1,2 hexanediol is a synthetic ingredient with multiple benefits in a cosmetic, from preservative to solvent.
A synthetic ingredient that functions as a skin-conditioning and occlusive agent.
This potent antioxidant is a highly stable form of vitamin C that improves skin tone, helps fade discolorations, and visibly firms skin.
Fatty alcohol (the non-irritating kind) that functions as an emollient and skin-soothing agent.
This plant extract with potential antioxidant properties comes from a tree known as “sweet acacia.”
Used in various capacities to enhance the smooth feel or adhesion of a skin care formula; also functions as a thickening agent, emulsifier, or stabilizer. May also deliver skin-soothing properties.
Pronounced "ah-sigh-ee", this small berry has a deep purple colour and is a rich source of antioxidants.
This fruit extract is a potent source of antioxidants and hydrating polysaccharides.
Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.
Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.
Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.
There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.
May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.
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