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
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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 HAIR SPRAY
BEST SUNSCREEN (FACE)
BEST SUNSCREEN (BODY)
BEST SUNSCREEN (LIPS)
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)
Oak moss absolute
Oil of Bergamot
alpha-amyl cinnamic aldehyde
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