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    • 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL

      2-Oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol is a fatty substance from the ceramide family, a family of ingredients known to form a protective barrier on the surface of the skin to reduce water loss. It is used in skincare and hair products.

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    • ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER

      Acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester is made of two amino acids, arginine and tyrosine, and is often used in skincare products to help soothe sensitive skin (face or body).

    • ADENOSINE

      Adenosine is naturally present in the body and plays a role in the energetic metabolism. It is used in skincare products, especially in anti-ageing. Adenosine is used to sooth the skin and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

    • ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN BARK EXTRACT

      Albizia julibrissin bark extract is a natural plant extract used in anti-ageing products for both its antioxidant and soothing properties.

    • ALCOHOL DENAT

      Denatured alcohol contributes to texture of products by preventing separation and crystallization. It is known to help the active ingredient come into contact with the skin and perform its function.

    • ALGAE EXTRACT

      Algae extract is a natural extract containing antioxidants which help fight signs of ageing. Algae extract also forms a protective layer on the skin and helps retain moisture.

    • ALLANTOIN

      Allantoin is a naturally occurring compound which is a popular ingredient in many skin care products. It helps smoothen, soften, soothe and hydrate the skin by retaining water and by promoting the shedding and renewal of its outer layers.

    • ALUMINIUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE

      Aluminium starch octenylsuccinate is a complex carbohydrate, from plant origin. It is mainly used to help thicken products. It is also known to help the product stay on for longer.

    • ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE

      Aluminum chlorohydrate is a mix of salts often used in antiperspirants. It reduces sweating and helps eliminate bad smell. Aluminum chlorohydrate is also known to tighten the skin where it is applied.

    • ALUMINUM SESQUICHLOROHYDRATE

      Aluminum sesquichlorohydrate is an aluminum salt frequently used in antiperspirants. It prevents body odour and sweating by tightening the pores.

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