Monday, October 27, 2008Cosmetics glossary



Emollients smoothe and soften the skin.

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Among emollients:
• All vegetable oils , hydrogenated or not
Silicone oils (Dimethicone…)
Mineral oils and waxes (Parrafin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Petrolatum …)
Aloe vera
• Fatty alcohols (Arachidyl Alcohol, Batyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, C12-13 Alcohols, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Coconut Alcohol, Isocetyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Palm Alcohol …)
• Fatty-acids and esters of fatty-acids (Batyl Stearate, Cetearyl Behenate, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Esters, Coconut Acid, Ethyl Linoleate, Ethyl Linolenate, Ethyl Olivate, Ethylhexyl cocoate, Ethylhexyl Myristate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Laurate/Oleate, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Isocetyl Salicylate, Isostearyl Alcohol, Linoleic Acic, Linolenic Acid, Oleic Acid, Palm Kernel Acid, Palmitic Acid, Wheat Germ Acid …)
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii Butter), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cocoa)
• Waxes
• Derivatives of glycerides (Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Cocoglycerides, Palm glycerides …)
• Cholesterol
• Vegetable extracts (oats: Avena Sativa, cucumber: Cucumis Sativus, barley: Hordeum Vulgare, lavandin: Lavandula Hybrida, apple : Pyrus Malus, maize (corn) : Zea Mays …)
• Lanolin and derivatives
• Derivatives of PEGs
• Squalene
• Saccharose and derivatives
Glycerin derivatives (Glycerol Trioctanoate: Tricaprylin, Tristearate of glycerol: Tristearin …)

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