There are many ingredients listed on our makeup bottles or jars. But they all look so confusing and many people aren?t quite sure what they really are. Here is a quick rundown of the most common makeup ingredients.
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Acid: – Acids are sometimes used in small quantities to adjust the pH of a product. There are a few different kinds: Citric, boric, phosphoric, sulphuric, hydrochloric and lactic.
Alcohol: – Most commonly used as a lubricant or emollient. These alcohols aren?t drying to the skin.
Almond: – Most products add almond kernels to act as a gentle scrub for your skin. It removes dead skin cells and helps clean dirt out of the pores.
Aloe: – This is very common in beauty products as its known for its healing and soothing properties. Aloe juice is also very beneficial for the skin.
Camphor: – This comes from the wood of the camphor tree and is known for its soothing properties.
Coconut Oil: – This oil is best known for its lubricating, soothing and cleansing properties. It is mainly used in shampoos or soaps.
Collagen: – This is best known for assisting in the elasticity of your skin. The collagen that is found in cosmetics actually comes from animals.
Formaldehyde: – This is basically just a gas used in products that acts as a preservative and disinfectant.
Glycerine: – This comes from animal fats and is used as an emollient.
Laureth: – This is the emollient that comes from coconut oil.
Oleic Acid: – This is a fatty acid that comes from olives.
Seaweed: – We all know what seaweed is but it is used to thicken some cosmetics and products.
Soy Oil: – This comes from the soybean and is used in moisturizers and conditioners.
Talc: – Talc is a soft mineral that is usually used to make talcum powder. It is also used in cosmetics such as powders to help with coverage.
Urea: – This is a compound that can be formed in the body but can also be made as a synthetic version..
Witch Hazel: – Witch Hazel comes from the witch hazel shrub but is also mixed with alcohol to give it cleansing properties.
Zinc Oxide: – This is a white coloured powder added to cosmetics for pigment.