When promoting products, we try to display information and ingredients as easily as possible to our customers. On each of our product detail pages you can view what particular ingredients are in our beauty products to better understand their composition. However, some ingredients aren’t commonly known. For example, oxinoxate may sound scary, but it’s actually a common ingredient in sunscreen.
In an effort to better help our customers make informed buying decisions, we’re starting an ingredient spotlight series. Throughout this series we will highlight popular products and break down their ingredients. Thanks to the World Wide Web (especially incredible sites such as Environmental Working Group), it’s easy for you to find these descriptions yourself – but we’re trying to aggregate the data per product type.
Please leave a comment or send us a message if there is a particular product you would like to see highlighted.
Oxinoxate (7.5%) – A commonly used sunscreen ingredient, known for its low potential to sensitize skin.
Octocrylene (7.0%) – A synthetic UV absorber and sunscreen agent. Can be combined with other UV absorbers to achieve higher SPF formulas.
Octisalate (4.0%) – A weak UVB absorbes with a good safety profile among skincare ingredients.
Avobenzone (2.0%) – An oil soluble ingredient used in sunscreen products to absorb the full spectrum of UVA rays.
Alcohol Denatured (ORGANIC) – Made from organic rye or other grains, it is denatured to make it undrinkable, but it is safe for external use.
Algae Extract (ORGANIC) – Functions as a fragrance and skin-conditioning agent. Is an unspecified botanical extract of different species of algae.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (ORGANIC) – Derived from the aloe plant. Function primarily as a skin-conditioning agent and are included in cosmetics only at low concentrations.
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil – Composed of d-limonene, which gives the oil its citrus aroma. Limonene is eco-friendly and relatively safe.
Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil – Volatile oil from the fresh peel of lemon.
Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil – Fragrance used as skin-conditioning agent.
Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract – Extract of the fruit of cucumber, skin-conditioning agent.
Fragaria Vesca (ORGANIC Strawberry) Fruit Extract – Skin-conditioning agent.
Glycerin – Improves smoothness, provides lubrication, draws moisture up through skin layers.
Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate – Commonly found in sunscreen.
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil - Peppermint oil is a skin-conditioning agent and volatile oil obtained from the plant Mentha piperita.
Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract – A skin-conditioning agent and fragrance ingredient.
Rubus Idaeus (ORGANIC Red Raspberry) Seed Oil – Use as a broad spectrum UV protectant.
Oxinoxate, Octocrylene, Octisalate, Algae Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cucumis Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (ORGANIC Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract: http://www.ewg.org
Alcohol Denat: http://www.soorganic.com/glossary
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice: http://ijt.sagepub.com/content/26/2_suppl/1
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil - http://www.truenatural.com/education/our-ingredients/item/153-orange-oil-citrus-aurantium-dulcis.html
Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil - http://www.jason-natural.com/glossary/c#term185
Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate- http://www.goodguide.com/ingredients/389111-hydrogenated-methyl-abietate
Rubus Idaeus (ORGANIC Red Raspberry) Seed Oil - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814699002605