Ingredients Glossary

Ingredients Glossary

At NIVEA, we care for the health and safety of your skin since over 100 years. Every ingredient we use in our product formulations needs to meet or exceed the regulatory requirements and fulfil our internal skin safety criteria. We create skincare formulations that are composed to protect and enhance your skin’s natural biological function. In harmony with our brand values – trust, care, inclusivity - we ensure a 100% honest and transparent glossary.  All descriptions have been put together by our scientific experts as a general ingredient description, not related exclusively to our NIVEA products or claims. 
 

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1,2-Hexanediol

1,2-Hexanediol usually acts as a moisturizer, humectant, solubilizer and skin conditioning agent. It solubilizes lipophilic active ingredients. This ingredient finds its application in formulating skin- and hair care products, perfumes, toiletries, make-up and others.

Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer

Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used for thickening and stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions especially in the presence of UV-filter, minerals or salts. Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer can also be used to reduce the emulsifier or formulate emulsifier-free light emulsions.  

Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer

Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymers characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used is a water-resistant film-forming agent in cosmetic products. By creating a thin flexible film it prevents water from washing the product away.

Acrylates Copolymer

Acrylates Copolymer characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used for thickening water based formulas like shower gels especially if beads or other solid particles need to be suspended and stabilized. Acrylates Copolymer provides a clear gel-like appearance in cleansing products even in the presence of high amounts of surfactants. However special qualities of Acrylates Copolymers act also as film former. These properties are essential for styling products like hair spray to ensure hold properties without unwanted residues.

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used for thickening water based-formulas like shower gels or for stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions especially in the presence of UV-filter, minerals or salts. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer builds up clear gels in water with different flow behaviour. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer can also be used to reduce the emulsifier or formulate emulsifier-free light emulsions. 

Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer

Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer helps hair to hold its style by inhibiting the hair's ability to absorb moisture and prevents hair from electrostatic charging. It forms a thin coating on the skin, hair or nails.  A Copolymer is a polymer prepared by combining relatively small chemical compounds called monomers into a very large molecule that has different properties.

Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer

Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer helps hair hold its style by inhibiting the hair's ability to absorb moisture and prevents hair from electrostatic charging. It forms a thin coating on the skin, hair or nails.  A Copolymer is a polymer prepared by combining relatively small chemical compounds called monomers into a very large molecule that has different properties.

Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer

Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer is a synthetic polymer for aqueous formulas. Due to its hydrophobic (fat loving) modification, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer is a highly efficient thickening and stabilizing polymer that builds up a gel structure in water even in the presence of high amounts of surfactants.

Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer

Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer characterizes synthetic polymers which are usually used for thickening water-based formulas or for stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions. Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer provides a non-tacky light skin feel. This polymer is also used to suspend pigments in make up or sun products.

Benzethonium Chloride

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU).
Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety.
Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms.
Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use.
Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product. 
The most used preservatives in our products are phenoxyethanol and parabens.

Benzophenone-3

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Benzophenone-4

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl Alcohol is not a perfume itself, however it is used in some products as a relevant solvent for the different perfume components. It is part of the most perfume ingredients available on the fragrance market. So, certain products can be free of perfumes though they contain Benzyl Alcohol.

BHT

BHT is an antioxidant used in foods and cosmetics. Many ingredients like natural oils or fats would become rancid if they reacted with the oxygen in the environment. BHT can protect these ingredients against oxidation and makes them last longer.

Bisabolol

Bisabolol is a component in the essential oil of natural chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla). Depending on site conditions and variety, the proportion of bisabolol in chamomile oil can be up to 50%. 
Bisabolol plays a relatively large role in both, medical and cosmetic applications. For many products, however, synthetically produced bisabolol is preferred due to its high purity. Bisabolol is known for its anti-inflammatory and skin calming properties. 

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2

Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 is an semisolid emollient that mainly serves as an animal-free Lanolin substitute. It can improve water resistance of cosmetic formulations and has a good adhesion to the skin. The ingredient is known for it's very good skin compatibility as well as leaving a pleasant feeling on the skin. Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 is suitable for skin, sun and lip products. Its main part is based on a renewable, plant-based source. A small portion of the molecule is synthetic.

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Bis-(Isostearoyl/Oleoyl Isopropyl) Dimonium Methosulfate

Bis-(Isostearoyl/Oleoyl Isopropyl) Dimonium Methosulfate is a conditioning agent with good performance in terms of making the hair easier to comb. It can also improve smoothness and shine.

Butyl Acrylate/Ethyltrimonium Chloride Methacrylate/Styrene Copolymer

Butyl Acrylate/Ethyltrimonium Chloride Methacrylate/Styrene Copolymer is a conditioning agent with good performance in terms of making the hair easier to comb, improves smoothness and shine.

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Butylene Glycol

Butylene Glycol, a diol, is a kind of alcohol that contains two hydroxyl groups. As one of the most-widely used skincare ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, it keeps your skin hydrated. Butylene Glycol is used as solvent and viscosity decreasing agent, making the product feel less greasy and easier to apply. Butylene glycol can be sourced of natural origin, derived from vegetable or synthetical from petroleum.

Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate

Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate is the ester of butylene glycol and caprylic/capric acid. It's main part is based on a renewable, plant-based (coconut oil) source. A small portion of the molecule is sourced via petrochemical feedstock.  It leaves a light, dry, non-oily skin feeling and is often used for sun care products because it is a good solvent for UV-filters.

Butyrospermum Parki Butter / Sheabutter

Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea butter) is the creamy extract from the shea nut of the shea tree, which grows in Africa. It has been used in Africa for many years to improve the strength and shine of skin and hair. Shea butter is a super ingredient for the skin. It contains high natural levels of vitamin A and E that can have many healing properties. Like regular butter, shea butter melts at body temperature leaving the skin with a smooth and soft feeling. It contains a complex of different lipids, essential fatty acids and nutrients necessary for collagen production and can support the barrier function of the skin.

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate is a skin-friendly, synthetic emollient. It is an oily component with a weak greasy character. It has good spreading properties on the skin, confers a dry skin feel and is a valuable solvent for many cosmetic ingredients.

C12-15 Pareth-3

C12-15 Pareth-3 works as an surfactant and emulsifier, enabling oil and water to mix and stabilize this kind of formulation.

C15-19 Alkane

C15-C19 Alkane is a petrochemical based emollient. It is a mixture of linear alkanes with 15 to 19 carbon atoms in the alkyl chain. It gives a fresh and gliding touch, with a soft after feel.

C20-40 Alkyl Stearate

C20-40 Alkyl Stearate is a high melting and very hard synthetic ester wax. It can replace the monoester fraction of beeswax in cosmetic products. It is often used for sticks or as a stabilizer in emulsions that boosts consistency.

Calcium Carbonate

Hydrogen Peroxide is added to cosmetics and personal care products as an antimicrobial agent and as an oxidizing agent. The function of antimicrobial agents is to kill or inhibit the growth or reproduction of microorganisms. In cosmetics and personal care products, oxidizing agents are used to form dyestuffs during oxidative hair dyeing, and to oxygenate stains on the teeth to further whiten the teeth.

Calcium Chloride

Calcium Chloride is an inorganic salt used in various cosmetics and personal care products; it is used to stabilize emulsions.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract / Black Tea Extract

Black tea is made from wilted and rolled tea leaves, which are subsequently fermented. The oxidation process is then terminated. The extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Because black tea extract contains caffeine, it has an invigorating effect on the skin and imparts a fresh skin feeling.

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract / Green Tea Extract

Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract is a green tea extract derived from leaves of Camellia sinensis. Green tea extract is naturally rich in antioxidants, which are known for cell-protecting function as well. Green tea extract is also used for it's antioxidant effect that can protect the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals.

Candelilla Cera

Candelilla Cera is a purified vegetable wax obtained from the leaves of the candelilla plant, also called Euphorbia cerifera or Euphorbiaceae.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Caprylic/Capric triglyceride is a naturally derived mixed triester from coconut oil and glycerin. This oil has the advantage being stable against oxidation. Caprylic/capric triglyceride is an excellent skin conditioning agent, improving the aesthetics of the product, as well as working to soften and to smooth the skin. It provides a pleasant skin feeling and that's why it is often used in e.g. creams, lotions, lip care products and sunscreens.

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside is formed by the reaction of a type of alcohol with glucose. The result is a mild surfactant which is broadly used in baby care, face and body cleansing. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Caprylyl Glycol

Caprylyl Glycol is a multi-functional additive, which acts as a viscosity regulating and wetting agent. It is known to give the skin a nice and soft feeling. The ingredient also offers antimicrobial properties and finds application in formulating emulsions and rinse-off products.

Carbomer

Carbomer characterizes synthetic polymers that are based on acrylic acid. They are usually used for thickening water-based formulas for stabilizing emulsions like creams or lotions. The polymer provides textures with different flow behavior.

Cellulose Gum

Cellulose Gum is a water soluble polymer based on modified natural derived cellulose. Cellulose Gum acts as a thickener in various aqueous products when it is neutralized. It can form transparent gels or increase consistency of emulsions. Cellulose Gum is widely used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical or food products.

Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract

Centaurea cyanus flower extract is also known as cornflower extract. The deep blue cornflower used to grow prolifically across Britain’s wildflower meadows. Its specific name, cyanus, literally means ‘dark blue’ in Greek. The herbal ingredient is widely used in skin care cosmetic products.

Cera Microcristallina

Ingredients based on mineral oils are fats of fossil origin. The highly-purified ingredients come in different forms (oils, gels…) and are colorless, odorless and tasteless. The most known mineral oil used in cosmetic products is paraffinum liquidum. 

There are two types: mineral synthetic oils, which are perfectly pure from their production, and mineral oils from petrochemicals. The latter are refined mineral oils that are obtained after the purification of fossil materials such as coal, crude oil or natural gas. The mineral oils in our cosmetic products are of pharmaceutical grade and thus very pure. 
Main property of this ingredient group is to protect the skin from dehydration. In addition, these ingredients improve the quality of textures and are efficient for cleansing and for removing make-up.

To identify these ingredients in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. You can easily identify mineral-oil based ingredients by names such as "paraffinum liquidum", "cera microcristallina", "ozokerite", "paraffin" and "synthetic wax".

 


Ceramide NP

Ceramides are special fats that occur naturally in our skin and build our skin barrier. These fats are called sphingolipids. They are the main component of the uppermost layer of our skin: the horny layer (stratum corneum).  Ceramides are known for their anti-ageing properties and are widely used in skin care products. 

Ceteareth-6

Ceteareth-6 helps to form a stable emulsion. Ceteareth-6 is made on the base of a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohol, which could be both naturally derived.

Ceteareth-20

Ceteareth-20 is a synthetic compound that is synthesized through a process known as ethoxylation. This is a chemical reaction in which ethylene oxide is added to a substrate consisting of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol. Ceteareth-20 functions as a surfactant and an emulsifier in many different cosmetics and personal care products, including facial moisturizers, anti-aging treatments, conditioners, cleansers, sunscreens, exfoliants, and acne treatments.
As an emulsifier ceteareth-20 reduces the surface tension by positioning itself at the oil/water or air/water interface, which has a stabilizing effect on the emulsion.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Cetearyl alcohol is a mixture of cetyl alcohol (hexadecanol) and stearyl alcohol (octadecanol). These two components are often obtained from vegetable fats or oils. For this reason, the two alcohols are called fatty alcohols. However, cetyl alcohol (hexadecanol) and stearyl alcohol (octadecanol) can also be obtained by the hydrolysis of waxes. Cetylstearyl alcohol is used in many cosmetic compounds as it increases the stability of emulsions and the texture of compounds. Cetearyl alcohol forms a solid white mass which serves as a water-binding, consistency-giving component.

Cetearyl Isononanoate

Cetearyl Isononanoate is the ester of Pelargonic Acid and Cetearyl Alcohol. Its main part is based on a renewable, plant-based (palm- and/or palmkernel oil) source. A smaller portion of the molecule is sourced via petro-chemical feedstock. Cetearyl Isononanoate is a medium viscous with strong hydrophobic (water repellent) properties that soften and smoothen rough skin.

Cetrimonium Chloride

Cetrimonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt. As it provides hair a good combability and prevents or inhibits the buildup of static electricity, it is used in the formulation of hair conditioners, hair dyes and colors.

Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl Alcohol is often obtained from vegetable fats or oils. For this reason, Cetyl Alcohol is called fatty alcohol. However, Cetyl Alcohol can also be obtained by the hydrolysis of waxes. Cetyl Alcohol is used in many cosmetic formulas as it increases the stability of emulsions and the texture of formulas like creams or lotions. Cetyl Alcohol forms a solid white mass which serves as a water-binding and consistency-giving component.

Cetyl Palmitate

Cetyl Palmitate is the ester of cetyl alcohol and palmitic acid.
It is a white, crystalline, wax-like substance and gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It is mainly used as a thickener or emollient in cosmetics.

Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract / Chamomile

The healing properties of chamomile blossoms have been known for ages. Chamomile blossoms were even used as a medicinal plant far back in ancient Egypt. Chamomile blossom extract is produced using a gentle extraction process, which is optimal for allowing the natural ingredients to be retained. Chamomile blossom extract is especially suitable for use on the skin, based on its anti-inflammatory properties. The Chamomile blossoms contain alpha bisabolol, which is especially effective in wound healing.

Charcoal Powder

Charcoal powder is the dried, carbonaceous material obtained from the heating of organic substance. It is a micro-porous material with excellent absorption property for its large specific surface area. It is used for cleaning skin, and is widely used in products for oily and acne prone skin types.

Chitosan

This ingredient is solid and is not soluble in water. In cosmetics and personal care products, these siloxane polymers may be used in bath products, eye makeup, makeup, lipstick, nail polish, as well as hair and skin care products.

Chondrus Crispus Extract

Chondrus Crispus Extract also known as Carrageenan is a natural anionic polymer extracted from red seaweeds. Depending on the type, Chondrus Crispus Extract is soluble in cold or hot water, it can thicken water and also form gels. In cosmetic products it is used to thicken cleansing products or to stabilize emulsions.  Chondrus Crispus Extract has also a specific sensory profile that supports a pleasant skin feel.

CI 10316

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 11680

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 12490

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 14720

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 15985

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 15850

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 60725

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 16035

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 61570

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 17200

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 73360

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 19140

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 74160

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 28440

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 75470

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 40800

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77007

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 42053

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77268:1

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 42090

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77288

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 45100

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77289

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 47005

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77491

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77492

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77499

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77891

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

Citric Acid

Alpha hydroxy acids (abbreviation: AHAs) is a group of ingredients like e.g. lactic acid and citric acid. AHAs are found in fruits such as grapes and lemons, as well as in sugar cane and milk. Often known as fruit acids, they are used at low concentrations to gently speed up the skin's normal exfoliation process. The result can be a shedding of dry surface skin cells and an improved appearance and skin feel.

Citronellol - Floral Rose Citrus

CITRONELLOL - Floral Rose Citrus (olfactive descriptor defined by IFRA)

This fragrance is present in Geranium, Rose and most of the flowers.

It is part of the natural rose accord for composing feminine perfume and is also an essential element for masculine fougere scent.

This raw material brings rosy & zesty freshness and natural delicate touch for a floral heart.

Cocamide DEA

Cocamide DEA is a viscous liquid and is used as a foaming agent in shampoos and bath products. The ingredient is made by the reaction between the mixture of fatty acids from coconut oils and diethanolamine. The letters 'DEA' in cocamide DEA stand for diethanolamide. This should not be confused with a completely different substance with very different properties called diethanolamine, which is also sometimes known as 'DEA'. Diethanolamine is banned from use in cosmetic products under the Cosmetics legislation.      Cocamide DEA is safe to use in cosmetic products. All cosmetic ingredients must be safe to use, according to strict European cosmetic safety laws. The safety of cocamide DEA has not been questioned by the European Commission or its independent expert advisory committee, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Cocamidopropyl betaine is a mild amphoteric surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers, enabling oil and water to mix.

Coco-Betaine

Coco-Betaine is a mild amphoteric surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers, enabling oil and water to mix.

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

Coco-Caprylate/Caprate is a product of natural based coconut fatty alcohol from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts and defined blend of fractionated fatty acids of vegetable origin. It is a fast spreading emollient and refatting agent. Due to its extremely light skin feel and fast spreading, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate provides an elegant skin feel. It is non-oxidisable and odorless. With this balanced emollient profile, it is an excellent choice for all kinds of skin care, baby care, massage products and many more.

Coco-Glucoside

Coco-Glucoside is formed by the reaction of the fatty acids of coconut oil with glucose. The result is a mild surfactant which is broadly used in baby care, face and body cleansing. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Cocoglycerides

Cocoglycerides are from 100% renewable feedstocks. They are obtained from vegetable triglyceride oil taken from the oil of coconut/palm fruit. This emollient is widely used in cosmetics to keep the skin supple, smooth and in a good condition.

Coconut Acid

Coconut Acid is a natural mixture of fatty acids containing medium chained fatty acids, derived from Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil. Coconut Acid finds application in skin care products as a surfactant/cleansing, emollient, emulsifying ingredient. Moreover, it moisturizes the skin and keeps it supple and soft. It is absorbed slowly and stays fresh for longer.

Colloidal Oatmeal

Colloidal Oatmeal is finely ground oatmeal. It is known to relieve minor skin irritation. When oatmeal is used in cosmetic and personal care products, it may be also called as "Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Meal".

Copernicia Cerifera Cera

Copernicia Cerifera Cera is a purified vegetable wax obtained from young leaves of the Brazilian palm tree Copernicia Cerifera.

Creatine

Creatine, a body’s own amino acid derivative, plays a central role in cellular energy supply. Cells attain their physiological levels of Creatine by biosynthesis from the amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine and/or alternatively by ingestion of meat and fish. Creatine plays a key part in our body’s energy supply, as it acts like a battery that buffers, transports and releases energy, helping to cope with alternating energy demands.

Cyclomethicone

Silicones are synthetic ingredients that come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick texture. Silicones are ingredients synthesized from silicon, a mineral compound found abundantly in nature as silica, the main constituent of sand. The key property of silicone oils in cosmetic products is smoothing: They give products like creams or make-up a silky, spreadable, luxurious texture, as well as shine and softness in shampoos and other hair care products. To identify silicones in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. They can be found under names such as "dimethicone", "cyclomethicone", "dimethiconol" and "amodimethicone".

Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside is formed by the reaction of a type of alcohol with glucose.The result is a mild surfactant which is broadly used in baby care, face and body cleansing.  Surfactants have many functions including: cleaning agents to dissolve dirt; suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product; boosting foam; and as emulsifiers, enabling oil and water to mix.

Decyl Oleate

Decyl Oleate is the ester of decyl alcohol and oleic acid. It is a naturally derived emollient that leaves a sticky, soft and supple feel on the skin.

Decylene Glycol

Decanediol (Decylene Glycol) is a moisturizing ingredient with anti-bacterial properties. Decylene Glycol makes the skin soft and smooth.

Diazolidinyl Urea

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU). Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety. Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use. Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product. The most used preservatives in our products are phenoxyethanol and parabens.

Dibutyl Adipate

Dibutyl Adipate is the diester of butyl alcohol and adipic acid. It is a synthetic, clear colorless oily liquid with good spreading properties on the skin. It gives the skin a soft and smooth appearance and is especially suitable for suncare formulations due to its excellent solubilizing capacities for crystalline UV-filters.  

Dicaprylyl Carbonate

Dicaprylyl Carbonate is a diester of caprylyl alcohol (naturally derived from palm oil or palm kernel oil) and carbonic acid (from petrochemical feedstock). Dicaprylyl Carbonate is a fast-spreading, dry, non-greasy emollient. This oil is often used in e.g. body care, face care, antiperspirants/deodorants, baby care and sun care.

Dicaprylyl Ether

Dicaprylyl Ether can be naturally derived (from palm oil or palm kernel oil) or sourced from petrochemical feedstock. It can be found in e.g. skin moisturizer/lotion, sunscreen, anti-aging treatment, eye cream, deodorants. 

Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU). Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety. Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use. Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product. The most used preservatives in our products are p enoxethanol and parabens.

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate

Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate acts as an antioxidant and helps protecting cosmetics products from chemical or physical deterioration induced by light.

Dimethicone

Silicones are synthetic ingredients that come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick texture. Silicones are ingredients synthesized from silicon, a mineral compound found abundantly in nature as silica, the main constituent of sand. The key property of silicone oils in cosmetic products is smoothing: They give products like creams or make-up a silky, spreadable, luxurious texture, as well as shine and softness in shampoos and other hair care products. To identify silicones in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. They can be found under names such as "dimethicone", "cyclomethicone", "dimethiconol" and "amodimethicone".

Dimethicone Crosspolymer

Silicones are synthetic ingredients that come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick texture. Silicones are ingredients synthesized from silicon, a mineral compound found abundantly in nature as silica, the main constituent of sand. The key property of silicone oils in cosmetic products is smoothing: They give products like creams or make-up a silky, spreadable, luxurious texture, as well as shine and softness in shampoos and other hair care products. To identify silicones in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. They can be found under names such as "dimethicone", "cyclomethicone", "dimethiconol" and "amodimethicone".

Dimethiconol

Silicones are synthetic ingredients that come in the form of oils and gels with a more or less thick texture. Silicones are ingredients synthesized from silicon, a mineral compound found abundantly in nature as silica, the main constituent of sand. The key property of silicone oils in cosmetic products is smoothing: They give products like creams or make-up a silky, spreadable, luxurious texture, as well as shine and softness in shampoos and other hair care products. To identify silicones in our products, take a look at the ingredients list on packaging. They can be found under names such as "dimethicone", "cyclomethicone", "dimethiconol" and "amodimethicone".

Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate

Tridecyl Stearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate and Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate are blended to a unique combination of non-animal derived esters. The sensory of this emollient blend is rich but non-sticky, long-lasting silky and soft. It is derived from vegetable (the seeds/kernels/fruits of coconut and/or palm) and synthetic sources.

Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate

Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate is a mild anionic amino acid-based surfactant. It provides fine lather and good cleansing in hair and skin products.

Disodium EDTA

EDTA and the salts of EDTA (e.g. Trisodium EDTA) are synthetically produced. The main purpose in adding this ingredient to cosmetic products is the excellent property in binding metal ions. The binding of metal ions helps preventing the deterioration of cosmetic products.

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is an anionic surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate is an anionic surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Disodium PEG-5 Laurylcitrate Sulfosuccinate

Disodium PEG-5 Laurylcitrate Sulfosuccinate is an anionic surfactant which is used in shampoos and skin cleansers. Surfactants have many functions including cleaning agents to dissolve dirt, suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product, boosting foam and as emulsifiers enabling oil and water to mix.

Distarch Phosphate

Distarch Phosphate is a modified natural starch where typically corn starch is used. The µm-sized starch powder adsorbs large quantaties of lipids (oils). Due to this, Distarch Phosphate can provide a less greasy, light and smooth skin feel when it is incorporated in emulsions like creams or lotions. Distarch Phosphate is especially suitable for mattifying cosmetic products.

Disteardimonium Hectorite

Disteardimonium Hectorite is a lipophilic modified clay also called organoclay. This raw material thickens oils and is used in deo aerosols, bar soaps or make up products. Disteardimonium Hectorite also stabilizes emulsions due to its oil thickening properties.

DMDM Hydantoin

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU). Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety. Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms. Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use. Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product. The most used preservatives in our products are phenoxyethanol and parabens.

EDTA

EDTA and the salts of EDTA (e.g. Trisodium EDTA) are synthetically produced. The main purpose in adding this ingredient to cosmetic products is the excellent property in binding metal ions. The binding of metal ions helps preventing the deterioration of cosmetic products.

Ethylhexyl Cocoate

Ethylhexyl Cocoate is a high quality ester emolient. One part of the molecule is based on a renewable, plant-based (coconut) source. The other part is sourced via petrochemical feedstock. 

Ethylhexyl Cocoate is widely used in cosmetic applications and can produce a soft skin feeling that is predominatly used in face and body care formulations. 

Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Ethylhexyl Salicylate

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Ethylhexyl Stearate

Ethylhexyl Stearate is a fast absorbing cosmetic oil with good spread ability that is oxidation stable. One part of the molecule is based on a renewable, plant-based (palm- and/or palmkernel oil) source. The other part is sourced via petrochemical feedstock. 

Ethylhexyl Stearate is suitable for all types of creams and lotions, body oils and bath additives and for use in sunscreens (due to its compatibility with UV filters). 

Ethylhexyl Triazone

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevents the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that form kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Ethylhexylglycerin

As an emollient and mild moisturizer it improves the skin feel of cosmetic formulations. In addition, it can enhance the efficacy of traditional preservatives and be used as an antimicrobial stabilizer in combination with other cosmetic ingredients. Ethylhexyglycerin is a substance approved worldwide as a versatile and multifunctional additive and it is a very effective deodorizer. Ethylhexyglycerin reliably inhibits the growth and proliferation of odor-causing bacteria without influencing the skin flora.

Ethylparaben

This ingredient belongs to the group of preservatives, allowed for use in cosmetic products and are part of a positive list (Annex V of the Cosmetics Regulation EU).

Preservatives - like the one searched here - are designed to protect cosmetic products. These ingredients play an essential role in keeping cosmetics safe against spoilage and contamination by micro-organisms during storage and continued use. This is important for consumers' safety.

Product safety is the number one priority for the cosmetics industry and we therefore provide products that have been formulated to prevent contamination by microorganisms.

Bacteria, yeasts and moulds are always present on our skin, in the air around us and even in the water we drink. These can get into products during normal use.

Contamination of products, especially those used around the eyes and on skin, can cause significant problems if the level of contamination is high. Preservatives can prevent these problems by stopping micro-organisms from multiplying in the product. 

The most used preservatives in our products are phenoxyethanol and parabens.

1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide

To ensure the stability of pure creatine in our products, BDF experts devised a sophisticated technology: besides creatine, BDF-formulations also contain traces of its decomposition product creatinine. Thus a natural balance of creatine and creatinine is established - in the formula as in the body.

Butane

Butane is a synthetic gas which is used in aerosols like deodorants or hair sprays. Butane is used as a propellant that is responsible for the pressure and ensures a fine spray pattern.

Butyloctanoic Acid

Butyloctanoic acid is a medium spreading emollient that provides a good skin feel with great stability. It has some anti-microbial abilities and is used in diverse cosmetic formulas.

C18-36 Acid Triglyceride

C18-36 Acid Triglyceride is the ester of long chain (C18-36) fatty acids with Glycerin. It is a highly crystalline wax with properties similar to Carnauba wax. It gives consistency to emulsions and rigidity to stick systems.

C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate

C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate is a high quality ester wax. One part of the molecule is based on a renewable, plant-based source. The other part is sourced via petro-chemical feedstock. It gives consistency to emulsions and rigidity to stick systems.

Caffeine

Caffeine is an alkaloid and is usually isolated from coffee beans and leaves, tea leaves, cola beans and cocoa beans.

Caffeine is describes to increases blood microcirculation in the skin and stimulates hair growth.

Calcium Pantothenate

This ingredient is the salt of pantothenic acid. It is known for its regenerative potential and for moisturizing the skin.

Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract

Calendula officinalis, commonly known as marigold, is a widespread crop and is an ornamental plant. It is a versatile plant that can be grown in any sunny location on almost any soil. Calendula extract contains different natural ingredients like e.g. terpenes derivates, flavonoids and carotenoids. Calendula is traditionally also used for medicinal purposes, but also has cosmetic benefits.

Calendula is described for its moisturizing properties and thus is widely used in cosmetic applications.

Carnitine

L-Carnitine is an amino acid derivative. It is know for its function to enhance the energy production of the cells by stimulating the cellular lipid metabolism, leading to a strengthening of skin's own protective barrier.

Cellulose

Cellulose is a plant cell wall component that occurs in nature. Cellulose and its numerous derivatives are used in various ways in cosmetics products. Cellulose is chemically speaking a linear polysaccharide with anhydroglucose units. It is also derived from bacteria through controlled and selective growth of bacteria. They exist in a variety of modified forms. Cellulose has the natural property of gelling, moderately heat-resistant, fat-resistant and clear in appearance. All these features make it suitable for such a wide range of applications.

Cera Alba

Cera Alba or Beeswax is the purified excretion product from the honey bees' wax glands. This natural wax mainly consists of esters of fatty acids and long-chain alcohols. The wax melts at about 60°C allowing for higher consistency products (lip stick and balm) and a matte look (hair styling pastes). Beeswax stabilizes water-in-oil emulsions (face and body creams) and leaves a protective film on the skin.

Ceteareth-12

Ceteareth-12 is made from cetearyl alcohol, an ingredient of vegetable origin. It helps to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified.

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate

Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate is an ester oil made from a blend of naturally derived saturated alcohols and a branched acid. This oil can be used in a wide range of cosmetic products. It gives a soft and smooth skin feeling.

Cetearyl Glucoside

Cetearyl alcohol is actually a mixture of two different natural occurring alcohols, namely stearyl alcohol (C18) and cetyl alcohol (C16) in a ration of about 70:30. The starting material is isolated from palm (kernel) oil or coconut oil.

Cetearyl alcohol is used for several decades in cosmetic applications as a thickener, forming a gel-like structure when thickened. This performance is desirable for many cosmetic products and used in creams, lotions, body washes, shampoos, conditioners. Products containing cetearyl alcohol can still be called "alcohol-free" according to FDA specifications.

Ceteth-20

Ceteareth-20 is made from cetearyl alcohol, an ingredient of vegetable origin. Ceteareth-20 helps other ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve.

Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone

Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone is a synthetically produced emulsifier. It allows to formulate PEG-free cosmetic formulations and helps to produce stable water-in-silicone emulsions and water-in-oil emulsions with a light skin feeling.

Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone

Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone is a synthetically produced silicone ingredient. It has water binding properties, provides emollience, good slip and a silky feel on the skin. It functions as a skin/hair conditioning agent and an emulsifier. It is used in makeup and skincare products.

Cetyl Ricinoleate

Cetyl Ricinoleate is the ester of cetyl alcohol and ricinoleic acid which is derived from castor oil. This naturally derived emollient has a soft buttery consistency and melts at body temperature. It is used in skin care emulsions such as lotions and creams.

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a natural waxy fat-like substance. In cosmetics and personal care products, cholesterol helps to prevent the separation of the oil and liquid components. As a skins own ingredient it shows also skin-conditioning properties.

CI 61565

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color. Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

CI 77266 (CarbonBlack)

The abbreviation CI means Color Index. The additional number describes a specific color, e.g. CI 42090 is a blue color.

Colors are used in decorative cosmetics as well as for skin-care formulations.

Dihydroxyacetone

Sunless or self-tanning lotions contain dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that darkens the skin by a chemical reaction. DHA is a physiological product of the body formed. The site of action of DHA in the skin is the stratum corneum. DHA induces a concentration-dependent formation of brown color complexes through an irreversible non-enzymatic glycosylation of amines or amino groups in skin proteins. This process is known as the Maillard reaction.

Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate

Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate is an ester derived from essential fatty acids. It is a viscous oily liquid, that is known for providing extraordinarily long-lasting coverage. It is used to enhance water resistance in sunscreen formulas or to give long-wear properties to makeup

4-Butylresorcinol

This ingredient can support effectively the management of cutaneous hyperpigmentation.

Acacia Farnesiana Flower Extract

The sweet acacia (Acacia farnesiana), also known as cassia, is a plant species from the genus acacia. This species probably originated in tropical America, but can now be found in all tropical regions of the world with a dry climate.

The tannin-containing fruits and the bark is widely used as coloring agents, the fruits are also used to produce ink. The latex can be used to produce an adhesive. Especially in France the trees are cultivated to produce a basic material for perfume production from the blossoms, known as cassia.

Acetum

The ingredient acetum is a pH value regulator of plant origin. Acetum (vinegar) has an antistatic properties. With the antistatic effect, it reduces static charges by neutralizing the electrical charge on the surface of skin and hair.

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Benzophenone

This ingredient belongs to the group of UV-filters (UV means ultra-violet), being allowed for use in cosmetic products in the EU and is listed on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation). UV filters are essential ingredients that protect the skin against sun damage and prevent the risks of skin cancer as well as sunburn, premature skin aging, or the appearance of spots. In general, there are two types of UV filters: Organic filters absorb UVA and UVB rays and transform energy into heat. Mineral filters, on the other hand, consist of tiny particles that from kind of a shield on the skin and reflect mainly UVB radiation and less UVA radiation. Each UV filter provides a specific type of protection against UV radiation, which is why sunscreen products and daily skincare products with SPF are usually composed of a combination of different filters to ensure broad spectrum protection.

Betaine

Betaine, is a small N-trimethylated aminoacid. In biological systems, it serves as an organic osmolyte.For skin's water household, this specific biophysical feature is the reason for its function in the regulation of osmohydration/ moisturization of the skin.

Biosaccharide Gum-1

Biotin also called Vitamin H (the H represents "Haar" and "Haut", the German words for "hair and skin"), Vitamin B7 or Vitamin B3. It is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes of the body, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Because of that, it is known to influence the regeneration potential of the skin in a positive way.

Biotin

Biotin also called Vitamin H (the H represents "Haar" and "Haut", the German words for "hair and skin"), Vitamin B7 or Vitamin B3. It is involved in a wide range of metabolic processes of the body, primarily related to the utilization of fats, carbohydrates, and amino acids. Because of that, it is known to influence the regeneration potential of the skin in a positive way.

Dipropylene Glycol

Dipropylene glycol is an alcohol and its family includes many such as propylene glycol or butylene glycol.Due to its hydrophobic properties, the group of glycols have excellent properties to solve further ingredients in cosmetic formualtion. It can distribute or spread ingredients or pigments evenly. It can reduce the viscosity of a product. It is widely used in cosmetic applications such as shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreens, and deodorants.

Cocos Nucifera Oil

Coconut oil, or copra oil, is a natural edible oil obtained from the kernel or pulp of coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). Due to the high proportion of saturated fatty acids (40% lauric acid) it is very resistant to rancidification. It melts at 25°C and is therefore also called coconut fat. In cosmetics, Cocos Nucifera Oil is often used in skin care and lip care products, sunscreen creams, shower gels and shampoos.

Coumarin

Powdery Warm Almond (olfactive descriptor defined by IFRA)

This fragrance is present in the Tonka bean.

It gives a warm and natural almond smell with anisic and tobacco facets.

It is a key element of fougere and oriental accords.

Coumarin brings comfort, warmness and powdery feeling to fragrance.

Citral

CITRAL – Citrus Lemon Verbena (olfactive descriptor defined by IFRA)

This fragrance is widely present in natural citrus essential oils.

It gives a citrus aspect and is key to add sparkling naturalness to a fragrance; it uplifts the fragrance freshness and brings juiciness to a hesperidic fragrance.

Cucumis Sativus Juice

Cucumber extract is obtained by cold pressing from crushed cucumbers. Cucumbers consist of 95 percent water, the remaining five percent contain almost all the elements our body needs. The ingredients include magnesium, iron and phosphorus, but also valuable amino acids, potassium, copper, zinc and calcium. Cucumber extract is also rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E. These valuable substances contribute to calming properties.

Citrulline

Citrulline (by citrulline is always meant L-(+)-citrulline) is an alpha-amino acid.

Citrulline occurs naturally in plants and animals.

Citrulline is found in large quantities in the sap of birch, alder and walnut plants.

Citrulline is also found in cucurbits. In the human liver, citrulline is formed from carbamylphophate and ornithine.

Citrulline is an intermediate product of the urea cycle. It is normally formed from L-ornithine and carbamoyl phosphate, with the ornithine-carbamoyl transferase splitting off its phosphate residue. Citrulline is excreted with the urine.

In cosmetic products citrulline is used in skin care products.

Cymbopogon Citratus Extract

Cymbopogon citratus, also known as lemon grass, which is native to tropical and semi-tropical areas of Asia. Lemon grass as a whole contains mainly citral, citronellal, geraniol, limonene and methyl heptenone.

Lemongrass has several uses. Due to the variety of terpene-derivates or iso. It is used in various cosmetic products.

Citrullus Lanatus Fruit Extract

Extract from the fruit Citrullus lantus, commonly known as watermelon. This plant extract is know and described in literature, as a source of antioxidants, including lycopene. It contains a bunch of vitamins (A, B, C and E), mineral salts (K, Mg, Ca and Fe), amino acids citrulline, arginine, antioxidant carotenoids and phenolics.