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Oenocarpus Bataua Fruit Oil

About Oenocarpus Bataua Fruit Oil Oenocarpus Bataua Fruit Oil, also known as pataua oil, is a skin and hair conditioning agent derived from the fruit of the patawa tree, a palm tree native to the Amazonia. Traditionally, the oil has been used for food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical purposes. Today, this ingredient is often added to hair care

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Menthol

About Menthol Made from peppermint and other mint oils, menthol has anesthetic properties which leave a cool, invigorating feeling on the skin. It is also used as a natural fragrance. Common Concerns Considered safe for use in personal care products, but my cause irritation in some individuals. Quick Facts Source: mint oils EWG Score: 1

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Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

About Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose A modified cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose is an alternative to gelatin and gluten. In personal care products, this ingredient is used primarily for its thickening and binding properties. Common Concerns Considered safe to use in personal care products Quick Facts Source: cellulose EWG Score: 1

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Hydroxyethylcellulose

About Hydroxyethylcellulose Hydroxyethylcellulose is a plant-derived amino acid that is primarily used as a binder, preservative, emulsifier, and thickener. Although it provides no benefits to the skin directly, its multi-functional properties mean it is widely used in personal care products. Common Concerns Deemed safe for use in personal care products. Quick Facts Source: plant cellulose EWG Score: 1

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Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

About Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride A water-soluble derivative of guar gum, the endosperm of the guar bean, used to condition hair and help prevent static. Relatively new to the North American market, this ingredient is simultaneously mild and effective. Common Concerns Consumers are often encouraged to avoid ingredients they can’t pronounce and Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride is a

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Glyceryl Stearate

About Glyceryl Stearate A conditioning agent derived from glycerin and stearic acid. When applied to the skin this ingredient acts as a lubricant giving the skin a smooth appearance and feel. It also keeps skin hydrated by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface, which can prevent water loss. Common Concerns Considered safe for you in

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Glyceryl Oleate

About Glyceryl Oleate A natural emollient and emulsifier, glyceryl oleate is produced in plant oils that are high in oleic acid such as olive, peanut or pecan. It helps stabilize water and oil in  formulations while also acting as a skin conditioning agent and fragrance. Common Concerns No known concerns, this ingredient is considered to be

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Decyl Glucoside

About Decyl Glucoside A gentle surfactant and cleansing agent, decyl glucoside is made by reacting glucose with decanol, a derivative of coconut. It is gentle enough for sensitive skin and is commonly used in baby products. It also has skin conditioning properties. Common Concerns No known concerns, this ingredient is considered to be non-toxic and a

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Coco-Glucoside

About Coco-Glucoside A surfactant, emollient, and conditioning agent derived from coconut oil and fruit sugar. In hair care and body wash products, it helps to increase the foaming capacity while simultaneously conditioning the skin. Mild enough to be used on all skin types, including babies. Common Concerns There are no known concerns, this ingredient is considered

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Citric Acid

About Citric Acid Citric acid, which is derived by fermenting the sugars of citrus fruit and juices, is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and is one of the most commonly used acids in the cosmetic industry. It is most commonly used in personal care products to adjust pH  and as a natural preservative in natural products. It

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