Acid: - Acids are sometimes used in small quantities to adjust the pH of a product. There are a few different kinds: Citric, boric, phosphoric, sulphuric, hydrochloric and lactic.
Alcohol: - Most commonly used as a lubricant or emollient. These alcohols aren’t drying to the skin.
Almond: - Most products add almond kernels to act as a gentle scrub for your skin. It removes dead skin cells and helps clean dirt out of the pores.
Aloe: - This is very common in beauty products as its known for its healing and soothing properties. Aloe juice is also very beneficial for the skin.
Camphor: - This comes from the wood of the camphor tree and is known for its soothing properties.
Coconut Oil: - This oil is best known for its lubricating, soothing and cleansing properties. It is mainly used in shampoos or soaps.
Collagen: - This is best known for assisting in the elasticity of your skin. The collagen that is found in cosmetics actually comes from animals.
Formaldehyde: - This is basically just a gas used in products that acts as a preservative and disinfectant.
Glycerine: - This comes from animal fats and is used as an emollient.
Laureth: - This is the emollient that comes from coconut oil.
Oleic Acid: - This is a fatty acid that comes from olives.
Seaweed: - We all know what seaweed is but it is used to thicken some cosmetics and products.
Soy Oil: - This comes from the soybean and is used in moisturizers and conditioners.
Talc: - Talc is a soft mineral that is usually used to make talcum powder. It is also used in cosmetics such as powders to help with coverage.
Urea: - This is a compound that can be formed in the body but can also be made as a synthetic version..
Witch Hazel: - Witch Hazel comes from the witch hazel shrub but is also mixed with alcohol to give it cleansing properties.
Zinc Oxide: - This is a white coloured powder added to cosmetics for pigment.
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