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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L-ascorbic acid


Vitamin C
Derived from citrus fruit; antioxidant, pH adjuster and natural preservative.

Lactic acid


Derived from fermented vegetables; exfoliates, refines and clears skin.

Laminaria digitata extract


Derived from kelp; highly moisturizing, smoothing and firming.

Lanolin


Derived from sheared sheep wool; emollient and emulsifier.

Lauryl polyglucose


Derived from cornstarch and fatty alcohols; gentle cleanser, and foaming agent.

Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract


Derived from the flower; antiseptic, cleanses, balances, soothes and heals.

Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) juice


Derived from the flower; antiseptic, cleanses, balances, soothes and heals.

Lavandula officinalis (lavender) flower extract


Derived from the flower; antiseptic, cleanses, balances, soothes and heals.

Lavender extract


Lavandula officinalis
Derived from the flower; antiseptic, cleanses, balances, soothes and heals.

Lavender hydrosol


Lavandula officinalis
Whole juice derived from the flower; cleanses, balances, soothes and heals. The hydrosol is the distillate collected after passing steam through plant material and cooling the vapor that contains the plant extract. Hydrosol is a semi-solid, colloidal solution comprised of condensed steam, essential oils and other plant extract materials. Hydrosol is pure distillate and is neither further manufactured, enhanced, nor diluted.

Lecithin


Derived from soybeans; anti-oxidant, emulsifier and anti-oxidant.

Lecithin liposomes


Time-released anti-oxidant liposomes, containing vitamin E and A, Gingko biloba, grapeseed and green tea. Provides moisture to skin.

Lemon balm extract


Melissa officinalis
Derived from the herb, lemon balm is clarifies, refreshes, calms, detoxifies and soothes skin and hair. It has antiseptic properties.

Lemon bioflavanoids


Derived from lemon fruits; antioxidant, protects from free radical damage, aides vitamin C performance.

Lemon extract


Citrus limonum
Derived from the rind of the lemon; refreshing, anti-bacterial, clarifies and cleanses.

Lemon peel


Citrus medica limonum
Derived from the rind of the lemon; exfoliating, clarifies and cleanses.

Lemongrass extract


Derived from lemongrass plant; refreshing, toning, antiseptic and soothes muscle aches.

Licorice extract


Glycyrrhiza glabra
Derived from the root; used for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, brightening and clarifying.

Lime extract


Citrus aurantifolia
Provides amino acids for healthy skin renewal, detoxifies, stimulates circulation and is soothing.

Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil


Derived from the meadowfoam seed; emollient that is high in fatty acids, helps prevent moisture loss.

Linden flower extract


Tilia cordata
Derived from linden flowers; calming, soothing, relaxing, protects skin and hair.

Linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) oil


Derived from the flax seed; rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory, emollient, moisturizes.

Linum usitatissimum (linseed) seed oil


Derived from the flax seed; rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory, emollient, moisturizes.

Lipo-filling complex


saccharomyces/xylinum, black tea ferment and hydroxyethylcellulose
Visibly enhances luminosity, clarity and tone for smooth, fresh skin.

Liposomes


Derived from a mixture of water and phospholipids; able to absorb water soluble nutrients and vitamins and store them. Once applied to skin and hair, stored nutrients and vitamins are released.

Liposomes of superoxide dismutase


Antioxidant, which protects skin from free radicals.

Locust bean gum


Ceratonia siliqua
Derived from the seed of the carob tree; humectant, moisturizer and smoothing.

Lonicera caprifolium extract


Honeysuckle
Derived from the flower; smoothes and softens.

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