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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  • Six Reasons You Should Bring Niaci.

    What Is Niacinamide? Niacinamide is one of those ingredients that stands out for the benefits it can...

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  • Sodium Laurel Sulfate

    Sodium Laurel Sulfate in Skin Care Have you ever seen sodium laurel sulfate on the ingredient label...

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  • Stearic Acid

    Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid with an 18 carbon chain that is used in a variety of cosmetic...

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  • Silica

    Silica is a mineral that is used in a wide variety of cosmetics and skin care products due to its mu...

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  • Sodium Benzoate

    Sodium benzoate is a preservative used in cosmetic and skin care products that also functions as a c...

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  • Steareth-20

    Steareth-20 is a synthetic compound that functions as a cleansing agent, a surfactant, and an emulsi...

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  • Sucrose

    Sucrose, also known as common table sugar, is used in cosmetics and personal care products due to it...

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  • Sodium Chloride

    Sodium chloride, more commonly known as table salt, functions as a binder, oral care agent, flavorin...

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  • Sodium PCA

    What Is Sodium PCA? Sodium PCA is a naturally occurring hydrating ingredient. Sodium PCA is a humect...

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  • Sorbic Acid

    Sorbic acid is a preservative that is used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products in o...

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  • Salicylic Acid

    Salicylic acid is a beta-hydroxy acid that is commonly used in skin care products, particularly anti...

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