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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).

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Acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer

Acrylamide/Sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer is a water soluble polymer also known to act as a viscosity controlling agent.

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Acrylonitrile/methyl methacrylate/vinylidene chloride copolymer

Acrylonitrile/methyl methacrylate/vinylidene chloride copolymer is a polylmer also used as a filmogenic agent.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alpha-isomethyl ionone

Alpha-isomethyl ionone is a constituent of the perfume formula.