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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Lonicera caprifolium extract

Honeysuckle
Derived from the flower; smoothes and softens.

Locust bean gum

Ceratonia siliqua
Derived from the seed of the carob tree; humectant, moisturizer and smoothing ingredient.

Liposomes

Derived from a mixture of water and phospholipids; able to absorb water soluble nutrients and vitamins and store them; once applied to skin and hair, stored nutrients and vitamins are released.

Lipo-filling complex

saccharomyces/xylinum, black tea ferment and hydroxyethylcellulose
Visibly enhances luminosity, clarity and tone for smooth, fresh skin.

Linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed oil

Linseed oil
Derived from the flax seed; rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, emollient and moisturizing; known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Linum usitatissimum oil

Flaxseed oil
Derived from the flax seed; rich in Omega-3 fatty acids; emollient and moisturizing; known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Linden flower extract

Tilia cordata
Derived from linden flowers; calming, soothing, relaxing, protects skin and hair.

Limnanthes alba seed oil

Meadowfoam seed
Derived from the meadowfoam seed; emollient that is high in fatty acids and helps prevent moisture loss.

Lime extract

Citrus aurantifolia
Provides amino acids for healthy skin renewal, known for its detoxifing, soothing and circulation stimulating properties.

Licorice extract

Glycyrrhiza glabra
Derived from the root; used for its natural brightening and clarifying abilities; known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Lemongrass extract

Derived from lemongrass plant; refreshing and toning; known for its antiseptic and muscle-soothing properties.

Lemon peel

Citrus medica limonum
Derived from the rind of the lemon; exfoliates, clarifies and cleanses.

Lemon extract

Citrus limonum
Derived from the rind of the lemon; refreshing, clarifying and cleansing; known for its natural anti-bacterial properties.

Lemon bioflavanoids

Derived from lemon fruits; antioxidant; protects from free radical damage; aides vitamin C performance.

Lemon balm extract

Melissa officinalis
Derived from the herb; clarifies, refreshes, calms, and soothes skin and hair; known for its detoxifying and antiseptic properties.

Lecithin liposomes

Time-released anti-oxidant liposomes; contains vitamin E and A, gingko biloba, grapeseed and green tea; provides moisture to skin.

Lecithin

Derived from soybeans; anti-oxidant and emulsifier.

Lavender extract

Lavandula officinalis
Derived from the flower; cleanses, balances, soothes; known for its antiseptic and healing properties.

Lavandula officinalis flower extract

Lavender
Derived from the flower; cleanses, balances, soothes; known for its antiseptic and healing properties.

Lavandula angustifolia juice

Lavender
Derived from the flower; cleanses, balances, soothes; known for its antiseptic and healing properties.

Lavandula angustifolia flower extract

Lavender
Derived from the flower; cleanses, balances, soothes; known for its antiseptic and healing properties.

Laminaria digitata extract

Derived from kelp; highly moisturizing, smoothing and firming.

Lactic acid

Derived from fermented vegetables; exfoliates, refines and clears skin.

L-ascorbic acid

Vitamin C
Derived from citrus fruit; antioxidant, pH adjuster and natural preservative.