Ingredients that help your skin to combat damaging free radicals.
Ingredients that help your products stay fresh and free of bacteria. They are crucial cosmetic ingredients and without them you are risking product safety.
Humectant is the official name for a moisturizing ingredient that helps your skin to cling onto water and hold onto it to help skin retain moisture.
Ingredients that dissolve other ingredients in the product.
Ingredients that can be found in the skin or mimic the things that can be found in the skin naturally. The main kinds are Natural Moisturizing Factors and Stratum Corneum Lipids.
Anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant ingredients are in this category because they reduce inflammation and soothe the skin. They are helpful for acne, rosacea or sensitive skin.
Ingredients that help make your skin feel smooth and soft.
That is the official function name for “thickeners”, which help to thicken up products so that they create a nice texture.