Collosol

Collosol Cleansing Milk

step 1 French Pharmacy Routine: Cleanse

The product du jour famous for its iconic mix between a micellar water and a milky cleanser. Works as a no-rinse (face make-up) cleanser without leaving an oily or sticky finish. According to Karl Lagerfeld this fresh scent was a luxe addition to his daily bath. The secret of it has been handed down from generation to generation, an iconic product to its devotees, for all skin types. You're next, mon amie

100ml

Collosol Cleansing Milk

The staple in French bathrooms everywhere. The Collosol formula is fluid as water and white as milk, it has a texture like no other. Collosol is designed in Paris in the 1950's. It’s refreshing and delicate scent and its cleansing character made it a jewel on the French beauty shelf.

Collosol Cleansing Milk is a micro-emulsion: The size of the oil particles dispersed in the water is microscopic which gives it a fluid milky texture while being very effective on the skin, without an oily and sticky finish. Having both the benefits of a cleansing milk and the advantages of a micellar water, the product is very fresh and comfortable, has moisturizing properties, and also purifies the skin.

Tip:
 Add to your bath water to soak in milky waves like Queen Cleopatra and Karl Lagerfeld!

Benefits

  • Removes all traces of face make-up without an oily and sticky finish
  • Leaves skin cleansed and velvety soft
  • Calms, refreshes and hydrates the skin
  • Easy to use with cotton pads (no rinsing needed)

    Full ingredient list - Click ingredient for explanation
    Water, Paraffinum Liquidum, Sodium Ricinoleate, Colophonium, Parfum, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol, Styrene DVB Copolymer, PEG 20 Oleate, EDTA, Methyl Chloro-Isothiazolinone, Methyl Isothiazolinone 

    As a make-up remover 
    Just a few drops of the cleansing milk on a cotton ball gently removes all traces of face make-up and leaves skin cleansed and velvety soft. Makes make-up removal a delightful, soothing moment. Note that this product is not meant for eye make-up removal as the scent could be irritating for the eyes. 

    As face and body cleanser
    The fresh, gentle secret to the perfect cleansing routine, morning and night. Collosol Cleansing Milk cleanses and refreshes and adds just a hint of fragrance, for a unique daily beauty routine.

    For the bath
    Add Collosol Cleansing Milk to your bathwater for a luxurious bath worthy of Queen Cleopatra! Get healthy skin while you relax in a sea of fragrant, milky waves. The ultimate tip for a tranquil soak that leaves your skin royally perfect.

    The staple in French bathrooms everywhere. The Collosol formula is fluid as water and white as milk, it has a texture like no other. Collosol is designed in Paris in the 1950's. It’s refreshing and delicate scent and its cleansing character made it a jewel on the French beauty shelf.

    Collosol Cleansing Milk is a micro-emulsion: The size of the oil particles dispersed in the water is microscopic which gives it a fluid milky texture while being very effective on the skin, without an oily and sticky finish. Having both the benefits of a cleansing milk and the advantages of a micellar water, the product is very fresh and comfortable, has moisturizing properties, and also purifies the skin.

    Tip:
     Add to your bath water to soak in milky waves like Queen Cleopatra and Karl Lagerfeld!

    Benefits

    • Removes all traces of face make-up without an oily and sticky finish
    • Leaves skin cleansed and velvety soft
    • Calms, refreshes and hydrates the skin
    • Easy to use with cotton pads (no rinsing needed)

      Full ingredient list - Click ingredient for explanation
      Water, Paraffinum Liquidum, Sodium Ricinoleate, Colophonium, Parfum, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol, Styrene DVB Copolymer, PEG 20 Oleate, EDTA, Methyl Chloro-Isothiazolinone, Methyl Isothiazolinone 

      Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

      Aka: Grape Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      A nice plant oil derived from grape seeds. This lightweight oil makes your skin feel extremely smooth. Also, it's a great source of the antioxidants and skin-protector Vitamin E and lionoleic acid, a fatty acid that repairs the skin barrier.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Simmondsia Chinensis Jojoba Seed Oil

      Aka: Jojoba Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Jojoba Oil is a lightweight oil derived from the seeds of the Simmondsia Chinensis bush that can originally be found in South-Western North America and North-Western Mexico. The oil is perfect for nourishing and moisturizing the skin so a must when you have dry skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Salvia sclarea Clary Sage Oil

      Aka: Clary Sage Oil

      Purpose(s): Astringent

      Antibacterial

      An antibacterial essential oil and astringent that soothes redness and post-shaving irritation. Also, a herb that's often used for its nice spicy, hay-like smell.

      Astringent

      These ingredients cause contraction of the skin. In skincare astringents (or toners) are often used to tone the skin and make it firm by tightening the pores.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Citrus medica limonum Lemon peel Oil

      Aka: Lemon Peel Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      This essential oil comes from the peel of the lemon and is usually used as a fragrant component. Be careful with exposure to the sun directly after applying lemon peel oil, because it can be slightly phototoxic and sensitive to sun light.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Mentha piperita Peppermint Oil

      Aka: Peppermint Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      This essential oil comes from flowerly peppermint sprigs. It contains menthol which makes it refreshing and cooling, but it can be sensitive to the skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Cinnamomum camphora Camphor Bark Oil

      Aka: Camphor Oil

      Purpose(s): Antibacterial

      Perfuming

      This essential oil is derived from the Camphor wood (of the tree) and known for its antibacterial properties. Often used in cosmetics to relieve skin irritation and itchiness because of its cooling effects. Also, camphor has a nice calming and refreshing odor, so win-win.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Cymbopogon schoenanthus Lemongrass Oil

      Aka: Lemongrass Oil

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      Antibacterial

      A great ingredient in hair products, as it will treat dry hair and heal damage. It helps your skin to produce more oil so it can coat and protect the strands. Lemongrass also has the ability to penetrate hair follicles, leaving them healthier and stronger. May be sensitive to the skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Melaleuca Alternifolia Tea Tree Leaf Oil

      Aka: Tea Tree Oil

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      Anti-acne

      Antibacterial

      Legend goes that the medicinal benefits of this oil were so important, Australian soldiers even took it with them during World War II. Tea Tree Oil is known to be strongly antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. In skincare it's mostly used to fight acne, as most studies show that it's highly effective against P.acnes: The bacteria that causes acne.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Anti-acne

      Good ingredients that fight acne. Most of the time they're also antibacertial and anti-inflammatory.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Caprylic Triglyceride

      Aka: Fractionated Coconut Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      A rich fatty oil that deeply penetrates the hair follicles to eliminate dryness while speeding up the skin’s healing process and softening ingrown hairs, so they can easily slide out of the skin. Coconut oil is perfect for after shaving as it smoothly lubricates skin to help avoid razor burn and it's very soothing. And hey it also smells great!

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Vitis vinifera Grape Seed Oil

      Aka: Grape Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      A nice plant oil derived from grape seeds. This lightweight oil makes your skin feel extremely smooth. Also, it's a great source of the antioxidants and skin-protector Vitamin E and lionoleic acid, a fatty acid that repairs the skin barrier.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Lavandula Angustifolia

      Aka: Lavender Oil

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      Perfuming

      There are many uses of Lavender oil, but in skincare it's mostly used to soothe irritated skin, reduce itching and swelling and moisturize the skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Ricinus Communis Castor Seed Oil

      Aka: Castor Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      An oil with nice rich fatty acids that make it thicker and glossier than other oils. It's a very effective emollient that reduces skin moisture loss and forms a solid film when it's dry with water-binding properties. It also enhances the absorption of other ingredients.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      D-alpha tocopherol

      Aka: Vitamin E

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      The best fat-soluble antioxidant in our skin and therefore easy to absorb. It protects against UVB rays, makes skin smooth and is a super hero when it comes to protecting the skin cells against free-radicals that are out to destroy collagen (the protein that makes our skin nice, firm and plumped). The 'd' before alpha indicates that this product contains the natural form (instead of the synthetic derived Vitamin E). The 'alpha' indicates that this type of tocopherol is the most active one with the best antioxidant qualities.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Carthamus Tinctorius Safflower Seed Oil

      Aka: Safflower Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      This oil comes from the yellow safflower plant. Just like other plant derived oils, this one is full of nourishing and moisturizing fatty acids. It's also high in linoleic acid (which protects the skin barrier) and the super antioxidant Vitamin E. Very good for dry skin.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Almond Oil

      Aka: Sweet Almond Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      This smoothing plant oil comes from almonds and is full of skin-nourishing fatty acids, Vitamin E and B. It's a nice common oil to have in skincare because of its great smoothing, softening and moisturizing effects.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      α-Bisabolol chamomile

      Aka: Alpha-Bisabolol

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      This clear, fluid oil is derived from chamomile and is often used in skincare because of its anti-inflammatory and soothing effects.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Borago Officinalis Borage Seed Oil

      Aka: Borage Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      Emollient

      A perfect ingredient for when you have dry, sensitive, irritated and eczema prone skin. Derived from the borage plant, the richest plant source out there, containing the essential fatty acid: GLA, Gamma-Linolenic Acid. This acid is soothing and nourishing and repairs dry and irritated skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Oenothera Biennis Evening Primrose Oil

      Aka: Evening Primrose Oil

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      Emollient

      It comes from the seeds of the yellow-flowered Evening Primrose plant. It's full of nourishing and moisturizing fatty acids and a rich source of linoleic acid (that repairs the skin barrier) and GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid, that repairs dry skin). It's often used because it's a perfect hydrating oil that reduces inflammation and irritation and helps with dry skin. To make it even more heoric: It stimulates skin cell regeneration.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Calophyllum inophyllum Tamanu Seed Oil

      Aka: Tamanu Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      Antibacterial

      An antimicrobial oil derived from the tamanu nut that’s packed with moisturizing omega fatty acids and antioxidants to soften skin and promote new, healthy cell growth.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Lavender Essential Oil

      Aka: Lavender Oil

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      Perfuming

      There are many uses of Lavender oil, but in skincare it's mostly used to soothe irritated skin, reduce itching and swelling and moisturize the skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Linalool

      Aka: Linalol

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      A common perfuming ingredient found in a lot of natural oils and plants. It may oxidize on air and become allergenic (on very sensitive skin).

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Geraniol

      Aka: Rhodinol

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      A common perfuming ingredient that smells like rose. It may oxidize on air and become allergenic (on very sensitive skin).

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Water

      Aka: H2O

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      The most common skincare ingredient out there: water! Water is mainly used as a solvent for ingredients that don't like to dissolve in oils. Once water is inside the skin it hydrates, but putting water for too long on the skin it may cause dryness (think about your long hot baths).

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Sodium Phytate

      Purpose(s): Chelating

      This helper ingredient keeps the product stable over time, without any structure or color changes. How? It neutralizes metal ions in the formula to prevent the worsening of the ingredients.

      Chelating

      These helper ingredients react to metal ions and are usually in a product to keep the formula stable.

      Alcohol

      Aka: Ethanol

      Purpose(s): Astringent

      Solvent

      Viscosity controlling

      Alcohol is a pretty controversial ingredient. It has many instant benefits: It's a great solvent, astringent, absorption enhancer, antibacterial and it makes formulas light. That's why it's a popular ingredient in oily products and toners. However, alcohol can also be drying, so watch out with sensitive skin and don't use skincare products where alcohol is the main ingredient.

      Astringent

      These ingredients cause contraction of the skin. In skincare astringents (or toners) are often used to tone the skin and make it firm by tightening the pores.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Xanthan Gum

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Emulsion stabilising

      This natural ingredient is one of the most common thickeners and emulsion stabilizers. It makes the formula more gel-like and sticky.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Emulsion stabilising

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Magnesium Aluminum Silicate

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Absorbent

      This ingredient is a clay mineral that's used to thicken and stabilize skincare formulas. It also gives a nice creamy feel without stickiness.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Absorbent

      These ingredients remove excess oil and water from your skin.

      Glycerin

      Aka: Glycerol

      Purpose(s): Skin-identical ingredient

      Moisturizer

      This natural moisturizer is a super star. It can be naturally found in our skin and its use in skincare is super common. Aside from a moisturizer it keeps the stuff between our cells healthy. Glycerin is also a super ingredient for treating dry skin.

      Skin-identical ingredient

      Very good ingredients that are already in your skin or mimic those. For example, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that keep your skin hydrated and Ceramides and Cholesterol that maintain a healthy skin barrier.

      Moisturizer

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Gluconolactone

      Purpose(s): Chelating

      Exfoliant

      You want this. It's a PHA (Plyhydroxy Acid) that exfoliates skin removing dead skin cells and making the surface super smooth. It provides anti-aging benefits and improves skin thickness. Also, it's a great moisturizer and helps to repair skin damage. This all without irritating the skin.

      Chelating

      These helper ingredients react to metal ions and are usually in a product to keep the formula stable.

      Exfoliant

      Good ingredients that remove dead skin cells to make skin soft and smooth.

      Sodium Benzoate

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      It's a preservative which means it helps to make the products stay good over time. In this case the preservative works best against fungi.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Calcium Gluconate

      Aka: Calcium

      Purpose(s): Moisturizer

      It's an important body mineral and is often used in skincare for its skin-soothing and moisturizing effects.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Sodium Hyaluronate 1 pct

      Purpose(s): Skin-identical ingredient

      Moisturizer

      This is the salt version of the famous hydrating super star Hyaluronic Acid and they do pretty much the same. Sodium Hyaluronate acts as a sponge helping the skin to hold onto water, looking firm, plump and elastic.

      Skin-identical ingredient

      Very good ingredients that are already in your skin or mimic those. For example, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that keep your skin hydrated and Ceramides and Cholesterol that maintain a healthy skin barrier.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Cetearyl Olivate

      Purpose(s): Emulsifying

      This is a natural component derived from Cetearyl Alcohol and the fatty acids of Olive Oil. It's often coupled with Sorbitan Olivate. The two together help water and oil blend.

      Emulsifying

      Ingredients that bind other ingredients who normally don't like to mix, say oil and water.

      Sorbitan Olivate

      Purpose(s): Emulsifying

      This is a natural component derived from Sorbitol and the fatty acids of Olive Oil. It's often coupled with Cetearyl Olivate. The two together help water and oil blend.

      Emulsifying

      Ingredients that bind other ingredients who normally don't like to mix, say oil and water.

      Glyceryl Stearate SE

      Purpose(s): Emulsifying

      This is an oily ingredient that can magically blend with water all by itself. That's what the SE in the name stands for: self-emulsifying.

      Emulsifying

      Ingredients that bind other ingredients who normally don't like to mix, say oil and water.

      Stearyl Alcohol

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Viscosity controlling

      Emulsion stabilising

      This is a multitasker ingredient: 1) Emollient to give your skin a nice and smooth feel 2) Stabilizes oil-water mixes 3) Gives body to the formula and 4) Fatty kind of alcohol, aka the good soothing type of alcohol that doesn't dry out and irritate te skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Emulsion stabilising

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Helianthus Annuus Sunflower Seed Wax

      Aka: Sunflower Wax

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Emulsion stabilising

      This is a hard wax coming from the sunflower. It is used in skincare to stabilize products and give them body and it's a great ingredient for dry skin.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Emulsion stabilising

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Octyl Palmitate

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      A populair emollient that is used to give the formula its richness and a mild feel when you rub it out.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Diethyl Ether

      Aka: Ether

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      This colorless liquid is often used in cosmetics as a solvent. Studies show that this ingredient may annoy skin.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Oleyl Erucate

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      A vegetable-based emollient that makes your skin soft and smooth. It has a rich feel to it, very Jojoba Oil like.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Olive Squalane

      Purpose(s): Skin-identical ingredient

      Emollient

      Squalane is hot and we know why. First of all, it's a nice and stable oily liquid with a long shelf life (the length of time for which an item remains usable). Second, it's a super moisturizer that makes your skin smooth. And last but not least, it's for every skin type (e.g. it's perfect for skin with acne).

      Skin-identical ingredient

      Very good ingredients that are already in your skin or mimic those. For example, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that keep your skin hydrated and Ceramides and Cholesterol that maintain a healthy skin barrier.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Butyrospermum Parkii

      Aka: Shea Butter

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Shea Butter, we love it. It's a natural butter that comes from the seeds of the African Shea tree and is used in skincare as a magic moisturizer and emollient. But it does more than making your skin feel soft and smooth: It protects from external factors (e.g. UV rays) and is rich in antioxidants (e.g. Vitamin A, E, F).

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Tapioca Starch

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      A soft, white powder and often a replacement for talc in body powders. It has great oil absorbing qualities and gives formulas more richness.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Glycerin

      Aka: Glycerol

      Purpose(s): Skin-identical ingredient

      Moisturizer

      This natural moisturizer is a super star. It can be naturally found in our skin and its use in skincare is super common. Aside from a moisturizer it keeps the stuff between our cells healthy. Glycerin is also a super ingredient for treating dry skin.

      Skin-identical ingredient

      Very good ingredients that are already in your skin or mimic those. For example, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that keep your skin hydrated and Ceramides and Cholesterol that maintain a healthy skin barrier.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Ascorbic Acid

      Aka: Vitamin C

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Skin Brightening

      The Beyoncé under the ingredients. It boosts the skins own collagen production and fades pigmentation and brown spots. It's a very good ingredient combined with antioxidant Vitamin E. Please note: Ascorbic Acid can oxidize quickly when it comes into contact with light or air so close that jar/tube quickly after use.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Skin Brightening

      Ingredients that help fade brown spots and pigmentation caused by sun damage.

      Oryzanol

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Derived from rice bran oil, this natural ingredient has strong antioxidant effects.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil

      Aka: Mandarin Orange Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      This oil from the peel of the mandarin orange is a great fragrant ingredient, that has antioxidant effects as well. It smells nice, but keep in mind citrus ingredients may irritate sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Sodium Hyaluronate

      Purpose(s): Skin-identical ingredient

      Moisturizer

      This natural ingredient is one of the most common thickeners and emulsion stabilizers. It makes the formula more gel-like and sticky.

      Skin-identical ingredient

      Very good ingredients that are already in your skin or mimic those. For example, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that keep your skin hydrated and Ceramides and Cholesterol that maintain a healthy skin barrier.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Jasminum Officinale Flower Extract

      Aka: Jasmin Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      Jasmin extract is mostly used for perfuming, but it can also be used for its antibacterial effects in the treatments of skin infections (like psoriasis).

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Lavandula Hybrida Flower Oil

      Aka: Lavender extract

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Mostly used for its lavender floral smell, but this extract can also help with reducing stretch marks or other skin issues.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Benzyl Benzoate

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      Perfuming

      Antibacterial

      A fragrant ingredient with a sweet balsamic smell and antibacterial effects that can be used as a solvent as well. Be careful with sensitive skin as it can cause irritation.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Limonene

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      Solvent

      Deodorant

      Mainly used as a fragrant ingredient because of its pleasant smell. As with all perfuming ingredients, be careful with sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Deodorant

      Ingredients that camouflage bad smell caused by sweating.

      Squalane

      Purpose(s): Skin-identical ingredient

      Emollient

      Squalane is hot and we know why. First of all, it's a nice and stable oily liquid with a long shelf life (the length of time for which an item remains usable). Second, it's a super moisturizer that makes your skin smooth. And last but not least, it's for every skin type (e.g. it's perfect for skin with acne).

      Skin-identical ingredient

      Very good ingredients that are already in your skin or mimic those. For example, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that keep your skin hydrated and Ceramides and Cholesterol that maintain a healthy skin barrier.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Cetearyl Alcohol

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Viscosity controlling

      This fatty alcohol (the good type that is non-drying) softens skin and hair and is often used to thicken and stabilize skincare products.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Cetyl Phosphate

      Purpose(s): Emulsifying

      Cleansing

      A beige powder that helps oil and water mix nicely, often used in skincare products and sunscreen formulas.

      Emulsifying

      Ingredients that bind other ingredients who normally don't like to mix, say oil and water.

      Cleansing

      Ingredients that are both water and oil loving, so they are often used in cleansers or products that spread bubbles.

      Glycine Soja Oil

      Aka: Soybean Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      An ingredient derived from the soybean. It's rich in protein, minerals and vitamins (especially Vitamin E). Mostly used in bath oil and soaps as it's moisturizing and skin firming.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Arginine

      Purpose(s): Skin-identical ingredient

      This acid is one of the primary building blocks of hair keratin and skin collagen. It's a natural moisturizer and hydrator and also helps to speed up wound healing.

      Skin-identical ingredient

      Very good ingredients that are already in your skin or mimic those. For example, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that keep your skin hydrated and Ceramides and Cholesterol that maintain a healthy skin barrier.

      Myristyl Myristate

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      A waxy emollient that leaves skin velvety smooth and also gives body to the formula. If you are prone to acne, be careful as it may clog pores.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Phenoxyethanol

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      A safe and gentle preservative that can be used in many skincare formulas. (as it works on a wide range of pH levels).

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Carbomer

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      A very commonly used molecule that turns a liquid into a nice non-sticky gel formula.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters

      Aka: Safflower Oil / Ω6 Ceramide

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      Moisturizer

      A very good ingredient when your skin is damaged as it has great barrier repairing effects and soothes skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Benzoic Acid

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      A preservative that is gentle on the skin and doesn't irritate. Usually it's mixed with other preservatives.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Glyceryl Laurate

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Emulsifying

      Derived from glycerin, this acid works as an emulsifier and emollient - making the skin soft and smooth.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Emulsifying

      Ingredients that bind other ingredients who normally don't like to mix, say oil and water.

      Tocopherol

      Aka: Vitamin E

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      The best fat-soluble antioxidant in our skin and therefore easy to absorb. It protects against UVB rays, makes skin smooth and is a super hero when it comes to protecting the skin cells against free-radicals that are out to destroy collagen (the protein that makes our skin nice, firm and plumped). The 'd' before alpha indicates that this product contains the natural form (instead of the synthetic derived Vitamin E). The 'alpha' indicates that this type of tocopherol is the most active one with the best antioxidant qualities.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Cananga Odorata Flower Oil

      Aka: Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      A fragrant ingredient with a nice smell, relaxing and calming. As with all perfuming ingredients, be careful with sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil

      Aka: Rose Geranium Flower Essential Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      An essential oil coming from the flowers of Rose Geranium and mostly used for its nice smell. As with all perfuming ingredients, be careful with sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Dehydroacetic Acid

      Aka: Geogard 111A

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      A preservative ingredient that keeps the formula in tact and also fights fungi and bacteria.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Rosa Damascena Flower Extract

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      A fragrant ingredient derived from pink rose. It has skin-soothing and antixodidant effects and the smell is very relaxing. As with all perfuming ingredients, be careful with sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Benzyl Salicylate

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      Perfuming

      Antibacterial

      A fragrant ingredient with a sweet balsamic smell and antibacterial effects that can also be used as a solvent. Be careful with sensitive skin as it can cause irritation.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Citronellol

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      A very common rosy fragrant ingredient. As with all perfuming ingredients, be careful with sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Farnesol

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      A mix of essential oils that are used to improve the smell of cosmetic products. As with all perfuming ingredients, be careful with sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Phospholipids

      Purpose(s): Skin-identical ingredient

      Emollient

      A type of fatty acid that can be found in cells. It's usually used in skincare as an emollient and skin-identical ingredient.

      Skin-identical ingredient

      Very good ingredients that are already in your skin or mimic those. For example, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that keep your skin hydrated and Ceramides and Cholesterol that maintain a healthy skin barrier.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate

      Aka: Fermented Radish Root

      Purpose(s): Antibacterial

      Preservative

      This natural preservative is derived from radishes fermented with a bacteria with which they make kimchi (yes, the Korean dish). It also has antibacterial effects.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Retinol

      Aka: Vitamin A

      Purpose(s): Cell-communicating ingredient

      Bye bye fine lines. This is the ingredient to use for anti-aging effects: It de-wrinkles and makes skin smoother and more firm. It's also a good ingredient to use when you have acne since it reduces the production of sebum.

      Cell-communicating ingredient

      Ingredients that communicate to skin cells how to perform and do better.

      EDTA

      Aka: EthyleneDiamineTetraacetic Acid

      Purpose(s): Chelating

      A chelating ingredient that can stick to metal ions (usually in water) and make them more gentle in the formula.

      Chelating

      These helper ingredients react to metal ions and are usually in a product to keep the formula stable.

      Ethylhexylglycerin

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      A natural preservative that boosts the success of phenoxyethanol (other preservative). And bonus: It feels nice on your skin.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Propanediol

      Aka: Zemea

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      Moisturizer

      An Ecocert approved natural moisturizer and solvent coming from corn sugar.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Alcohol Denat

      Purpose(s): Antibacterial

      Solvent

      Astringent

      " This one is a multitasker with a lot of good purposes, but it's debated that alcohol can be drying for sensitive skin so we recommend to test a sample on your hand first. "

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Astringent

      These ingredients cause contraction of the skin. In skincare astringents (or toners) are often used to tone the skin and make it firm by tightening the pores.

      Lactic Acid

      Aka: AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)

      Purpose(s): Exfoliant

      Moisturizer

      Only love. This is a very popular AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) which exfoliates, hydrates, improves firmness and reduces fine lines and hyperpigmentation.

      Exfoliant

      Good ingredients that remove dead skin cells to make skin soft and smooth.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Azelaic Acid

      Purpose(s): Anti-acne

      Soothing

      Buffering

      This can be your skin changer. A great ingredient if you have acne or rosacea: It's antibacterial, regulates sebum production in pores and helps with melasma.

      Anti-acne

      Good ingredients that fight acne. Most of the time they're also antibacertial and anti-inflammatory.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Buffering

      Ingredients that create the right pH value for a formula.

      Salicylic Acid

      Aka: BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid)

      Purpose(s): Exfoliant

      Anti-acne

      Soothing

      A must if you have problem and oily skin: It exfoliates deeply (also in the pores), treats blackheads, large pores and is great in combination with Azelaic Acid and Benzoyl Peroxide for the treatment of acne.

      Exfoliant

      Good ingredients that remove dead skin cells to make skin soft and smooth.

      Anti-acne

      Good ingredients that fight acne. Most of the time they're also antibacertial and anti-inflammatory.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Sodium Lactate

      Purpose(s): Buffering

      Moisturizer

      This is the natural Ecocert approved sodium version of Lactic Acid. Great for moisturizing and also a good buffering ingredient.

      Buffering

      Ingredients that create the right pH value for a formula.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Lactobionic Acid

      Aka: PHA (Poly Hydroxy Acid)

      Purpose(s): Exfoliant

      Buffering

      A must try! The sister of Gluconolactone, also a PHA and referred to as ‘the next generation AHA’. It has all the pros of an AHA without causing any irritation. It exfoliates, moisturizes and protects the skin.

      Exfoliant

      Good ingredients that remove dead skin cells to make skin soft and smooth.

      Buffering

      Ingredients that create the right pH value for a formula.

      Phytic Acid

      Purpose(s): Skin Brightening

      Chelating

      Not really an acid, more of a plant extract with antioxidant effects. Usually used in a formula to keep it stable.

      Skin Brightening

      Ingredients that help fade brown spots and pigmentation caused by sun damage.

      Chelating

      These helper ingredients react to metal ions and are usually in a product to keep the formula stable.

      Benzyl Alcohol

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      Perfuming

      Solvent

      A good gentle preservative coming from fruits and tea.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Cetearyl Glucoside

      Purpose(s): Emulsifying

      Cleansing

      An emulsifier ingredient coming from coconut and corn sugar. Its liquid crystal structure supports the skin's natural oil and moisture balance. It will make your skin super soft and smooth.

      Emulsifying

      Ingredients that bind other ingredients who normally don't like to mix, say oil and water.

      Cleansing

      Ingredients that are both water and oil loving, so they are often used in cleansers or products that spread bubbles.

      Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil

      Aka: Rosemary Leaf Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Antibacterial

      An essential oil coming from the rosemary herb and a great antioxidant with antibacterial effects. Sensitive skin? Be careful with this ingredient.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil

      Aka: Roman Chamomile Flower Oil

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      An essential oil coming from chamomile with soothing effects.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Bentonite

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Absorbent

      Emulsion stabilising

      This ingredient helps clear bacteria and draws toxins out of skin and pores. It can also help to calm skin infections, soothe skin allergies like psoriasis and eczema.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Absorbent

      These ingredients remove excess oil and water from your skin.

      Emulsion stabilising

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Kaolin

      Aka: Clay

      Purpose(s): Scrub

      Colorant

      Absorbent

      A clay type that cleanses and exfoliates your skin and removes dead skin cells.

      Scrub

      Small bulky parts in scrubs that exfoliate and polish your skin.

      Colorant

      Gives a nice color to the formula.

      Absorbent

      These ingredients remove excess oil and water from your skin.

      Behenyl Alcohol

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Viscosity controlling

      Emulsion stabilising

      Used as a thickener and emulsifier to help mix oil and water.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Emulsion stabilising

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil

      Aka: Bergamot Fruit Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      An essential oil coming from the Bergamot Orange, commonly used for its scent.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Hydrogenated Castor Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Emulsifying

      Viscosity controlling

      A chemical version of Castor Oil which is mostly used for its soothing, moisturizing and emulsifying properties.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Emulsifying

      Ingredients that bind other ingredients who normally don't like to mix, say oil and water.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Sodium Hydroxide

      Aka: lye

      Purpose(s): Buffering

      Often used to hold the pH of a product.

      Buffering

      Ingredients that create the right pH value for a formula.

      Sodium Hydroxide

      Aka: lye

      Purpose(s): Buffering

      Often used to hold the pH of a product.

      Buffering

      Ingredients that create the right pH value for a formula.

      Protease

      Purpose(s): Enzyme

      Anti-Acne

      Exfoliant

      An protein-digesting enzyme that also exfoliates, promotes cell regeneration, and minimizes skin imperfections.

      Enzyme

      Biological molecules (mostly proteins) that speed up the rate of chemical reactions within cells.

      Anti-Acne

      Good ingredients that fight acne. Most of the time they're also antibacertial and anti-inflammatory.

      Exfoliant

      Good ingredients that remove dead skin cells to make skin soft and smooth.

      Subtilisin

      Purpose(s): Enzyme

      An enzyme that stimulates the breakdown of proteins to help dissolve dead skin cells.

      Enzyme

      Biological molecules (mostly proteins) that speed up the rate of chemical reactions within cells.

      Mentha Piperita Oil

      Aka: Peppermint Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      This essential oil comes from flowerly peppermint sprigs. It contains menthol which makes it refreshing and cooling, but it can be sensitive to the skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Citral

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      Mostly used as a fragrance ingredient. It is synthetic and can cause skin irritations, so it is best to avoid this component if you have a sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Mica

      Aka: CI 77019

      Mica powder reflects light from the face because of its glittering or shimmering properties. It can also create the illusion of a smoother, softer and more radiant skin tone.

      Iron Oxide

      Aka: CI 77491

      Purpose(s): Colorant

      A very common red colorant.

      Colorant

      Gives a nice color to the formula.

      Titanium Dioxide

      Aka: CI 77891

      Purpose(s): Colorant

      A very common white colorant.

      Colorant

      Gives a nice color to the formula.

      Perfluorohexane

      Aka: Part of Fiflow blends

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      Ingredient built up of fluorine and carbon, mainly used as a solvent.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Perfluorodecalin

      Aka: Part of Fiflow blends

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      Ingredient built up of fluorine and carbon, mainly used as a solvent.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene

      Aka: Part of Fiflow blends

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      Ingredient built up of fluorine and carbon, mainly used as a solvent.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Oxygen

      Purpose(s): Antibacterial

      Emollient

      It's antibacterial and stimulates collagen production. It is also good to strengthen the elasticity of the skin.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Pullulan

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Viscosity controlling

      Mostly used as a thickner and antioxidant in anti-aging products, because of its ability to instantly tighten the skin.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Perfluorodimethylcyclohexane

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      Ingredient built up of fluorine and carbon, mainly used as a solvent.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Palmaria Palmata Extract

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emolient

      An antioxidant and emollient that helps to improve blood and lymph circulation to promote brighter skin.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emolient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Synthetic Sapphire

      Purpose(s): Colorant

      A coloring ingredient.

      Colorant

      Gives a nice color to the formula.

      Synthetic Fluorphlogopite

      Aka: Synthetic Mica

      Purpose(s): Colorant

      A synthetic version of Mica used for its shimmering and filler properties to enhance skin tone.

      Colorant

      Gives a nice color to the formula.

      Rosa Centifolia Flower Water

      Moisturizes dry skin, cleanses your pores, reduces redness and can be used to get rid of acne.

      Polyacrylic Acid

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Emulsion stabilising

      A texture enhancer that helps bind the ingredients and prevents the formula from seperating.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Emulsion stabilising

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Sodium Dehydroacetate

      Aka: Geogard 111S

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      Used in products to extend their shelf life.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Potassium Sorbate

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      Used in products to extend their shelf life.

      Preservative

      Used in products to extend their shelf life.

      Tetrasodium EDTA

      Purpose(s): Chelating

      Used to keep the formula stable for a longer time.

      Chelating

      These helper ingredients react to metal ions and are usually in a product to keep the formula stable.

      Ethyl Acetate

      Aka: Cyclohexane

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      Solvent

      A colorless liquid with a sweet smell frequently often used in nail polish removers and as a solvent.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Acrylic Acid

      Aka: Glyceryl Acrylate

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Emollient

      A thickening ingredient that also hydrates by drawing water to the skin.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Red 40

      Aka: CI 16035

      Purpose(s): Coloring

      A very common red colorant.

      Coloring

      Gives a nice color to the formula.

      Yellow 5

      Aka: CI 19140

      Purpose(s): Coloring

      A very common yellow colorant.

      Coloring

      Gives a nice color to the formula.

      Blue 1

      Aka: CI 42090

      Purpose(s): Coloring

      A very common blue colorant.

      Coloring

      Gives a nice color to the formula.

      Sodium Polyacrylate

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Emulsion stabilising

      This product has major water binding abilities. In cosmetics it is mostly used as a thickner or an emulsifier.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Emulsion stabilising

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Butylene Glycol

      Purpose(s): Moisturizer

      Solvent

      Helps the product to absorb faster into the skin. Often used in products to improve the way a formula feels on the skin.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Hydrolyzed Collagen

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Moisturizer

      Super hero! It enhances the appearance of dry and damaged skin by restoring flexibility and improves skin smoothness, elasticity, moisture, and slows down the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Caffeine

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      As nice as your morning coffee. On your skin it has soothing and antioxidant properties. By narrowing blood vessels and calming the skin, caffeine can temporarily reduce under-eye bags, winning! It can also wake up tired eyes by reducing the appearance of dark circles.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Vitamin C

      Aka: Ascorbic Acid

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Skin brightening

      The Beyoncé under the ingredients. It boosts the skins own collagen production and fades pigmentation and brown spots. It's a very good ingredient combined with antioxidant Vitamin E. Please note: Ascorbic Acid can oxidize quickly when it comes into contact with light or air so close that jar/tube quickly after use.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Skin brightening

      Ingredients that help fade brown spots and pigmentation caused by sun damage.

      Vitamin E

      Aka: Tocopherol

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      The best fat-soluble antioxidant in our skin and therefore easy to absorb. It protects against UVB rays, makes skin smooth and is a super hero when it comes to protecting the skin cells against free-radicals that are out to destroy collagen (the protein that makes our skin nice, firm and plumped). The 'd' before alpha indicates that this product contains the natural form (instead of the synthetic derived Vitamin E). The 'alpha' indicates that this type of tocopherol is the most active one with the best antioxidant qualities.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Avena Sativa Extract

      Aka: Oat Kernel Extract, Colloidal Oatmeal

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Soothing

      Emollient

      Used for its anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and soothing properties on the skin. May ease a variety of skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, acne and dry skin.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Aroma

      Aka: Flavor

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      Just another word for fragrance. Always be careful when you have very sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Aqua

      Aka: Water, H2O

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      The most common skincare ingredient out there: water! Water is mainly used as a solvent for ingredients that don't like to dissolve in oils. Once water is inside the skin it hydrates, but putting water for too long on the skin it may cause dryness (think about your long hot baths).

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Kassou Ekisu

      Aka: Red Algae Extract

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      This extract is packed with vitamins and minerals from seaweed your skin will love. It softens, soothes and hydrates the skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Betaine

      Purpose(s): Moisturizer

      It helps the skin retain its moisture due to its molecular structure and ability to bond with hydrogen. This ingredient is also known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Aloe Yohjyu Matsu Ekisu

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Moisturizer

      This ingredient is good for dry, rough skin. It nourishes and moisturizes the skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Rosa Rugosa Leaf Extract

      Aka: Genus Rosa

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      Extract from the Rosa Rubiginosa rose and used for it's nice smell.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Trehalose

      Purpose(s): Moisturizer

      A type of sugar found in plants. It is used in formulas as a moisturizer and it also has water binding properties.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Hyaluronic Acid

      Purpose(s): Skin-identical ingredient

      Moisturizer

      Super hero status! It's naturally in our skin and kind of like a sponge. It helps increase skin moisture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also soothes redness and improves the skins elasticity, helping your skin to look healthy, young and glowy.

      Skin-identical ingredient

      Very good ingredients that are already in your skin or mimic those. For example, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid that keep your skin hydrated and Ceramides and Cholesterol that maintain a healthy skin barrier.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract

      Aka: Roman Chamomile Flower Extract

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      This ingredient is commonly used to relieve inflammatory skin conditions and calm sensitive skin. It provides some antioxidant protection and can be used to soothe and moisturize.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Butanediol

      Purpose(s): Moisturizer

      It helps the skin retain its moisture due to its molecular structure and ability to bond with hydrogen. This ingredient is also known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Ethyl Hexylglycerin

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      A natural preservative that boosts the success of phenoxyethanol (other preservative). And bonus: It feels nice on your skin.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Glyceryl Polymethacrylate

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      It creates a protective barrier on the skin that prevents water loss and keeps the skin nice and moisturized.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Aloe Barbadensise Leaf Juice

      Aka: Aloe Vera

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      Moisturizer

      The magic plant! Aloe Vera contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne and dry skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Bisabolol

      Aka: Alpha-Bisabolol

      Purpose(s): Soothing

      This clear, fluid oil is derived from chamomile and is often used in skincare because of its anti-inflammatory and soothing effects.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Hydroxyethylcellulose

      Aka: HEC

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Commonly used in the cosmetics and hair products because of its thickening properties.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Triethanolamine

      Purpose(s): Buffering

      Mainly used to balance the overall pH of a product.

      Buffering

      Ingredients that create the right pH value for a formula.

      Volcanic Soil

      Purpose(s): Scrub

      Absorbent

      Its superpower is its ability to draw impurities away from the skin. Great to use on dry and oily skin and also pampers the acne-prone skin.

      Scrub

      Small bulky parts in scrubs that exfoliate and polish your skin.

      Absorbent

      These ingredients remove excess oil and water from your skin.

      Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

      Aka: Macadamia Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Golden yellow oil coming from the Macadamia nut. It's full of nourishing fatty acids that keep skin soft and supple. Perfect for dry or chapped skin as it softens and moisturizes.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Prunus Armeniaca Apricot Kernel Oil

      Aka: Apricot Kernel Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Contains healthy fatty acids that keep skin smooth and hydrated and can even help manage skin conditions such as eczema or acne.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Olea Europaea Olive Fruit Oil

      Aka: Olive Fruit Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      This olive plant oil really penetrates the skin preventing moisture loss and giving it a silky smooth softness.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Polysorbate 20

      Purpose(s): emulsifying

      cleansing

      This ingredient helps to mix oil and water in the formula.

      emulsifying

      Ingredients that bind other ingredients who normally don't like to mix, say oil and water.

      cleansing

      Ingredients that are both water and oil loving, so they are often used in cleansers or products that spread bubbles.

      Chitin

      Purpose(s): Scrub

      Soothing

      Found in the outer skeletons of shrimp, lobster and crab. Studies show it can help restore and soothe skin.

      Scrub

      Small bulky parts in scrubs that exfoliate and polish your skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Rubus Idaeus Raspberry Fruit Extract

      Aka: Raspberry Extract

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Soothing

      This can do lots for your skin! It fights discolloration and loss of firmness and it helps the skin defend itself against UVB light. If you have very sensitive skin however, you might want to be careful with this ingredient.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Mentha Piperita Peppermint Oil

      Aka: Peppermint Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      This essential oil comes from flowerly peppermint sprigs. It contains menthol which makes it refreshing and cooling, but it can be sensitive to the skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Ethylhexylglycering

      Purpose(s): Preservative

      A natural preservative that boosts the success of phenoxyethanol (other preservative). And bonus: It feels nice on your skin.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Collagen

      Purpose(s): Moisturizer

      Your body produces less collagen as you get older, which results in fine lines and wrinkles. In skincare, collagen is normally fish derived and can amazingly improve skin elasticity, reduce wrinkles, and increase skin moisture.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Macadamia Nut Oil

      Aka: Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Golden yellow oil coming from the Macadamia nut. It's full of nourishing fatty acids that keep skin soft and supple. Perfect for dry or chapped skin as it softens and moisturizes.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Butandiol

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      Used in cosmetics to increase the skin penetration of a formula and as a solvent.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Aloe Vera

      Aka: Aloe Barbadensise Leaf Juice

      Purpose(s): Moisturizer

      Soothing

      Aloe Vera contains antioxidants, enzymes, Vitamins A and C, and it is highly anti-inflammatory. It can help treat burns, acne and dry skin.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Grape Seed Oil

      Aka: Vitis Vinifera Grape Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      A nice plant oil derived from grape seeds. This lightweight oil makes your skin feel extremely smooth. Also, it's a great source of the antioxidants and skin-protector Vitamin E and lionoleic acid, a fatty acid that repairs the skin barrier.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Licorice Root Extract

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Soothing

      Discoloration or pigmentation? This extract is the way to go. The ingredient also has shown to possess anti-inflammatory and soothing effects making it perfect for sensitive skin.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Rose Flower Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      It can have soothing and antioxidant effects on the skin, however as with all perfuming ingredients, be careful with sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Rosemary Extract

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      This ingredient has antioxidant properties and works calming on this skin. Unlike Rosemary Oil, the extract version has a small chance of irritating sensitive skin because it doesn't contain much fragrance components.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Gold

      Aka: Ci 77480

      Purpose(s): Colorant

      Used as a colorant, it makes skin glowy and youthful. But studies show it has many more benefits like increasing skin's elasticity, calming the skin and preventing premature aging.

      Colorant

      Gives a nice color to the formula.

      Caprylhydroxamix Acid

      Purpose(s): Chelating

      Helps to preserve the product by neutralizing the metal ions in the formula.

      Chelating

      These helper ingredients react to metal ions and are usually in a product to keep the formula stable.

      Deionized Water

      Aka: H2O

      Purpose(s): Solvent

      The most common skincare ingredient out there: water! Water is mainly used as a solvent for ingredients that don't like to dissolve in oils. Once water is inside the skin it hydrates, but putting water for too long on the skin it may cause dryness (think about your long hot baths). Deionized water is water that has been treated to remove all ions.

      Solvent

      Ingredients that absorb other ingredients in the composition of the product.

      Prunus Creases Bitter Cherry Extract

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      This antioxidant defends the skin from pollutants. It also has skin-calming benefits.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Erythorbic Acid

      Aka: Vitamin C

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      This synthetic version of Ascorbic Acid aka Vitamin C has antioxidant properties and can also be used as a fragrant ingredient.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Caprylhydroxamic Acid

      Purpose(s): Chelating

      Helps to preserve the product by neutralizing the metal ions in the formula.

      Chelating

      These helper ingredients react to metal ions and are usually in a product to keep the formula stable.

      Glyceryl Caprylate

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Emulsifying

      Mostly used as a stabilizer in formulas that contain both water and oil. It is produced from various vegetable oils and can also act as a humidifier to the skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Emulsifying

      Ingredients that bind other ingredients who normally don't like to mix, say oil and water.

      Diisostearyl Malate

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      This is an organic ester (derived from an acid) and mostly found in products for its moisturizing properties. It is therefore most commonly used in lipsticks.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Microcrystalline Wax

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Emulsion stabilising

      A type of wax used in formulas to bind the product and as a viscosity controller, but also believed to have moisturizing effects.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Emulsion stabilising

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter

      Aka: Shea Butter

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Shea Butter, we love it. It's a natural butter that comes from the seeds of the African Shea tree and is used in skincare as a magic moisturizer and emollient. But it does more than making your skin feel soft and smooth: It protects from external factors (e.g. UV rays) and is rich in antioxidants (e.g. Vitamin A, E, F).

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Euphorbia Cerifera Candelilla Wax

      Aka: Candelilla Wax

      Purpose(s): Emulsion stabilising

      Viscosity controlling

      Astringent

      A vegetable wax that's used to stabilize the formula, give it more body and keep it nice and sticky. Because of its glossy finish it's great for lip products.

      Emulsion stabilising

      These helper ingredients keep the formula stable and prevent water and oil from separating over time.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Astringent

      These ingredients cause contraction of the skin. In skincare astringents (or toners) are often used to tone the skin and make it firm by tightening the pores.

      Garcinia Indica Seed Butter

      Aka: Kokum Butter

      Purpose(s): Moisturizer

      Very moisturizing and rich in essential fatty acids, which works wonders for dry and cracked skin or even scars and stretch marks. It also promotes elasticity of the skin and softens deeply.

      Moisturizer

      These ingredients help your skin to retain water so your skin feels hydrated and moisturized.

      Silica

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Absorbent

      This is the white powdery component you find in glass and sand. It's often used in formulas because of its oil-absorbing qualities and to keep skin matte. Also used in cosmetics to thicken the formula.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Absorbent

      These ingredients remove excess oil and water from your skin.

      Copernicia Cerifera Carnauba Wax

      Aka: Carnauba Wax

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      A vegetable wax coming from the tree of a Brazilian tropical palm, the Copernica Cerifera. It's perfect for thickening skin care products and when used in cosmetics, it gives the product a smooth application and glossy finish. When applied to the skin it works as an emollient to soften the skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil

      Aka: Moringa Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      The oil coming from the seeds of the Moringa tree. It's rich in fatty acids and is a good moisturizer.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Vanillin

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Derived from vanilla and is commonly used as a flavoring agent. However, when applied to the skin, it can have great anti-aging and antioxidant benefits.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Gossypium Herbaceum Cotton Seed Oil

      Aka: Cotton Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      A good and affordable antioxidant, commonly used in cleansers. It has beneficial effects on the skin and does not have a strong smell.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Aleurites Moluccana Kukui Seed Oil

      Aka: Kukui Nut Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Soothing

      Traditionally used by the Hawaiians to soothe sunburn and a very nice moisturizer with rich fatty acids that is absorbed very well by the skin. It also has soothing and wound healing benefits.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Mentha Spicata Spearmint Oil

      Aka: Spearmint Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      Spearmint oil has a lot of beneficial properties for the skin like soothing and relieving itchiness. However, you might want to be careful with this ingredient when having sensitive skin, just like with all mineral oils.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Tocopheryl Acetate

      Aka: Vitamin E

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      The best fat-soluble antioxidant in our skin and therefore easy to absorb. It protects against UVB rays, makes skin smooth and is a super hero when it comes to protecting the skin cells against free-radicals that are out to destroy collagen (the protein that makes our skin nice, firm and plumped). The 'd' before alpha indicates that this product contains the natural form (instead of the synthetic derived Vitamin E). The 'alpha' indicates that this type of tocopherol is the most active one with the best antioxidant qualities.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Ascorbyl Palmitate

      Aka: Form of Vitamin C

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      A form of Vitamin C, however not the most effective one. Commonly used in formulas because of its antioxidant effects and studies show it can also stimulate collagen production.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Rosa Damascena Flower Oil

      Aka: Damask Rose Flower Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Perfuming

      Antibacterial

      This ingredient is mostly used as a fragrance in cosmetics, inhaling this flowers' scent can have relaxing properties and the petals calm your skin. However, if you have a sensitive skin be careful with using fragrant ingredients.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Antibacterial

      These ingredients prevent the spread of bacteria, fungi and viruses on your skin.

      Rice starch

      Aka: Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch

      Purpose(s): Viscosity controlling

      Absorbent

      You know the substance you get from cooking rice? It leaves starch from the rice. Rice starch is a great absorbent that has a drier finish than talc. Great for oily hair!

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Absorbent

      These ingredients remove excess oil and water from your skin.

      Calcium Carbonate

      Purpose(s): Absorbent

      Scrub

      A chalk used to absorb the oil from your hair.

      Absorbent

      These ingredients remove excess oil and water from your skin.

      Scrub

      Small bulky parts in scrubs that exfoliate and polish your skin.

      Organic Perfume

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      Organic perfume is usually 100% plant-based and made from naturally sourced ingredients and made without any chemical intervention.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Olea Europaea Extra Virgin Olive Fruit Oil

      Aka: Olive Fruit Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      This olive plant oil really penetrates the skin preventing moisture loss and giving it a silky smooth softness.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Cocos Nucifera Coconut Oil

      Aka: Coconut Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Coconut Oil contains nice fatty acids (e.g. Lauric Acid). It comes in solid form, but melts when in contact with the skin. Great for dry skin and maybe even more great for your hair as it penetrates into hair very well. It protects, treats split ends and prevents hair from breaking.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Macadamia Integrifolia

      Aka: Macadamia Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Golden yellow oil coming from the Macadamia nut. It's full of nourishing fatty acids that keep skin soft and supple. Perfect for dry or chapped skin as it softens and moisturizes.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Prunus Dulcis Sweet Almond Oil

      Aka: Sweet Almond Oil

      Persea Gratissima Avocado Oil

      Aka: Avocado Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      Oeh Avocado, a treat in your mouth and on your skin. This oil comes from the pulp of the avocado fruit. It's very moisturizing, makes your skin super smooth and goes deep into the skin. It also contains great minerals and antioxidants, like Vitamins A, E, and D. Dry skin will love it!

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Vitis Vinifera Grapeseed Oil

      Aka: Grape Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Antioxidant

      A nice plant oil derived from grape seeds. This lightweight oil makes your skin feel extremely smooth. Also, it's a great source of the antioxidants and skin-protector Vitamin E and linoleic acid, a fatty acid that repairs the skin barrier.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Argania Spinosa Kernel Argan Oil

      Aka: Argan Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      "Argan oil, aka the liquid gold of Morocco. The oil comes from the kernel of the argan fruit that grows in Morocco only. It nourishes and moisturizes skin and hair. Studies show it can also neutralize collagen-damaging free radicals, help reduce scars, and revitalize and improve skin elasticity."

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Citrullus Lanatus Kalahari Melon Seed Oil

      Aka: Watermelon Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Watermelon seed oil is a very light oil that absorbs fast and deeply into the skin. It's very moisturizing and contains rich nutrients. Because it is high in linoleic Acid it can be a miracle worker for sensitive, acne-prone skin. It's also a very nurturing and effective oil for dry skin and it can help with reducing puffiness.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Adansonia Digitata Baobab Seed Oil

      Aka: Baobab Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      The Baobab tree is a famous African tree that's known for its traditional medicinal effects. The oil of the seed contains skin regenerating vitamin A, the antioxidants vitamin E and vitamin D3 that can improve calcium absorption. Also, this oil is a great moisturizer and it is absorbed quickly into the skin. Dry skin will love it, also nice when you have eczema or psoriasis!

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Sclerocarya Birrea Marula Oil

      Aka: Marula Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Traditionally used in South-Africa to massage babies with and as a body lotion for face, feet, and hands because of its nourishing and moisturizing effects. It can improve skin hydration and smoothness and it can even reduce skin redness. Great to pamper dry skin with!

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Simmondsia Chinensis Jojoba Oil

      Aka: Jojoba Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Jojoba Oil is a lightweight oil derived from the seeds of the Simmondsia Chinensis bush that can originally be found in South-Western North America and North-Western Mexico. The oil is perfect for nourishing and moisturizing the skin so a must when you have dry skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Citrus Aurandium Neroli Oil

      Aka: Bitter Orange Flower Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      This oil coming from the flowers of bitter orange has a very nice sweet smell. It's an essential oil with a lot of perfuming component. As with all essential oils, be careful when you have sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Lavendula Angustifolia Lavender Oil

      Aka: Lavender Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      Soothing

      There are many uses of Lavender oil, but in skincare it's mostly used to soothe irritated skin, reduce itching and swelling and moisturize the skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Soothing

      Soothing ingredients lighten discomfort of the skin, are anti-inflammatory, slow down the skin's aging process and help with common sensitive skin discomforts (e.g. acne, rosacea).

      Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter

      Aka: Shea Butter

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Shea Butter, we love it. It's a natural butter that comes from the seeds of the African Shea tree and is used in skincare as a magic moisturizer and emollient. But it does more than making your skin feel soft and smooth: It protects from external factors (e.g. UV rays) and is rich in antioxidants (e.g. Vitamin A, E, F).

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Glycine Soja Soybean Oil

      Aka: Soybean Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      An ingredient derived from the soybean. It's rich in protein, minerals and vitamins (especially Vitamin E). Mostly used in bath oil and soaps as it's moisturizing and skin firming.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Sclerocarya Birrea Marula Kernel Oil

      Aka: Marula Seed Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Traditionally used in South-Africa to massage babies with and as a body lotion for face, feet, and hands because of its nourishing and moisturizing effects. It can improve skin hydration and smoothness and it can even reduce skin redness. Great to pamper dry skin with!

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Simmondsia Chinenses Jojoba Oil

      Aka: Jojoba Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Jojoba Oil is a lightweight oil derived from the seeds of the Simmondsia Chinensis bush that can originally be found in South-Western North America and North-Western Mexico. The oil is perfect for nourishing and moisturizing the skin so a must when you have dry skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Cera Alba Beeswax

      Aka: Beeswax

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Viscosity controlling

      This is the yellow, solid part produced by bees to build their honeycombs. It's normally used in formulas as an emollient and thickening agent and you can find it most often in lipsticks and balms.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Viscosity controlling

      These ingredients help to thicken the texture of a product.

      Behentrimonium Chloride

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Preservative

      This plant-based ingredient conditions, detangles, fights static hair, softens and helps strengthen hair. It is made from Colza oil which comes from the seeds of Brassica Rapa, a plant known for its root vegetable. The oil is also used in formulas as a preservative.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Preservative

      Ingredients that preserve the formula. They are not the most skin friendly, but they are only used in tiny amounts and without it your product will quickly expire.

      Citrus Aurantium Neroli Oil

      Aka: Bitter Orange Flower Oil

      Purpose(s): Perfuming

      This oil coming from the flowers of bitter orange has a very nice sweet smell. It's an essential oil with a lot of perfuming component. As with all essential oils, be careful when you have sensitive skin.

      Perfuming

      Gives the product a nice smell. No magic.

      Persea Gratissima Avocado Seed Butter

      Aka: Avocado Oil

      Purpose(s): Antioxidant

      Emollient

      Oeh Avocado, a treat in your mouth and on your skin. This oil comes from the pulp of the avocado fruit. It's very moisturizing, makes your skin super smooth and goes deep into the skin. It also contains great minerals and antioxidants, like Vitamins A, E, and D. Dry skin will love it!

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Olea Europaea Extra Virgin Olive Oil

      Aka: Olive Fruit Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Antioxidant

      This olive plant oil really penetrates the skin preventing moisture loss and giving it a silky smooth softness.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Antioxidant

      A good ingredient that helps your skin fight against collagen-damaging free radicals that try to age your skin.

      Mangifera Indica Mango Seed Butter

      Aka: Mango Seed Butter

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Mango for your skin! This butter comes from the inside of the seed of the Mango. It's a great moisturizer, very nourishing and will leave your skin nice and creamy. It also contains many essential amino acids, antioxidants and nice fatty acids. Dry skin will love this one!

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Theobroma Cacao Cocoa Seed Butter

      Aka: Cocoa Seed Butter

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      We all already love cocoa for being the raw material for chocolate, but it's a real treat for your skin as well. Cocoa butter is a very rich emollient that fixes the most driest skin (read: chapped lips, hands, hair). It also contains many fatty acids and the antioxidant Vitamin E. Dry skin (and hair) will love it!

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      Macadamia Integrifolia Nut Oil

      Aka: Macadamia Oil

      Purpose(s): Emollient

      Golden yellow oil coming from the Macadamia nut. It's full of nourishing fatty acids that keep skin soft and supple. Perfect for dry or chapped skin as it softens and moisturizes.

      Emollient

      A good ingredient that makes your skin feel soft and oh so smooth.

      As a make-up remover 
      Just a few drops of the cleansing milk on a cotton ball gently removes all traces of face make-up and leaves skin cleansed and velvety soft. Makes make-up removal a delightful, soothing moment. Note that this product is not meant for eye make-up removal as the scent could be irritating for the eyes. 

      As face and body cleanser
      The fresh, gentle secret to the perfect cleansing routine, morning and night. Collosol Cleansing Milk cleanses and refreshes and adds just a hint of fragrance, for a unique daily beauty routine.

      For the bath
      Add Collosol Cleansing Milk to your bathwater for a luxurious bath worthy of Queen Cleopatra! Get healthy skin while you relax in a sea of fragrant, milky waves. The ultimate tip for a tranquil soak that leaves your skin royally perfect.