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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    • 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 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.

    • GLYCINE

      Glycine is an amino acid incorporated into various skincare products to help restore the skin barrier.

      Glycine is also known to stabilize the pH by neutralizing both acids and bases, which helps keep the pH at a constant level.

    • GLYCOLIC ACID

      Glycolic acid is naturally found in the lipids of some vegetables. It contributes to exfoliate and shed the skin’s outer surface. It can smoothen dry skin by peeling off its top layer.