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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Vanilla extract


Vanilla planifolia
Derived from vanilla bean; provides natural flavoring and fragrance.

Vanilla fragrance


Proprietary fragrance blend with unique combinations including essential oils and natural perfumes. The natural perfume components are formulated with blends of 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.

Vanilla planifolia fruit extract


Derived from the bean; provides natural flavoring and aroma.

Vegetable cellulose


Derived from vegetable cell walls; thickening and stabilizing in deodorants.

Vegetable emulsifying wax


Derived from cetearyl alcohol (coconut oil derived) and polysorbate (fatty acid derived); used to facilitate the coupling of water-soluble with water insoluble ingredients in formulation.

Vegetable glycerin


Derived from vegetable oil; humectant, emulsifier and skin softener.

Vegetable squalane


Perhydrosqualene
Derived from olives; emollient and soothing properties.

Vitamin A


Retinyl palmitate
Derived from retinol; antioxidant, stimulates skin rejuvenation.

Vitamin B Complex (Folic acid)


Derived from green vegetables; aids cell formation and is an emollient.

Vitamin B Factor (Inositol)


Derived from wheat; protects hair and skin cells against damage from toxins.

Vitamin B Factor (Niacin B3)


Derived from nuts and grains (vitamin B factor); healing and stimulates circulation.

Vitamin C


Ascorbyl Glucoside
Derived from citrus fruits and combined with glucose (sugar). A stabilized Ascorbic Acid that has the same lightening, sun protective and anti-aging properties as L-ascorbic acid.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)


Derived from citrus fruit; anti-oxidant and natural preservative.

Vitamin C (Citric acid)


Derived from citrus fruit; natural food grade preservative which maintains proper pH balance in products. Alpha-hydroxy and astringent.

Vitamin C (Ester C) (mineral ascorbates)


Derived from citrus fruits; patented mineral salt of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) with C metabolites allowing the cellular uptake of Vitamin C within dermal layers.

Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic acid)


Derived from citrus fruit; anti-oxidant and natural preservative.

Vitamin D


Derived from lanolin (from trimmed sheep's wool); this essential nutrient promotes healing.

Vitamin E


(Tocopherol): Derived from wheat germ and/or vegetable oils; heals, rejuvenates, softens, soothes and protects.

Vitamin E (D-alpha tocopherol)


Derived from distillation of vegetable fats; used as an antioxidant.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol)


Derived from wheat germ and/or vegetable oils; heals, rejuvenates, softens, soothes and protects.

Vitamin E (Tocopheryl acetate)


Derived from tocopherol; stabilizer and emulsifier.

Vitis vinifera (grape seed) polyphenols


Grape seed polyphenols
Derived from grape seed; the ultimate antioxidant to protect from skin-damaging free radicals.

Vitis vinifera (grape seed) powder


Grape seed powder
Derived from the seeds; adds texture for gentle exfoliation.

Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil


Derived from grape seeds; antioxidant and rich in phenols.

VP/eicosene copolymer


Used to repel water, emollient properties.

VP/VA copolymer


Styling ingredient that adds holding ability to the product.

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