Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health News

Ingredient Glossary

When selecting ingredients, we use only amounts that are determined to be safe and well-tolerated. Our final products are formulated and tested to meet consumer needs. When we select our ingredients, we use some of the best that nature has to offer and create ingredients in the lab that are designed to be pure and reliable.
Below, you can browse some of the ingredients that we commonly use in our cosmetics and personal care products. These ingredients, always used at safe levels, may be used for different purposes and in different concentrations, depending on the product and formulation.
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** As per ISO 16128-1:2016 based on average cumulative volume including water.
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Ingredient
Ingredient
Category
Definition
1,2-Hexanediol
Category: 

Helps moisturize and soften skin

Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
Category: 

Helps give product thickness and makes it easier to apply

Agrumex
Category: 

Part of a fragrance blend

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Category: 

Helps moisturize and soothe skin

Amodimethicone
Category: 

Helps condition hair

Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil)
Category: 

An extract derived from the kernels of the Moroccan argan tree. It's rich in natural** oils and vitamin E, so it provides hydrating benefits to the skin. It's commonly found in moisturizers and serums.

Aubepine Para Cresol
Category: 

Part of a fragrance blend

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
Category: 

Helps moisturize and soften skin

Behentrimonium Chloride
Category: 

Helps condition hair and reduce frizz

Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO)
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This OTC ingredient helps reduce bacteria on the skin that lead to breakouts. It's also helpful in preventing and treating the formation of clogged pores or comedones — what we commonly call blackheads and whiteheads.

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