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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Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride

Derived from guar gum; promotes smoothness and ease of combing in hair.

Ground oatmeal

Avena sativa
Derived from oats; adds texture, exfoliates, smoothes, and softens.

Green tea

Camellia sinensis
Derived from the plant leaf; antioxidant that is known for its ability to protect against free-radical damage, and for its anti-inflammatory, reparative and strengthening properties.

Grapefruit

Citrus paradisi
Derived from the rind of the grapefruit; astringent, clarifying and uplifting.

Grapefruit seed extract

Citrus grandis
Derived from grapefruit seeds; known for its anti-bacterial and cleansing properties.

Grape skin extract

Vitis vinifera
Derived from the skin of the grape; nutrient rich emollient and natural preservative.

Grape seed oil

Vitis vinifera
Derived from grape seeds; anti-oxidant and rich in phenols.

Gotu kola

Centella asiastica
Derived from an herb native to India; known for its rejuvenating abilities.

Golden seal

Hydrastis canadensis
Derived from the plant root; known for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and cleansing properties.

Goji Berry

Lycium Barbarum
Vibrant red berry that grows on an evergreen bush in the Himalayas; very high antioxidant content.

Glycyrrhiza glabra extract

Licorice extract
Derived from the root; known for its natural anti-inflammatory properties; brightening and clarifying.

Glycolic acid

Derived from natural sugars; a form of alpha-hydroxy acid, helps to exfoliate dull skin cells.

Glycol stearate

Derived from vegetable oils; humectant and emollient.

Glycine soja protein

Soybean protein
Derived from soy bean amino acids; strengtens and conditions.

Glycine soja lipids

Soy lipids
Derived from the bean; antioxidant rich in vitamin E and lecithin and essential fatty acids; moisturizing.

Glyceryl stearate SE

Derived from glycerin and stearic acid; contains sodium and potassium; emulsifier that softens and smooths.

Glyceryl stearate

Derived from vegetable fatty acids; soothes and softens; emulsifier.

Glyceryl monolaurate

Derived from glycerin; emollient, skin-conditioning, emulsifier.

Glyceryl dibehenate

Derived from glycerin; emollient and lubricant.

Glyceryl cocoate

Derived from coconut oil; gentle cleanser and emulsifier.

Glyceryl behenate

Derived from glycerides of coconut fatty acids; used as an emollient and lubricant.

Glycerin

Derived from vegetable oil; humectant, emulsifier and skin softener.

Glycereth 7 cocoate

Derived from coconut; gentle cleansing agent and thickener.

Gluconolactone

Derived from sugar; natural preservative.

Ginseng extract

Panax ginseng
Derived from the ginseng plant; invigorates, tones and rejuvenates.

Ginkgo biloba extract

Derived from the leaf; antioxidant that is known for its ability to protect from free-radical damage, increase circulation and for its anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties.

Ginger extract

Zinigiber officinale
Derived from the root; known for its toning and anti-inflammatory properties.

Geranium maculatum oil

Geranium
Derived from the plant; balancing, rejuvenating; known to help promote circulation.