DISTILLED - the result of evaporating and subsequent condensation of a liquid, as when water is boiled
and steam is condensed.
DISTILLED WATER - Distilled water is water that has virtually all of its impurities removed through
distillation. Distillation involves boiling the water and then condensing the steam into a clean container,
leaving most if not all solid contaminants behind.
DERMIS- the lower layer of the skin, overlying subcutaneous fat and composed of blood vessels, lymph
sacs, sensory nerve endings, hair follicles, and oil and sweat glands.
DAUCUS CAROTA- Carrot oil. Used since 16 th century for skin diseases due to cleansing, depurative,
and draining properties. This carotene-rich emollient has been indicated for acne skin conditions,
dermatitis, skin irritation, skin rashes, and wrinkles, Derived from the carrot root.
DANDELION EXTRACT- has tonic properties, refreshes the skin, and corrects pH balance. It also
increases respiratory capacity of skin tissue. Dandelion extract is said to be beneficial for dry skin. It's
a rich source of vitamin B and Vitamin C.
DAISY EXTRACT- has tonic and astringent properties. Daisy was a component in a popular 14th century
wound ointment. This application continued through the centuries.
DRYOPTERIS SP.- Fern. Has cleansing and healing properties.
DIMETHICONE- a form of silicone used to give products lubricity, slip, and good feel. It also protects the
skin against moisture loss.
DL-ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL- vitamin E. Considered the most important oil-soluble antioxidant and free-
radical scavenger. In addition, vitamin E serves a preservative function due to its ability to protect
against oxidation. It is also considered to improve the skin’s water- binding ability. Many studies show
that vitamin E topically applied prior to UV irradiation is protective against epidermal cell damage due
caused by inflammation.
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