Ouai

Repair Shampoo + Conditioner

fix you up like Mcdreamy & McSteamy

This duo will bring some life into your hair. Both infused with Ouai's unique Smart Technology complex that replenishes moisture and fortifies breakage-prone strands, leaving hair stronger and shinier than ever. Mega-moisturizing hydrators that feed damaged hair without adding the weight. Suitable for everyday use and color-treated hair. 

Save €6 with bundle vs. single purchase.

300ml/250ml

Repair Shampoo + Conditioner

Ouai Repair Shampoo
Nourish breakage-prone tresses with this Repair shampoo. Infused with Ouai's 'Smart Technology Complex™' and Tamarind Seed Extract, it works to replenish moisture and fortify strands, leaving them stronger, healthier and shinier and preventing hair breakage. The formula is perfect for dry and damaged hair and for thin and porous textures, for example color or chemically treated hair. 
All the Ouai shampoos have the same signature scent: A luxurious mix of Italian Lemon, Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Lily and White Musk. Free of parabens and sulfates.

Ouai Repair Conditioner
Fight dry, damaged hair with this Repair conditioner. Formulated with Tamarind Seed Extract and Ouai's 'Smart Technology Complex™', this treatment nourishes and also protects color for softer, glossier and more manageable locks. The formula is perfect for dry and damaged hair and for thin and porous textures, for example, color or chemically treated hair. All the Ouai conditioners have the same signature scent: A luxurious mix of Italian Lemon, Bergamot, Rose de Mai, Magnolia, Lily, Blackberry, Cedarwood, Amber, Patchouli, Sandalwood and White Must. Free of parabens.

Key ingredients Ouai Repair Shampoo & Ouai Repair Conditioner
OUAI Smart Technology Complex
Tamarind Seed Extract
Smart Keratin
Amino Acid Blend

Full ingredient list Ouai Repair Shampoo 

Aqua (Water, Eau), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Panthenol, Glycerin, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Aspartic Acid, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Rice Oil Glycereth-8 Esters, Jojoba Oil Glycereth-8 Esters, Coconut Oil Glycereth-8 Esters, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Silicone Quaternium-22, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Glycol Disterate, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Sodium PCA, PCA, Polyquaternium-7, Diisostearyl Malate, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Trideceth-12, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Palmitamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Polysilicone-15, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Lactate, Pentylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Disteareth-75 IPDI, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal. 

Full ingredient list Ouai Repair Conditioner 

Aqua (Water, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Jojoba Esters, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Panthenol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Glycerin, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Isododecane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Parfum (Fragrance), C11-15 Pareth-7, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Sodium PCA, PCA, Diisostearyl Malate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Laureth-9, Trideceth-12, Polysilicone-15,Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Lactate, Aspartic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene.

Lather up with the Ouai Shampoo Repair, then rinse. Apply the Ouai Conditioner Repair to ends, then comb through with fingers.
Chill out for 3-minutes (if you like), then rinse.

Ouai Repair Shampoo
Nourish breakage-prone tresses with this Repair shampoo. Infused with Ouai's 'Smart Technology Complex™' and Tamarind Seed Extract, it works to replenish moisture and fortify strands, leaving them stronger, healthier and shinier and preventing hair breakage. The formula is perfect for dry and damaged hair and for thin and porous textures, for example color or chemically treated hair. 
All the Ouai shampoos have the same signature scent: A luxurious mix of Italian Lemon, Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Iris, Lily and White Musk. Free of parabens and sulfates.

Ouai Repair Conditioner
Fight dry, damaged hair with this Repair conditioner. Formulated with Tamarind Seed Extract and Ouai's 'Smart Technology Complex™', this treatment nourishes and also protects color for softer, glossier and more manageable locks. The formula is perfect for dry and damaged hair and for thin and porous textures, for example, color or chemically treated hair. All the Ouai conditioners have the same signature scent: A luxurious mix of Italian Lemon, Bergamot, Rose de Mai, Magnolia, Lily, Blackberry, Cedarwood, Amber, Patchouli, Sandalwood and White Must. Free of parabens.

Key ingredients Ouai Repair Shampoo & Ouai Repair Conditioner
OUAI Smart Technology Complex
Tamarind Seed Extract
Smart Keratin
Amino Acid Blend

Full ingredient list Ouai Repair Shampoo 

Aqua (Water, Eau), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Panthenol, Glycerin, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Aspartic Acid, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Rice Oil Glycereth-8 Esters, Jojoba Oil Glycereth-8 Esters, Coconut Oil Glycereth-8 Esters, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Silicone Quaternium-22, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Glycol Disterate, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Sodium PCA, PCA, Polyquaternium-7, Diisostearyl Malate, Laureth-23, Laureth-4, Trideceth-12, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Palmitamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Polysilicone-15, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Lactate, Pentylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Disteareth-75 IPDI, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal. 

Full ingredient list Ouai Repair Conditioner 

Aqua (Water, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Jojoba Esters, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Panthenol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Glycerin, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Alanine, Arginine, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Valine, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Isododecane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Parfum (Fragrance), C11-15 Pareth-7, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Sodium PCA, PCA, Diisostearyl Malate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Laureth-9, Trideceth-12, Polysilicone-15,Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Lactate, Aspartic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene.

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.

Lather up with the Ouai Shampoo Repair, then rinse. Apply the Ouai Conditioner Repair to ends, then comb through with fingers.
Chill out for 3-minutes (if you like), then rinse.