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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  • L-ascorbic Acid

    L-Ascorbic Acid Overview L-ascorbic acid is more commonly known as vitamin C. Although many people k...

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  • Liquid Paraffin

    The Role of Liquid Paraffin in Skin Care Finding liquid paraffin listed as one of the ingredients in...

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  • Limonene

    Limonene is a compound naturally found in citrus fruits that is used as a fragrance in cosmetics and...

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  • Linalool

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

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  • Laureth-7

    Laureth-7 is a synthetic compound that functions as an emulsifier and surfactant in a variety of cos...

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  • Lecithin

    Lecithin describes a natural substance made up of fatty acids that functions as an emollient, emulsi...

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  • Linoleic Acid

    Linoleic acid is a fatty acid that functions as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics and p...

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  • Laureth-4

    Laureth-4 is a synthetic polymer that is used in many different cosmetics and personal care products...

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  • Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyeth.

    Lauryl PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone is a type of silicone polymer that is used in cosme...

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