Cosmetic Ingredients Glossary

Cosmetic Ingredients Glossary

This ingredient glossary is designed to help you learn more about common ingredients used in the cosmetic industry.

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  • Cyclomethicone

    What Are Cyclomethicones? Cyclomethicones are clear, odorless liquids utilized in skincare products...

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  • Ceramides

    Ceramides and Their Importance to Skin Care One of the most important factors in shopping for skin c...

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  • Carbomer

    Carbomer is the trade name for polyacrylic acid (PAA), a group of synthetic high molecular weight po...

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  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient, dispersing agent, and thickener that is used in a vari...

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  • Ceteareth-20

    Ceteareth-20 is a synthetic compound that functions as an emulsifier and surfactant in a variety of...

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  • Caffeine

    Caffeine is being increasingly used in cosmetics and skin care products due to its high biological a...

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  • Cholesterol

    Cholesterol is an organic molecule that is added to cosmetics and skin care products for its functio...

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  • Chlorphenesin

    Chlorphenesin is a synthetic preservative that is used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care p...

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  • Cetearyl Alcohol

    Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol used as an emollient, emulsion stabilizer, surfactant, opacifyin...

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  • Citronellol

    Citronellol is a naturally derived ingredient that is added to cosmetics and personal care products...

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