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What: Cocoa butter is a pale-yellow, pure edible vegetable fat extracted from the cacao bean and has a mild chocolate flavor and aroma (Wiki). Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats and contains...

What: Coconut Oil is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconut harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) (Wiki). The oil contains antioxidant properties and helps in the healing of ...

What: Cupuacu Butter is the oil from the fruit of the Cupuaçu tree, common throughout the Amazon basin. It is widely cultivated in the jungles of Colombia and Peru and in the north of Brazil. (Wiki) ...

DEA

Diethanolamine (DEA) is a common wetting agent used in shampoos, skin care and cosmetics. It creates a rich lather in shampoos and produces a nice consistency in skin care. On its own, it is harmless,...

What: Deionized Water, also known as demineralized water, is water that has had its mineral ions removed. These ions may include cations from sodium, calcium, iron, copper, and anions such as chlorid...

What: Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is derived from sugar beets or cane sugar and is a key active ingredient for natural self-tanners. The skin-browning effect is the result of a nontoxic chemical reaction b...

What: Elemi comes from the Elemi tree, native to the Philippines, has been used in the Middle East for thousands of years as an antiseptic, and for treating scars and wounds. Used in essential oil fo...

What: Erythlurose is a ketone sugar commonly found in raspberries. It is also a key active ingredient for natural self-tanners, most often combined with Dihydroxyacetone. Erythrulose, like Dihydroxyac...

Some ingredients release Formaldehyde, which is linked to cancer. The EPA classifies it as a possible carcinogen. The following ingredients either release or breakdown into Formaldehyde:

  • bronopol (or 2...

Fragrances can contain one or more ingredients and when listed as "Fragrance" or "Perfum", it is done because the composition is being kept a trade secret. This does not give any indication that the c...

What: Glycerin is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid which freezes to a gummy paste and has a high boiling point. Glycerin can be dissolved into water or Alcohol, but not oils. On the other hand, m...

What: Glyceryl Stearate Citrate is a fatty acid monoglyceride used in cosmetics as an emulsifier and stabilizing ingredient. It is also used as a Fragrance and emollient ingredient. Glyceryl Stearate...

Genetically Modified Ingredients

GMO

Genetically modified organisms are frequently plants that have been modified by scientists working for large corporations to engineer new traits into a field crop. Wikipedia provides a wealth of infor...

What: Green Algae are aquatic organisms containing Chlorophyll, which gives it the green color. Green Algae is often eaten and is a good source of Iodine, Calcium, Iron, Silicon, Copper, Zinc and Sele...

What: Green Coffee Seed Oil comes from the fresh, unroasted seeds (or beans) of the coffee plant and has a fresh, crisp scent. Green Coffee Seed Oil contains high levels of phytosterols which promote...

What: Green tea leaf extract is produced from the leaves of the tea plant, Camelia sinensis (EWG). The extract is rich in polyphenols, free radical-fighting antioxidants, found to help prevent premat...