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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Myrrh

Commiphora myrrha
Derived from tree resin; known for its anti-inflammatory, healing and antiseptic properties.

Multi fruit enzymes

Papaya and pineapple fruit enzymes; provides gentle exfoliation by dissolving dry, dull skin.

Mulberry leaf

Morus alba
Derived from plant; clarifies and rejuvenates skin.

Moringa pterygosperma seed extract

Derived from moringa tree seeds; purifying properties; botanical micro-proteins known to provide effective hair protection against color fading and damage.

Mica

Derived from minerals; lubricating ingredient that provides natural coloring and adds shine.

Menthol

Derived from peppermint; anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps to promotes circulation; cools and refreshes.

Mentha piperita leaf oil

Peppermint
Derived from the herb; clears, cleanses, cools and purifies.

Mentha piperita leaf extract

Peppermint
Derived from the herb; refreshes, clarifies and cleanses.

Melissa officinalis extract

Lemon balm
Derived from the herb; clarifies, refreshes, calms and soothes; known for its antiseptic and detoxifying properties.

Melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil

Tea tree oil
Derived from the leaf; natural preservative known for its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Meadowsweet extract

Spiraea ulmaria
Derived from an herb; contains beta-hydroxy acids; smoothes and softens skin and hair.

Mangifera indica seed butter

Mango seed butter
Derived from mango kernels; moisturizes and known to promote cell rejuvenation.

Mangifera indica juice

Mango
Derived from mango fruit; antioxidant-rich ingredient with natural enzymes that soften and smooth.

Mangifera indica fruit extract

Mango extract
Derived from mango fruit; antioxidant-rich ingredient with natural enzymes that soften and smooth.

Mandarin extract

Citrus reticulata
Derived from the peel of mandarin oranges; refreshing and cleansing; softens and improves texture.

Malic acid

Derived from apples and cherries; exfoliates, refines and clears skin.

Maddar root extract

Rubia tinctorum
Derived from plant; provides natural red and purple colorants.

Macrocystis pyrifera extract

Derived from the marine plant; mineral-rich; nourishes, softens and helps skin retain moisture.

Macadamia ternifolia seed/nut oil

Derived from the nut; high in palmitoleic acid, vitamin-rich, emollient, soothing.

Macadamia nut oil

Macadamia integrifolia
Derived from the nut; high in palmitoleic acid, vitamin-rich, soothing, emollient.