Ingredient Dictionary

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Japan wax

Vegetable wax obtained from sumac berries, and used as a thickening agent and emollient in... Read More »

Categories: Thickeners/Emulsifiers, Emollients

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jasmine oil

Fragrant oil, often used as a source of perfume, that can be a skin irritant or sensitizer... Read More »

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

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Jasminium grandiflorum

See jasmine oil

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

Average

jewelweed

Has antifungal properties (Sources: www.naturaldatabase.com; and Plant Physiology, April 2002,... Read More »

Categories: Plant Extracts

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jojoba butter

The fattiest portion of jojoba oil, used as an intensive emollient. Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Emollients, Plant Extracts

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jojoba esters

A complex mixture of esters from jojoba oil and hydrogenated jojoba oil. The result is an... Read More »

Categories: Plant Extracts, Emollients

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jojoba oil

Emollient oil similar to other nonfragrant plant oils. Read More »

Categories: Emollients, Plant Extracts, Skin-Identical/Repairing Ingredients

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jojoba wax

Semi-solid portion of jojoba oil. Read More »

Categories: Emollients, Plant Extracts, Skin-Identical/Repairing Ingredients

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jonquil extract

Fragrant plant extract that poses a strong risk of skin irritation. Read More »

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

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Ju hua

See chrysanthemum extract

Categories: Plant Extracts, Anti-Irritants

Good

jujube fruit extract

Asian plant extract that has anti-inflammatory action and may also provide antibacterial benefit... Read More »

Categories: Antibacterial/Anti-Acne, Anti-Irritants, Plant Extracts

Poor

juniper berry

Can have anti-inflammatory properties for skin (Source: Pharmacology and Toxicology, February 1998,... Read More »

Categories: Irritants, Anti-Irritants, Plant Extracts

Poor

Juniperus communis

See juniper berry

Categories: Plant Extracts, Anti-Irritants, Irritants

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