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Ingredient Dictionary

Good

Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract

See jujube fruit extract

Categories: Plant Extracts, Skin Soothing

Poor

Zingiberaceae

See ginger extract

Categories: Plant Extracts, Skin Soothing, Sensitizing

Poor

Zingiber zerumbet

See ginger extract

Categories: Plant Extracts, Sensitizing, Skin Soothing

Poor

Zingiber officinale roscoe

See ginger extract

Categories: Sensitizing, Skin Soothing, Plant Extracts

Poor

zinc sulfate

Chemical compound resulting from the interaction of zinc with sulfuric acid. There is little... Read More »

Categories: Sensitizing, Preservatives

Good

zinc stearate

The zinc salt of stearic acid. It has multiple functions in cosmetics, including serving as the... Read More »

Categories: Slip Agents, Thickeners/Emulsifiers, Coloring Agents/Pigments

Poor

zinc phenolsulfonate

Disinfectant agent that can also be a skin sensitizer. Read More »

Categories: Sensitizing

Best

zinc PCA

A synthetic skin-conditioning ingredient derived from zinc, research has shown it to have anti-aging benefits due to... Read More »

Categories: Miscellaneous

Best

zinc oxide

Zinc oxide is an inert earth mineral used as a thickening, whitening, lubricating, and sunscreen ingredient in cosmetics. Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Thickeners/Emulsifiers, Skin Soothing, Coloring Agents/Pigments

Poor

zinc carbonate

See calamine

Categories: Miscellaneous, Sensitizing

Best

zinc

There is growing evidence that zinc can be a significant soothing agent and antioxidant. It also can... Read More »

Categories: Skin Soothing, Antioxidants

Poor

Zanthoxylum piperitum

See Szechuan peppercorn

Categories: Sensitizing, Plant Extracts

Average

Yucca schidigera

See yucca extract

Average

yucca extract

Plant extract that can have soothing benefits. Read More »

Categories: Skin Soothing, Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Average

yogurt

There is no research showing that yogurt is effective when applied topically on skin. Yogurt... Read More »

Categories: Miscellaneous

Poor

ylang ylang

Fragrant, volatile oil that can also be a skin sensitizer… Read More »

Categories: Fragrance: Synthetic and Fragrant Plant Extracts, Sensitizing, Plant Extracts

Best

yerba mate extract

Used for the preparation of the most popular tea-like beverage in South America. It has... Read More »

Categories: Skin Soothing, Plant Extracts, Antioxidants

Good

yellow 6 lake

See FD&C colors

Categories: Coloring Agents/Pigments

Good

yellow 5

See FD&C colors

Categories: Coloring Agents/Pigments

Good

yeast extract

See yeast

Categories: Antioxidants

Good

yeast

Group of fungi that ferment sugars. Yeast is a source of beta-glucan, which is a good antioxidant.... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants

Poor

yarrow extract

Extract for which there is little research showing it to have any benefit for skin. What studies do... Read More »

Categories: Plant Extracts, Skin Soothing, Sensitizing

Good

xymenynic acid

Synthetic fatty acid that functions as a skin-conditioning agent. Read More »

Categories: Miscellaneous

Good

xylose

Form of sugar. Similar to other sugars, xylose has water-binding properties for skin. Read More »

Categories: Miscellaneous

Good

xylitol

See sorbitol

Categories: Slip Agents, Thickeners/Emulsifiers

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