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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: Texture Enhancer, Thickeners/Emulsifiers, Emollients

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jasmine oil

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

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

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Jasminium grandiflorum

See jasmine oil

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

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jojoba wax

Semi-solid portion of jojoba oil. Read More »

Categories: Emollients, Plant Extracts, Skin-Replenishing

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jonquil extract

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

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

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Ju hua

See chrysanthemum extract

Categories: Plant Extracts, Skin-Soothing

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jujube fruit extract

Asian plant extract that has soothing properties and may also provide other benefits... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Skin-Soothing, Plant Extracts

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juniper berry

Can have sothing properties for skin… Read More »

Categories: Sensitizing, Skin-Soothing, Plant Extracts

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Juniperus communis

See juniper berry

Categories: Plant Extracts, Skin-Soothing, Sensitizing

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