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

    Understanding Cyclomethicone If you use new-age beauty products then chances are you will encounter...

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  • Cyclopentasiloxane

    Cyclopentasiloxane is one of the most common ingredients used in personal care products today. Synth...

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  • Ceramides

    Ceramides and Their Importance to Skin Care              One of the most important factors in shoppi...

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  • Caprylyl Glycol

    Caprylyl glycol is a skin conditioning agent that adds moisturization and wetting properties to many...

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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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  • Cetyl Alcohol

    Cetyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol that functions as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and surfacta...

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  • Citric Acid

    Citric acid is a weak organic acid that is used in personal care products to adjust the acidity or p...

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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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