Glossary


It's important to us and we know that it's important to you to understand what ingredients are in the products that you apply to your body. For this reason, we use the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) system for listing our ingredients. This is an internationally approved system of cosmetic ingredient names based on their scientific names. This helps customers identify ingredients regardless of the language that they speak. Following is a glossary of many of our ingredients. But please be aware that there may be ingredients on this list that we no longer use in our products.
 

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Açaí


Has a highly concentrated and diverse range of antioxidants. Studies show that Açaí (ah-sigh-EE) has 10x more antioxidants than red grapes. Antioxidants decrease cell destruction, which in turn combats the aging process and helps keep the body free from disease. Açaí is proving to be an excellent source of essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid, omega-6 and omega-9.

Achillea millefolium (yarrow) extract


Derived from the flowering plant; contains beta-carotene and flavonoids; anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and healing.

Acrylates copolymer


Ingredient used in styling products to add body, provide hold and protect hair from humidity.

Acrylates/C1-2 succinates/hydroxyacrylates copolymer


Used in styling products to add body, provide hold and protect hair from humidity.

Agave americana extract


Derived from the leaves of the Century plant; tonic and antiseptic properties.

Alkyl benzoate


Derived from vegetable fats and corn sugars; water dispersant that helps release vegetable oils from fabric and linens.

Allantoin


Derived from comfrey root; promotes healing, protects, softens and conditions, anti-inflammatory.

Almond meal


Prunus amygdalus dulcis
Derived from almonds; gently exfoliates for deep pore cleansing.

Almond oil


Prunus amygdalus dulcis
Derived from almonds; smoothes, softens, and protects skin and hair.

Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice


Derived from the leaf; rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, proteins, humectants, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Aloe barbadensis (leaf) extract


Derived from the aloe leaf; rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, proteins, humectants, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Alpha beta hydroxy acid complex


Derived from citric acid (citrus fruit), lactic acid (fermented vegetables), malic acid (apples and cherries); exfoliates, refines and clears skin.

Alpha hydroxy acids


Derived from fruit; aids in the regeneration of surface cells, making skin radiant and fresh.

Alpha lipoic acid


Derived from vegetables; antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, smoothes and tones.

Alpine lichen


Usnea barbata
Derived from tree moss; beneficial for its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-yeast properties.

Althea (althea officinalis) extract


Derived from marshmallow root; soothes, calms and softens.

Althea officinalis (marshmallow) leaf/root extract


Derived from marshmallow leaf and root; calms and softens; natural humectant that attracts and holds moisture.

Aminomethyl propanol


Mild ingredient in styling products; emulsifying, provides pH balance, and neutralizes alkaline in acid-function hair fixatives.

Ammonium glycyrrhizate (licorice root) extract


Derived from white licorice root; helps form and stabilize gels; also soothing, calming, and helps to control oil.

Amodimethicone


Dimethicone (derived from silica) with amino acid (lysine); provides a soft, silky feel.

Anacyclus pyrethrum root extract


Derived from the Mount Atlas daisy root; astringent, tonic, stimulates circulation.

Ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract


Derived from fruit; vitamin-rich, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Andiroba Oil


Helps soothe and heal skin. Myristic acid contributes to the acceleration of healing of damaged skin. Like many other rainforest ingredients Andiroba oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids including oleic, palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acids. FSC Certified.

Angelica extract


Angelica archangelica
Derived from angelica root; soothing, anti-inflammatory and provides natural fragrance.

Annatto


Bixa orellana
Derived from the seeds; provides natural coloring.

Anthemis nobilis (chamomile) extract


Derived from Roman chamomile flowers; antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, soothes and calms.

Antioxidant


Any of a series of substances (such as vitamins C & E) capable of bonding with and thus neutralizing hazardous free-radicals within the body.

Apricot kernel oil


Prunus armeniaca
Derived from apricot seeds; smoothes, softens, and protects skin and hair.

Aqua


Purified or filtered water.

Aqueous extract


Concentrated botanical constituents that are extracted or infused in water.

Arginine


amino acid
Derived from nuts and soybeans; a skin and hair conditioner.

Arnica extract


Arnica montana
Derived from Arnica flowers; calms skin inflammations, promotes circulation, soothes sore muscles and joints.

Arnica montana flower extract


Derived from arnica flowers; calms skin inflammations, promotes circulation, soothes sore muscles and joints.

Ascorbic acid


Vitamin C
Derived from citrus fruit; anti-oxidant and natural preservative.

Astrocaryum murumuru butter


Derived from Brazilian murumuru fruit; vitamin A rich emollient; helps protect moisture balance for soft skin and lustrous hair.

Avena sativa (oat) kernel flour


Derived from oats; thickener that soothes and calms irritation.

Avobenzone


Parsol 1789
Skin friendly sunscreen that protects skin against UVA and UVB sun rays.

Avocado oil


Persea gratissima
Derived from avocado kernels; nourishes, smoothes, and softens.

Awapuhi extract


Zingiber zerumbet
Derived from Hawaiian wild ginger; promotes healing as well as soothes, softens, and adds shine to hair.

Azulene


Derived from chamomile; anti-inflammatory, detoxifies, provides natural color.

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