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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.
* No endorsement, approval, association, or sponsorship of Our Safety & Care Commitment by any of the organizations listed is stated or implied.
** As per ISO 16128-1:2016 based on average cumulative volume including water.
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Ingredient
Ingredient
Category
How it is Used
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Benzyl Acetate
Category: 

Used to provide jasmine notes to a floral scent.

Bicyclo Nonalactone
Category: 

Used to provide tonka bean notes to a sweet scent.

Biotin
Category: 

A B vitamin that is also found in meat, eggs, seeds, nuts and some vegetables that helps turn food into energy. It can also be applied topically to the skin as a moisturizing oil.

Blue 1
Category: 

Adds color

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter
Category: 

Helps moisturize and soothe skin

C12-14 Pareth-12 (also known as C12-14 Alketh-12)
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A surfactant cleanser that works to remove dirt and oil from the skin.

C13-14 Isoparaffin (also known as C13-14 Isoalkane)
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This ingredient conditions the skin and acts as a solvent to keep formulas fluid.

Caprylyl Glycol
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Helps maintain product freshness

Carbomer
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Helps give product thickness and makes it easier to apply.

Cetearyl Alcohol
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Enhances the performance of an emulsifier. Helps keep the ingredients in lotion from separating and gives it a consistent texture. Naturally derived** from coconut or palm oil.

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