Glossary

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    • FERULIC ACID

      Ferulic acid is an antioxidant widely found in plants. It is mainly used in serums and creams to protect the skin from ageing and sun-related damages.

    • FORMALDEHYDE

      Formaldehyde-releasers are used as preservatives in some cosmetics and personal care products to prevent from mold and bacteria contamination. L’Oréal doesn’t use formaldehyde in its products.

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    • GERANIOL

      Geraniol is a fragrance ingredient naturally occurring in essential oils.

    • GLUTAMIC ACID

      Glutamic acid is an amino acid used in haircare products to neutralize negative charges that appear on damaged hair.

    • GLYCERIN

      Naturally-derived from plants, glycerin has similar properties to the physical ones of the skin. In products, it helps hydrate the skin by absorbing water from the surrounding environment.

    • GLYCERYL ACRYLATE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER

      Glyceryl acrylate / acrylic acid copolymer is used to keep constant the water content.

    • GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE

      Glyceryl dibehenate is obtained from vegetal fats and oils. It is known to be effective at thickening emulsions. It can also help moisturize the skin

    • GLYCERYL LINOLEATE

      Glyceryl linoleate is a monoglyceride derivative of the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid. It is used in intense hydration creams to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier that locks in moisture.

    • GLYCERYL OLEATE

      Glyceryl oleate is a derivative of the essential fatty acid, oleic acid. It is used in intense hydration creams to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier that locks in moisture.

    • GLYCERYL STEARATE

      Glyceryl stearate is derived from palm oil and vegetal glycerin (coconut derived). It helps soften and smoothen the skin.