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Ingredient Dictionary

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Zanthoxylum piperitum

See Szechuan peppercorn

Categories: Sensitizing, Plant Extracts

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zinc

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

Categories: Skin Soothing, Antioxidants

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zinc carbonate

See calamine

Categories: Miscellaneous, Sensitizing

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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

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

Poor

zinc phenolsulfonate

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

Categories: Sensitizing

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 sulfate

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

Categories: Sensitizing, Preservatives

Poor

Zingiber officinale roscoe

See ginger extract

Categories: Sensitizing, Skin Soothing, Plant Extracts

Poor

Zingiber zerumbet

See ginger extract

Categories: Plant Extracts, Sensitizing, Skin Soothing

Poor

Zingiberaceae

See ginger extract

Categories: Plant Extracts, Skin Soothing, Sensitizing

Good

Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract

See jujube fruit extract

Categories: Plant Extracts, Skin Soothing

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