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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
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How it is Used
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Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil)
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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.

Caprylyl Glycol
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Helps maintain product freshness

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
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This ingredient works with other ingredients to moisturize.  Naturally derived** from coconut.

Cyclopentasiloxane
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Help moisturize and soften skin

Dimethiconol
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This ingredient prevents foaming and acts as an emollient to give formulas a smooth, silky feel.

Hexyl Laurate
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Help moisturize and soften skin.

Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides
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Helps moisturize and soften skin.

Isopropyl Palmitate
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This ingredient works with other ingredients to moisturize skin.  Naturally derived** from palm oil or vegetable oil. 

Mineral Oil
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Helps lock in moisture to keep skin hydrated

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
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Helps moisturize skin.