aldehyde
geraniol
Linalool
Lavender
Perfumes
Toilet water
Colognes
Masking perfumes
Unscented perfumes
Aroma chemicals
Essential oils
Cassia oil
Cinnamon
Cloves
Citronella
Ethylene bassylate
Sweet Orange
Sweet Basil
Citrus
Lemon peel
Limonene

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