Glossary


It's important to us and we know that it's important to you to understand what ingredients are in the products that you apply to your body. For this reason, we use the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) system for listing our ingredients. This is an internationally approved system of cosmetic ingredient names based on their scientific names. This helps customers identify ingredients regardless of the language that they speak. Following is a glossary of many of our ingredients. But please be aware that there may be ingredients on this list that we no longer use in our products.
 

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Babassu Oil


Orbignya oleifera
Derived from the fruit kernel; emollient, moisturizing.

Babassuamidopropalkonium chloride


Derived from babassu oil; hair conditioning and antistatic agent.

Baking soda


Sodium bicarbonate
Non-irritating, balances pH, cleanses and absorbs odor.

Balm mint extract


Melissa officinalis
Derived from lemon balm leaves; clarifies, soothes, tones and calms skin and scalp.

Basil extract


Ocimum basilicum
Derived from the herb; stimulates circulation, relaxing and clearing.

Beeswax


Cera alba
Derived from honeycomb; emollient, nourishes, moisturizes and softens.

Behentrimonium methosulfate


Derived from canola oil; mild ingredient used as an emulsifier to combine oil and water in the formulation of a cream or lotion.

Behenyl alcohol


Derived from coconut fatty alcohols; thickening agent, helps prevent moisture loss.

Bentonite clay


Natural, grey or green, montmorillonite clay; provides thickness and texture to the formulation.

Benzoin


Styrax benzoin
Derived from tree resin; stimulates circulation, and is uplifting and rejuvenating.

Benzophenone-3


Skin friendly sunscreen; blocks UVA and UVB rays from damaging skin. Used in cream products.

Benzophenone-4


Skin friendly sunscreen; Used in liquid and hair products. Protects hair colors, whether natural or chemically treated from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Benzyl alcohol


Derived from jasmine flowers or almond oil; safe, effective, food-grade preservative.

Bergamot oil


Cirtus bergamia
Derived from the rind of the fruit; balancing, relaxing and anti-bacterial.

Beta carotene


Pro-vitamin A
Derived from carrots, beta carotene aids in cell rejuvenation. It is also an antioxidant and moisturizer.

Beta Glucan


Active ingredient in oats; promotes healing, stimulates collagen synthesis, promotes cellular turnover, protects and moisturizes the skin.

Biosaccharide gum


Derived from a mixture of sugars; conditions and softens skin.

Biotin


pro-vitamin B
Derived from yeast; provides body and shine to hair.

Birch leaf extract


Betula alba
Derived from the tree, birch leaf has conditioning, toning and astringent properties.

Bisabolol


Chamomile
Active ingredient in chamomile flowers; soothing, anti-inflammatory and regenerating.

Black pepper extract


Piper nigrum
Derived from peppercorns; stimulates circulation, useful for massage.

Blue-green algae


Algae extract
Derived from algae; provides natural green and blue colorants.

Borage oil


Borago officinalis
Derived from the borage seed; promotes regeneration, rich in essential fatty acids.

Borago officinalis (borage) oil


Derived from the seeds; regenerative, rich in essential Omega fatty acids.

Botanical fragrance


unique fragrance blends with proprietary combinations of natural aroma compounds. These natural aroma compounds may consist of a variety of components isolated from natural materials such as those found in essential oils. The natural perfumes do not contain phthalates or animal byproducts.

Botanicals


Any plant derivative valued for its therapeutic or medicinal benefits.

Brassica campestris/aleurites fordi oil copolymer


Derived from canola and tung oils; long chain fat that protects against moisture loss.

Brazil Nut Oil


Helps lubricate and moisturize the skin, provides antioxidant benefits with its high selenium content, helps prevents dryness, and leaves skin soft, smooth, and hydrated. FSC Certified.

Bromelain


Ananas sativus
Derived from pineapple, bromelain is an anti-inflammatory that exfoliates and firms the skin.

Burdock root extract


Articum lappa
Derived from root, seed, and leaves of the Chinese burdock plant; soothing, healing, and detoxifying.

Buriti


Buriti (boo-ree-chee) is the richest known source of beta-carotene (higher than carrot oil). Beta-carotene and its breakdown product, vitamin A, collectively referred too as carotenoids, are two of the most important antioxidants for the skin. Carotenoids protect the skin against the damaging effects of sunlight and neutralizing free radicals in the skin.

Butcher's broom extract


Ruscus aculeatus
Derived from European plant; ant-inflammatory, improves circulation.

Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane


Skin friendly sunscreen which provides optimum benefits and full spectrum protection against the damaging effects of sun exposure.

Butylene glycol


Effective humectant for hair care.

Butyrospermum parkii


Shea butter
Derived from the karite fruit on the African mangifolia tree; heals, soothes, protects and adds shine to hair.

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