Glossary

3-Iodo-2-Propynlbutylcarbamate
Preservative
3-Iodo-2-Propynyl Butyl Carbamate
Preservative
Absorbant
Sucks up excessive oils
Acetyl Alcohol
Softener and stabilizer
Acetylated Lanolin
Moisturizer
Acne control
Eliminates bacterial and fungal contamination, non-drying, alcohol-free, designed for continuous use and recommended for post-operative care
Aesthetics
Pleasing in appearance
Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract (Red Marine Algae)
Aids skin to produce more collagen
Aldehyde C16
Solvent
Algae Extract
Thickening agent
Algin
(Seaweed) thickening agent
Allantoin
Significant ability to heal wounds, promotes growth of healthy tissue
Allantoin 0.2%
Significant ability to heal wounds, promotes growth of healthy tissue
Almond Meal
Facial scrub
Aloe Powder
Anti-irritant
Aloe Vera
Rich emollient, soothes and heals
Aloe Vera Concentrate
Skin conditioning agent, humectant, moisturizer
Aloe Vera Extract
Rich emollient, soothes and heals
Aloe Vera Gel
Rich emollient, soothes and heals
Aloe Vera Oil
Heals wounds, treats sunburn, anti-inflammatory, moisturizer
Amidroxy Grapefruit Extract
Exfoliant without irritation
Amidroxy Sugar Cane Extract
Exfoliant without irritation
Ammonium Alpha Hydroxyethanoate
Alpha hydroxy acid
Ammonium Chloride
pH balancer
Ammonium Glycolate
Partially neutralized quality of the Glycolic Acid 70%
Ammonium Hydroxide
pH adjuster
Ammonium Lactate
Used to treat dry, itchy or scaly skin conditions
Ammonium Laurel Sulfate
Cleansing agent
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
Derived from natural coconut alcohols, cleansing agent
Ammonium Myreth Sulfate
Foaming/cleansing agent
Anhydrous Lanolin
Moisturizer
Anthemis Nobilis Extract
Extract of Chamomile plant; calming, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic actions
Anti-aging
Fights the ravages of aging
Antibacterial
Inhibits growth of bacteria
Anti-caking
Does not dry and flake off or collect in fine lines and creases
Anti-inflammatory
Reduces inflammations on the skin
Antioxidants
A substance that inhibits oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
Antipruritic
A substance that relieves or prevents itching
Anti-residue Formulation
Keeps scalp clean and debris-free
Antiseptic/Antibacterial
Kills germs on contact, first aid wound cleansing and maximum strength
Anti-Stress
Leaves you feeling calm and serene
Apple Fiber Powder
Binding agent, emulsion stabilizer
Arnica Extract
Promotes healing of wounds, bruises, general irritation
Arnica Montana Oil
Promotes healing of wounds, bruises, general irritation
Ascorbic Acid
Water-soluble Vitamin C
Ascorbic Acid (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade water-soluble Vitamin C
Ascorbyl Glucosamine
Relieves inflammation
Ascorbyl Methyl Silanol Pectinate
Antioxidant
Ascorbyl Palmitate (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade anti-inflammatory
Avacadin
Solidified avocado oil used as an emulsifier
Avocado Oil
Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, E, lecithin, potassium; for dryness & itching of Psoriasis & Eczema
Azulene
Deep blue essential oil from German Chamomile; soothes, calms, anti-inflammatory
Basal Cells
One of the innermost cells of the deeper epidermis of the skin
Bay Lauryl Extract
Essential oil used as a fragrance
Bay Oil Extract
Astringent, antiseptic
Bearberry Extract
Humectant/humidifying agent, solvent
Beeswax
Thickening agent, emulsifier, humectant, emollient, soothing and softening properties
Bentonite
Used to thicken lotions, emulsifier, and absorbent
Benzethonium Chloride (0.20%)
Surfactant used as a topical anti-infective agent
Benzoyl Peroxide 10%
Drying agent; acne treatment
Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%
Drying agent; acne treatment
Benzyl Alcohol
Solvent
Benzyl Cinnamate
Essential oil
BHA
Petroleum derivative
BHT
Petroleum derivative (antioxidant)
Bisabolol
Anti-irritant
BIS-Diglyceryl Caprylate
Caprate
Isostearate
Stearate
Hydroxy Stearate Adipate
Emollients
Bismuth Oxychloride
Pearlizer and texturizer
Blue #1
Colorant
Body Moisturizing
Provides rich emollients to help soften and re-hydrate the epidermis, and is a skin protectant
Borageamidopropyl Phosphatidyl PG-Dimonium Chloride
Emollient, moisturizer
Botanicals
Designed to cool, soothe and stimulate the skin, reduces redness, excellent treatment after facials especially with extractions
Broad-spectrum
Protects against UVA and UVB rays, exceeds FDA's maximum requirements, can be worn under makeup
Butylene Glycol
Gentle cleansing solvent and solubilizer
C12-15 Alkyl Octonoate
Emollient, thickening agent
C13-14 Isoparaffin
Emollient
C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester
Emollient, thickening agent
Calcium Disodium EDTA USP
Pharmaceutical grade chemical that neutralizes metals or mineral ions from a solution; chelating agent; preservative
Calcium Sulfate
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
Calendula Extract
(Marigold) has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and wound healing actions
Camphor
Promotes circulation; reduces inflammations
Camphor (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade, promotes circulation, reduces inflammations
Camphor Gum
Stimulates circulation
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Emollient, softens and soothes
Carbomer
Cellulose-based thickening and stabilizing compound
Carbomer 940
Thickener
Carbopol
Thickener
Carbopol 940
Thickener
Castor Oil
Skin conditioning agent
Cedarwood Oil
Emulsifier
Ceramides
Reduces transepidermal water loss; helps restore suppleness to the skin
Ceteareth-20
Surfactant (cleansing agent and solubilizing agent); emulsifier
Cetearyl Alcohol
Emollient, emulsifier, thickner
Cetyl Alcohol
Not an alcohol such as ethyl or rubbing alcohol, an emulsifying wax moisturizer
Cetyl Dimethicone
Increases light protection factor
Cetyl Esters Wax
Stiffening agent
Cetyl Esters Wax NF
Stiffening agent
Cetyl/Stearyl Alcohol
Keeps oil and water from separating, foam booster
Chamomile Extract
Calming with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic actions
Chamomile Roman Essential Oil
Fragrance
Chlorhexidine Digluconate
Antimicrobial; ability to kill bacteria on contact
Cholesterol
Builds protective cell membranes; hormone production
Chromium Oxide Greens
Color additive
Citric Acid
Gentle cleanser; neutralizes alkilinity, exfoliant
Citric Acid (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade gentle cleanser; neutralizes alkilinity, exfoliant
Citric, Malic, Tartaric, and Salicylic Acids
AHA/Beta Hydroxy Complex
Clarifiers
To make (as a liquid) clear or pure usually by freeing from suspended matter. Clarifiers strip the skin. Many contain acetone or similar ingredients.
Cocamide DEA
Detergent, lathering agent
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Mild, high foaming surfactant with cleansing properties
Cocoa Butter
From vegetable oil; softens and smooths the skin
Cocoamphocarobxyglycinate
Emulsifier and skin smoother derived from cocoa
Cocoampohodiacetate
Surfactant
Cocomidopropylamine Oxide
Surfactant
Co-Enzyme Q-10
Antioxidant that inhibits cell peroxidation, skin-conditioning agent
Colloidal Sulfur
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory
Comfrey Extract
Used in ointment form to heal bruises, reduce inflammation and swelling
Condition Cuticles/Nails
Improves moisture levels in the skin, gently exfoliates hardened, cracked and dry skin, conditions the nail bed and will not stain or damage clothing
Contains Vitamin A
Normalizes skin tissue, helps skin return to a more normal state, nurses and regenerates skin, also assists in building up keratinocytes, and stimulates mitoses activity and thus contributes to a thickening of the epidermis
Contains Vitamin C
Antioxidant that attacks free radicals, anti-inflammatory, helps to heal the skin, and is also a major building block in our natural collagen and fibril tissue
Contains Vitamin E
Excellent antioxidant, fights free radical damage, anti-inflammatory and improves pore appearance
Copolymer/Isohexadecane/Polysorbate 80
Thickening agent
Corn Starch
Bodying ingredient
Cosmetic Green
Colorant
Cyclomethicone
Skin conditioner, emollient lubricant, non-greasy; reduces friction, skin protective
D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade Vitamin E, antioxidant
D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate USP
Pharmaceutical grade synthetic Vitamin E; antioxidant
DEA-Cetyl Phosphate
Surfactant
Decyl Oleate
Emollient
Deep Cleansing
Deep pore cleansing; thoroughly removes sebum and waxy build-up caused by styling products, shampoos, conditioners and treatments
Deep Penetrating
Reaches deep into epidermis and/or muscles for more effective results
Deionized Water
Diluent (additive product which dilutes cosmetics; stabilizer or emulsifier)
Demulcent
Soothing
Denatured Alcohol SDA-40-2
Antibacterial agent
Dermatitis
Inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters, rash or sore, cracked skin.
Diazolidinyl Urea
Mild preservative, stabilizer
Dilaurylthiodipropionate
Antioxidant
Dimethicone
Non-oily, lubricant surface conditioner
Dimethiconol
Non-greasy lubricant; promotes shine
Dimethyl Dialky Ammonium Chloride
Emulsifier for hair creams and lotions
Dioctyl Adipate
Skin-conditioning agent
Disodium EDTA
Stabilizer
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate
Wetting agent used when mildness is important
Disodium Olemido Sulfocinnate
Gentle surfactant and foaming agent
Dl -Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (USP)
Synthetic Vitamin E, antioxidant
dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate
DMDM Hydantoin
Antimicrobial
Eczema
An inflammatory disease of the skin. Inflammation of the skin that may cause itching, crusting, scaling or blisters. A non-contagious skin condition.
EDTA
Preservative
Effectively Lightens
Relieves discoloration of freckles, age spots or uneven pigmentation due to pregnancy or use of oral contraceptives, nourishes the skin with antioxidants, and excellent for pre- and post-op surgery as in laser treatments for hyperpigmentation
Efficacy
The power to produce an effect
Egg Albumen
Dried egg whites
Emu Oil
Heals wounds, helps anti-aging, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic
Emulsifying Wax NF
Emulsifier, stabilizer
Essential Oil
Preservative, antiseptic
Ethoxydiglycol
Cosmetic solvent, emulsifier and plasticizer
Ethyl Methylphenylglycidate
Organic compound with a strawberry scent
Eucalyptus Oil
Local antiseptic
Exfoliate
To come off in thin layers or scales; to remove the surface of [skin]
Exfoliates
Removes the surface of [skin]
Extract of Lanolin Alcohol
Emulsifier and thickener
Face Polish
Creates epidermal resurfacing to remove dead and listless cells, improves the softness and texture of the skin
FD&C Blue #1
Colorant
FD&C Orange #4
Colorant
FD&C Red #6
Colorant
FD&C Yellow #5
Colorant
For Sensitive Scalps
Excellent for sensitive scalps especially preceding or following plastic/cosmetic surgery and hair transplants
Fragrance
Parfum
Fragrance-free
Contains no parfums, especially important for sensitive skin
Fructose
Preservative
Ginger Extract
Antimicrobial, stimulant, and anti-irritant
Ginger Root Extract
Antimicrobial, stimulant, and anti-irritant
Ginseng Extract
A tonic herb; conditions and rejuvenates
Glycerin
Skin-friendly humectant
Glycerine
Humectant
Glycerine (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade humectant
Glycerol Monolaurate
Antimicrobial
Glyceryl Distearate
Emollient, skin conditioning agent
Glyceryl Monostearate
Moisturizer
Glyceryl Monostearate SE
Moisturizer
Glyceryl Oleate
(From olive oil) emulsifier
Glyceryl Stearate
Re-fatting agent and emulsifier
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Re-fatting agent and emulsifier
Glycine
Amino acid, moisturizer
Glycol Distearate
Emulsifier
Glycol Stearate
Emulsion stabilizer
Glycolic
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (sugar cane)
Glycolic Acid
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (sugar cane)
Glycolic Acid 30%, pH 2.5
30% concentration of Alpha Hydroxy Acid
Glycolic Acid 35%, pH 0.9
35% concentration of Alpha Hydroxy Acid
Glycolic Acid 50%, pH 0.9
50% concentration of Alpha Hydroxy Acid
Glycolic Acid 70%, pH 0.9
70% concentration of Alpha Hydroxy Acid
Glycolic/Lactic/Citric/Tartaric Acids
Derived from Passion Flower, Lemon, Grape & Pineapple; gentle cleanser, exfoliant
Glycolic/Lactic/Malic/Tartaric/Citric Acids
Derived from Passion Flower, Apple, Lemon, Grape & Pineapple; gentle cleasner, exfoliant
Glycolipids
Hydrating, restructuring, film forming, smoothing and refatting ingredients to give a rich skin feel to cosmetics
Glycosaminoglycans
Water-binding agent
Glycosphingolipids
Helps skin retain moisture; helps counteract wrinkles
Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract
(Licorice) soothes inflammation
Grape Seed Oil
Mild astringent, tightens and tones skin
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Preservative
Grease-less
Does not leave a residue on the skin
Green Tea Extract
Antioxidant and antibacterial
Healing Enhancer
Highly effective ingredients to heal wounds, bruises, damaged skin and stretch marks
Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Moisturizer
Hexylene Glycol
Humectant
Ho Leaf Essential Oil
Pleasing, comforting, warming.
Honey
Thickening agent, bodifies facial masks, antioxidant, moisturizer
Hops
Obtained from fresh lemons; astringent effect
Horsetail
Astringent and wound healing properties
Humectant
A substance that promotes retention of moisture
Hyaluronic Acid (Glycosaminoglycan)
Water-binding agent; regulates water content in connective tissue; provides nutrients and removes waste from cells
Hybrid Sunflower Oil
Moisturizer
Hydrating
Replaces moisture in the skin, gently nourishes and leaves skin rejuvenated and feeling silky smooth
Hydrocortisone 0.5% USP
Topical corticosteroid; anti-inflammatory
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Emollient
Hydrolyzed Collagen
Peptide rich in amino acids
Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans
Moisturizer
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Conditioner
Hydroquinone
Fading agent
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Thickener and stabilizing agent
Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
Preservative
Hypoallergenic
Unlikely to cause an allergic reaction; can be used on sensitive skin
Imidazolidinyl Urea
Preservative
Inert
Lacking the power to move; sluggish
Infection Control
Kills 99% of harmful germs, including E.coli, Pseudomonas and Staph, on contact. Kill rate continues to work and improves to 100% within 30 seconds and lasts for hours.
Inflammation
Redness and swelling attended with heat and/or pain
Inositol
Member of Vitamin B complex
Invigorating
Gives hair a clean, fresh feeling
Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
Preservative
Iron Oxide
Color additive; inorganic pigment
Isobutylparaben
Preservative
Isodecyl Neopentanoate
Emollient, skin conditioning agent
Isopropanol
Astringent
Isopropyl Alcohol
Non-toxic, antibacterial agent, emulsifier
Isopropyl Lanolate
Moisturizer
Isopropyl Myristate
Used as an emollient to promote absorption through the skin
Isopropyl Palmitate
Oily component for cleansing creams; softener in creams and hair products
Isopropylparaben
Preservative
Isostearic Acid
Emollient, surfactant and lubricant
Japanese Green Tea Extract
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant
Japanese Green Tea Extract (in Glycerine)
Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, humectant
Jojoba Beads
Exfoliant
Jojoba Esters
Emollient, lubricant, UV ray protection
Jojoba Oil
Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, emollient and moisturizer
Kaolin
Absorbent
Kaolin (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade absorbent
Keratosis
A localized overgrowth of the upper layer of skin. Any horny growth on the skin, such as a wart. Common forms of keratosis include aging (senile keratosis) and sun exposure (actinic keratosis). Actinic Keratosis results from extended exposure to the sun
Kojic Acid Dipalmitate
Antibacterial properties
Kola Nut Extract
Helps heal blemishes fast without drying
Lactic
Of or relating to milk; cleanses and exfoliates
Lactic Acid
Cleanses and exfoliates
Lanolin
Moisturizer
Lanolin Alcohol
Emulsifier and thickener
Lanolin Oil
Moisturizer
Lauramide DEA
Emulsifier
Lauramidopropyl Betaine
Outstanding foamer over entire pH range; wetter for shampoos
Laureth 4
Surfactant
Laureth 7
Surfactant
Lauric Diethanolamide
Thickener and foam booster
Lauryl Sulfates
Surfactant, active substance (as a detergent)
Lavender Oil
Antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-toxic and anti-inflammatory
Lecithin
Mosturizer, exfoliator
Lemon
Acid fruit containing Citric Acid and Vitamin C
Lemon Extract
Acid fruit containing Citric Acid and Vitamin C
Lemon Juice
Astringent
Lemon Oil
Mild bleach
Light and Elegant
Extremely sheer to be used with or without makeup
Lightly Moisturizing
Refers to a light layer of skin conditioners or other moisturizers meant to be non-greasy and very comfortable
Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate
Surfactant
Lipid Enhancers
A very select group of functional fats found in the skin which are the heart and soul of the complex dynamics found in the Stratum Corneum, controls skin moisture and is a moisture protectant
Lipids
Any of various substances that are soluble in non-polar organic solvents, that with proteins and carbohydrates constitute the principal structural components of living cells, and that include fats, waxes, phosphatides, cerebrosides, and related and derive
Lipid-soluble
Non-irritating to allow to be used simultaneously with other anti-aging products, penetrates the skin faster than Ascorbic Acid, available in concentrations higher than 19% to get more antioxidants into the skin, greater penetration, performance and f
Liquid Carbonic Detergens 10%
(Coal Tar) emollient for treatment of Psoriasis and Eczema
Liquid Petrolatum
Petroleum jelly, skin protectant, decreases loss of water from the skin surface
Locust Bean Gum/Hydrolyzed Casein
Thickener and stabilizer
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Talc)
Gelling agent
Magnesium Carbonate
Calcium
Malaleuca Alternifolia Oil
Tee Tree Oil used as an antiseptic and disinfectant
Medicated
For treatment and control of Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis or Psoriasis
Menthol (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade topical anesthetic
Menthol Crystal
Essential oil, long-lasting refreshing effect
Menthyl Anthranilate
Sunblock component
Menthyl Glucose Sesquistearate
Gentle emollient and emulsifying agent
Menthyl Lactate
Additive, cooling agent, fragrance
Meradimate
Sunblock component
Meradimate 5.0% (Menthyl Anthranilate )
Sunblock component
Methacrylate
Adhesive, fixative, water-binding agent
Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate
Emulsifier
Methyl Salicylate
(Wintergreen) local anesthetic agent and disinfectant
Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone
Preservative
Methylparaben
Preservative, antimicrobial, antifungal
Mica
Mineral used to give products sparkle and shine
Mineral Oil
Humectant
Mineral Oil
Hydrogenated Butylene
Ethylene
Styrene Copolymer
Hydrogenated Ethylene
Propylene
Softeners for dry, rough skin
Mineral Wax
Polish
Multi-fruit Acids
Provides exfoliation without irritation, gentle refreshing and natural ingredients
Myristal Myristate
Moisturizer
N. F.
National Formulary, published in 1888, set standards of purity
N-Butylparaben
Preservative
Niacinamide
Water-soluble vitamin
Non-alkaline
Will not damage hair shafts
Non-comedogenic
Will not clog pores in the skin.
Non-drying
Will not cause harmful drying of the skin
Non-greasy
Does not leave a residue on the skin
Nourishing
Adds vitamins and nutrients back into the skin
Oatmeal
Soothing agent
Octinoxate 7.5% (Octyl Methoxycinnamate)
Sunscreen
Octisalate (Octyl Salicylate)
Antiseptic and sunburn preventative
Octisalate 5.0% (Octyl Salicylate)
Antiseptic and sunburn preventative
Octyl Cocoate
Emollient
Octyl Hydroxy Stearate
Astringent
Octyl Hydroxydistearate
Lubricant, preservative
Octyl Palmitate
Emollient commonly used as a replacement for mineral oil
Oil of Peppermint
Analgesic, antiseptic, anti-infectious, and antimicrobial
Oil-free
Contains no oils to clog pores
Oleamide MIPA
Thickener, foamer
Oleth-10
Emulsifier
Orange Oil
Natural solvent
Oxybenzone
Sunscreen agent which protects from UVB rays and some UVA rays
Oxybenzone 2.0%
Sunscreen agent which protects from UVB rays and some UVA rays
Oxybenzone 3.0%
Sunscreen agent which protects from UVB rays and some UVA rays
Oxybenzone 5.0%
Sunscreen agent which protects from UVB rays and some UVA rays
PABA-free
Contains no chemical sunscreen
Padimate O
Vitamin B complex, absorbs UVB rays
Padimate O 5.0%
Vitamin B complex, absorbs UVB rays
Palmarosa Essential Oil
Fragrance
Panthenol
Vitamin B5
Papaya Extract
Contains antioxidants
Parabens
Preservative
Parabens-free
Contains no preservatives
Parabens-free & Fragrance-free
Contains no preservatives or fragrances
Patented
The only patented Lipid Enhancer available today
PEG-100 Stearate
Emulsifier
PEG-150 Distearate
Emulsifier
PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate
Gentle emollient and emulsifying agent
PEG-40 Stearate
Emulsifier
PEG-4400 Monostearate
Emollient and thickening agent
PEG-4L
Emulsifier; emollient
PEG-8 Distearate
Emulsifier
Peppermint Leaf Powder (Mentha Piperita)
Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial
Peppermint Oil
Analgesic, antiseptic and antimicrobial
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Vegetable oil; Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, E; relieves dryness & itching
Petrolatum
Petroleum jelly, skin protectant, emollient and lubricant
Phenoxyethanol
Preservative, antimicrobial
Phenyl Trimethicone
Water-binding agent
Phospholipids
Fatty substances that hold water in place
Physiology
Functions and activities of life or of living matter (as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved
Phytelene of Camomile
Anti-inflammatory
Phytelene of Hamamelis
(Witch Hazel) astringent
Pine Bark Extract
Antioxidant
Pine Cone Extract
Antioxidant
Polaxamer
Wetting agent
Polyacrylamide
Thickening action
Polyacrylamide (and) C 13-14 Isoparaffin (and) Laureth-7
Special blend for binding water and to maintain a bright, white cream
Polyethylene
Emulsifier
Polyethylene Glycol
Emollient
Polyglyceryl
Emulsifier, leaves a smooth feel on skin
Polyquaternium-10
Anti-static, film-forming properties
Polyquaternium-22
Anti-static, film-forming properties
Polysorbate 20
Very mild emulsifier
Polysorbate 80
Emulsifier
Potassium Hydroxide
Modulates pH of a product
PPG-15 Stearyl Ether
Emulsifier
Propylene Glycol
Humectant, humidifying agent
Propylene Glycol (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade humectant, humidifying agent
Propylparaben
Preservative, anti-fungal and antimicrobial
Protein Hydrolysate
Amino acid
Psoriasis
Chronic, inheritable skin disease that causes red, scaly or sometimes pustular patches usually on the scalp, trunk, knees and elbows.
Purified Emu Oil
Heals wounds, helps anti-aging, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic
Purified Water
Defined in the USP as water that has been treated to remove impurities. Often, purified water is bombarded with ultraviolet light to kill organisms.
Purpura
Bleeding into the skin, subcutaneous tissues, or mucous membranes. Purpura are flat purplish discolorations where blood has collected under the tissue.
PVA
Polyvinyl alcohol, helps extract impurities, gently cleanses, non-allergenic
PVP/Eicosene Copolymer
Binder, hair fixative, suspending agent
PVP/VA Copolymer
Hair care additive to hold hair in place, film-forming agent
Quaternium 18
Surfactant
Quaternium 53
Surfactant
Red #40
Colorant
Red Marine Algae
Aids skin to produce more collagen
Reduces Calluses
Improves moisture levels in the skin, gently exfoliates hardened skin, softens skin as it improves texture, daily usage will create dramatic improvement within three weeks, and will not stain or damage hosiery
Refined Avocado Oil
Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, lecithin/potassium, for dryingess/itching of Psoriasis & Eczema
Rejuvenating
Improves tone and texture of skin, helps control oiliness for acne-prone skin, excellent on tougher skin especially hands, feet, elbows and knees
Retinol
Vitamin A
Retinyl Palmitate
Derivative of Vitamin A; antioxidant
Retinyl Palmitate (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade derivative of Vitamin A
Retinyl Palmitate Polypeptide
Analog of Vitamin A; initiator of cell growth and protein production; normalizes skin; antioxidant
Rosacea
A skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance.
Rosemary Extract
Toner, purifier, antimicrobial
Rosewater
Gently soothing to delicate tissue
Salicylic Acid
Antiseptic agent, anti-fungal, sloughing ingredient, exfoliant
Salicylic Acid (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade, to treat skin conditions
Salicylic Acid 2%
Antiseptic agent, anti-fungal, sloughing ingredient, exfoliant
Salicylic Acid 2% (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade antiseptic agent, anti-fungal, sloughing ingredient, exfoliant
Salicylic Acid 3%
Antiseptic agent, anti-fungal, sloughing ingredient, exfoliant
Salicylic Acid 5%
Antiseptic agent, anti-fungal, sloughing ingredient, exfoliant
Saponified Vegetable Oils
Converted (as fat) into soap
SD Alcohol 40
Clarifier
SD Alcohol 40-A
Clarifier
Seaweed
(Algae) antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
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Ingredients are listed in each product
Shea Butter
Vegetable oil, smoothing and protecting effect
Silica
Absorbent, anti-caking
Simethicone
Anti-foaming agent
Skin Protectant
Provides an effective barrier protectant system
Skin Therapy
Can be used as treatment for acne pustules, also cleanses pores as well as gently exfoliating without over-drying, and improves tone and texture of skin
Skin-friendly
Safe for all skin types
Soap-less
Cleanser for sensitive, dry and normal skin types, contains no harsh ingredients, use for pre- and post-op care for laser treatments
Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate
Stabilizer, thickening agent
Sodium Benzoate
A crystalline or granular salt used as a preservative
Sodium Bisulfate
Preservative
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
Surfactant
Sodium Chloride
Table salt
Sodium Citrate
Organic acid, softener, detergent builder
Sodium Hyaluronate
Maintains moisture balance, humectant
Sodium Hydroxide
Alkalizing agent
Sodium Lactate
Assists in cleansing and exfoliating dead skin cells
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Cleanser
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Crystalline sodium salt used as a detergent, wetting and emulsifying agent
Sodium Metabisulfite
Antioxidant
Sodium Myreth Sulfate
Foaming agent
Sodium PCA
Powerful humectant, protects against dryness by binding moisture to the skin
Sodium Pyrophosphate
Used to add color
Sodium Sulfite
Antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-fungal
Solution Coal Tar (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade to treat Dandruff, Seborrhiec Detmatitis & Psoriasis
Sorbic Acid
Preservative, fungal inhibitor
Sorbitan Stearate
Vegetable source, water-in-oil emulsifier
Sorbitol
Humectant, gives a smooth feel to the skin
Soybean Oil
Semi-drying oil obtained from soybeans, source of phospholipids, fatty acids and sterols
Specially Denatured Alcohol (SDA-40-2)
Drying agent
Sphingolipids
Amino acid
Squalane
(From olives) emollient, antioxidant
Squamous Cells
A cell derived from squamous epithelium, covered with or consisting of scales
Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine
Emulsifier and conditioning agent
Steareth 4
Emulsifier, emollient
Stearic Acid
Humectant, humidifying agent, solvent and delivery ingredient
Stearyl Alcohol
Emollient and thickening agent
Stress Relief Fragrance
Parfum
Sulfur
Mild antiseptic
Sulfur (10%)
Antiseptic
Sunflower Oil
Moisturizer
Sunflower Seed Oil
Emollient, moisturizer
Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD)
Active moisturizing enzyme; protection against damage from free radicals; antioxidant
Superb Manageability
Controls flyaway hair and split ends
Synergistic
Interaction of discrete agencies (as drugs), or conditions such that the total effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects
Synthetic Spermaceti
Moisturizing agent found in beeswax, waxy substance consisting of various esters of fatty acids
Talc (Magnesium Aluminum Silicate)
Absorbent, anti-caking
Talc (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade absorbent
TBHQ
Antioxidant
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, fungicide and stimulant
Tea Tree Oil
Anti-infectious, antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, fungicide and stimulant
TEA-Lauryl Sulfate
Detergent, foamer, surfactant
Telangiectasis
Dilation of the capillary vessels.
Tetrasodium EDTA
Antioxidant, stabilizer, preservative and disinfectant activator
Thea Sinensis Extract
Tea (green and black), antiviral
Tinted Hair Safe
Will not strip color from tinted hair
Tissue Respiratory Factors
Helps deliver oxygen into epidermis; improves wound healing; derived from yeast
Titanium Dioxide
Non-chemical sunscreen ingredient, blocks the sun's UVA and UVB rays; colorant and opacifying agent
Titanium Dioxide (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade sunscreen ingredient, blocks the sun's UVA and UVB rays
Titanium Dioxide 12%
Inert earth mineral used as a thickening, whitening, lubricating and sunscreen ingredient
Tocopherol Acetate
Natural Vitamin E, anti-inflammatory, emollient, moisturizer and antioxidant
Tocopherol Acetate (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade Vitamin E, emollient, moisturizer, antioxidant
Tocopherol Acetate in Wheat Germ Oil
Natural Vitamin E, anti-inflammatory, emollient, moisturizer, antioxidant and preservative
Trideceth Sulfate
Emulsifier
Triethanolamine
pH balancer, antioxidant
Trisodium EDTA
Chelating agent, removes trace elements and impurities from skin
Ubiquinone
Coenzyme Q-10 used to minimize hypoxic injuries associated with surgery
Ultra Gentle
Excellent for sensitive skin but may be used for all skin types, non-irritating
Ultra Light
Very sheer, excellent for makeup base, can be used day or night
Ultra Marine Blue Dye
Colorant
Urea
Humectant
USP/U.S.P.
United States Pharmacopoeia, pharmaceutical grade, e.g., ingredient is pharmaceutical grade
Varicosities
A varicose condition in which a vein is swollen or tortuous (bent in different directions; twisted).
Vegetable Oil
A carrier and skin conditioning agent
Vitamin E
Antioxidant
Vitamin E Acetate
Antioxidant
Vitamin E Acetate (in wheat germ oil)
Antioxidant, skin conditioning agent
Vitamin E Oil
(D-I Alpha Tocopheroal Acetate) antioxidant
Water
Solvent
Waterproof
Without the use of any skin sealing films or oils
Water-resistant
Resists removal by light toweling even after heavy perspiration or swimming
Wheat Germ Oil
Skin conditioning agent.
Witch Hazel
Herbal remedy, astringent
Xanthan Gum
Humectant, humidifying agent, thickener
Yellow #4
Colorant
Zinc Oxide
A mild astringent and topical protectant with some antiseptic action
Zinc Oxide (USP)
Pharmaceutical grade mild astringent/topical protectant, some antiseptic action
Zinc Oxide 1%
Thickener, lubricant, sunscreen protection
Zinc Pyrithione
Antibacterial and anti-fungal

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