It is important to be able to correctly identify the specific ingredients found in body care products. For this reason, the Avalon Organics® brand uses the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) system to list its product ingredients. This is an internationally approved system of naming cosmetic ingredients based on their scientific names. For ease of searching this ingredient glossary, some ingredients are listed using both their INCI name and their common name. Learn about Avalon Organics® ingredients here.

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Azulene

Derived from chamomile; known for its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties, provides natural color.

Awapuhi extract

Zingiber zerumbet
Derived from Hawaiian wild ginger; known to promote healing; soothes, softens and adds shine to hair.

Avocado oil

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

Avena sativa (oat) kernel flour

Oat kernel flour
Derived from oats; thickener that soothes and calms irritation.

Astrocaryum murumuru butter

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

Ascorbic acid

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

Arnica montana flower extract

Derived from Arnica flowers; known to calm skin inflammations, promote circulation and soothe sore muscles and joints.

Arnica extract

Arnica montana
Derived from Arnica flowers; known to calm skin inflammations, promote circulation and soothe sore muscles and joints.

Arginine

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

Aqueous extract

Botanical constituents that are extracted or infused in water.

Aqua

Purified or filtered water.

Apricot kernel oil

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

Antioxidant

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

Anthemis nobilis extract

Chamomile extract
Derived from chamomile flowers; known for its antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties; soothes and calms.

Annatto

Bixa orellana
Derived from the seeds; provides natural coloring.

Angelica extract

Angelica archangelica
Derived from angelica root; soothing; known for its anti-inflammatory properties; provides natural fragrance.

Andiroba Oil

Helps sooth skin; known to contribute to the acceleration of healing damaged skin; a rich source of essential fatty acids including oleic, palmitic, stearic, and linoleic acids.

Ananas sativus fruit extract

Pineapple fruit extract
Derived from fruit; vitamin-rich, antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Anacyclus pyrethrum root extract

Derived from the Mount Atlas daisy root; astringent, tonic, known to stimulate circulation.

Ammonium glycyrrhizate

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

Althea officinalis (marshmallow) leaf/root extract

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

Althea officinalis root extract

Derived from marshmallow root; soothes, calms and softens.

Alpine lichen

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

Alpha lipoic acid

Derived from vegetables; antioxidant; smoothes and tones. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Alpha hydroxy acids

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

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.

Aloe barbadensis extract

Aloe vera leaf juice
Derived from the aloe leaf; rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, proteins, humectants; known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Aloe barbadensis leaf juice

Aloe vera leaf juice
Derived from the leaf; rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, proteins, humectants. Known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.

Almond oil

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

Almond meal

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

Allantoin

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

Agave americana extract

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

Achillea millefolium extract

Yarrow extract
Derived from the flowering plant; contains beta-carotene and flavonoids; known to have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.

Acai

Blackish-purple berries with a highly concentrated and diverse range of antioxidants; shown to be an excellent source of essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid, omega-6 and omega-9.