Ingredient Glossary

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      • Argan Oil
        • Derived from: The kernels of the argan tree.
        • Purpose: Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, argan oil helps to moisturize and soften the skin.
      • Arrowroot Powder*
        • Derived from: A starch obtained from the rhizomes of the arrowroot plant.
        • Purpose: Often used as a natural thickener and can help to absorb excess oil on the skin.
      • Beeswax
        • Derived from: Produced by honeybees.
        • Purpose: Acts as a natural emulsifier, helping to bind and stabilize formulations. It also provides a protective barrier on the skin, locking in moisture.
      • Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)*
        • Derived from: Naturally occurring mineral deposits.
        • Purpose: Helps to adjust the pH of formulations and can also act as a mild exfoliant.
      • Broccoli Seed Oil*
        • Derived from: The seeds of broccoli plants.
        • Purpose: Contains antioxidants and emollients that help to nourish and protect the skin.
      • Candelilla Wax*
        • Derived from: The leaves of the candelilla shrub (Euphorbia cerifera), native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States.
        • Purpose: Acts as a natural thickening agent and emollient in formulations, helping to create a protective barrier on the skin to lock in moisture. It is often used as a vegan alternative to beeswax.
      • Ceteareth-20*
        • Derived from: A blend of cetyl and stearyl alcohols derived from vegetable sources, ethoxylated with ethylene oxide.
        • Purpose: Acts as an emulsifier and surfactant, helping to blend oil and water-based ingredients in formulations.
      • Cetearyl Alcohol*
        • Derived from: A mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohols derived from vegetable sources.
        • Purpose: Acts as an emollient, emulsifier, and thickener. It helps to soften and moisturize the skin while also aiding in the stabilization of formulations.
      • Citric Acid*
        • Derived from: Usually derived from citrus fruits.
        • Purpose: Functions as a pH adjuster and can also act as a preservative and antioxidant.
      • Cocamidopropyl Betaine*
        • Derived from: Coconut oil.
        • Purpose: Functions as a surfactant and conditioning agent, helping to cleanse the skin and hair by removing dirt and excess oil. It also helps to create a rich foam in formulations and can help to improve the mildness of other surfactants.
      • Cocoa Butter
        • Derived from: Cocoa beans.
        • Purpose: Acts as an emollient, adding a protective layer to prevent moisture loss. It also contains antioxidants that help repair skin damage.
      • Guad Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride*
        • Derived from: Guar gum, a natural substance derived from guar beans.
        • Purpose: Functions as a thickening agent and can help to improve the texture of formulations.
      • Jojoba Oil
        • Derived from: The seeds of the jojoba plant.
        • Purpose: Acts as a moisturizer and emollient, helping to smooth and soften the skin. It is similar in composition to the skin's natural oils, making it easily absorbed.
      • Polymide-8
        • Derived from: Synthetic.
        • Purpose: Functions as a film-forming agent, providing a protective barrier on the skin and helping to retain moisture.
      • Polysorbate 80*
        • Derived from: A sorbitol derivative of oleic acid and isoleucine.
        • Purpose: Acts as a solubilizer, emulsifier, and stabilizer in formulations. It helps to disperse oils in water-based products and can improve the texture and feel of formulations.
      • Potassium Bitartrate*
        • Derived from: A byproduct of wine production, specifically from the sediment left in wine barrels.
        • Purpose: Can be used as a mild exfoliant and to help stabilize whipped products.
      • SCS (Sodium Coco Sulfate)*
        • Derived from: Coconut oil.
        • Purpose: Functions as a surfactant and foaming agent, helping to cleanse the skin and create lather in formulations.
      • SCI (Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate)*
        • Derived from: Coconut oil.
        • Purpose: Functions as a surfactant, helping to cleanse the skin and create lather in formulations.
      • SLSA (Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate)*
        • Derived from: Coconut and palm oils.
        • Purpose: Acts as a surfactant and foaming agent, helping to cleanse the skin and create lather in formulations.
      • Sorbitol*
        • Derived from: Usually derived from corn syrup.
        • Purpose: Functions as a humectant, helping to retain moisture in the skin and hair.
      • Stearic Acid*
        • Derived from: Usually derived from vegetable fats and oils.
        • Purpose: Functions as an emulsifier and emollient. It helps to thicken and stabilize formulations and can also help to soften and smooth the skin.
      • Vitamin E
        • Derived from: Usually derived from vegetable oils.
        • Purpose: Acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. It also has moisturizing and healing properties, helping to keep the skin healthy and hydrated.
      • Xanthan Gum*
        • Derived from: Produced by fermentation of glucose or sucrose by the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium.
        • Purpose: Functions as a thickening and stabilizing agent in formulations, helping to create a smooth and consistent texture.
    *These ingredients are generally considered safe for the environment as they can break down into natural components over time. However, the rate of biodegradation can vary depending on environmental conditions and the specific formulation of the product.