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DISCOVER OUR YSL SKINCARE INGREDIENTS

YSL Skincare Ingredient Glossary


We know you care deeply about the products you use. That is why we select quality ingredients only, and which comply with the strictest regulations. We meticulously choose them to offer you products that meet the very highest quality and performance standards. All the ingredients used in our products are safe and have been subject to a rigorous scientific evaluation of their safety, by our internal experts and independent experts. They always have an essential function or purpose in our products. Whether of natural origin or synthetic, the ingredients that compose our products can for example contribute to their effectiveness, conservation, texture, color or smell.

*The ingredients listed below are only for the products formulated after 2017: Or rouge products (Crème Fine, crème Riche, Crème Regard and Fluid), Pure Shots range & Top Secrets Instant Matte Pore Refiner.



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2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL

Active ingredient
2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol is an active ingredient, a type of ceramide. These compounds are known to form a protective barrier to reduce water loss.


3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID

Antioxidant
Ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin C, is antioxidant used in cosmetic and personal care products to slow product deterioration and control the pH of formulations. It is also known to have a whitening effect on skin and soothe it.


ACETYL TETRAPEPTIDE-9

Active ingredient
Acetyl tetrapeptide stimulate active ingredients and the increase of collagen in the skin which considerably increase skin cohesion.


ACETYL TRIFLUOROMETHYLPHENYL VALYLGLYCINE

Texturizing agent
Acetyl trifluoromethylphenyl valyglycine is a skin conditionning agent. It is used to restore suppleness on the skin.


ACRYLAMIDE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE COPOLYMER

Texturizing agent
Functions as dispersing agent. Acrylamide is also known as a viscosity control.


ACRYLATES/BEHENETH-25 METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER

Texturizing agent
Acrylates/beheneth-25 methacrylate copolymer is used in gel texture personal care products. The polymer is known for its ability to thicken products, and is used to obtain the desired consistency.


ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER

Texturizing agent
Improves the pleasant sensation and is known to thicken products and help stabilize emulsions.


ADENOSINE

Active ingredient
Adenosine can be used in skincare products, especially anti-ageing formulations. Adenosine is used to soothe the skin and help reduce appearance of wrinkles.


ALCOHOL DENAT

Stabilizer Denatured alcohol contributes to texture of products by preventing separation and crystallization. It is known to help the active ingredient come into contact with your skin and perform its function.


ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Extract of Althaea officinalis, the active ingredient is used as an emollient and as an agent skin conditionning. It is known for its abilities to gives a sooth apearance to the skin.


ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE

Texturing agent
Aluminium derivate is used as an opacifying agent and a skin protectant in many cosmetics products.


ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

Texturizing agent
A modified starch, a complex carbohydrate made by plants.It is mainly used to help thicken products. It is also known to help the product stay on for longer.


AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE

Stabilizer
Ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate is a polymer. It is known to thicken products and to stabilize blends of water and oil to prevent the ingredients from separating.


AQUA/ WATER

Stabilizer
Purified and sterilized, water helps to maintain the stability of a product formulation, appearance and texture.


ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL

Active ingredient
Oil extracted from the seeds of the fruits that grow on the Argan tree. It forms a protective layer on skin, helping to retain moisture and also known to naturally contain several active compounds such as vitamin E.


ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE

Active ingredient
Ascorbyl glucoside is a water soluble, stable vitamin C which is incorporated into a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products to help replenish and improve uneven skin tone, smoothing and brightening the skin.


ASCORBYL PALMITATE

Active ingredient
Ascorbyl palmitate is a fat-soluble powder derivative of vitamin C. It is known to be more easily absorbed by the skin than normal vitamin C. It is an antioxidant and can helps to protect from radical damage.


BEHENYL ALCOHOL

Texturizing agent
Behenyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol known to thicken products and to stabilize oil and water mixtures, preventing the products from separating into layers. It also hydrates the skin by helping it holding moisture.


BENZOIC ACID

Stabilizer
Organic alcohol found naturally in many foods such as apricots, snap beans, cocoa, cranberries, mushrooms and honey.


BENZYL ALCOHOL

Preservative, solvent, fragrance
Benzyl Alcohol inhibits the development of micro-organisms in cosmetic products. It is a natural organic alcohol found in many fruits and essential oils.


BENZYL SALICYLATE

Fragrance
Naturally occurring in essential oils.


BIS-BEHENYL/ISOSTEARYL/PHYTOSTERYL DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE

Texturizing agent
It is known for its ability to retain water and is used in skincare products to improve skin hydration and suppleness.


BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE

Emollient
This ingredient blend is used in intense hydration skincare creams. It is used as it is known to allow water- and oil-based ingredients in a product to blend well together. It is also known to hydrate skin by helping it lock in and prevent the evaporation of moisture.


BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE

Texturizing agent+Colorant pigment
Smoothes and softens agent. Bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane is known for its ability to provide lasting hydration by drawing moisture.


BORON NITRIDE

Texturizing agent
Boron nitride is an inorganic compound. It is added as a sort of lubricant or slip modifier, improving the spreadability of the products.


BOSWELLIA SERRATA GUM

Active ingredient
An extract from the gum resin of a tree and also a source of Indian frankincense. Boswellia serrata has an skin-soothing effect.


BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS SEED OIL / RAPESEED SEED OIL

Occlusive
Brassica campestris (rapeseed) seed oil is an oil obtained from the seeds of the brassica campestris plant. It is used in moisturizing skincare products, as it is known to help replenish the skin by forming a protective barrier that prevents water loss.


BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1

Moisturizer
Acts as hyaluronic acid and obtained by biofermentation. It is known to create a moisture binding film on the skin. Suitable for dry and sensitive skin.


BUTYLENE GLYCOL

Texturizing agent
Butylene glycol is used to help the different components of a product to blend together easily and form a uniform / smooth product. It can also maintain moisture levels.


BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER

Active ingredient
Naturally obtained from the nut of the African shea tree. It is known to moisturize and soothe the skin while protecting it by forming a film on the skin.


C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN

Texturizing agent
C13-14 isoparaffin is known to form a film on the skin. It is also used to help oil- and water-based ingredients blend to form a uniform formula.


CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Calendula officinalis is an extract from Calendula flower. It is used in cosmetics products as an active ingredient for its moisturizing properties. Calendula officinalis extract is able to keep the skin hydrated and give a higher quality


CAFFEINE

Active ingredient
Natural origin, extracted from the coffee during the process of decaffeination. Caffeine is a stimulant and has antioxidant properties.


CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE

Texturizing agent
Caprylic/capric triglyceride is known to spread a product on the skin, forming a layer that leaves the skin smooth and protects it from moisture loss.


CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID

Active ingredient
Capryloyl salicylic acid is an aromatic compound, lipophilic derivate of salicylic acid found in a variety of cosmetics. Capryloyl salicylic acid will stimulate the skin renewal. It is known to smooth skin with its natural exfoliant action.


CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

Occlusive / Antimicrobial
Caprylyl glycol is used in many different cosmetics and personal care products. It is used in hair and skin care products, as it is known to form a protective layer which ensures retention of natural moisture. Caprylyl glycol has antimicrobial properties and it is often added to cosmetic products so that the concentration of strong preservatives present in the product, such as parabens, can be lowered.


CARAMEL

Colorant pigment
Caramel is a material that can be obtained from heating various sugars, and is known for its brown colour. It is added to a variety of cosmetics and personal care products to impart a caramel colour.


CARBOMER

Texturizing agent
It is known to thicken products and can help form a gel. The polymer is also known to stabilize emulsions of water and oil ingredients and will prevent the product from separating into layers.


CARRAGEENAN

Active ingredient
Seaweed gum used in cosmetics. Works as a thickening agent, binder and hair conditioning agent. It has excellent water binding properties, as well as the ability to form gels at room temperature. They provide a wide array of textures and can stabilize a variety of formulations such as emulsion, foams and suspensions.


CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL / SAFFLOWER SEED OIL

Emollient
Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil has high quantities of linoleic acid, which is considered a healthy essential fatty acid and which is known for its excellent moisturising properties. It is found in formulations for haircare products as well as skincare products, and will help give you healthy looking and hydrated skin and hair.


CASTANEA SATIVA SEED EXTRACT / CHESTNUT SEED EXTRACT
Active ingredient
Natural extract from chestnut seeds from Europe and Asia, Castanea sativa has a high concentration of antioxidants. This compound is able to neutralize free radicals and reduce photoaging.


CELLULOSE ACETATE BUTYRATE

Moisturizer
Based on cellulose, cellulose acetate butyrate is the chief constituent of cell walls of higher plants. Create a protective film on the skin.


CERA ALBA/ BEESWAX

Texturizing agent
Natural wax produced by honey bees. Its emollient action creates a protective film which reduces moisture loss.


CERAMIDE NP

Skin protectant
Ceramide NP is part of the ceramide family, which are lipid molecules that are naturally found in the skins protective lipid barrier which protects the skin from irritation and keeps the skin moisturized. Ceramides are added to a variety of skincare products to strengthen this natural barrier and keep the skin hydrated and soothed.


CEREUS GRANDIFLORUS FLOWER EXTRACT / CACTUS FLOWER EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Cereus grandiflorus is known to have high antioxidant properties to protect the skin from free radical damages. It is also a skin conditionning agent.


CETYL ALCOHOL

Emulsifier
Cetyl alcohol is known to thicken products and to keep oil and water mixed in a stable emulsion. It is also used to keep the skin hydrated by preventing moisture loss.


CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE

Texturizing agent

Derived from cellulose, main constituent of green plants. Cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose is known to help the product form a protective film. The polymer is also known to be used to thicken products and to prevent the product from separating into water and oil layers.


CHLORELLA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Chlorella vulgaris extract is an ingredient obtained by extraction from the green microalgae, C. vulgaris. It is used mainly in anti-ageing products to help improve the appearance of skin. It is known to protect skin against radical damage and boost collagen, which will help prevent fine lines and other signs of ageing.


CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE

Preservative
Acts as a preserving agent by inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in cosmetic products.


CHLORPHENESIN

Preservative
Acts as a preserving agent by inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in cosmetic products.


CI 14700 / RED 4

Colorant pigment
Red 4 is a synthetic poppy-red pigment which is soluble in water.

CI 15985 / YELLOW 6

Colorant pigment
Yellow 6 is a synthetic pigment known for its bright orange-yellow colour.


CI 19140 / YELLOW 5

Colorant pigment
Yellow 5 is a water-soluble yellow pigment known for its acidic lemon yellow colour.


CI 77491 / TIN OXIDE

Colorant pigment
Tin oxide is used to improve the appearance of the products by making them more opaque and adding a pearlescent shine to them.


CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE

Colorant pigment
Titanium dioxide is a naturally occurring mineral and is a bright white pigment, frequently used to lighten formulations. Titanium dioxide is also known for its UV-absorption properties to protect skin from sun-related damage.


CITRAL

Fragrance
Naturally occurring in essential oils.


CITRIC ACID

Stabilizer
Citric acid is a multi-purpose ingredient. Citric acid is known to chelate metal ions and can be used to adjust pH of formula.


CITRONELLOL

Fragrance
Naturally occurring in essential oils.


CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER EXTRACT / BITTER ORANGE FLOWER EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Citrus aurantium amara flower extract is obtained from the flowers of bitter orange. It is known to refresh and tone the skin and is mainly used in skincare products. It also has a refreshing citrus scent and can be used to add fragrance to products or to mask the odour of other ingredients.


COCO-GLUCOSIDE

Texturizing agent
Citrus aurantium amara flower extract is obtained from the flowers of bitter orange. It is known to refresh and tone the skin and is mainly used in skincare products. It also has a refreshing citrus scent and can be used to add fragrance to products or to mask the odour of other ingredients.


COUMARIN

Fragrance
Naturally occurring in essential oils.


CROCUS SATIVUS FLOWER EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Extract of the pistils of saffron from Morocco, Saffron extract is an important active ingredient which is responsible for the antioxidant properties that slow down inflamm'ageing.


CROCUS SATIVUS STIGMA WATER

Active ingredient
The stigma of saffron has been widely used as spice, medicinal plant, and food additive in the Mediterranean and Subtropical countries. The gallic acid and pyrogallol as bioactive compounds present in saffron stigma contributed in its antioxidant activity.


CYCLOHEXASILOXANE

Texturizing agent
One of the numerous forms of synthetic oil used in skincare products to improve texture, which includes softening and smoothing the skin.


DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE

Emollient
Dicaprylyl carbonate is an oil used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products. It is known to form a protective layer on your skin, which locks in moisture. It can be used as an emulsifier, helping all the ingredients in a product mix. Dicaprylyl carbonate can also be used as a base or to give body to a product.


DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE

Texturizing agent
Diisopropyl sebacate is an oil known to soften a product and also act as a solvent. This will lead to a smooth, uniform product which is easily spreadable on the skin.


DIISOSTEARYL MALATE

Emollient
Diisostearyl malate is an oil frequently used in lipstick and lip care products. It is added to moisturize the lips, as it is known to form a protective layer on skin which locks in its natural moisture.


DIMETHICONE

Texturizing agent
Dimethicone is an excellent synthetic oil known to protect the skin with a protective barrier and to improve water retention.


DIMETHICONOL

Texturizing agent
This ingredient functions as a skin/hair conditioner, anti-foaming agent and emollient. Like most silicones, this ingredient has a unique fluidity that makes it easily spreadable. When applied to the skin, its known for creating a subtle gloss that feels smooth and silky to touch. It also acts a mild water repellent by forming a protective barrier on the skin, and can fill in fine lines/wrinkles on the face, giving it a temporary “plump” look.


DIMETHYL ISOSORBIDE

Texturizing agent
Known as a sustainable solvant used in cosmetic formulations, Dimethyl isosorbide is also a viscosity decreasing agent, controling the density or thickness of liquid cosmetic products.


DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL

Texturizing agent
Dipropylene glycol is a potent solvent used to help create a smooth uniform product or to thicken products.


DISODIUM EDTA

Texturizing agent
Disodium EDTA is a chelating agent that is known to bind metal ions and hence inactivate them. This can help maintain the appearance and stability of cosmetics products and prevent the deterioration of fragrance or active compounds.


ELLAGIC ACID

Active ingredient
Ellagic acid naturally occurs in several fruits and vegetables and is known for its antioxidant properties. It is used in skincare products to protect the skin from radical and sun-related damages such as dark spots and fine lines.


ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE

Moisturizer
Ethylhexyl palmitate is an oil which is known to be moisturizing without making the product feel heavy or greasy on the skin.


ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

Moisturizer
Ethylhexylglycerin is derived from glycerol. It helps to stabilize emulsions and is also known to have antimicrobial properties, which can protect the product from degradation, or prevent growth of irritant bacteria on skin. Often used in creams and lotions.


FAEX EXTRACT / YEAST EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Yeast extract is an extract containing the cellular contents of yeast. These extracts are used in products that improve the appearance of the skin. It is known to help the skin barrier remain in good condition.


FAGUS SYLVATICA BUD EXTRACT

Active ingredient
The European Beech, often called the "ever-lasting youth tree," is a leafy tree with a remarkably upright and smooth trunk that matures after 60 years and often lives to be 200-250 years old. The extract from the mature Beech tree is used in skincare formulations to increase the health of the epidermis, stimulate the skin and as an antiseptic. Proteins accumulate help retain water through an osmotic effect which directly results in increased moisture.


GERANIOL

Fragrance
Naturally occurring in essential oils.


GLUCOSE

Texturizing agent
Glucose is naturally found in the body. It acts as a skin conditionning agent, retaining water into the skin and enhancing dry skin by restoring suppleness.


GLYCERIN

Moisturizer
Derived naturally from plants. Has a great similarity to the physical properties of skin. When added to skincare products it is known to hydrate skin by absorbing water from the surrounding environment.


GLYCERYL OLEATE

Emulsifier
Glyceryl oleate is used in skincare products. It is known to be a great emollient and helps lock moisture in the skins and help products to blend together in a smooth, uniform mixture.


GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER

Texturizing agent
Used to keep constant the water content.


GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE

Moisturizer
Obtained from vegetal fats and oils. It is known to be effective at thickening emulsions, but can also help moisturize the skin.


GLYCERYL STEARATE

Emulsifier
Glyceryl stearate is made from Palm Oil derived and vegetal glycerin (Coconut derived). It softens and smoothes the skin.


GLYCINE SOJA OIL / SOYBEAN OIL

Active ingredient
Glycine soja oil is an ingredient obtained from the Glycine soja plant. It is used in skincare products such as face creams, as it is known to moisturize skin by helping it lock in its natural moisture.


GLYCOL DISTEARATE

Emulsifier
Used to increase the thickness of cosmetics. Glycol distearate is a fat known to be moisturizing and can also be used to help a product stay mixed.


GLYCOL ACID

Active ingredient
Found naturally in the lipids of vegetables. Glycolic acid is known to exfoliate and shed the skin’s outer surface. For dry skin, this can smooth the skin by peeling off it's top layer.


GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA EXTRACT / LICORICE ROOT EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Glycyrrhiza glabra extract is extracted from the root of the liquorice. The extract is used in hyperpigmentation treatments as it is known for its ability to reduce the appearance of age spots and skin discoloration. It is also known to help soothe and soften the skin and can be found in daily facial creams.


HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS / HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Haematococcus pluvialis extract is derived from the algae haematococcus pluvialis. It has antioxidant properties, helping to prevent reactions promoted by oxygen in a product.


HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER

Texturizing agent
This ingredient is a synthetic polymer and acts as an anticaking agent. Then, it ensures the fluidity of solid particles and limits their agglomeration (by formation of lumps) in cosmetic products.


HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

Active ingredient
Helianthus annuus seed oil, normally referred to as sunflower oil, is used in skincare products such as creams and cleansers. It is known to be a natural emollient and will form a protective barrier on your skin which locks in moisture. The oil can also be used as a masking agent.


HYDROGENATED LECITHIN

Active ingredient
Hydrogenated lecithin is made by hydrogenating lecithin, a fatty substance obtained from soy. It is used in creams and lotions as it is known to help the ingredients mix and form a stable emulsion.


HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE

Moisturizer
Hydrogenated polyisobutene is a synthetic polymer used as an emollient and a skin conditionning agent, helping to make the skin soft, smooth and supple.


HYDROLYZED LINSEED EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Hydrolyzed linseed extract is obtained from linseed Linum usitatissimum L, also known as flax seed. It is used in various anti-aging and restorative skin-care products where it is known to soothe and hydrate the skin thus refreshing the skin and combating signs of skin aging.


HYDROLYZED OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA FLOWER EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Extracted from flowers of cactus Opuntia ficus-indica, Hydrolyzed opuntia ficus has a strong exfoliant abilities. It increase the skin renewall and protect it from external agressions.


HYDROLYZED RHODOPHYCEAE EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Extracted from alga Rhodophycea, hydrolyzed rhodophyceae extract has strong ability to protect the skin from external negative impact.


HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

Active ingredient
Hydrolyzed soy protein is obtained from the soybean plant. It is used for its ability to help the skin retain moisture, and it is used in anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams.


HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID

Active ingredient
Hydroxyethylpiperazine ethane sulfonic acid helps break down dead skin cells to provide exfoliation to the skin. It is also known to keep the pH level constant and maintain the product quality.


HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL

Active ingredient
This ingredient is owned by the family of sugars, found abundantly in beech trees. Gives to the skin a soft and smooth appearance. It is also known to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and to increase skin firmness and tone. Hydroxypropyl tetrahydropyrantriol will thus help combat the visible effects of ageing and strengthen skin.


IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Extract of the roots of the Orris, Iris florentina L is an anti-aging agent. It is known to increase water retain in the skin and to reduce dryness.


ISOHEXADECANE

Texturizing agent
Isohexadecane is known to thicken products and create a creamy texture without feeling greasy or heavy touch.


ISONONYL ISONONANOATE

Moisturizer
Smoothes and softens agents.


ISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATE

Moisturizer
Isopropyl lauroyl sarcosinate is used in cosmetics and personal care products as it is known to moisturize skin without feeling greasy or sticky. It is also known to help dissolve certain UV filters.


JUGLANS REGIA LEAF EXTRACT / WALNUT LEAF EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Juglans Regia Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the Walnut; Walnut leaf has been widely used in folk medicine for the treatment of skin inflammations, hyperhidrosis and ulcers and for its antiseptic and astringent properties.


LACTIC ACID

Active ingredient + Stabilizer
Lactic acid is naturrally occuring acid used in cosmetics and personal care products. It is known to help skin retain moisture, stay hydrated and also remove dead skin cells. Lactic acid help to regulate the pH final product.


LAURETH-7

Emulsifier
Favoures a uniform distribution of product during its use. Laureth-7 is known to form a film on the skin. It can also be used to help oil- and water-based ingredients mix to form smooth and uniform products.


LIMNANTHES ALBA SEED OIL / MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL

Moisturizer
Extracted from the seeds of the Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) plant. It is used in skincare products as it is known to moisturize the skin.


LIMONENE

Fragrance
Naturally occurring in essential oils.


LINALOOL

Fragrance
Naturally occurring in essential oils.


MENTHA PIPERITA EXTRACT / PEPPERMINT EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Mentha piperita exctact is extracted from the mentha piperita plant, more commonly known as peppermint. It is used to in skincare products to make them feel refreshing and soothing on the skin. When applied peppermint extract is known to have a cooling effect.


MANNOSE

Active ingredient
Mannose is a sugar used in various skincare and cosmetic products. Mannose is known to be able to absorb moisture from the environment and retain it in skin, thus providing it with hydration that lasts all day.


MENTHOXYPROPANEDIOL

Active ingredient
Menthoxypropanediol is a derivate of menthol used in skin-care products. It is known to produce a cooling effect similar to menthol, and will soothe and refresh skin.


METHYL GLUCETH-10

Emulsifier
Synthetic oil used to prevent water-loss of the skin.


METHYL GLUCETH-20

Moisturizer
Methyl gluceth-20 is known to absorb and hold on to moisture, and can give your skin long-lasting hydration, leading to softer and smoother skin.


METHYLSILANOL/SILICATE CROSSPOLYMER

Texturizing agent
Used to opacify the cosmetic formula. It is known to improve the smoothness of a product and its feeling on the skin.


MICA

Colorant pigment
Mica is found in nature as a group of minerals . It is known to make a product more opaque, and to add shine and glossiness.


MYRISTIC ACID

Texturizing agent
Found in palm kernel oil, coconut oil, butter fat. It can help water and oil mix and it is known to stabilize products and to improve the cleansing abilities of products.


MYRISTYL MYRISTATE

Texturizing agent
Occurs naturally in vegetal fats and oils in nutmeg, coconut. Myristyl myristate is known to make a product more opaque, but is also used to help moisturize the skin.


NIACINAMIDE

Moisturizer
Niacinamide is also known as vitamin B3, and is a popular ingredient in skincare products. Niacinamide also stimulates your skin to produce its natural oils, creating a protective barrier, which locks in moisture and prevents irritation in your skin and scalp.


OCTYLDODECANOL

Texturizing agent
Fatty acids from natural oils. Octyldodecanol is known to be a good moisturizer, and can also serve as a base or thickening agent for a product.


OENOTHERA BIENNIS OIL / EVENING PRIMROSE OIL

Active ingredient
Oenothera biennis oil, often referred to as evening primrose oil, is extracted from the seeds of the oenotera biennis plant. This particular ingredient has been refined to remove the scent. The oil is known to enforce the skins natural protective barrier which prevents moisture loss and reduces irritation, and is therefore used in nourishing skincare products.


ORBIGNYA OLEIFERA SEED OIL

Active ingredient
Orbignya oleifera seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the babassu palm and is used in skincare creams. The oil is a solid at room temperature but melts when it comes in contact with the skin, which improves spreadability of a product and feels refreshing to apply. The oil is known to thicken products and to keep skin hydrated by prevent loss of natural moisture.


ORYZA SATIVA BRAN OIL / RICE BRAN OIL

Active ingredient
Extracted from the hard outer brown layer of rice bran, Oryza sativa bran oil is mainly a skin conditioning agent occlusive witch slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin's surface.


PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA EXTRACT / PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Paeonia suffruticosa root extract is obtained from the roots of the peony tree, also known as the Chinese peony. It is known for its ability to protect the skin from UV-related damage and to prevent hyperpigmentation and dark spots. For this reasons it is mainly used in skincare products that aim to even out skin tone.


PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT

Active ingredient
Extracted from algae, Palmaria palmata extract is known for its anti-aging and high antioxidant abilities. It is also used in many cosmetics products for its moisturizing properties.


PALMITIC ACID

Texturizing agent
It is the most common saturated fatty acid found in plants and microorganisms. Palmitic acid is known to be a great emollient and to lock moisture in the skin. It also helps ingredients blend together in a smooth, uniform mixture.


PANTHENOL

Active ingredient
Panthenol is known for its ability to hold on to water, and is therefore highly moisturizing for skin. Panthenol is also known as provitamin B5, and is readily converted to vitamin B5.


PARFUM/ FRAGRANCE

Fragrance
Perfume ingredients are found in cosmetic products acting as a vector of sensory and emotional pleasure. They are twice evaluated by the suppliers and by internal teams as completely safe.


PASSIFLORA EDULIS SEED OIL

Active ingredient
Passiflora edulis seed oil is a fixed oil extracted from passion fruit seeds. Also known as maracuja oil, it improves the look and feel of dry skin. Passion fruit oil has documented skin-soothing and antioxidant properties.


PEG/PPG/POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN

Moisturizer
Has the property to retain several times its weight in water.


PEG-100 STEARATE

Emulsifier
Favoures a uniform distribution of product during its use.


PEG-14M

Emulsifier
Peg-14M helps thicken the final product and prevents the water and oil-based ingredients from separating into layers.


PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE

Emulsifier
PEG-20 methyl glucose sesquistearate is an ingredient used in skincare products such as serums and moisturizing creams. It is known to help oil- and water-based ingredients blend together and form a smooth and uniform product.


PEG-20 STEARATE

Emulsifier
Favoures a uniform distribution of product during its use. The molecule is known to maintain high moisture levels around itself helping the skin to stay hydrated.


PEG-40 SORBITAN PEROLEATE

Surfactant
PEG 40 Stearate is used in cosmetics and beauty products primarily as a surfactant and cleansing agent, because PEG Stearates' ability to clean the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away, according to CosmeticsInfo.org. However, it is also seen as an emollient, because of secondary properties.


PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE

Active ingredient
Inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen, thus avoiding oxidation. Pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate is a known antioxidant.


PENTYLENE GLYCOL

Texturizing agent
Pentylene glycol is used to dissolve other ingredients, helping ingredients stay well mixed in a uniform, smooth product. It is also known to help maintain moisture levels.


PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL / AVOCADO OIL

Active ingredient
Persea gratissima oil, or simply avocado oil, is extracted from the avocado fruit. It is added to skincare products such as creams and lotions, as it is known to hydrate the skin by helping to lock the skin lock in natural moisture.


PHENOXYETHANOL

Preservative
Acts as a preserving agent by inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in cosmetic products.


POLYACRYLAMIDE

Texturizing agent
Creates a continuous film on skin.


POLYGLYCERYL-2 ISOSTEARATE

Emulsifier
Polyglyceryl-2 isostearate is known as an emulsifying agent and a skin conditionning agent.


POLYGLYCERYL-5 LAURATE

Emulsifier
Polyglyceryl-5 laurate is known as an emulsifying agent and a skin conditionning agent.


POLYPHOSPHORYLCHOLINE GLYCOL ACRYLATE

Texturizing agent
Produces a continuous film on skin. Polyphosphorylcholine glycol acrylate is added as it is known to form a film on the surface of skin when applied, which helps to lock in moisture.


POLYSILICONE-11

Film-forming
Polysilicone-11 is an ingredient used in skincare products such as reparative serums and creams. It is known to form a continuous film on the skin which hydrates the skin by preventing moisture loss and leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft.


POLYSORBATE 80

Emulsifier
Produced from olive oil. Polysorbate 80 is a large molecule mostly used for its emulsifying properties. It is known to be especially good at dispersing oil in water through formation of micelles.


POLYVINYL ALCOHOL

Texturizing agent
Produces a continuous a film on skin.


POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE

Stabilizer
Potassium cetyl phosphate is added to formula as it is known to help oil- and water-based ingredients to blend together and form a smooth, uniform product.


POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE

Stabilizer
Produces a continuous a film on skin.


POTASSIUM SORBATE

Preservative
Acts as a preserving agent by inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in cosmetic products


PPG-5-CETETH-20

Emulsifier
PPG-5-ceteth-20 is known to help oil and dirt mix with water and be rinsed away easily. It can also be used to help create a smooth and uniform product by allowing all the ingredients to mix together.


PPG-6-DECYLTETRADECETH-30

Emulsifier
Favoures a uniform distribution of product during its use. PPG-6-decyltetradeceth-30 is a surfactant. It helps ingredients blend together and form a smooth and uniform product.


PROPANEDIOL

Texturizing agent
Propanediol helps to dissolve ingredients to create a uniform product. It is also used to alter the thickness of formulations, helping the product to obtain its desired consistency.


PROPYLENE CARBONATE

Texturizing agent
Dissolves many of the ingredients that impart skin benefits.


PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Texturizing agent
Propylene glycol is known to help dissolve ingredients and create a smooth and uniform product. It is also used to keep the product moist.


PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL / SWEET ALMOND OIL

Active ingredient
Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, also known as sweet almond oil is used in a variety of skin- and hair-care products. The oil is known to add a healthy looking sheen to hair and skin. It is also known to be rich in vitamin E, an ingredient used in skin-care products for its antioxidant properties. Finally it can be used to thicken or add body to a product


PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL/ APRICOT KERNEL OIL

Active ingredient
Fixed oil extracted by pressure of the seeds of the apricot tree, Prunus armeniaca, Rosaceae. It is known for its nourrishing properties for the skin.


PVP

Texturizing agent
PVP is a polymer known to form a protective film on your skin. It can also be used as an emulsifier in a product, to keep the water and oil portions mixed.


RHAMNOSE

Active ingredient
Rhamnose is a sugar known for its strengthening properties. It helps skin retain its moisture to stay hydrated. Mostly use for anti-aging cosmetics.


RIBOSE

Emulsifier
Ribose is used to retain water in the skin. It is also a skin conditionning agent, preserve the skin in a good condition.


RICINUS COMMUNIS SEED OIL / CASTOR SEED OIL

Active ingredient
Ricinus communis seed oil also known as castor seed oil is a thick, pale yellow oil used mainly in stick-products as a thickener or to give body to the product. It is also known to be moisturizing for skin and to act as a masking agent.


RUSCUS ACULEATUS EXTRACT/ RUSCUS ACULEATUS ROOT EXTRACT

Active ingredient
An extract obtained from the root of a shrub. This active ingredient is used for its soothing properties. It is known to soothe and protect the skin due to its astringent properties. The extract is also known to tighten skin and pores and help it retain its natural moisture throughout the day.


SALICYLIC ACID

Active ingredient
Salicylic acid is found naturally in many plants. It is used in cosmetic products for its exfoliant activity, increasing the skin smooth. Salicylic acid is also known to be a skin conditionning.


SCLEROTIUM GUM

Texturizing agent
Sclerotium gum is a polymer known to act either as a thickening agent or to stabilise an emulsion, preventing separation of the ingredients. It can also help the skin retain moisture.


SILICA

Texturizing agent
Silica is especially well suited for sunscreens, as it can reflect some of the sun’s rays. More importantly, it is also a stable compound that is unlikely to be affected by high level of sun exposure.


SILICA SILYLATE

Viscosity-controlling
Silica silylate is a silica derivative used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products, such as creams, lotions, and mineral powders. It is known to improve product texture by preventing powders from lumping together and by improving spreadability of products. It can also be used to alter the thickness of a product.


SODIUM BENZOATE

Preservative
Acts as a preserving agent by inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in cosmetic products.


SODIUM CHLORIDE

Texturizing agent
Sodium chloride is known to be able to thicken water-based products and is used to ensure a good texture. It can also mask or reduce the odours of the other ingredients.


SODIUM CITRATE

Stabilizer
Stabilises and adjusts the pH of cosmetics. Sodium citrate is known to chelate metal ions and can also help adjust and maintain the desired pH level.


SODIUM HYALURONATE

Active ingredient
Sodium hyaluronate is naturally found in the skin. It has a small molecular size to facilitate absorption into the skin. With the capacity to hold 1000 times its weight in water, sodium hyaluronate is known to draw moisture and retain it in the skin.


SODIUM HYDROXIDE

Stabilizer
Used to stabilise or adjust the pH of cosmetics.


SODIUM LACTATE

Stabilizer
Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid it helps to regulate pH and the skin retain moisture. Finally, it helps to remove dead skill cells on the skin.


SODIUM METHYL STEAROYL TAURATE

Texturizing agent
Sodium methyl stearoyl taurate is used in many products for its foaming abilities and for giving a smooth and uniform aspect of the product. It is also known to clean the skin.


SODIUM PCA

Moisturizer
Once applied, the sodium PCA is known to be able to absorb and retain moisture in the skin, providing a long-lasting hydration.


SODIUM POLYACRYLATE

Thickener
Sodium polyacrylate is an ingredient used in a variety of creams and lotions. It is known to thicken products and to prevent the ingredients in a product from separating into layers. The ingredient also forms a film on your skin, which leaves it feeling smooth and hydrates it by locking in moisture.


SORBIC ACID

Preservative
Sorbic Acid eliminates microorganisms, or prevent or retard their growth and reproduction, and thus protect cosmetics and personal care products from spoilage.

SORBITAN OLEATE

Emulsifier
Sorbitan oleate is made by combining sorbitan, a sugar derivative, with oleic acid, an important fatty acid for skin. It is known to act as an emulsifier and keep the oil and water parts of the formulations mixed in a stable product blend.


SORBITAN TRISTEARATE

Emulsifier
Allows the creation of emulsions, from oil and water. Sorbitan tristearate is added to formula as it is known to help create a smooth and uniform product with no separation of ingredients into layers.


SQUALANE

Active ingredient
Squalane is known to restore natural fat to dry skin and form a protective layer on it which locks in moisture and gives long-lasting hydration. The squalane in our products is 100% from vegetal sources.


STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE

Texturizing agent
Used in cosmetics products for its viscosity control capacity.


STEARIC ACID

Moisturizer
One of the most common saturated fatty acids found in nature is used for its moisturizing properties


STEARYL ALCOHOL

Moisturizer
Stearyl alcohol is a multipurpose ingredient. It is known to form a protective layer on skin and lock in natural moisture, but also to stabilize emulsions and foams.


SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE

Colorant pigment
Synthetic fluorphlogophite is a synthetic version of a mica mineral. It gives a glittery shimmer to the products.


TETRASODIUM EDTA

Stabilizer
EDTA joins to the metallic ions to control the bacterial growth. It protects the formula of a possible degradation due to bacteria.


TETRASODIUM GLUTAMATE DIACETATE

Texturizing agent
Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate is known to chelate certain metal ions and prevent them from negatively affecting the appearance and/or stability of a cosmetic product. It can therefore help reduce bad odours by preventing the growth of the bacteria responsible for these.


TIN OXIDE

Colorant pigment
Tin oxide is used to improve the appearance of the products by making them more opaque and adding a pearlescent shine to them.


TOCOPHEROL

Active ingredient
Known as vitamin E, Tocopherol is a potent antioxidant . With age and repeated sun exposure our natural supplies of this vitamin tend to deplete. Formulations containing tocopherol will help fight the effects of ageing. Additionally, tocopherol has moisturizing properties.


TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

Active ingredient
Known as vitamin E, Tocopheryl Acetate is a potent antioxidant . With age and repeated sun exposure our natural supplies of this vitamin tend to deplete. Formulations containing tocopherol will help fight the effects of ageing.


TRIETHANOLAMINE

Emulsifier
Triethanolamine is a strong base often used in cosmetics to balance pH as having the correct pH is good for the health of the skin and hair. The pH can also be important for the stability of other ingredients in cosmetics. Triethanolamine can also be added to help improve the stability of a product through its dual action of adjusting the pH and acting as an emulsifier to ensure that the different ingredients don’t separate or crystallize.


TRIBEHENIN

Moisturizer
It is known to be effective at thickening emulsions, but can also help moisturize the skin in a skincare product.


TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE

Stabilizer
Trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate is known to be able to bind and neutralize metal ions that would normally affect the stability and appearance of a product.


VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER

Thickener
Vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer is a silicone polymer. In cosmetics and personal care products, these ingredients are known to function as thickeners and dispersing agents. This silicone is popular a popular ingredient in powders, creams and sunscreen lotions.


XANTHAN GUM

Texturizing agent
Produced from simple sugars , Xanthan gum is known to be used to thicken products and form gels, but can also help stabilize emulsions.


ZEA MAYS GERM OIL / CORN GERM OIL

Moisturizer
Obtained from the germ of the corn, zea mays is frequently used in skincare formulations such as creams and lotions. It is considered as an excellent moisturizer.


ZEA MAYS OIL / CORN OIL

Moisturizer
Obtained from the germ of the corn, zea mays is frequently used in skincare formulations such as creams and lotions. It is considered as an excellent moisturizer.


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