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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Vitis vinifera seed oil

Grape seed oil
Derived from grape seeds; antioxidant and rich in phenols.

Vitis vinifera powder

Grape seed powder
Derived from the seeds; adds texture for gentle exfoliation.

Vitis vinifera polyphenols

Grape seed polyphenols
Derived from grape seed; antioxidant known to protect from skin-damaging free radicals.

Vitamin E

Tocopheryl acetate
Derived from tocopherol; stabilizer and emulsifier.

Vitamin E

D-alpha tocopherol
Derived from distillation of vegetable fats; used as an antioxidant.

Vitamin E

Tocopherol
Derived from wheat germ and/or vegetable oils; rejuvenates, softens, soothes and protects; known for its healing properties.

Vitamin D

Derived from lanolin (from trimmed sheep's wool); essential nutrient that promotes healing.

Vitamin C

L-Ascorbic acid
Derived from citrus fruit; known anti-oxidant and natural preservative.

Vitamin C

Ester C
Derived from citrus fruits; patented mineral salt of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) with C metabolites allowing for more efficient use of the vitamin C by the skin.

Vitamin C

Citric acid
Derived from citrus fruit; natural food grade preservative which maintains proper pH balance in products; alpha-hydroxy; astringent.

Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid
Derived from citrus fruit; a known anti-oxidant and natural preservative.

Vitamin C

Ascorbyl Glucoside
Derived from citrus fruits and combined with glucose (sugar); stabilized ascorbic acid that has the same cosmetic properties as L-ascorbic acid.

Vitamin B Factor

Niacin B3
Derived from nuts and grains (vitamin B factor); known to help encourage healing and stimulate circulation.

Vitamin B8

Inositol
Derived from wheat; known to protect hair and skin cells against damage from toxins.

Vitamin B Complex

Folic acid
Derived from green vegetables; aids cell formation; emollient.

Vitamin A

Retinyl palmitate
Derived from retinol; antioxidant known to help stimulate skin rejuvenation.

Vegetable squalane

Perhydrosqualene
Derived from olives; emollient and soothing properties.

Vegetable glycerin

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

Vegetable emulsifying wax

Derived from cetearyl alcohol (coconut oil derived) and polysorbate (fatty acid derived); used to facilitate the coupling of water-soluble with water insoluble ingredients in formulation.

Vegetable cellulose

Derived from vegetable cell walls; thickening and stabilizing in deodorants.

Vanilla planifolia fruit extract

Derived from the bean; provides natural flavoring and aroma.

Vanilla extract

Vanilla planifolia
Derived from vanilla bean; provides natural flavoring and fragrance.