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Common Definitions in Cosmetics

Common Definitions in Cosmetics

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Organic chemistry

The study of organic, or carbon based, molecules. Carbon is the only element that can make bonds with itself so that chains are produced, silicon has similar properties, but Carbon is a main element in everyday life, and thus, is lucky enough to have a whole subject in chemistry dedicated to it.

In cosmetic manufacturing we apply the principles of organic chemistry to produce many high quality custom formulations.


Anti Aging Ingredients and benefits
Many anti-wrinkle creams and cleansers contain some form of retinol which in various formulations has been shown to give a “rejuvenating” appearance to the skin, in that it stimulates the renewal of skin cells and reduces dark spots. Alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids have a peeling effect when used as chemical peels.


Most new formulations use some of the following ingredients for the benefits listed below:

  • infuses moisture to allow the natural production of collagen


  • strengthens skin’s structure and visibly lifts skin


  • re-contours skin’s surface


  • hydrates


  • cleanses

  • Allantoin

    •   Found in the Comfrey Root, Allantoin is a bacteria inhibitor that helps soothe and reduce inflammation.

    Aloe Vera

    • A natural substance found in the aloe vera plant that is used for it’s possible skin healing, refreshing and anti-irritant properties.

  • Amino-Peptide

    • Amino-peptides have demonstrated a remarkable anti-inflammatory effect deep within the skin's surface that promotes anti-aging properties, including tissue regeneration

  • Beta-Carotene

    • A natural chemical found in carrots, beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A, or retinol, which is an antioxidant that helps to reduce the effects of sun damage.

  • Dimethicone

    • Type of silicone that feels like silk on the skin, even when skin is wet. It is also used for improving the appearance of scars.

  • Glycerin

    • This by-product of soap is a humidifying agent and skin moisturizer that absorbs moisture from the air. It also improves the spread ability of products.

  • Green Tea

    • Found in the leaves of green tea, it is a strong antioxidant that is often used in anti-aging formulas as well as a soothing toner.

  • Jojoba Seed Oil

    • This natural oil is extracted from the desert shrub Simondsia Chinensis. It is vital in helping to restore skin’s natural lipid barrier, creating soft and supple skin.

  • Mineral Oil

    • A natural ingredient that is one of the safest, most non-irritating moisturizing ingredients ever found. The clear, odorless oil rarely causes allergic reactions and can’t become a solid and clog pores. It is also a great antioxidant and is considered to be among the most effective moisturizing ingredients available.

  • Niacinamide

    • Also called vitamin B3, niacin, and nicotinic acid, this water-soluble ingredient has been shown to prevent skin from losing water content, as well as stimulate circulation in the skin. Recent studies have shown that it also improves the appearance of wrinkles, skin discolorations, reduces redness and improves skin tone.

  • Panthenol

    • A deep penetrating moisturizer which absorbs into the skin and is converted into Pantothenic Acid, a B complex vitamin for improving  skin elasticity.

  • Pro-Vitamin A

    • Also known as Retinyl Palmitate, this antioxidant is known for its anti-aging benefits that help firm and smooth skin’s texture. The moisturizing effects also help to prevent dry skin while keeping skin healthy and clear.

  • Salicylic Acid

    • By encouraging the exfoliation of dead skin, Salicylic Acid renews the outer layer of skin and opens blocked hair follicles. It is also an effective treatment for acne.

  • Tocopherol Acetate

    • Vitamin E is known for its antioxidant and moisturizing properties. It is also thought to diminish the effects of environmental pollutants.

  • Vitamin C

    • This important vitamin found in citrus fruits, tomatoes and green, leafy vegetables is an important antioxidant that also offers clarifying benefits.

  • Vitamin E

    • Vitamin E is known for its antioxidant and moisturizing properties. It is also thought to diminish the effects of environmental pollutants.  Same ingredient as Tocopherol Acetate.

  • Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract

    • Grape seed extract contains proanthocyanidins, which are considered to be very potent antioxidants, helpful for diminishing the sun’s damaging effects and lessening free-radical damage.

  • Zinc Oxide

    • Zinc Oxide is a skin protectant is known for its soothing qualities.

  • Witch Hazel Extract

    • Witch hazel is a skin purifier that has a high concentration of tannin. Tannin is a potent antioxidant that also helps to reduce inflammation.

Our Application
Wrinkle creams, anti aging creams, stretch mark creams

are cosmetic products that are claimed, primarily by those within the cosmetic industry, to have additional or extra benefits. Examples of products typically labeled as cosmeceuticals include anti-aging creams and moisturizers. The word is a portmanteau of the words “cosmetic” and “pharmaceutical”. Kindly note that the FDA does not recognize the term cosmeceuticals.

Cosmeceuticals may contain purported active ingredients such as vitamins, phytochemicals, enzymes, antioxidants, and essential oils.

is a spherical vesicle composed of a bilayer membrane. In biology, this specifically refers to a membrane composed of a phospholipid and cholesterol bilayer Liposomes can be composed of naturally-derived phospholipids with mixed lipid
chains (like egg phosphatidylethanolamine .  Liposomes, usually but not by definition, contain a core of aqueous solution.

The name liposome is derived from two Greek words ‘Lipid’ meaning fat and ‘Soma’ meaning body.


Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 (also known as ubiquinone, ubidecarenone, coenzyme Q and abbreviated at times to CoQ10,CoQ, Q10 or Q) is a benzoquinone, where the “Q” and the “10” in the name refer to the quinone chemical group and the 10 isoprenyl chemical subunits, respectively.

This vitamin-like substance is, by nature, present in all human cells and responsible for the production of the body’s own energy. In each human cell food energy is converted into energy for our body in the mitochondria with the aid of CoQ10. 95% of all our body’s energy requirements (ATP) is converted with the aid of CoQ10[1][2].


Our Application:
We add this ingredient to many topical products & natural formulations.


is a form of vitamin A.  It is a fat-soluble, antioxidant vitamin. It belongs to the family of chemical compounds known as retinoids


  Used in anti aging and acne creams

All retinoid forms of vitamin A are used in cosmetic and medical applications applied to the skin. Retinoic acid, termed Tretinoin in clinical usage, is used in the treatment of acne and keratosis pilaris in a topical cream. In cosmetics, vitamin A derivatives are used as anti-aging chemicals- vitamin A is absorbed through the skin and increases the rate of skin turnover, and gives an increase in collagen giving a more youthful appearance.

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