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cetyl alcohol

Fatty alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and carrying agent for other... Read More »

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emollient

Supple, waxlike, lubricating, thickening agents that prevent water loss and have a softening and... Read More »

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emulsifier

When it comes to cosmetics, an emulsifier refers to any ingredient that helps keep unlike... Read More »

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Enteromorpha compressa extract

Extract from green algae. Read More »

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ethyl macadamiate

Mixture of fatty acids from macadamia nut oil. Read More »

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ethylhexyl stearate

See emollient , stearic acid

Categories: Texture Enhancer, Emollients, Thickeners/Emulsifiers

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Euphorbia cerifera wax

See candelilla wax

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fatty acid

Substance typically found in plant and animal lipids (fat). Fatty acids include compounds such as... Read More »

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fatty alcohol

Made from fatty acids; fatty alcohols are used in cosmetics as thickening agents and emollients.... Read More »

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fuller's earth

Mineral substance that is similar to kaolin (a clay). Composed mainly of alumina, silica, iron... Read More »

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gelatin

Protein obtained from plants or animals and used in cosmetics as a thickening agent. Read More »

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glycereth-26

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glycereth-26 phosphate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glycereth-6 laurate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glycerol monostearate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glycerol triacetate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glycerol trioleate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glyceryl behanate

A simple mixture of glycerin and the naturally-occuring fatty acid behenic acid. Glyceryl behenate... Read More »

Categories: Emollients, Cleansing Agents, Thickeners/Emulsifiers

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glyceryl cocoate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glyceryl dipalmitate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glyceryl distearate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glyceryl ester

Large group of ingredients that are composed of fats and oils. At room temperature, the fats are... Read More »

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glyceryl isopalmitate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glyceryl isostearate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

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glyceryl myristate

Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. Read More »

Categories: Thickeners/Emulsifiers, Emollients

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