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Rating Ingredient
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Japan wax

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

Poor

jasmine oil

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

Poor

Jasminium grandiflorum

Best

jojoba butter

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

Best

jojoba esters

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

Categories: Plant Extracts, Emollients
Best

jojoba oil

Emollient, non-fragrant oil (technically, a polyunsaturated wax) extracted from the seeds of a perennial shrub.

Best

jojoba wax

Semi-solid portion of jojoba oil.

Poor

jonquil extract

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

Good

Ju hua

Good

jujube fruit extract

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

Poor

juniper berry

Can have sothing properties for skin…

Poor

Juniperus communis

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