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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Witch hazel extract

Hamamelis virginiana
Derived from plant leaves; astringent; known for its anti-inflammatory, soothing and healing properties.

Willow bark extract

Salix alba
Derived from the bark; natural source of salicylic acid; cleanses and exfoliates; known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Wild yam root extract

Dioscorea villosa
Derived from the root; known for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.

Wild thyme extract

Thymus serpillum
Derived from flowering tops; cleansing ingredient known for its antiseptic properties.

White tea leaf extract

Camellia sinensis
Derived from the sun dried leaf; with twice the antioxidants as green tea, helps protect from free-radical damage; known to repair and strengthen.

Wheat protein

Triticum vulgare
Derived from wheat germ; emollient, strengthens and protects.

Wheat germ

Triticum vulgare
Derived from wheat kernel; rich source of vitamin E; softens and smoothes.

Walnut powder

Juglans regia
Derived from the hulls; adds texture for gentle exfoliation.

Walnut extract

Juglans nigra
Derived from the husk of the nut; beneficial in skin treatments; provides natural coloring and often used in sunless tanners.