Online Glossary edited with meticulous attitude and published as convenience for site content reference,including glossaries of related different topics,Glossary Cosmetic are dedicated to cosmetics and phyto derived cosmetic components.The first archaeological evidence of cosmetics usage is found in Egypt around 3500 BC during the Ancient Egypt times with some of the royalty having make up such as Nefertiti, Nefertari, mask of Tutankhamun!
Cosmetics are substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body. Cosmetics include skin-care creams, lotions, powders, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail and toe nail polish, eye and facial makeup, permanent waves, colored contact lenses, hair colors, hair sprays and gels, deodorants, baby products, bath oils, bubble baths, bath salts, butters and many other types of products. Their use is widespread, especially among women in Western countries. A subset of cosmetics is called "make-up," which refers primarily to colored products intended to alter the user's appearance. Many manufacturers distinguish between decorative cosmetics and care cosmetics.
The manufacture of cosmetics is currently dominated by a small number of multinational corporations that originated in the early 20th century, but the distribution and sale of cosmetics is spread among a wide range of different businesses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates cosmetics in the United States defines cosmetics as: "intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions." This broad definition includes,any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. The FDA specifically excludes soap from this category.
Contents: babassu oil | Bacillus subtilis | balm mint extract | balsam peru | banana extract | bar cleanser | barberry | barium sulfate | barley extract | batyl alcohol | bay leaf oil | bearberry extract | bee pollen | beeswax | behenic acid | behentrimonium chloride | behenyl alcohol | Bellis perennis | bentonite | benzalkonium chloride | benzephenone-3 | benzocaine | benzoic acid | benzoin extract | benzoin siam | benzophenones | benzothonium chloride | benzoyl peroxide | benzyl alcohol | Berberis aristata | bergamot oil | Bertholletia excelsa extract | beta hydroxy acid | beta sitosterol | beta-carotene | beta-glucan | Betula alba | BHA | BHA (beta hydroxy acid) | BHT | bifida ferment lysate | bifidus extract | bilberry extract | bioflavonoid | biotin | birch bark | birch leaf extract | bisabolol | bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate | bismuth oxychloride | bitter orange flower | black cohosh | Black cohosh extract | black currant oil | black elderberry | black locust extract | black mulberry | black pepper extract and oil | black raspberry | black tea | black walnut shell extract | blackberry | bladderwrack extract | Bletilla striata extract | bloodroot | bloodwort | bluet extract | bois oil | Bora cocos | borage seed extract | borage seed oil | Borago Officinalis Seed Oil | borates | Borax | boric acid | boron nitride | Boswellia carterii | Botox | bovine spongiform encephalopathy | boxwood extract | boysenberry | Brassica campestris | Brazil nut extract | Brewer's yeast | broad spectrum | bromelain | bronopol | bronze powder | brown algae | bumetrizole | Bupleurum falcatum extract | burdock root | butcher's broom extract | butyl acetate | butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane | butylene glycol | butylparaben | Butyrospermum fruit | Buxus chinensis | Buxus sempervirens | Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder | Behenyl Alcohol | Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract | Bentonite | Benzyl Alcohol | Beta Carotene (D) | Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract | Biotin (D) (Vitamin B7) | Boswellia Serrata Leaf Cell Extract | Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil | Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordii Oil Copolymer | Bromelain | Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) | Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) |Bai zhi extract |Burdock seed extract |Bearberry leaf extract |Betel nut extract |Bai zhu extract |Bamboo extract |Beet root extract |Birch bark extract |Birch sap |Borneol |Broccoli extract |Biomela Complex |Black soybean extract |Bang Pung Tong Sung San |Bayleaf extract |Boxthorn fruit extract |Blue mallow extract |Basil extract |Brown rice extract |Black rice extract |Bak Myun Bang |Baloon flower root extract |Bitter orange extract |Burnet extract |Black sesame extract |Bu Pyeong Hwang Gum Tang |Blueberry extract |
babassu oil:Plant oil that can have emollient properties for skin. There is no research showing it to have special properties for skin.
Bacillus subtilis:Naturally occurring widespread bacterium that can be used to control plant diseases, fungal plant infestation, and several types of mildew. Based on available information, the bacterium appears to have no adverse effects on humans or the environment (Source: Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/factsheets/fs006479e.htm). There is no known benefit when applied to skin.
balm mint extract:Derived from a fragrant plant; it poses some risk of skin irritation. It also has some reported antiviral properties (Source: Phytomedicine, 1999, volume 6, pages 225~30). Claims that it can help heal wounds are not substantiated.
balsam peru:A fatty resin that topically can cause allergic skin reactions and contact dermatitis. It also has the potential to cause photodermatitis and phototoxicity. Balsam peru is also a standard used in patch tests for skin sensitivity due to its high incidence of causing reactions (Sources: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database,www.naturaldatabase.com; and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, December 2001, pages 836~39).
banana extract:Has some weak antioxidant properties (Source: Free Radical Research, February 2002, pages 217~33). INCI Name:Musa sapientum (Banana) fruit extract;Property:Whitening, Moisturizing, Softening.
bar cleanser:Although these are often advertised as being gentle or specially formulated, they are no better than or different from what you can buy at the drugstore. The irritating and pore-clogging ingredients are still included regardless of the price or claim.
barberry:Plant whose primary component, berberine, is an alkaloid that can have antibacterial properties and some cellular anti-inflammatory response. However, it can also be a skin irritant because of its effect on cells (Sources: Alternative Medicine Review, April 2000, pages 175~77; and Healthnotes Review of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, www.healthwell.com/healthnotes/herb).
barium sulfate:Earth mineral used as a whitening agent in cosmetics. It can be a skin irritant.
barley extract:From barley plants. Can have antioxidant properties when ingested, but there is no research showing this to be the case when applied topically (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food and Chemistry, March 2001, pages 1455~463).INCI Name:Hordeum vulgare seed extract;Property:Soothing, Anti-allergy, Sebum control.
batyl alcohol:Derived from glycerin and used as a stabilizing ingredient and skin conditioning agent.
bay leaf oil:Can be a potent antioxidant (Source: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, January 2002, pages 102~08). However, it can also be a potent skin irritant due to its fragrant component.
bearberry extract:Contains arbutin (Source: Phytochemical Analysis, September-October 2001, pages 336~39), which can inhibit melanin production, though this has only been shown in vitro and in pure form, not in a cosmetic formulation. The fractional amounts of bearberry extract used in cosmetics and the small amount of arbutin the extract contains mean this is unlikely to affect skin or melanin. See arbutin.
bee pollen:Can have antioxidant properties (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, April 2001, pages 1848~853), but there is no research showing this to be true when applied topically. Bee pollen can also be a skin irritant and allergen (Source: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, June 2001, 96~11).
beeswax:Substance made by bees to build the walls of their honeycomb. It is a thickening agent and has some emollient properties.
behenic acid:Fatty acid used as a thickening agent and surfactant. See fatty acid.
behentrimonium chloride:An antistatic and hair-conditioning agent.
behenyl alcohol:A thickening agent used in cosmetics. It is not related to irritating forms of alcohol.
Bellis perennis:See daisy flower extract.
bentonite:Claylike material used as an absorbent in cosmetics. It can be drying for skin.
benzalkonium chloride:Antimicrobial agent used as a preservative in skin-care products. There is no research showing it to have any effect against the acne bacterium Propionibacterium acnes.
benzephenone-3:Also called oxybenzone. A sunscreen agent that protects primarily from the sun's UVB rays and some, but not all, UVA rays (Sources: www.photodermatology.com/sunprotection.htm; and Skin Therapy Letter, Volume 2, Number 5, 1997). See UVA.
benzocaine:A topical anesthetic (Source: Dermatol Surgery, December 2001, pages 1010-8; and Pediatric Dentistry, January-February 2001, pages 19-23).
benzoic acid:Preservative used in skin-care products; it is considered less irritating than other forms of preservatives.
benzoin extract:Balsam resin that has some disinfecting and fragrant properties; it may also be a skin irritant (Source: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, www.naturaldatabase.com).
benzoin siam:See benzoin extract.
benzophenones:Used in cosmetics as sunscreen agents to protect mostly from UVB radiation and from some, but not all, UVA radiation (Sources: www.photodermatology.com/sunprotection.htm; and Skin Therapy Letter, Volume 2, Number 5, 1997). See UVA.
benzothonium chloride:Used as a preservative in cosmetics. It is generally considered less irritating than other forms of preservatives.
benzoyl peroxide:Considered the most effective over-the-counter choice for a topical antibacterial agent in the treatment of blemishes (Source: Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, September-October 2000, pages 292~96). The amount of research demonstrating the effectiveness of benzoyl peroxide is exhaustive and conclusive (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, November 1999, pages 710~16). Among benzoyl peroxide's attributes is its ability to penetrate into the hair follicle to reach the bacteria that are causing the problem, and then killing them with a low risk of irritation. It also doesn't pose the problem of bacterial resistance that some prescription topical antibacterials (antibiotics) do (Source: Dermatology, 1998, volume 196, issue 1, pages 119~25). Benzoyl peroxide solutions range in strength from 2.5% to 10%. It is best to start with less-potent concentrations, because a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide product is much less irritating than a 5% or 10% concentration, and it can be just as effective. The necessary concentration completely depends on how stubborn the strain of bacteria in your pores happens to be.
benzyl alcohol:See alcohol.
Berberis aristata:See barberry.
bergamot oil:When used topically, it is a photosensitizer and has photomutagenic properties, meaning it can induce malignant changes to cells (Sources: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, www.naturaldatabase.com; Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, September 2001, pages 458~61; and Journal of Dermatology, May 1994, pages 319~22).
Bertholletia excelsa extract:See Brazil nut extract.
beta hydroxy acid:See salicylic acid.
beta sitosterol:A plant extract, similar to cholesterol that can have antimicrobial properties (Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology, January 2002, pages 129~32) and, therefore, may be a problem for healthy skin cells. There is a small amount of research showing it to have anti-inflammatory properties (Source: Biological Pharmaceutical Bulletin, May 2001, pages 470~73).
beta-carotene:A member of the carotenoid family. There are hundreds of carotenoids including lycopene and lutein. Beta-carotene is a precursor that helps form retinol (vitamin A). It is converted to vitamin A in the liver as needed. Topically, beta-carotene is a potentially good antioxidant and can reduce the effects of sun damage, though this benefit is dose dependent. There is research showing that too much beta-carotene can generate oxidative damage (Sources: Photochemistry and Photobiology, May 2002, pages 503~06; The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal, August 2002, pages 1289~291; and Berkeley Wellness Newsletter, www.berkeleywellness.com/html/ds/dsBetaCarotene.php).
beta-glucan:A polysaccharide, meaning it is a sugar (such as starch and cellulose) that can be derived from yeast. It has some antioxidant properties and is a strong anti-inflammatory agent (Source: Free Radical Biology and Medicine, February 2001, pages 393~02). See mucopolysaccharide.
Betula alba:See birch bark.
BHA:Abbreviation for butylated hydroxyanisole, a synthetic, potent antioxidant (Sources: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, May 2002, pages 3322~327; and Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 1996, volume 20, number 2, pages 225~36), but also a suspected carcinogen (Source: Mutation Research and Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis, July 2002, pages 123~33). The abbreviation BHA should not be confused with beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid), which is an exfoliant. Salicylic acid is abbreviated in discussions as BHA, but it would never be shown that way on a cosmetic ingredient list.
BHA (beta hydroxy acid):See salicylic acid.
BHT:Butylated hydroxytoluene, a synthetic, potent antioxidant that also has carcinogenic properties (Sources: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, May 2002, pages 1203~210; and Free Radical Biology and Medicine, February 2000, pages 330~36). See BHA.
bifida ferment lysate:Type of bacteria found in the digestive system. It has no known effect on skin.
bifidus extract:Carbohydrate in human milk that stimulates the growth of Lactobacillus bifidus in the intestine. In turn, the Lactobacillus bifidus lowers the pH of the intestinal contents and suppresses the growth of Escherischia coli and other pathogenic bacteria. Whether or not bifidus extract can have benefit for skin is unknown.
bilberry extract:Some research shows bilberry to be effective as an antioxidant, but this effect has not been demonstrated on skin (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, September 2001, pages 4183~187).
bioflavonoid:A diverse range of substances that are components of many fruits and vegetables. Many of these have been shown to have potent antioxidant and gene-regulatory activity (Sources: Annals of the New York Academy of Science, May 2002, pages 70~7; Planta Medica, August 2001, pages 515~19; and Free Radical Biology and Medicine, June 1998, pages 1355~363).
biotin:Also known as vitamin H. It is a water-soluble vitamin produced in the body by certain types of intestinal bacteria and obtained from food. Considered part of the B complex group of vitamins, biotin is necessary for the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids (the building blocks of protein). However, it has no reported benefit for skin when applied topically.
birch bark:Derived from the plant Betula alba (commonly called white birch). It can have potent antioxidant properties (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, October 1999, pages 3954~962), but it can also have astringent properties, which makes it a potential irritant for skin if it is one of the main ingredients in a product.
birch leaf extract:See birch bark.
bisabololCan be extracted from chamomile or derived synthetically. It is an anti-irritant.
bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate:Used as an emollient and thickening agent in cosmetics. See glyceryl ester.
bismuth oxychloride:A naturally occurring, grayish-white powder used as a skin protective, thickener, and absorbent agent. Permanently listed by the FDA as a coloring agent since 1977.
bitter orange flower:See orange blossom.
black cohosh:There is research showing that black cohosh when taken orally can have some effect on menopausal and pre-menopausal symptoms (Source: Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, March-April 2000, pages 327~29). However, there is no research showing that black cohosh can have this or any effect when applied topically on skin (Source: www.herbmed.org).
Black cohosh extract:Common Name:Black cohosh, Black snakeroot;INCI Name:Cimicifuga racemosa root extract;Property:Antioxidant, Enhancing blood circulation.
black currant oil:See gamma linolenic acid.
black elderberry:Has potent antioxidant properties (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, May 2000, pages 1588~592).
black locust extract:A plant extract that can have antioxidant properties, though it may have toxic components as well (Source: FDA, Center for Food Safety Applied Nutrition, "Poisonous Plant Bibliography," www.fda.gov).
black mulberry:There is no research showing this to have any benefit when applied topically to skin.
black pepper extract and oil:Used topically as a counter-irritant, but that means it can cause significant skin irritation (Source: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, www.naturaldatabase.com). See counter-irritant.
black raspberry:Fruit that has potent antioxidant properties (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, June 5, 2002, pages 3495~500).
black tea:See green tea.
black walnut shell extract:There is a small amount of research showing it to have antioxidant properties (Source: Phytotherapy Research, June 2002, pages 364~67).
blackberry:Berries that have potent antioxidant properties (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, June 5, 2002, pages 3495~500).
bladderwrack extract:Derived from a seaweed; it can be an effective antioxidant and has water-binding properties for skin (Journal of Cosmetic Science, January-February 2002, pages 1; and Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, February 2002, pages 840~45).
Bletilla striata extract:Some research (Chinese and German) shows this to be effective for preventing blood clots and stemming bleeding, when taken orally, and it may stem bleeding when applied topically. There is extremely limited information about this plant extract in regard to skin.
bloodroot:A potent skin irritant (Source: Cornell University Poisonous Plants Informational Database, www.ansci.cornell.edu/plants/alphalist.html).
bloodwort:Also known as yarrow. See yarrow extract.
bluet extract:See cornflower.
bois oil:Fragrant oil that has no research showing it to have benefit for skin (Source: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database,www.naturaldatabase.com).
Bora cocos:See Poria cocos extract.
borage seed extract:From the plant Borago officinalis. Can have anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties (Source: Biofactors, 2000; volume 13, pages 179~85).
borage seed oil:Contains gamma linolenic acid (Source: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database,www.naturaldatabase.com). See gamma linolenic acid.
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil:See borage seed oil.
borates:Used in cosmetics in small quantities primarily as pH adjusters (they have a pH of 9 to 11) or as antimicrobial agents (Source: Biological Trace Element Research, Winter 1998, pages 343~57). In larger amounts, due to the high pH, they can be significant skin irritants.
Borax:Also known as sodium borate decahydrate, is a mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. It has fungicide, preservative, insecticide, herbicide, and disinfectant properties. Borax functions as a bleaching agent by converting some water molecules to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which generates free-radical damage and is a problem for skin. The pH of borax is about 9 to 11 and it can therefore be a significant skin irritant when used in cosmetics.
boric acid:May have wound-healing benefits (Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, October 14, 2000, pages 168~73), but in cosmetics is used primarily as an antimicrobial..
boron nitride:A synthetic, inorganic powder. It has absorbent properties in cosmetics similar to organic powders such as talc.
Boswellia carterii:See frankincense extract.
Botox:The brand name of the nontoxic form of botulinum toxin type A. When injected into specific area of the face, particularly of the forehead, it prevents movement by partially and almost completely paralyzing the muscles of that area. The resulting inability to use particular face muscles causes certain wrinkles to disappear completely. This helps eliminate almost all of the wrinkles of the forehead, in the crow's-feet area (by the eyes), and the lines that run from the nose to the mouth (the naso-labial folds). Over 800,000 Botox treatments were administered in 2001. Since 1973, Botox has been used by ophthalmologists to treat patients with disabling eye ticks, as well as to treat crossed eyes. It is also used by other medical specialists to treat spasmodic neck muscles, spasmodic laryngeal muscles, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, some post-stroke states, spinal cord injuries, nerve palsies, Parkinson's disease, facial spasms, and, most recently, migraine headaches. This extensive use (and the corresponding research) has shown that Botox has a great success rate, with minimal risk or detrimental side effects. In rare cases, depending on what parts of your face were injected, you may experience temporary facial or eye-area drooping, bruising, or jaw and neck weakness, but it lasts only for the duration of the Botox effect, so it goes away in three to six months. (Sources: FDA Consumer magazine, July-August 2002, www.fda.gov; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, August 2002, pages 601~11; The Medical Letter, May 2002, pages 47~8; Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, October 2001, pages 619-630; and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, June 2002, pages 840~49.)
bovine spongiform encephalopathy:See Mad Cow Disease.
boxwood extract:Can have constricting properties, which makes it a skin irritant.
boysenberry:Berry that can have potent antioxidant properties (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, June 5, 2002, pages 3495~500).
Brassica campestris:See rapeseed oil.
Brazil nut extract:There is a small amount of research showing it can have antioxidant properties (Source: Chemosphere, February 1995, pages 801~02).
Brewer's yeast:See yeast.
broad spectrum:Meant to refer to a sunscreen's ability to protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays from the sun. This term is not regulated by the FDA, so a cosmetic company can make this claim about a product even when it does not actually provide adequate broad-spectrum protection.See UVA.
bromelain:Enzyme found in pineapple. Theoretically bromelain breaks down the connecting structure that holds surface skin cells together, which causes exfoliation, but it can also cause irritation. However, exactly how much bromelain is needed, whether it is stable, and in what bases and pH it works best have not been established. There is little to no research demonstrating how bromelain reacts on skin.
bronopol:Technical name 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, a formaldehyde-releasing preservative (Source: Contact Dermatitis, December 2000, pages 339~43). See formaldehyde-releasing preservative.
bronze powder:Mineral coloring agent derived from copper. Permanently listed (since 1977) by the FDA as a safe coloring additive.
brown algae:There is no research showing this to be beneficial for skin (Source: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, www.naturaldatabase.com).See algae.
bumetrizole:Sunscreen ingredient that absorbs primarily UVB light.
Bupleurum falcatum extract:There is no research showing extracts of this plant to have any benefit for skin, though it may have some wound-healing properties for peptic ulcers. It does contain glucoside and polysaccharide, but whether these can affect skin following topical application of the extract is unknown (Source: Phytotherapy Research, February 2002, pages 91~3). See mucopolysaccharide.
burdock root:A small amount of research shows this plant it to be effective as an anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant (Source: www.herbmed.org).Common Name:Burdock, Gobo, Great burdock;INCI Name:Arctium lappa root extract;Property:Anti-inflammation.
butcher's broom extract:There is evidence showing that it can reduce edema and venous problems when taken orally (Source: Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine, December 2000, pages 539~49). It may also have anti-inflammatory properties for skin, but there is little evidence of this.
butyl acetate:Solvent used in nail polish and many other products.
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane:See avobenzone.
butylene glycol:See propylene glycol.
Butyrospermum fruit:Fruit from the karite tree, scientific name Butyrospermum parkii, used to obtain the fat that makes shea butter.See shea butter.
Buxus chinensis:See jojoba oil.
Buxus sempervirens:See boxwood extract.
Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder:source: Bamboo.Polishes skin, buffs away surface debris, assists in clearing clogged pores to alleviate future breakouts.
Behenyl Alcohol:source: Rapeseed Oil.Saturated fatty alcohol that provides anti-viral actions.
Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract:source: Daisy Flower.Brightening and vivifying extract that infuses the skin with various phytochemicals to keep skin healthy and free from malfunction. Excellent wound healer and indicated in the treatment of bruising and brightening of scar tissue.
Bentonite:source: Clay Mineral.Absorbs oil and purges the skin of impurities such as dirt, oil and cellular debris, reduces the occurrence of breakouts.
Benzyl Alcohol:source: Plant.Used as preservative with anti-bacterial qualities, pH adjuster, and solvent.
Beta Carotene (D):source: Carrots, Cantaloupes and Sweet Potatoes.Boosts the skins immune system, converts to Vitamin A (Pro-Vitamin A), provides antioxidant actions particularly in the fatty regions of the cells, guards against the oxidation of certain fatty acids, improves cellular communications.
Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract:source: Beetroot.Antioxidant, high in betaine, highly cleansing and purifying, increases hydration levels to prevent dehydration.
Biotin (D) (Vitamin B7):source: Vegetables.B vitamin in correct molecular form for topical use, assists in the production of fatty acids and amino acids that maintain strong protein fibers, assists in the metabolism of Leucine which assists in the growth and repair of skin tissues.
Boswellia Serrata Leaf Cell Extract:source: Boswellia / Frankincense.Stimulates cellular regeneration, tightens and tones through astringent actions, revitalizes oxygen deprived tissues, provides anti-inflammatory effects.
Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil:source: Rapeseed (Canola) Oil.Reduces toxin accumulation, anti-microbial and antiseptic, relieves skin eruptions, reduces swelling and inflammation.
Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordii Oil Copolymer:source: Broccoli Raab/ Tung Tree Oil.Plant oils flash heated in a vacuum to create a copolymer. This ingredient creates viscosity and emollience in the lip gloss and gloss sticks.
Bromelain:source: Proteolytic Enzyme Isolated from Pineapple Stem.An enzyme that dissolves deadened cellular debris to refresh and refinish the skins texture, promotes a revitalized complexion by inspiring heightened cellular renewal, assists in pore clearing.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter):source: Shea butter.Alleviates dryness, reduces erythema, provides antioxidant protection, soothes and relieves tight dry skin.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter):source: Shea Butter.Alleviates dryness, reduces erythema, provides antioxidant protection, soothes and relieves tight dry skin.
Bai zhi extract:Common Name:Bai zhi, Yoroi gusa;INCI Name:Angelica dahurica root extract;Property:Whitening, Skin regeneration, Anti-itching, Anti-inflammation, Anti-dandruff, Anti-microbe.
Burdock seed extract :Common Name:Burdock, Gobo, Great burdock;INCI Name:Arctium lappa seed extract;Property:Antioxidant, Whitening.
Bearberry leaf extract:Common Name:Bearberry, Uva Ursi, Bear's grape;INCI Name:Arctostaphylos uva ursi leaf extract;Property:Whitening.
Betel nut extract:Common Name:Betel nut, Pin-lang;INCI Name:Areca catechu seed extract;Property:Anti-inflammation, Antioxidant.
Bai zhu extract:INCI Name:Atractyloides macrocephala root extract;Property:Antioxidant, Anti-inflammation.
Bamboo extract:INCI Name:Bambusa vulgaris leaf/stem extract;Property:Soothing, Antioxidant.
Beet root extract:Common Name:Beet, Beetroot;INCI Name:Beta vulgaris (Beet) root extract;Property:Antioxidant, Anti-atopy, Sun block.
Birch bark extract:Common Name:Birch tree;INCI Name:Betula alba bark extract;Property:Anti-microbe, Anti-inflammation.
Birch sap:Common Name:Birch tree;INCI Name:Betula alba juice;Property:Moisturizing, Skin regeneration, Anti-inflammation, Anti-allergy, Protein synthesis.
Borneol:INCI Name:Borneol;Property:Astringent, Pore tightening.
Broccoli extract:Common Name:Broccoli, Sprouting broccoli;INCI Name:Brassica oleracea italica (Broccoli) extract;Property:Whitening, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammation.
Biomela Complex:Common Name:Green tea / Tomato / Maesil / Kiwi / Bitter orange;INCI Name:Camellia sinensis leaf extract / Solanum lycopersicum (Tomato) fruit/leaf/stem extract / Prunus mume fruit extract / Actinidia chinensis (Kiwi) fruit extract / Poncirus trifoliata fruit extract;Property:Whitening.
Black soybean extract:Common Name:black soy bean,INCI Name:Glycine soja (Soybean) seed extract;Property:Antioxidant, Protein synthesis.
Bang Pung Tong Sung San:Common Name:Licorice / Skullcap / Baloon flower / Siler / Cheonkung / Angelica / Peony / Rhubarb / Sea grape / Mint / Forsythia / Schizonepeta / Bai zhu / Cape jasmine / Ginger / Talc / Gypsum;INCI Name:Glycyrrhiaza glabra (Licorice) root extract / Scutellaria galericulata extract / Platycodon grandiflorum root extract / Ledebouriella seseloides root extract / Cnidium officinale root extract / Angelica gigas root extract / Paeonia albiflora root extract / Rheum palmatum root extract / Ephedra distachya extract / Mentha arvensis leaf extract / Forsythia suspensa fruit extract / Schizonepeta tenuifolia extract / Atractyloides macrocephala root extract / Gardenia florida flower extract / Zingiber;Property:Hair loss prevention, Hair growth.
Bayleaf extract:Common Name:Bay, Bay Laurel, Bayleaf, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Sweet Bay;INCI Name:Laurus nobilis leaf extract;Property:Anti-acne, Anti-allergy.
Boxthorn fruit extract:Common Name:Chinese Boxthorn, Chinese Matrimony Vine, Chinese Wolfberry, Chinesischer Bocksdorn;INCI Name:Lycium chinense fruit extract;Property:Antioxidant, Hair loss prevention, Hair growth.
Blue mallow extract:Common Name:Mallow, Blue mallow;INCI Name:Malva sylvestris (Mallow) flower extract;Property:Anti-inflammation, Anti-acne.
Basil extract:INCI Name:Ocimum basilicum (Basil) flower,leaf,stem extract;Property:Anti-microbe, Antioxidant.
Brown rice extract:INCI Name:Oryza sativa (Rice) extract;Property:Anti-dandruff, Anti-allergy, Skin regeneration.
Black rice extract :INCI Name:Oryza sativa (Rice) extract;Property:Antioxidant.
Bak Myun Bang:Common Name:Oyster sheel / Chinese cucumber;INCI Name:Oyster shell extract / Trichosanthes kirilowii root extract;Property:Whitening.
Baloon flower root extract:Common Name:Balloon Flower, Chieh-Keng, Jie-Geng;INCI Name:Platycodon grandiflorum root extract;Property:Antioxidant, Anti-microbe, Anti-inflammation.
Bitter orange extract:Common Name:Bitter orange, Wild orange;INCI Name:Poncirus trifoliata fruit extract;Property:Anti-atopy, Anti-allergy, Softening.
Burnet extract:Common Name:Burnet, Great burnet, Burnet bloodwort;INCI Name:Sanguisorba officinalis root extract;Property:Antioxidant, Anti-inflammation, Protein synthesis.
Black sesame extract:Common Name:Black sesame;INCI Name:Sesamum indicum (Sesame) seed extract;Property:Antioxidant, Enhancing blood circulation, Hair loss prevention, Hair growth.
Bu Pyeong Hwang Gum Tang:Common Name:Duckweed / Skullcap / Apricot kernel / Licorice / Ginger / Jujube;INCI Name:Spirodela polyrrhiza extract / Scutellaria galericulata extract / Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) kernel extract / Glycyrrhiaza glabra (Licorice) root extract / Zingiber officinale (Ginger) root extract / Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract;Property:Anti-inflammation, Antioxidant, Soothing, Anti-allergy.
Blueberry extract:Common Name:Blueberry, Low sweet blueberry, Lowbush blueberry;INCI Name:Vaccinium angustifolium (Blueberry) fruit extract;Property:Antioxidant.
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