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Ingredient glossary

A

Acai Berry Extract

Please see Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Berry) Fruit Extract

Allantoin

Source: Allantoin, as a natural compound derived from Comfrey Root.

Claims/Benefits: Been known for its beneficial effects on skin. It is recognised for its healing, restoring and moisturising properties.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, IST, H&S, H&S-IR, MLO, SV Range, HS

Almond Oil

Please see Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil

Aloe Vera Juice

Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice

Source: Extract from a desert-growing succulent plant

Claims/Benefits: Contain beneficial vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and natural sugars, regarded for its healing, restoring and moisturising properties. The leaf juice is also a powerful moisturiser which helps to ensure that damaged skin is well hydrated and can heal.

Found In: SSR, USR, IST, H&S, HS, H&S-IR, MLO , SV Range, IHS, NGW, NGM

Alpha Hydroxy Acids

A blend of Lactic Acid and Malic Acid.

Please see Lactic Acid and Malic Acid.

Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract

Marshmallow Extract

Source: Extract of the roots of Althea officinalis plant

Claims/Benefits: Marshmallow Root contains a high percentage of thick, syrup-like liquid called mucilage, which has intensive hydrating, softening and balancing properties. It provides excellent emollient, moisturising and anti-inflammatory effects for skin care and sun care. It’s ideal for dry or sensitive care products.

Found In: MLO Range ( Except MLO- MO)

Avocado Oil

Please see Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract

Oat Extract

Source: Extract of the kernels of oats

Claims/Benefits: It is contains minerals and vitamins, is a superior ingredient for delicate care of sensitive skin and hair. Soothing, relieving, hydrating and effective to use in sensitive care products.

Found In: MLO Range ( Except MLO- MO), NGW, NGM

B

Beeswax

Please see Cera Alba (Beeswax)

Benzalkonium Chloride

Source: It is an organic salt, non-formaldehyde, non-parabens preservative

Claims/Benefits: It is a very effective antibacterial active used in a very small concentration.

Found In: IHS

Benzyl Alcohol

Source: Benzyl alcohol is produced naturally by many plants and is commonly found in fruits and teas and in a variety of essential oils

Claims/Benefits: Used as an antibacterial preservative.

Found In: IST, H&S, H&S-IR, MLO Range (Except MLO-MO & SRB)

Beta Carotene

Source: Is a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits, especially carrots and colourful vegetables.

Claims/Benefits: Is an essential skin nourishing nutrient, It converts to Vitamin A, which help promote, repair and maintenance of the skin, and provides potent antioxidant protection, protecting the skin from premature ageing.

Found In: USR, IST, SV Range MLO (Except MLO-MO)

Bisabolol

Source: Obtained by fractional distillation of the essential oil of candeia, a Brazilian native tree or from chamomile.

Claims/Benefits: Natural anti-irritant, anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and healing / Non-allergenic. It is widely used by the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, also due to its anti-inflammatory, anti- irritant and soothing properties.

Found In: ITS, H&S-IR, MLO-MO, SV

Blackcurrent Extract

Please see Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Fruit Extract

Blueberry Extract

Please see Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract

Brassica Oleracea Acephala (Kale) Leaf Extract

Kale Extract

Source: Extract from Kale leaf

Claims/Benefits: Excellent source of the beauty Vitamins A, B, C, and K, as well as antioxidants and phytonutrients. Between all of these things, which provide potent anti-aging properties and help promote healthy new cell growth. Kale is also loaded with minerals, such as magnesium and calcium that provides healthy skin needs.

Found In: SV-DMHC, SV-DMBL

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Shea Butter

Source: Butter extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree.

Claims/Benefits: High in vitamins A, E and F. The fatty acids in Shea Butter helps aids in protecting against dry skin and scalp, helps to restore elasticity to skin. Getting a natural boost to nourishing, protecting and returning lustre to both skin and hair.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB, IST, H&S-IR, MLO-NL, MLO-SRB, MLO- NBC, SV range, NGM

C

Calendula Officinalis Extract

Calendula Extract

Source: Extracted from calendula flowers. A perennial herbaceous plant in the daisy family

Claims/Benefits: The extract is rich in flavonoids – plant based antioxidants, the extract ideal for managing inflammation such as that seen from sun exposure, irritated skin and/or insect bites.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO Range

Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil

Calendula Oil

Source: Extracted from calendula flowers

Claims/Benefits: The extract is rich in flavonoids – plant based antioxidants that help to prevent free-radical from sun exposure, irritated skin and/or insect bites.

Found In: MLO-MO

Cranberry Extract

Please see Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

Source: A fatty mixture of glycerides derived natural vegetable oils

Claims/Benefits: High emollient and light oil which provides excellent emolliency for the skin during application.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, H&S, H&S-IR, NGM, MLO Range (Except MLO- SHB & BB)

Carbomer

Source: Made from acrylic acid

Claims/Benefits: Carbomers are great thickening and stabilising ingredients and also help to deliver a smooth, silky feel to selected balms, lotions and creams and only used in low concentrations.

Found In: SSR, USR, IST, H&S, H&S- IR, SV-DMBL, SV-UHBL

Carica Papaya (Paw Paw) Ferment Extract

Paw Paw Fermented Extract

Source: Extract and fermented from Papaya ripe fruit. From Queensland Australian grown fruit.

Claims/Benefits: Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants-carotenes, vitamin C, flavonoids. It also provides B vitamins, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and magnesium. Along with the above nutrients papaya is rich in the digestive enzyme, papain. Papain which works to gently remove old skin cells via a chemical exfoliation and anti- inflammatory properties and has numerous skin health benefits.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, USR, IST, MLO Range ( Except MLO- MO)

Carica Papaya (Paw Paw) Seed Oil

Papaya Seed Oil

Source: Extracted from the seed of the paw paw fruit

Claims/Benefits: Papaya Seed Oil is rich in oleic acid & vitamins A and E therefore it have the ability to nourish, moisturise, rejuvenate & replenish leaving your skin looking & feeling healthy & youthful.

Found In: MLO-MO

Carrot Seed Oil

Please see Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil

Castor Oil

Please see Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil

Cera Alba (Beeswax)

Source: Harvested from bee hives, the thick wax is the primary component of a honeycomb

Claims/Benefits: Helps give structure to balms and thickness and seal in moisture in hair & skin, while it helps to smooth and moisturise lips and skin.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SRB, MLO-NBC

Cetearyl Alcohol

Source: Derived from coconut & palm kernel oil

Claims/Benefits: Plant derived fatty material which give structure to creams and emulsions and also as a emulsion stabiliser and it gives the product its thick and creamy texture.

Found In: H&S-IR, MLO-NL, SV- MDHC, SV-UHHC, NGM, NGW

Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil

Sweet Orange Oil

Source: Derived from the outer peel of the common orange.

Claims/Benefits: It has a wonderfully uplifting aroma from it sweet, zesty, fresh citrus smell. It is good skin tonic.

Found In: MLO-SHB & BB, SV- DMHC, SV-DMBL

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

Chamomile Extract

Source: Extracted from chamomile flowers

Claims/Benefits: Known for its anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties, it is great for sensitive to calms redness and irritation

Found In: SSR, USR, IST MLO Range (Except MLO- MO & SRB)

Cocoa Butter

Please see Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-NL, MLO-SRB

Cocoamidopropyl Betaine

Source: Derived from Coconut Oil

Claims/Benefits: Naturally derived surfactant, extremely mild and easily biodegradable cleanser. It has natural foaming qualities that gently clean without stripping away the natural oils.

Found In: MLO-SHB, MLO-BB, NGW

Coco-glucoside

Source: Derived from coconut oil glucose (fruit sugar)

Claims/Benefits: Naturally derived surfactant, very gentle cleanser (surfactant) and easily biodegradable cleanser. It has natural foaming qualities that gently clean without stripping away the natural oils.

Found In: MLO-BB, NGW

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

Coconut Oil

Source: Oil produced in the shredding /squeezing of the coconut kernel

Claims/Benefits: Referred to as the “tree of life” because of its many uses. Coconut oil is a powerful moisturiser that is beneficial to restoring dry or flaking skin.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-MO, MLO-SRB, SV Range

Coconut Flavour

Source: Natural flavour from coconut derivatives

Claims/Benefits: Add pleasant impart and a pleasant scent to products.

Found In: NPPLB-Coconut, MLO-MO

Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract

Cucumber Extract

Source: An extract from Cucumber

Claims/Benefits: Cucumber helps soothe, relieve puffiness and detoxifying the skin. It is known for its moisturisation, freshening, and astringent properties.

Found In: SSR, USR, IST, HIS-AC

D

Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Oil

Source: Extracted from the carrot root.

Claims/Benefits: Carrot Seed Oil is rich source of beta-carotene, vitamin A and D. It may assist in the nourishing of dry, chapped or scaling skin.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SRB, MLO-NBC

Decyl glucoside

Source: Derived from palm and coconut oils.

Claims/Benefits: Is an exceptionally mild and gentle non-ionic surfactant. It is recommended for sensitive skin and scalp.

Found In: MLO-SHB, MLO-BB, NGW

Dimethiconol

Source: Derived from sands.

Claims/Benefits: Skin conditioning agent and protectant, which gives skin and hair care products a smooth and silky finish. It’s also providing film forming on the skin and long lasting, resistant to wash off.

Found In: H&S, H&S-IR, HS

E

Elderberry Extract

Please see Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract

Ethanol

Source: Derived from sugar cane.

Claims/Benefits: It used in skin care product as solvent, and also provides antibacterial properties.

Found In: IHS-VJ, IHS-AC

Euterpe Oleracea (Acai Berry) Fruit Extract

Acai Berry Extract

Source: Extract from Acai berry fruit.

Claims/Benefits: Rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamin A, E and vitamin C. Amongst minerals acai berries contain calcium, iron, potassium and sodium. The antioxidants in Acai can relieve irritation and redness and moisturise the skin and it ability to slow down the aging process.

Found In: SV Range

F

Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Fruit Extract

Strawberry Extract

Source: Extract from strawberry fruit.

Claims/Benefits: Rich in essential nutrients, such as vitamins C, A and K, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, phosphorus, potassium, folate and dietary fibre. Rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C, it provides protection for the skin, contains soothing properties and is a wonderful toner to reduce the appearance of pores.

Found In: SV Range, NPPLB-S

G

Glycerin

Source: Derived from vegetable source.

Claims/Benefits: Glycerin is an excellent humectant and moisturiser that regulates the absorption and release of water in the skin for long-lasting moisturisation.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, SSR, USR, H&S, H&S-IR, HS, MLO Range, (Except MLO- MO), IHS, SV Range, NGW, NGM, IST

Glyceryl Stearate

Source: Derived from vegetable source.

Claims/Benefits: It enhances the body and texture of the product. Glyceryl Stearate is also an emollient that softens and moisturises skin and hair.

Found In: H&S, H&S-IR, HS, MLO-NL, MLO-SHB, MLO-NBC, MLO-BB, DM-HC, UH-HC, NGM

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil

Soybean Oil

Source: Edible oil extracted from the seeds of soybeans.

Claims/Benefits: A strong source of anti-oxidant nutrients and that is very helpful for keeping the skin healthy and young.

Found In: MLO-MO, MLO-NBC, IST

Goji Extract

Please see Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract

Grapeseed Oil

Please see Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

H

Hammamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract

Witch Hazel Extract

Source: Distillation of the bark, twigs and leaves of Witch Hazel.

Claims/Benefits: With many uses including the cleansing and toning of the skin due to it Soothing and astringent properties, tones and softens the skin.

Found In: USR, IST

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

Sunflower Oil

Source: Extracted from the plant’s seeds.

Claims/Benefits: It is a rich in essential fatty acids that which has emollient properties. This oil makes the skin soft, supple, and more radiant

Found In: MLO-NL

Hydrolysed Jojoba Ester

Source: Derived from the esterification (natural process) of Jojoba Oil.

Claims/Benefits: Provides protecting film on the skin and enhanced skin hydration. Help skin stay soft and smooth.

Found In: IST, H&S-IR, MLO-NL, SV Range

J

Jojoba Seed Oil

Please see Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil

K

Kale Extract

Please see Brassica Oleracea Acephala (Kale) Leaf Extract

L

Lecithin (soy)

Source: Plant source of Lecithin which is mechanically extracted.

Claims/Benefits: It is used in emulsifier in both food and cosmetic applications. It also helps to soften and moisturise the skin.

Found In: MLO-NL, MLO-SHB, MLO- BB

Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract

Goji Extract

Source: Extract from Goji berry fruit.

Claims/Benefits: Containing large amounts of polysaccharides, amino acids and vitamins. It provides protecting, detoxifying, fortifying and vitalising properties. Goji berries are loaded with beta-carotene which helps increases your protection against free radical damage from the sun.

Found In: SV Range

M

Mel Manuka Honey

Source: Derived from sustainable bee-keeping / honey producers.

Claims/Benefits: It has the benefits of maintains moisture level in the skin as a natural humectant and is an anti-bacterial agent.

Found In: NPPLB-HV

Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract

Tea Tree Extract

Source: Steam distillation from leaves and flowers of the tea tree plant.

Claims/Benefits: Tea tree oil can be used to help treating a variety of skin conditions due to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and nourishing properties.

Found In: IHS

Magnesium Stearate

Source: Magnesium stearate is made from two common nutritional substances, the mineral magnesium and the saturated fat stearic acid.

Claims/Benefits: It has a lubricating property and they also help to stabilised emulsions.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SRB

Magnesium Sulphate

Source: Derived from sea mineral.

Claims/Benefits: Have the benefits of calming and soothing aching muscles.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SRB, MLO-NBC

Marshmallow Extract

Please see Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract

Found In: SV Range (Except MO)

Myristyl Myristate

Source: Occurs naturally in vegetable or animal fats and oils with relatively high levels found in nutmeg, palm oil, coconut oil.

Claims/Benefits: A soft waxy ester that melts near body temperature. It can be used effectively to impart viscosity and substantivity to cream or lotion.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SRB

O

Oat Extract

Please see Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract.

Octyl Palmitate or Ethylhexyl Palmiate

Source: Derivative of vegetable oil.

Claims/Benefits: Plant derived, light weight emollient and skin conditioning.

Found In: MLO-NL, H&S, H&S-IR, MLO-MO, DM-BL, UH-BL

Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil

Olive Oil

Source: Extracted from the ripe fruit of the olive tree.

Claims/Benefits: High in antioxidants and vitamin E. Its composition is close to the natural lipids of the outer surface of the human skin. This has excellent skin conditioning properties and long-term moisturisation.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SHB, MLO-SRB

Orange Oil Sweet

Please see Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Oil

P

Papaya Seed Oil

Please see Carica Papaya (Paw Paw) Seed Oil

Paw Paw Fermented Extract

Please see Carica Papaya (Paw Paw) Ferment Extract

Panthenol (Pro‐vitamin B5)

Source: Vitamin B5 is naturally found in many food sources.

Claims/Benefits: Pro-Vitamin B5 acts as a skin moisturiser, helping to keep skin soft, smooth and healthy. It has been found to improve the condition and shine of the hair, soothe and calm irritated skin and help promote healing.

Found In: H&S-IR, MLO-SHB, ,MLO- NBC, MLO0-BB, DM-HC, DM-BL, IHS

Phenoxyethanol

Source: A non-formaldehyde, preservative.

Claims/Benefits: Phenoxyethanol has an anti–microbial activity. Safe and effective product preservative to ensure shelf life safety.

Found In: SSR, USR, IST, H&S, H&S- IR, DM-BL, UH-BL

Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil

Avocado Oil

Source: Extracted from the avocado fruit flesh

Claims/Benefits: A great source of essential fatty acids, which provide nourishing and moisturising benefits. It’s been shown to be especially beneficial for hydrating and strengthening the skin.

Found In: MLO-MO, MLO-BB, DM- HC, UH-HC

Piroctone Olamine

Source: Derived from Amine salt. Amines are derivatives of ammonia.

Claims/Benefits: Used for the treatment and improvement of the conditions and symptoms: fungal infections, hair care, skin care.

Found In: H&S-IR

Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate

Source: Derived from fatty acids of vegetable source.

Claims/Benefits: An effective emulsifier, gentle on the skin and mild, which makes it ideal in products, aimed at sensitive skin and baby care products. It also has water resistance properties.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SRB, MLO-NBC

Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate

Source: Derived from fatty acids of vegetable source.

Claims/Benefits: Used in skin care products for conditioning and nourishing benefits.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SRB, MLO-NBC

Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate

Source: It is derived from glycerin and palm oil Palm Oil sustainable resources only.

Claims/Benefits: Nonionic surfactant having superior detergent and foaming ability. Good eye- and skin-compatibility. Will not lead to dry or tight skin and leaves no slimy residue.

Found In: IST, DM-BL, UH-BL

Polysorbate 20

Source: Derived from Lauric acid, which is found naturally in various plant fats and oils, and is a major component of coconut oil and palm kernel oil.

Claims/Benefits: Is a mild non-ionic surfactant, solubiliser for cosmetic and pharmaceutical preparations.

Found In: IHS

Potassium Sorbate

Source: Commonly preservative used in food products.

Claims/Benefits: Used extensively as a safe preservative in foods, wine, personal care and pharmaceutical products.

Found In: SSR, USR, IST, H&S, H&S- IR, MLO-NL, MLO-SHB, MLO-NBC, MLO-BB, SV Range, IHS, NGM, NGW

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Oil

Almond Oil

Source: Cold pressed from the ripe sweet almond seeds.

Claims/Benefits: Is a rich excellent emollient for the skin, natural source of Vitamin E. It nourishes and softens the skin, and promotes a youthful, healthy complexion.

Found In: DM-HC, UH-HC

Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract

Pomegranate Extract

Source: Extract from pomegranate seeds.

Claims/Benefits: Full of nutrients such as Vitamin C, folic acid and polyphenols. These components can contribute tremendously to maintaining the skin’s youthful appearance and protecting it from harsh environmental stresses that attack the surface of the skin. Pomegranates promote smooth, firm skin by promoting collagen and elastin production and soften skin.

Found In: SV Range, NPPLB-S

R

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil

Castor Oil

Source: Castor oil comes from the castor seed, which commonly grows in tropical regions.

Claims/Benefits: Castor oil is a triglyceride, comprised of fatty acids, 90 percent of which is Ricinoleic Acid is rich emollient oil and works as a deep conditioner to restore both skin and hair. It is thought to be responsible for castor oil’s unique healing properties.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, H&S, MLO-SRB, MLO-NBC

Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil

Rosehip Oil

Source: Extracted from the seeds of the vivid red Rosehip fruits.

Claims/Benefits: The oil is extremely rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that are essential for skin health. Rosehip has been clinically proven to improve the appearance of scarring and to speed up the skins natural healing process.

Found In: MLO-MO

Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Rosemary Extract

Source: Steam distilled from the Rosemary leaves.

Claims/Benefits: Rosemary is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-microbial (bacteria and fungi) activities.

Found In: USR, MLO-NL

Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract

Raspberry Extract

Source: Extract from raspberry flesh.

Claims/Benefits: Rich in Vitamin C & therefore contains astringent qualities that cleanse the skin surface of oils and other substances. It functions as a skin conditioning agent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti- free radicals, moisturising, chemical peeling and sebum regulator properties.

Found In: SV Range

Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Fruit Extract

Blackcurrent Extract

Source: Extract from Blackcurrant fruit.

Claims/Benefits: This nutritious fruit helps safeguard your skin from potential damage and boosts your skin health effectively.

Found In: SV Range

S

Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract

Elderberry Extract

Source: Extract from Elderberry fruit.

Claims/Benefits: Rich in bioflavonoids, elderberries plays a very important role for the skin. The antioxidant activity, combined with its significant levels of vitamin A, make elderberries perfect for preventing or lessening wrinkles, helping age spots to fade, and generally improving the glow and tone.

Found In: SV Range

Shea Butter

Please see Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter

Silica

Source: Natural mineral

Claims/Benefits: It gives cream elegant silky texture.

Found In: SKR

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed oil

Jojoba seed oil

Source: Jojoba oil is a liquid wax extracted from the nut of an indigenous American shrub the seeds of the jojoba.

Claims/Benefits: This waxy oil by nature is similar to our own sebum (oil) that is naturally product on our skin. Quick absorbing oil, and has excellent nourishing properties.

Found In: H&S, HS, H&S-IR, MLO- MO, HIS-VJ

Strawberry Extract

Please see Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Fruit Extract.

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate

Source: Derived from the fatty acids of coconut oil

Claims/Benefits: Ultra-mild amphoteric and biodegradable surfactant, with good skin compatibility, used in baby shampoos and mild skin cleansers.

Found In: MLO-BB

Sodium Dehydroacetate or Dehydroacetic Acid

Source: Effective preservative alternative to parabens.

Claims/Benefits: Is a preservative used in cosmetics and personal care products because of its antimicrobial properties.

Found In: IST, H&S, H&S-IR, MLO- NL, MLO-SHB, MLO-NBC, MLO-BB, SV Range, IHS Range, NGW

Sodium EDTA

Source: Derived from sodium salts

Claims/Benefits: EDTA is a commonly used chelating agent that helps prevent microbial spoilage and remove any metal contaminants from the cream or lotion.

Found In: H&S, H&S-IR, HS

Sodium Gluconate

Source: Is a sodium salt of gluconic acid that is produced by the fermentation of glucose.

Claims/Benefits: Sodium gluconate is a safe and natural chelating agents, it protect cosmetic products from discoloration and rancidity of cosmetic oils.

Found In: SSR, USR, IST, MLO-SHB, MLO-BB, DM-BL, UH-BL

Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate

Source: Effective preservative alternative to parabens/hydroxybenzoate.

Claims/Benefits: Is a preservative used in cosmetics and personal care products because of its broad spectrum antimicrobial properties.

Found In: SSR, USR

Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate or Sodium Dodecyl Sulfoacetate

Source: Derived from coconut and palm kernel, and conforms to Ecocert’s natural and organic cosmetic standard and is 100% of natural origin.

Claims/Benefits: Product is ready biodegradable and mild to the skin, is a safe, skin friendly cleanser that offers rich lather without the irritation potential.

Found In: MLO-SHB, NGW

Sodium PCA

Source: Derived from the fermentation of sugars and starches found in common vegetables, grasses, algae and seaweeds, even coconut oil.

Claims/Benefits: A powerful humectant and a natural hydrating agent of human skin, binds moisture from the air helping to further hydrate and nourish the skin.

Found In: SSR, USR, IST, H&S-IR, DM-BL. UH-BL

Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate

Source: Derived from natural and renewable resources. Created from coconut oil and glutamic acid

Claims/Benefits: An excellent emulsion stabilising and structuring properties for cream and lotion, and is environmentally-friendly and well tolerated by sensitive skin types.

Found In: H&S, H&S-IR, HS, MLO-NL, DM-HC, UH-HC, NGM, NGW

Sorbitan Olivate

Source: Derived from Olive Oil

Claims/Benefits: Is a mild surfactant and emulsifier.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB, MLO-SRB

Soybean Oil

Please see Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil

Spirulina Platensis ( Spirulina) Extract

Spirulina Extract

Source: Extract from Spirulina plant algae

Claims/Benefits: Spirulina is a type of oceanic algae, contains high-quality protein and large concentrations of vitamins and minerals, including the B complex vitamins, minerals such as calcium and iron, and vital amino acids. It makes a wonderful skin food for toning as all these nutrients are essential for glowing skin, and also helps increasing skin metabolism to enable faster skin cell turnover and skin hydration.

Found In: UH-HC, UH-BL

Stearic Acid

Source: Is a fatty acid found in vegetables and plants.

Claims/Benefits: Stearic acid is a waxy substance that helps give structure and creaminess to selected lotions and creams.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB, H&S, HS, H&S-IR, MLO-SRB, DM- HC, UH-HC, NGM

Styrax Benzoin Gum

Source: The resin of the Styrax Benzoin tree.

Claims/Benefits: Provides antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, and to treat ailments and problems, such as relieving itching skin, promote healing wounds.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SRB, MLO-NBC

Sunflower Oil

Please see Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

T

Tea Tree Extract

Please see Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

Cocoa Butter

Source: An edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean.

Claims/Benefits: Cocoa Butter is high in polyphenols and flavonoids. It is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. When applied topically, it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and also helps retain moisture.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-NL, MLO-SRB

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Source: Derived from soy plants.

Claims/Benefits: Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection against free radicals and is known to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve the overall condition of the skin. It helps protect skin from dehydration and environmental damage.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, USR, IST, H&S, HS, MLO Range, SV Range, HIS-VJ

Tribehenin

Source: Derived from the seeds of the rapeseed plant

Claims/Benefits: It provides cream or lotion with a smooth application and pleasant feel, and it provides superior emmoliency.

Found In: EPPO, NPPLB Range, MLO-SRB

U

Urea

Source: Urea is a humectant referred to as hydroxyethyl urea.

Claims/Benefits: Urea is a naturally occurring substance found in the surface layer of our skin, and it is an active part of our natural moisturising factor (NMF), which functions to keep skin hydrated, protected and working efficiently. Provides superior moisture and helps healing for dry, cracked and rough skin areas.

Found In: H&S-IR

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Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract

Blueberry Extract

Source: Extract from Blueberry fruit.

Claims/Benefits: Rich in fibres as well as vitamins A and C. Vitamin A which helps remedy rough and dry skin & assists anti-aging. Antioxidants and phytochemicals found in blueberries help to neutralise free radicals, which might otherwise damage skin cells, leaving your skin with a younger and softer look and feel.

Found In: SV Range

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Cranberry Extract

Source: Extract from Cranberry fruit.

Claims/Benefits: Provides anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, astringent and free radical scavenging for skin and hair care preparations. It offers a high level of moisturisation, but may also aid in cellular regeneration, free radical scavenging.

Found In: SV Range

Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Extract

Vanilla Extract

Source: Plant extract from the fruits of Vanilla Planifolia.

Claims/Benefits: Provides anti-oxidant, astringent, anti-bacterial and moisturising effects for skin care and bath additive preparations. It has a pleasant sweet aroma.

Found In: NPPLB-HV, USR, IST, MLO Range, SV Range

Vitamin B5

Please see Panthenol (Pro‐vitamin B5)

Vitamin E

Please see Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

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Witch Hazel Extract

Please see Hammamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract

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Xanthan Gum

Source: Plant-derived polysaccharide from bio- fermentation process.

Claims/Benefits: Widely used in cosmetic and food products as a thickening and stabilising agent. It covers the skin as a soft, moist gel which feels pleasant on the skin.

Found In: H&S, HS, H&S-IR, MLO-NL, MLO-BB, DM-HC, UH-HC

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Zinc Oxide

Source: Derived from the naturally occurring mineral.

Claims/Benefits: It has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Zinc Oxide has been used in skin care product as sunscreen active ingredient. It’s widely used in topical ointments to treat minor skin problems, such as skin irritation and chapped skin.

Found In: MLO-NBC

Zinc Stearate

Source: The zinc salt of stearic acid, which is a fatty acid derived from vegetable.

Claims/Benefits: Zinc stearate is used in skin care products for it lubricant and thickening properties and to improve cream texture.

Found In: MLO-NBC

Keep your skin looking healthy and feeling good, naturally.