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Natural Cosmetics

Natural Cosmetics

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Natural Cosmetics
The Evolution of Color 
No animal testing, no harsh chemicals — just beautiful color from nourishing ingredients that aregentle enough for every skin type.Feel the silky wash of natural color. When cosmetics get their color from natural flowers andmineral pigments, getting a subtle, natural look without looking "made up" is easy. We feature aselection of foundations, face powders, and color cosmetics made with natural pigments to flatter all skin tones and conditions for lasting moisture and rich color. And you'll feel good while lookinggood because these products are less likely to cause skin reactions.
Glossary of Cosmetic Ingredient Functions
Body care and cosmetic ingredients can serve many different functions. This glossary provides ahelpful tool for understanding the common definitions of the various functional categories of cosmetic ingredients.
ABRASIVES
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to remove materials from the skin and other parts of the body (e.g., teeth).
ABSORBENTS
Substances, which are added to cosmetic products to take up water- and/or oil-soluble, dissolvedor finely dispersed substances.
ADDITIVES
Substances which are added to cosmetic products, often in relatively small amounts, to create or improve desirable properties or suppress (or minimize) undesirable properties.
ANTICORROSIVES
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to avoid corrosion of the packaging.
ANTIDANDRUFF AGENTS
Substances which are added to hair care products to control dandruff. Anti-dandruff products areregulated as over the counter drugs in the United States.
ANTIFOAMING AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products either to suppress foam during manufacturingor to reduce the tendency of finished products to generate foam.
ANTIMICROBIALS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to help reduce the activities of microorganismson the skin or body. Examples include methyl and propyl paraben.
ANTIOXIDANTS
Substances, which are added to cosmetic products to inhibit reactions, promoted by oxygen, thusavoiding oxidation and rancidity.
ANTIPERSPIRANT AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic formulation to reduce perspiration.
 
ANTISTATIC AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to reduce static electricity by neutralizingelectrical charge on a surface.
BINDERS
Substances which are added to solid cosmetic mixtures to provide cohesion.
BIOLOGICAL ADDITIVES
Substances derived from biological origin and are added to cosmetic products to achieve specificformulation features.
BLEACHING AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products with the intention of lightening the shade of hair or skin. (e.g., hydroquinone)
BOTANICALS
Substances, which are derived from plants, mostly by physical means, added to cosmeticproducts to achieve specific formulation features.
BUFFERING AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to adjust or stabilize the pH.
CHELATING AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to react and to form complexes with metal ionswhich could affect stability and/or appearance of cosmetics.
COSMETIC COLORANTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to color the cosmetic product and/or to impartcolor to the skin and/or its appendages. Typically the colorant does not impact the function of theproduct. Consumer generally consider color additives to be either "natural" or "artificial." "Artificial"typically refers to synthetic organic dyes bearing the designations FD&C, D&C, and Ext. D&C.The "natural" colorants include inorganic mineral pigments (which may or may not be sythesized),plant ingredients and other naturally occurring colorants.
DENATURANTS
Substances which are mostly added to cosmetic products containing ethyl alcohol, in order torender them unpalatable and therefore discourage ingestion.
DEODORANT AGENTS
Substances added to cosmetic products to reduce or mask unpleasant body odors.
DEPILATORY AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to remove unwanted body hair.
EMOLLIENTS
 Substances which are added to cosmetic products to smooth and soften the skin.
EMULSIFYING AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to promote the mixtures of immiscible liquidssuch as oil and water.
 
EMULSION STABILIZERS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to help the process of emulsification and toimprove formulation stability and shelf-life.
FILM FORMERS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to produce, upon application, a continuous filmon skin, hair or nails.
HAIR DYES
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to color hair.
HUMECTANTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to hold and retain moisture.
OPACIFIERS
Substances which are added to transparent or translucent cosmetic products to render themmore impervious to visible light and nearby radiation.
ORAL CARE AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products for the care of the oral cavity.
OXIDIZING AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to change the chemical nature of another substance by adding oxygen.
PRESERVATIVES
Substances which are added to cosmetic products for the primary purpose of inhibiting thedevelopment of micro-organisms.
PROPELLANTS
Gaseous substances added to cosmetic products under pressure in pressure-resistant containersfor expelling the contents of the containers when the pressure is released.
REDUCING AGENTS
Substances added to cosmetic products which change the chemical nature of another substanceby adding hydrogen or removing oxygen.
SOLVENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to dissolve other components.
SURFACTANTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to lower the surface tension as well as to aidthe even distribution of the cosmetic product upon application.
U.V. ABSORBERS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products specifically intended to filter certain UV rays inorder to protect the skin or the products from certain harmful effects of these rays.
VISCOSITY CONTROLLING AGENTS
Substances which are added to cosmetic products to

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