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Ingredient Dictionary

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acetyl glucosamine

Amino acid sugar and primary constituent of mucopolysaccharides and hyaluronic acid. Read More »

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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amino acid

Fundamental constituents of all proteins found in the body, such as: alanine, arginine, asparagine,... Read More »

Categories: Antioxidants, Skin-Replenishing

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aspartic acid

See amino acid

Categories: Antioxidants, Skin-Replenishing

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beta-sitosterol

Plant extract, similar to cholesterol, that can have antimicrobial properties (Source: Journal of... Read More »

Categories: Skin-Soothing, Plant Extracts, Skin-Replenishing

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Butyrospermum parkii

See shea butter

Categories: Plant Extracts, Emollients, Skin-Replenishing

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Buxus chinensis

See jojoba oil

Categories: Skin-Replenishing, Emollients, Plant Extracts

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canola oil

Plant lipid that has skin restoring and soothing properties… Read More »

Categories: Plant Extracts, Skin-Soothing, Skin-Replenishing

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caprooyl phytosphingosine

A mixture of fatty acids caproic acid and phytosphingosine. Read More »

Categories: Skin-Restoring, Skin-Replenishing

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caprooyl sphingosine

A mixture of fatty acids caproic acid and sphingosine. Read More »

Categories: Skin-Restoring, Skin-Replenishing

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carrot oil

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

Categories: Plant Extracts, Skin-Replenishing, Emollients

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ceramide AP

See ceramides

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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ceramide EOP

See ceramides

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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ceramide EOS

See ceramides

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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ceramide NG

See ceramides

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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ceramide NP

One of several types of ceramides. Read More »

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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ceramide NS

See ceramides

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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ceramides

Naturally occurring, long chains of lipids (fats) that are major components of skin’s outer... Read More »

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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cetearyl octanoate

See fatty acid

Categories: Texture Enhancer, Skin-Replenishing, Emollients

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cholesterol

The surface of skin depends on the stratum corneum lipid matrix, which... Read More »

Categories: Emollients, Skin-Replenishing

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chondroitin sulfate

See glycosaminoglycans

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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cysteine

See amino acid

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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cystine

See amino acid

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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decylene glycol

A synthetic glycol that functions as a skin-conditioning agent. Read More »

Categories: Skin-Replenishing

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dextran

Polysaccharide that has water-binding properties for skin. Read More »

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egg yolk

Egg yolk is mostly water and lipids (fats), especially cholesterol, which makes it a good emollient... Read More »

Categories: Emollients, Skin-Replenishing

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